I’ve been thinking about blog goals for a while and am disappointed I didn’t do them last year. So here they are, my intentions for Decor Adventures this year. Some goals, some to do’s, some fun!
Make Friends ~ To put it simply, will you be my friend? I’d like to meet more of you, host guest bloggers and guest blog when I can. Can we talk on Skype? Email each other outside of comments? I’d like to get you KNOW you readers! As in real life. Well, as much as we can over the miles.
While this is my top goal, it’s also the most elusive. How do you get to know people that live across the country? What can I say that won’t make me sound like a big dork?
Plan It Out ~ I’ve been planning a lot for the blog this year, unlike in years past. When I have an idea for a post I write it down in the notes app on my phone. Then I transfer it to a Google Doc spreadsheet so I can see what I want to do for the month and am not scrambling for what to write. I really need to pay attention to this more and get on top of the photography. It’s always where I’m lacking. Which brings me to the next goal.
Connect, Connect, Connect ~ This one bears repeating. I want to do more connecting with other bloggers. Link up my projects more often, participate in a blog series, showcase other bloggers when I can.
I plan to keep this in mind when planning, connecting and writing. Almost all my top posts from last year were how to’s and that is no accident. More how to’s will be on the way! Any special requests?
Some hard questions, but important answers. This is where the balance comes in because I do work full time and now am in grad school full time as well. I don’t pretend to want to “do it all” whatever that even means these days. I want to be happy and healthy and spend quality time with my loved ones. These are my intentions in life. Blogging is a hobby, my creative outlet, something I do for fun, not money and I intend to keep it that way.
Get a professional profile picture. Check! I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. One day I put on some makeup, sat down next to some nice natural light and hubs shot some pics.
Switch to WordPress? A question mark since I don’t really know how to make it happen or if it’s for me. I do know that I’m more frustrated with my current software and need to find a quicker better way to host photos, write posts and improve the overall look and organization of the blog in general. My husband does graphic and web design and we started talking about it already. Let’s hope!
Get business cards. I don’t have these yet, but I’m going to Haven in June and need to be prepared. I’m trying to think of a fun business card-like thing I can take with me. My URL on a paint brush? A can of Decor Adventures primer for everyone? I’ll think of something…