So it's official. 2017 is here. There's a few milestones for me this year, which is really strange. They're all one year marks. One year of blogging, One year in work, and one year on Youtube [later on in the year], I can't believe the past year has gone by so fast!!
With a new year, comes new things to aim for, new goals to achieve, and a time to move forward. So as you can tell by the title, I'm going to be telling you all my blogging goals for 2017... or until I reach them [The number based ones anyway].
I'm going to start with my "non-number based goals, then I'll talk about them at the end. So. The first thing on my list, is to be more organised with my blog, I feel like this first year I haven't been as organised as I could have been and it's probably affected my blogging work ethic, motivation and general tidiness. I've seen a lot of people say they use spreadsheets so I want to give that a go and see if it works for me. If you saw my Paperchase haul, all of those things I bought specifically for my blog.. because in my head I thought if I spend more money on them then surely I'm more likely to use them [so far it's working!]
The second thing I want to do is to post "tutorials" now whether that's on here, youtube, or insta is another question but I think all three make up some part of my blog, I already do "mini-reviews" over on insta sometimes, so tutorials or makeup looks seemed to be the next step in my blogs evolution.
I also want to be more consistent and interactive. I want to increase my schedule to 3 days a week instead of two, and I want to go back to the twitter chats. I've taken part in a few #BeeChats in December, but I miss them, and want to try, when I can, to do more. I like chatting with fellow bloggers, and it's a nice relaxing hour after work sometimes too :)
I also want to improve my photography + writing skills this year. I feel like throughout the past year I've been slowly improving my photography skills, and my writing has seen a vast improvement to the beginning of my blog journey, so I want to keep that steady skill growth. I actually have a pinterest board specifically for photography tips and tricks so I'll be sure to use that this year more than I have since I made it :S
Giveaways. I want to do some giveaways this year. Last year I was selfish with my money, this year I want to be more selfless.. within the confines of my financial stability of course. So I'd like to do a 1 year blog giveaway, one for my birthday and one for Christmas. But I still need to figure out what the hell you put in a giveaway? Give me time to think about it, I'm sure I'll figure it all out.
And the last of the "non-number" goals is #Blogmas. I made an okay effort this year, I did around 14 posts instead of 24 but instead of the 8 that would've gone up had I not tried, so an extra 6 posts isn't too bad. I could have done better but it was a last minute decision to try so I expected to fail. I even told you I would :P x
Let's talk about Squarespac... numbers. Let's talk about the number goals. [if you listen to Rupauls podcast you'll get the joke x]
I'm quite literally going to give you the number I want to hit by the end of the year. Keeping it simples.
I know it's possible to achieve more than these, but I like to keep my expectations low, because then when I hit those goals, I get motivated again and begin to strive for more. I want to work hard on my blog and Youtube channel this year, and if that means I have a year with hardly any sleep then so be it. I actually love blogging and making videos, it's a real passion, one I didn't think I'd find again so soon after giving my previous blog and Youtube channel up, but this one feels like home to me. I've made friends, I feel a part of the community, and I want to work my arse off to make sure I still feel like I have a home.
What are your blogging goals this year. I love writing and reading these posts so if you have written one, leave a link in the comments x x x
I hope you all had a brilliant New year, and I hope 2017 brings you everything you want and deserve.
And of course. If you fancy reading more then here's my latest post: 2017 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
Or if you fancy something else, here's my latest video: AMAZING STUFF FOR YOUR HAIR
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I hope you are all well