One thing that I have really been enjoying so far is reading blogging and personal goals. It has really inspired me to think a little more about what I want to get out of this year. So, here are My 2017 Goals and Resolutions. Most of them are blogging related, but there’s also a couple personal ones thrown in the mix too.
INCREASE MY MONTHLY PAGE VIEWS
If you haven’t been following me for very long, here’s a little background information. I actually started up on Blogger and decided to migrate to self-hosted WordPress around October 2016. I’m finally at the stage where I get to around the same monthly views since the migration, which is great! But, of course, I’d love to boost it. I hope that I can get to the stage where I get around 30% more views on average a month.
CREATE MORE TIPS AND TALKS POSTS
In 2016 I really enjoyed making tips and talks posts like Five Steps For The Perfect Flatlay and Four Tips For Beauty Bloggers. I would absolutely love it if you could let me know if there was anything you’d like a post on. I really had fun putting these posts together, and you guys seemed to like them to!
TRY TO HIT 800 BLOGLOVIN’ FOLLOWERS
My current follower count is somewhere around 500. It was a pretty slow growth but during one stage of 2016, it went up pretty quickly. I’m still not entirely sure what caused it, but I’d love to get it moving again. I want to try and look into how to increase my Bloglovin’ followers and find out what’s making people leave.
REPLY TO EMAILS MORE PROMPTLY
I’m someone who is naturally very organised and having a cluttered inbox is one of my biggest hates. Through the majority of 2016, I was so good when it came to replying to emails. Unfortunately, towards the end of the year, I really slacked off. I think working in social media / digital marketing by day, once I’m home I just hate checking my emails. It’s something that I need to get more into the habit of, 100%!
USE MY BULLET JOURNAL MORE FREQUENTLY
Okay, if you don’t know what a bullet journal is, GO WATCH A VIDEO RIGHT NOW. They’re honestly the best thing ever invented if you’re someone that loves organisation. You essentially buy an empty ‘diary’ and you fill it up how you’d like it. You draw up your calendar, you section off an area for your daily diary, notes etc. I fell in deep around August last year and stuck with it pretty consistently until around November. Then, I got too busy and kinda swept it under the rug. This year, I want to make sure I use it every day. I know that sounds like a big commitment but honestly a couple minutes here and there is all it takes. I have to do it! And, I want to make sure that my bullet journal looks a little prettier than it did last year too.
One of my personal goals this year is to become fitter. I don’t mean to get fit just because of weight, but actual physical strength. I feel like I find some basic tasks quite difficult. To others, it’s quite funny, but I honestly wish I could do more on my own without asking (even opening bottles or unscrewing caps haha).
GET MY LICENSE
I’ve left this one to last because I want it to stick! I think I included this somewhere on my blog as a goal last year, woops. But to be honest I didn’t really try that hard until the end of the year. Around October, I started getting regular lessons and I now think that it’ll happen in the first half of 2017 – so watch this space!
What are some of your goals or resolutions for this year?
Did you achieve a lot of what you set out to do in 2016?