Sunday 3 January 2016

Blogging Goals 2016

EEP I'm so ready for 2016. So much is planned for this year (University, Amsterdam) and I literally can't wait. On the other side of the life spectrum, I'm hoping for big changes this year blog-wise, and I'm going to write them all down in a list so that I really can't get away with not aspiring to achieve my goals.

1. Buy a domain name
I need to do this, I've been planning on doing it for absolutely AGES. I just feel like it's a lot of faff, but I do genuinely need to bite the bullet now. Once I have it I know I'll love it, it'll just make my blog seem so much more real!

2. Reach 500 followers on Bloglovin'
Oh gosh if I reached this I would be so happy. I know it isn't about followers, but it would be silly of me to not aspire to growing my audience and welcoming more readers to my little corner of the internet. If you want to help me along and make my day (I'm not even kidding, every time I get a follower it leads to an instinctual happy dance) then click this link to go to the follow page.

3. Take part in at least two twitter chats per week
I'm so bad at forgetting to take part! I love chatting to everyone and feeling included in the community, but I always tune in too late. I need to collate a list of all the possible chats and pick a couple every week to participate in (my faves are #bdib and #girlgang, such lovely girls and guys are on those chats.)

4. Keep up my post routine
For a good few months now I've been posting at least twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, and I want to keep that up, even during my A Level exams and the tough month when I start University. It's going to require a lot of scheduling and planning, but I'm so determined to do it!

5. Attend another event
I went to two in 2015, and I loved them! Obviously this goal is dependent on whether I get invited to any, but I hope that this year I can attend a blogging event and meet lots of other bloggers again. The last ones improved my blogging confidence in leaps and bounds and inspired me to improve the quality of my content.

6. Begin to research monetising possibilities
I'm under no illusion that my blog is at the standard where I deserve to be paid for it - after all its just a hobby. However, I feel like I don't know much about monetising or advertising, so I want to read up and become aware of the varied options there are in the blogging world.

7. Use Tweetdeck more
I know my lack of tweet scheduling can mean that people aren't aware of new posts, which obviously drags down blog success quite a bit. For some reason tweetdeck is a bit strange on my laptop, so I'll have to figure it out and get down to business this year.

8. Don't beat myself up if things don't go to plan
Perfectionist mind set is in my blood, there's nothing I can do about that (thanks Dad.) If I ever have a week where I just can't get it right and fail to post, I get so down - which is just silly, because no one minds if you take a week off to refresh your outlook on everything. I need to remember that my blogging routine is not the be-all-and-end-all of my life, and it would be much better to take an extra week to work on a post, than to publish something that I'm not proud of.

9. Find more interesting backgrounds for my OOTDs
I feel like I only have a couple of options when it comes to taking OOTDs, so I want to branch out and find other areas, maybe even if they have to be...wait for it.. in public *shudders*.

10. Keep organised
For someone that lives for organisation and writing stuff down, I really don't plan my blog posts in the way that I should. I got a BloggersPlanner for Christmas so I'll have to work on using that - especially because its so darn pretty and has been on my wishlist for ages.

What are your goals for 2016? (it doesn't have to be blogging related)


Em xo


  1. Good luck with your goals! Buying a domain made me feel loads better about my blog :) x

    Bethan Likes

    1. Thankyou - I can't wait to try and achieve them! Em xo

  2. Some brilliant goals you've set. I really want more followers on bloglovin too!
    Charlotte //


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