I’m not one for New Years resolutions as I find the minute I say I am going to do something then it all goes pear shaped usually because I put too much pressure on myself. what I prefer is some achievable goals. In 2017 where my blogging is concerned I would like to:
1 Post More Consistently
This may not seem much to some of you but to me it is a huge step for me. I need to get in to a blogging routine as I want to expand my blogs and the opportunities they bring me. I would also like to increase the money I earn from blogging. Last year I certainly increased the number of sponsored posts I did and would like to continue improving upon this again this year. In order to attract more sponsored posts I know I need to buckle down and post more often and also post consistently, not haphazardly like I often have done last year.
2 Increase My DA
Most sponsored opportunities seem to be for blogs that have a DA in excess of 20. For the majority of the year this blog was higher than 20 but I know with a little bit more work it could be so much better. In December I was lucky to be part of a post talking about Christmas saving tips on the Yahoo website. I’m hoping that the back link from that mention will soon be recognised by Moz. It may also be time to sit down and go through the broken links which currently stand at 98 which in the scheme of things is not too bad but could be much better.
3 Improve My Photography
This really is a big aim for me this year. after loosing the battery charger for my DSLR when we moved earlier this year I have bit the bullet this month and purchased a new battery charger. Next item on my wish list is a tripod and some decent lights.
4 New Laptop
I am a huge fan of apple products. I would be totally lost without my iphone and it play a huge role in my blogging. One gadget I would like is an apple laptop of some description. I either blog on my iphone or my HP desktop which I adore but at times I’d like to pop to a local coffee shop, drink cups of hot chocolate, people watch and work. I do have a laptop but it is so slow it just frustrates me. this year I would like to save up my blogging income and invest in a new laptop, one which will meet all my needs.
5 Be The Best I can
I know I am never going to be a ‘big’ blogger. I’m never going to have posts that go viral with tens of thousands of view. But what I would like to do is increase my views month on month. This year Blogmas was a huge success for me with the number of views I had. Could it be that I posted more regular and I promoted my posts more? I don’t know why my views increased but what I do know is I would like to keep improving and in order to do this I know I am going to have to settle down and work hard. Yes, life may get in the way at times, having unpredictable chronic illnesses can be a right pain at times. You plan things then you wake up one morning feeling like death warmed up and you don’t want to play at life. Things take a back seat and in the past it has been my blogging. This year I am going to try and get some post written that can be published when I am not feeling too well and will mean that I don’t have huge gaps where I haven’t posted. This happened way too many times this year.
Do you have any blogging goals for 2017?