Happy New Year, Here’s to a wonderful 2018 …
This is my first new year since starting my blog so thought I would have a go at setting some goals and resolutions for my blog for 2018.
So far, I’ve mostly been finding my own way through the world of blogging and social media, with the help of some lovely friends along the way. I’m hoping that with some focus towards some of my goals I can work towards growing the blog further and learning even more.
To work on improving my photography skills. Up until now I’ve taken most of my photos for my blog using my iPhone however, my goal is to learn more about how to take great pictures. Mr Mack kindly treated me to a new camera for Christmas and I’m looking forward to getting to grips with how it works and all the features I can use. I would also like to do a basic introduction to photography course and will keep my eye out for a suitable one near to me.
I’d like to work towards being more confident about getting to know other bloggers. I’ve been fortunate to attend a few blogging meet ups and even a conference this year, but I haven’t been that successful in talking to many other bloggers. However, all of the people I have spoken to have been lovely and have offered my some great words of encouragement and hints and tips. It can be pretty nerve wracking attending on your own not knowing anyone and I’m proud of myself for pushing myself out of my comfort zone and going. Next is to step it up a little and work on my confidence at meeting people and getting to know them better though events and my social media channels.
I am going to continue having fun with my blog and not put pressure on myself to blog in a certain way or certain frequency. I like that my blog is real and genuine and an honest snapshot into our family life, I wouldn’t talk about topics or post reviews of things that I don’t believe in. I’m so grateful that my blog has taken us on some fantastic family adventures so far and I can’t wait to see what opportunities arise this year for us all.
I’m going to work on promoting myself and what I can offer through my blog. I am going to work on reaching out to brands to discuss collaborations and how we can work together. So far I’ve been lucky to have stumbled upon some opportunities and haven’t had the confidence to approach brands directly. Now I feel is the right time for me to do this taking on board everything I’ve learnt about blogging this year.
To learn about some of the tools that are available to help make blogging easier and more efficient for me. I’m going to research into some schedulers to help save me some time for sharing my work across social media. There’s just so many available so I want to make sure I take time to pick the best ones for me and my blog. I’m also going to look at finding out some more great plugins to add extra features to the blog.
Thoughts from other bloggers …
I asked some fellow bloggers to share their goals and resolutions for 2018 with me, here’s what they had to say. I’d love to hear about your resolutions and goals too and hope that 2018 is a fantastic year for you.
Ayse at Arepops – My goal next year is to be more organised and consistent. I will set mini goals of readers and followers but I’m hoping that all comes from me being more organised with my content!
Terri at The Strawberry Fountain – My blogging resolutions are to know my worth and learn to say no so that I stop agreeing to do loads of work in exchange for a tub of coconut butter or a box of cereal.
Amy at All About A Mummy – To be strict on my work hours so I don’t miss out on time with the kids.
Sarah at Mummy Cat Notes – To be more positive and not let people bring me down!
Kate at The Mum Conundrum – My goal is to up my scheduling game and organise my time more effectively (actually that last bit applies to life in general, but just blogging!)
Laura at Edinburgh with Kids – Blogging goals – establish and main good planning and preparation so I can spend time being VISIBLE! Which is my key word for 2018! Personal goals – more an immediate thing but have some health problems that doctors are still investigating so really need to find my healthy.
Natalie at Plutonium Sox – I want to have more fun. Be in a position to only take on things I believe in and will enjoy working on.
Louise at Pink Pear Bear – My goal next year is to be better at switching off and having proper structured blogging time and time off social media! I want to focus on some non-work related hobbies. I also want to make more vlogs.
Carolin at Mummy Alarm – I want to travel more with my little girl – even if it’s just little weekend breaks.
Lynne at A Day in the Life of a Mum of 6 – To be more organised and work set hours so I’m around more for the children after school. I also want to try and get to grips with YouTube.
Nikki at Yorkshire Wonders – My main aim for 2018 is to make more money from my blog so that I can justify all the hours I put in and try and put less hours into my other job!
Jo at Cup of Toast – I am planning on having more quality family time and being careful not to overfill our calendar. I need to pace myself better too.
Victoria at Lylia Rose – To ignore those who are judgemental and blog how I want to blog!