Sunday, 6 January 2019

Goals For 2019


Happy New Year everyone! Apologies for how quiet it has been on my blog recently. I feel like I fell out of love with blogging throughout 2018 - you can see how sparse my blog posts were by scrolling back through it... it won't take you long until you hit the 2017 blog posts! However, I've been feeling inspired recently (could be down to the whole "new year, new me") so I'm determined to try harder with my blog this year - without making it feel like a chore. Therefore, I thought that the best way to keep myself motivated was to write down some goals for 2019 and, by putting my goals out in the open, it'll make me more determined to persevere with them. So, what do I want to achieve in 2019?

#1 CONSISTENCY | I want to get back into a routine of posting every Sunday morning on my blog and also posting regularly on Instagram. Throughout 2018 I've gone weeks, sometimes even months, without a single blog or Instagram post (thanks to everyone who's stuck with me despite my sporadic posting schedule!). Obviously, sometimes other things in life get in the way, however I'm going to try to minimise the effect that has on my blog this year. Which brings me on to my next goal...

#2 SCHEDULE | I've never planned my content in advance. I usually just think of something to write about at the beginning of the week that I will then publish at the end of the week. However, that has meant that sometimes I haven't been able to think of any blog post ideas or I haven't left myself with enough time to take photos etc. Therefore, this year I am going to try to prepare content weeks in advance, so that if I don't have time to write a blog post one week, I will hopefully already have something prepared.

#3 FASHION | I always describe myself as a "beauty, fashion, lifestyle and travel blogger", however, I have actually only posted about 2 fashion posts in the whole 3 years that I've had my blog. This is partly because I struggle to take fashion photos on my own and partly because I feel like a bit of a nuisance if I ask family members to help me out with it. I do really want to include more fashion posts this year though (I buy far too many clothes not to share them on my blog!), so I might look into booking a few shoots with a photographer to get some good photos - any fashion blogger photographers in the Oxfordshire area hmu!

#4 YOUTUBE | For ages now I've been wanting to make YouTube videos. I uploaded a few travel videos over a year ago but I get worried about "putting myself out there" which stops me from making the videos that I want to make. In 2019, I'm going to try to worry less about what other people might think about me and just focus on what I want to do. So keep your eyes peeled for some YouTube videos!

#5 BLOG EVENTS | Another thing that I've been wanting to do for ages is attend blog events. I usually talk myself out of going to events because I don't know anyone else that's going. However, blog events are a great way to meet fellow bloggers and learn more about the industry. Blogosphere Magazine arrange some amazing events so I really want to attend some of their events this year, as well as some events closer to home so I can meet some local bloggers.

Hopefully I can achieve these goals in 2019 - particularly the one about consistency because I really do want to get into a routine of posting regularly on my blog. At the same time, I don't want to be forcing myself to post just for the sake of sticking to a routine - I want to enjoy writing blog posts and you to enjoy reading them (hopefully that makes sense!). Anyway, enough about my goals. Have you set yourself any goals for 2019?

13 comments:

  1. Looking forward to some youtube content Emma!! I'd love to attend some blogging events this year.xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Maybe I'll see you at some blog events x

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  2. These sound like great goals, I always tell myself I am going to do better and push myself more and post on YouTube but I think this year I am just going to move at my own pace and see what happens, look forward to seeing what great things you do this year! Thanks for sharing, these are great goals xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Moving at your own pace sounds great - definitely don't compare what you're doing to others, I think that's why I started to fall out of love with blogging! Thank you x

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  3. Best of luck with all of your goals! I find that planning my posts means that I stick to a schedule! xx

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    1. Thank you! I've already wrote my blog post for this week thanks to my schedule, I've never planned a post so far in advance before! x

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  4. Yessss to more fashion content!
    I'm exactly the same, I'm always buying new clothes but don't ever have anyone to take any photos! 2019 will be the year for both of us haha!

    Becca becc4

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    1. Yesss hopefully! I look forward to seeing what you post x

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  5. I like your goals! I've always wanted to attend a blog event too, I live in a small town though...

    https://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Yeah a lot of the blog events seem to be in London but I'm going to keep an eye out for blog events closer to home, hopefully you'll find some too x

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  6. I hope that you achieve all of your goals sweetie!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  7. So glad to here you want to start YouTube hun! I'm planing on doing the same *eek*! Hope you reach all of your goals! xx

    Maiya | http://www.maiyabellexo.co.uk/

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