Blog Resolutions 2016!

Friday, 1 January 2016



Happy 2016 Everyone! New Years is always one of my favourite times of the year, because it's full of anticipation of a new year, and a new life. I'm a big fan of the whole 'new year, new me' idea, and whilst I know it can be ironic that a lot of us give up our resolutions only a mere few months in. However for me this time of year always gives me the little kick up the bum that I need to start making some changes in my life, so why not just go with it. At this time last year I wrote out my Blog Resolutions for 2015, so let's see what they were and how I got on...

1. Take More/Better Photos: I wouldn't say that I particularly see this one as a success. In 2015 I traded in my old DSLR for an upgraded one and then didn't really use it to it's full advantage. I have used it to film Youtube videos, but when it came to taking photos for the blog I resorted to using my iPhone, and I don't really have a good excuse. I even bought an 'idiots guide' book for my camera so that I can learn to use it more successfully, but haven't even picked that up...

2. Blog at least 10 Times a Month: I would call this goal a success. Honestly I didn't really think about it too much, I just posted whenever I had ideas, and tried to make sure that I didn't leave the blog for long periods of time. As it turned out there were only THREE months when I posted under 10 times. So 75% of the time I was on target, which is great for me because I never normally blog enough, this year seems to have been the exception though!

3. Start Posting a Youtube Video a Week: For part of the year I had this going really strong, and then life got in the way, and I stopped posting Youtube videos altogether, this is something that I really hope to remedy in 2016.

4. Network More: This is another of the goals that needed a bit more work. I'd still say it was an improvement on 2014 as I definitely went to more blogger events, shared my content more and commented on my content. I still think my networking skills have a lot of room to grow though.

5. Reach 250 Followers by the end of 2015: I am more than pleased to announced that I have smashed this goal, and as it stands I have 328 followers on bloglovin' which is a whole 78 more than my target! This is something that I honestly wasn't monitoring at all, so it came as a shock to me when I looked back on these goals that I had managed to do it. Very, VERY pleased with this one.

Overall a mixed bag, pretty much as there always is with me when I write goal posts, and yet I still keep writing them... So onto 2016's Blog Goals!

1. Reach 500 Bloglovin Followers: Seeing as I smashed my last target I am hoping that this one will be just as simple.

2. Write a baking post once a week: Some of my most popular posts of 2015 were my baking ones, people clearly like reading them, and I like making them, so it makes sense to make a better feature of them for this year.

3. Actually Learn to use my camera, and use it for 90% of Blog Photos: Exceptions to this rule are going to be things like selfies, which are so much easier to take on my phone, but for anything I plan to blog about, I should use my camera.

4. Read and engage with more bloggers: This is very similar to my networking goal of last year, except I particularly want to engage with other bloggers content, maybe even find and join some link-ups.

5. Blog at least 15 Times a Month: Seeing as I managed the 10 times a month goal last year I thought I would up it to 15 posts a month, that's pretty much every other day, so I shouldn't have a problem with it, as long as I stick to my features and blogging schedule.

6. Youtube, Youtube, YOUTUBE: I've said this a million times before but Youtube is something that I have always wanted to do since I was a teenager. I got so close to keeping up with it last year, and I don't want to let that slip away so 2016 shall be known as the year of Youtube!

There it is then, my first goals list of 2016, and it's sure to not be the last, keep an eye out for my 25 before 25 goals post that will be going up just after my birthday in February! Let me know in the comments what your goals for 2016 are?
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