my 2017 blogging goals...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


I'm really proud of how far I've come this year in the blogging world - I've gained over 500 followers on Bloglovin' and over 1100 on Twitter, made some amazing friends, developed my photography skills and written some posts I'm really pleased with. However that's not to say I don't have ways I want to improve in 2017 - I do! Here's a few goals I want to achieve by the end of 2017...

Use Instagram More - I'm still getting used to Instagram, so often I'll run out of photos for it, or just forget about posting on it altogether. I get bored of my Instagram theme so easily and that puts me off posting too. I'm working on it, but I wince when I read that bloggers should post on Instagram "once or twice a day" because here's me remembering to post once or twice a week! By the end of 2017 I want to feel confident that I post frequently enough on Instagram.

Join in more Twitter chats - I've always enjoyed Twitter chats when I've participated in them, however I don't clear time and join them often enough. I really want to make sure I do more next year, so please let me know your favourites!

Post more often on my blog - A 2016 blogging goal of mine was to post at least 5 times every month and I did succeed in that, however I think this year I would like to set myself the challenge of posting at least twice every week. I really want to stick to a Monday and Thursday posting schedule, it will be difficult but I'd love to do it.

Write and photograph in advance - My post is supposed to be going up on a Monday evening but it hasn't been written - the sky is gloomy so my lighting is terrible and I'm running round trying to do homework so the post doesn't end up getting published on time. I know I can avoid this if I write and take photos for posts at the weekend, especially in the winter months when it's impossible for me to take photos by the time I'm home from school. It would take so much stress of blogging so I really want to do this more.

Comment on other blogs more - I check out the Bloglovin' app all the time so I'm always reading new blogposts but I've found recently I don't leave comments as much as I used to. I really want to get back to commenting as much as I used to because I really enjoy spreading the blogging love.

Take blog photos I'm fully happy with - I've improved in blog photography a lot since January but (I'm hoping it's just the bleak winter sky taking it's toll) I've not been feeling too happy with my photos lately. By this time next year I hope I can look at my photos from now and see how much I've improved - I look forward to it!

What do you want to achieve for your blog in 2017?

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9 comments

  1. Awww yay thats fab achievements well done! I really want to get to 5K on IG and on Twitter for 2017, I would say 10K but my hopes are not that high! I was squealing in excitement the other day when I hit 1K on Bloglovin' :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver || Happy Blogmas!

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  2. I definitely want to improve on my post quality. I'm really happy with how well I keep up with other peoples blog posts and I really want to keep doing that next year xx
    http://blossomofhope.blogspot.com/

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  3. What lovely goals! I'm sure you'll smash them all. I want to improve my blog photography and definitely join in more Twitter chats too. My favourites are the #bdid, #lbloggers and #blogospherechat x


    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Loved this post, I am only a small blogger and I hope one day my blog will be as good as yours!
    Kate Xx
    http://luxekate.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Your achievements are really I inspirational and I hope I can do as well as you have this year in 2017! Good luck for the next your but I know you'll be fab as you're and amazing blogger!

    Www.kizzimay.co.uk

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  7. Is it bad that my thoughts with every of these goals were 'oh, i should do that too', haha. All in all very achievable but not easy goals - I'm going to keep them in mind as a motivation to do more for my blog myself :)

    xx

    creativepineapples.blogspot.com

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  8. These are amazing blogging resolution goals for next year! I honestly haven't thought about what goals I want to have, since I started my blog very recently. I hope you have a very happy new yearxxx

    www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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  9. This has really made me think about my blog and some of the goals for it for 2017. One of my goals is to post about 5 times a month! loved this post x
    http://savannasspace.blogspot.com/

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