I hope everyone’s 2015 started off well, and whether you believe in starting resolutions at the beginning of the year or not, I thought I’d just share my blogging goals for the year.
1. Topic diversity
I enjoy writing about green beauty a lot, and it will remain the focus on the blog. However, I want to incorporate more personal thoughts and more “lifestyle” articles, such as travel posts, tea posts (one is in the works), and everything else branching towards eco and green living.
2. Finish the blog layout once and for all
Last year, I decided to take the blog layout into my own hands, and while I learned quite a few bits about coding, my blog is still a work in progress. There’s something really satisfying about doing it yourself, but time is an issue: it takes me hours (or even days) to figure out how to change a setting. So I think I might look for the services of a tech whiz, so that once and for all, the blog looks the way I envision it.
3. Create a posting schedule
Possibly the most challenging resolution of the bunch for me. I find myself posting 3-4 times a week (mostly during the holidays and off work), but when things get too hectic I happen to let a week gap between two posts. I’ll try finishing up several posts at once on Sundays, and see if it works for me or not.
4. More collaboration
As we say, strength in unity. Blogging wouldn’t be as fun without the supportive and inspiring green community. When I first started, little did I know that I’d meet/connect with wonderful, kind-hearted people during my blogging journey. I thoroughly enjoy the group challenges (NoBuyJanuary, Beautychallenge10, GreenSurvivor), the swaps, and I had a blast at the Field Trip Tour, so this year I’m longing for more blog collaborations.
5. Try at least to stick to one of these resolutions below 😉
Action over words. I used to write down big lists of resolutions, but to no avail. Several year ago, one of my resolutions was to get my driver’s license. For 2 years in a row, I planned on doing it, yet nothing happened. Something would always get in the way. And then one day in September, I just walked into a driving school and sent my application, and within a few months I finally passed the driving test and got my license. Easy as that. Just do it, as they say 😉
What are your (blog) resolutions?
Very doable goals. I like 🙂
Thank you 🙂 xx
Great goals! I am going to create a schedule as well so maybe like 1-2 beauty reviews a week, one other beauty theme & one fitness post 🙂 x
Thanks Amber! That's great, I look forward to your fitness posts, as I'm a complete noob 🙂 xx
Good luck Liz with your new resolutions :-)))!!! x
Mille mercis Audrey!!! xx
Those are great resolutions! Mine are very similar (#'s 1 & 3). I definitely need to get myself on a posting schedule, hopefully I can follow it! 🙂 xx
Thank you Sabrina, fingers crossed we manage to successfully work on a posting schedule! Let's motivate each other 🙂 xx
My resolutions is to post more quality stuff and good luck on creating your own bg! I tried once and I failed by getting stuck on the coding. Great post <3
Thank you Marsya! I know, coding can be nerve-racking, hence why I might seek professional help for the layout 🙂 xx
Great goals! Mine are still a little vague and in my head – I need to sit down and actually work them out on paper I think. There are design things I've been putting off for months, and I would love to do more collaborations this year as well 🙂
Thank you Caitie! *waves* I'd love to collab with you 🙂 Oh yes, I never thought I'd still be working on the blog layout. xx
These really resonate with me—but I have to say that I am jealous of those of you that can post 4 times per week! My goal is to get on a schedule of publishing an article 2-3 times per MONTH, which I hope will eventually lead to 1 post per week. But hey, we do what we can, right? I'm also on board for more collaboration and sticking to our goals this year! Great post Liz!
Thank you Rebecca! 4 times a week is a rare occurence though. Taking it slow but steady is a great strategy, and it's the quality not the quantity that matters 🙂 Also, if you're up to it, I'd love to collab with you 🙂 xx
Very true, quality over quantity! And yes, I would love to collaborate this year! Whenever an idea strikes you, feel free to send me an e-mail, and I will certainly do the same 🙂
Oh blog schedules are so hard! I'm fine with structure at work but just don't seem to be able to extend it to the blog, good luck in the new year xx
Thank you Tammy! Same, I have no issue preparing schedules on a daily basis, for the most random things, but when it comes to blogging it's an epic fail lol. xx
Really great goals Liz! I like having a schedule, I write when I am inspired and in the mood then schedule it for my 'set' days which are Wednesdays and Saturdays. I add in extras posts as and when I want to. I might not write for two weeks but my blog will be updated twice a week anyway, then when I'm on a writing high I catch back up again and get 'ahead' of my schedule. 🙂 I find this the best way to be consistent without the pressure.
Good luck with your resolutions, if you ever want to collab with anyone I am only an email away 🙂
Thank you so much Rachel! I'd love to collab with you, let's do this 🙂 Also, thanks for sharing how you proceed, I like the idea of "set" days. You're superwoman to me, because you manage a blog and a Youtube channel, it's double the work! xx
Rachel, these are fabulous tips! I need to adopt the "set" day strategy as well 🙂 I have writing highs during less crazy weeks, so I really need to work on editing and scheduling these drafts. I love the idea of getting to a point where I can also enjoy consistency without the pressure!
Resolutions…how hopeful they start. I definitely agree with your's and hope I can branch out with the topics I blog about, while still maintaining a consistent theme. Also, this year I aim to participate in more challenges and collaborations as well.
I've been wondering if I should undertake my blog layout, but it seems a task too daunting for me in this busy time of my life. Though I have been interested in learning more about coding. I commend you on your efforts!
Thank you Megan! Unless you find somebody to do the blog layout for you, I'd suggest you wait until you have some "quiet" time, because it's time-consuming and requires your concentration and attention, but once you figure out a few coding tricks it becomes much easier. xx
Great post and goals! I definitely need to put a schedule on my resolutions list for this year as well, and I can't wait to see more posts from you about green and eco living. I love your layout by the way and the how you've designed it 🙂 x
Thank you lovely! I used an existing layout and built it up from there, but it's the blog header that requires the most work I think 😉 xx
Great goals and easily achievable! Mine are actually the same lol xo
really love your name Nicole !
Thank you Nicole! Great minds think alike 😉 xx
oooo Liz, nice blog resolution! i need to take time to about my blog resolution… I can't post more often, but topic diversity is one of my goal for sure ! xo Good luck for your blog goal Liz, but hey i love to read your blog anyway 😛
Merci Julie! Good luck as well, we can do it 🙂 xx
Oh love this post! Gosh I have so many goals for 2015. Am in the process of sitting down and nutting them out. You've inspired me to do a post on it! My blog is still a baby so my main goals are to increase my reader following and to get more involved in the green community. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much Matilda! As long as you enjoy what you're doing, your followers will stay and new ones will arrive quickly 🙂 Welcome to the green community! xx