Although it's already halfway through January, I wanted to post some of my 2012 goals, specifically my blogging goals. I don't like to use the word "resolution" because it always just makes me feel like I'm supposed to make this life-changing thing. Goals always just sound more reachable.
I wanted to really evaluate my blog and decide the direction I wanted to take this in before officially deciding on my goals.
1. Social Networking
It would be beneficial to my blog to network more. I read a lot of different blogs, but I rarely comment on them. I often forget about my Twitter and Facebook page. So my goal for this year is to be more outgoing and make myself known. Comment on the posts that I love. Utilize my Twitter and Facebook more.
I would like to broaden my horizons with my posts. I originally had a lot of plans for this blog and I know I talked about some of them on here, but I think I got into a bit of a slump in just posting outfits. I personally get most of my inspiration from outfit posts on other blogs, but not everyone is like that and I want to cater to a broader audience.
Learn it! I love looking at other blogger's layouts. I would like something a little more elaborate, but I'm a cheapskate on here because this is still an experiment for me so I don't want to spend the money on hiring someone to do it for me. Plus, one of my 2012 life goals was to learn more, so this falls into that category too.
The trick to setting goals (or resolutions, if you prefer) for the new year is to decide on goals that you can actually achieve. They need to be things you actually want to change/work on, not just something you feel like you should do. Also, keep the list short. Having a long list of goals is intimidating. If/when you check off the things on your list, then you can always add more! One last tip: post your goals somewhere where you will see them everyday, and make it appealing to look at. Write them in different colored markers or post little pictures with them. Whatever makes you motivated to look at them frequently and work at them.
What are your goals for 2012? Blogging or otherwise.