2017 is almost upon up and what a year 2016 has been. As you would have seen from my blog’s 4th birthday post. I started this blog to combine my three passions – beauty, writing and photography. And while those passions are still the reason I blog. I do have big plans for 2017. I’ve decided to start treating my blog like a business and set some proper goals. While being able to earn enough to live on would be nice, it’s not the end goal. I do love the job I do and I’m lucky that despite this not being my main job, I still get to experience some amazing things because of the blog.
But as I’m sure you might be aware, blog competition is fierce. And I don’t want my little space on the internet to be left behind. I want to be able to continue blogging and continue to deliver content that you want to see. So with that in mind, I thought I’d put together my 2017 blogging goals:
I used to be quite organised when it came to my blog. Spending my weekends taking pictures and writing posts. But in the run up to Christmas that slipped a little. Although I like to daily blog, I found myself having to miss a day or two. So my goal for 2017 is to get organised again. I need to be stricter with dedicating time at the weekend’s and evening’s to my blog so that I can continue to publish new content daily. Obviously this is going to require some serious organisation. But this blog is important to me, so it’ll be worth it.
One of the things I’ve been meaning to do for a while is to create a stock library. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve wanted to publish a post but I’ve not had any pictures. And not had the time to take any new pictures. So preparing a stock library would be perfect. But it’s not just a stock library for blog pictures. I feel like my Instagram game is slipping so I really want to dedicate time each week to taking pictures purely for Instagram. It’s one of my biggest social media platforms and the one I enjoy the most. I just need to be better prepared so I can post daily on there.
Share the love
One of the things I love most about the blogging community is how lovely everyone is. And how fellow bloggers are generally your biggest cheerleaders. Of course there are some people who don’t fit into this category. But luckily for me I’ve not encountered too many. But next year I want to make more of an effort of telling my favourite bloggers that I love their blogs and their content and probably their Instagram feeds as well.
As a blogger I spend a lot of time reading other people’s blogs. And I have a lot of favourites. So next year I want to share the love a little more in the community and tell some of my favourite bloggers that they’re killing it! Because they are!
If you’re a fellow blogger, what are your 2017 blogging goals? If you’re not a blogger what are your gener