Reach 100,000 views. I want this for no other reason than I think it would be cool, and to feed my ego. Not sorry.
Start working a week ahead, and follow an editorial calendar. I have struggled with posting on a schedule, and have missed at least one post per week for the past few weeks due to poor planning. I’d like to continue posting at least 3 times per week, but want to work up to being at least a week ahead on blog posts so that if time does get the best of me– as it usually does– it won’t ruin things. And having an editorial calendar will be far more organized than my current system of having 500 half-finished posts saved as “drafts”.
Do make-up tutorial posts or make-up look videos. A lot of my friends ask me for make-up advice now and I really do love talking about it, so I think it’d be really fun! And some things are so much easier to explain on video than in writing.
Start a newsletter. I’m late to the blogging game on this one, but I thought it’d be useless to start a newsletter if I can’t post consistently enough to use the newsletter I mean, I could fill the blank space with knock-knock jokes, but that might get old pretty quick. Or not. Maybe I should try it?
Do more personal posts. I loooove reading personal posts on other blogs, so why not do more of my own on here? If I like reading them, I’m sure there are others who would like reading them too. Plus I love to over share my life anyway. See my Twitter and Snapchat (@iamkelskels) if you don’t believe me. I’m thinking 1-2 more personal posts per month would be a good start.
Register with a blogging network so I can go to in-person events. That’s the beauty of living in a major city now: there are tons of things like this around Chicago. I need more real friends who blog too so I can stop calling and talking to my mom about things she doesn’t understand. If you’re a Chicago blogger and want to be my friend, let me know! Let’s go get lattes and then Instagram them!
Become fluent in Google Analytics. This is something I have been wanting to do since I started this damn thing, but still have yet to invest time in. I don’t understand how to read Google Analytics, and I need to. If anyone has tutorials, please let me know! I’d like to be able to start tracking my growth using more than just my social media stats and Blogger page view count.
Professionalize my blog. I’d like to get some real pictures taken of me (not iPhone selfies) that I can use for branding, as well as have an expert take a look at my theme and simplify it all. I’m sure my DIY attempts to do my own theme for free up has made my site run slower than it should, so I’d like to see if having it professionally done could make things run faster. Because we need that instant gratification, ya know?
And that’s all. Goodbye 2015, you’ve been good to me, but I have big dreams for 2016. Think good thoughts for me and my work ethic!
Have any blog goals? Leave them in the comments, or leave a link to your 2016 Blog Goal post too! I’d love to read them.