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It’s 2016 already, where does the time go? It’s that time of year when we all start reassessing our lives and how we might improve them in the coming year. As well as personal goals for the coming year I also have some new blogging goals. Today I thought I’d write them down so I know what I want to focus on.
A Complete Rebrand
After talking about it for well over a year now I’m finally ready to take the plunge and completely rebrand my blog including new name, new design, the whole sherbang. In reality I outgrew my blog name years ago when our youngest came out of nappies and I no longer feel that it reflects what I write about. My blog started out mainly as a parenting blog but over the last 4 years it has evolved to include a lot more lifestyle and thrift posts.
Although a complete rebrand scares me I feel it’s time to make the change. I hope you will bear with me while I make the necessary changes and I also hope you will like the new look.
Improve My Photography
The next area of my blog that I really want to work on is my photography. We invested in a fantastic camera a few years ago and I’m still only using it in auto mode. I plan to learn how to use it properly to take full advantage of all the settings it has. There are lots of great photography courses that you can take online these days so I think I’ll give that a go. I’ve got my eye on this course at the moment as it’s currently only £16. Bargain!
Double My Income
Over the past four years I have invested a lot of time and money into my blog. It really is a labour of love and for a good year I worked for free. Since then I have started making money from my blog but I still feel there is room for improvement.
Have a Plan!
So far I feel I have sort of played at blogging. I started my blog one night while I was bored. I had very limited knowledge of computers, hosting, web design or really anything blogging related. I have had to learn everything as I’ve gone along which when I look back on it, has been really hard work! My plan this year is to be more focused and have specific goals that I want to achieve within a certain time frame. I’m hoping this more structured approach will keep me focused and enable me to manage my time better.
There you have it my blogging goals for 2016. What about you? What do you hope to achieve with your blog by the end of this year?