My Blogging Goals For 2017

With another year approaching, some of us will be starting to think about making new changes, trying something new and setting ourselves goals. If there's anything I've learnt from this year, it's that time goes too quickly. Last christmas only seemed like yesterday and it's crazy to believe that I've been working my job a year and a half! It's funny that when you're young, you wished time would hurry up and you were older. I'm 30 next year (Super old right?) and wish I could be 18 again....well without the hangovers.

I started my blog 4 months ago and if I'm honest, it's been hard! I'm sure some of you know how difficult it can be to balance a 9-5 job and keeping your blog regularly updated. Personally, I feel I use this as an excuse and when I see so many of you smashing it, I know it's not impossible. Bearing this in mind, here are my blogging goals for 2017.

Scheduling and Planning
This may be an obvious one but it's something I haven't mastered yet. I mostly use Instagram and Twitter and I plan to schedule on these platforms. By keeping a blogging diary and planning posts, I'll become more organised and scheduling should begin to fit into place.

2 weekly posts
I currently post around 2 blogs a month so I feel this is a good goal to set myself. When I get home from work in the evenings, I don't feel motivated to write and stare at a computer screen for even longer. By planning writing time on the weekends, I'll have a better chance of hitting my target.

I've got into a habit of using my Samsung S7 to take most of my blog photos. Using a camera phone can be a bit hit or miss and I find this only works for me if I have plenty of natural light or I'm taking photos outside during the day. I have access to an DSLR and a compact camera and I plan to use these more for my blog photography and create more creative and professional photos.

We all know how important branding is to a successful blog. Although I'm happy with my blog name, I'd like to work on my overall brand. I plan to re-design my blog layout and create a logo that I can also use across all of my social media platforms. Once I have this in the bag, I will work on creating a media kit which I'll then be able to send to brands and anyone I would like to collaborate with.

What are your blogging goals for 2017? I would love to hear!

Thanks for reading!

Lady Zen xo

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