My 2018 Blogging Goals

I know, I know, I’m pretty late to the party. But, that’s because I was debating with myself for quite a while whether to share this post or not, but then I realised, everyone else’s blogging goal posts have really inspired me, so why wouldn’t my goals inspire someone else? I think, about half way through the year, I’ll come back to this post, see how far I’ve come, do a little update and share a couple more that I’ll be setting myself for the rest of the year. For now though, here’s four of my 2018 blogging goals.

The first goal I want to reach in 2018 is another milestone on my blog, and although we all say that numbers don’t matter, and to be dead honest, they haven’t to me for a while – to better phrase that, I haven’t cared as much as I used to for quite a while – I still get that giddy feeling every time I hear WordPress notifying me that some else has just followed my blog, or I see new followers appearing on Bloglovin’ and especially excited when I see people subscribing. It’s just lovely to know that people are enjoying reading what I’m writing. Things have been a little slow though, I am not complaining at all, because my stats have been unreal, but I would still love to be able to reach another goal

Reach some sort of goal on Instagram
I’ve actually given up on Instagram, and I wasn’t going to set a goal for it at all, but I kind of wanted to see if I could maybe reach one? I don’t know. my initial goal late last year was to reach 1,300 followers, which I did reach for all of a day and then it dropped right back down to 1,280. I even did a test at posting everyday for a week (since I don’t normally) to see if more people saw my posts or if more people found me, and that didn’t work, so at the end of that week I just decided to stop trying. I post when I want now and I really do feel a lot better for it. I honestly couldn’t say whether I’ll reach any type of goal because I have been stuck on 1,280 followers for about 5 months (no exaggeration at all) but I want to at least try and get to 1,500, but that’s probably asking too much, unless Instagram sort their algorithm out.

Up my photography game
This ones a bit of a weird goal to be honest, but I’ll try and explain. I don’t think I’m too bad with my photo’s, sometimes I completely hate the photo’s I’ve taken and don’t have the chance to re-take them, but that’s not very often, and I know I always lighten my photo’s a tad too much, but that’s the way I like it and that’s why this goals I little confusing. I have my own style, and my lovely white flowers are my thing, but at the back of my mind I keep thinking you need to change it up, even if it’s just the camera angle but I whenever I have, I’ve ended up re-taking them all in my style. I decided to set myself this goal though, because at the end of 2018, I want to compare my photo’s and see if I have managed to change anything and whether I have improved at all. So it’s kind of a goal, but it’s kind of not too. We’ll see anyway.

Write more personal posts
I’ve got tonnes of personal, life posts in my drafts, but I can never bring myself to actually post them. I don’t know what it is, I don’t know whether it’s because I feel like I’m giving away to much of myself, or just the fact that someone I knew from school might end up stumbling across my blog.. Which I don’t really want, and to write about why I don’t want that to happen, again, seems too personal. But, some of my favourite bloggers are bloggers who share their life on the internet and I much prefer to read a blog when I feel like I really know the person writing it and that’s exactly why I want to start sharing more personal posts. Also, I keep saying that ‘there’s a lot going on in my life at the moment’ and I’ve never been able to explain any of it because it’s all quite personal, but I really do want to break that barrier this year and I’m really going to try a little harder to finally press publish on some of them posts.

What are your 2018 blogging goals?
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12 Comments

  1. 01/24/2018 / 6:56 pm

    I love the goals you have set. I was just going to go with the flow this year, but you have inspired me to put my pen to paper and write some goals. Now do I post my goals…..wouldn’t go up until March and I would definitely be too late to the party!

    Jacqui xxxx

    allthingsjacqui.com

    • 01/26/2018 / 11:50 am

      That makes my day hun! You already know I think you should go for it! xxxxx

  2. 01/24/2018 / 8:38 pm

    These are great goals! I definitely want to get a bigger following on my Instagram too!

    Sophia xo

    • 01/26/2018 / 11:51 am

      Thank you!
      And I wish you all the luck in the world haha! xxxx

  3. 01/24/2018 / 10:00 pm

    I haven’t written anything like this on my blog, even though I wondered if I wanted to for a while! I haven’t really set any goals this year. Not for my blog and not for my life. I do have an idea of different things I want to do but I’m not really writing them down anywhere – yet! I still love reading what other people are up to and what they want to achieve with their blogs! xx

    Angela | DreamsAndLashes.com

    • 01/26/2018 / 11:52 am

      You should do, it kinda’ helps push you to reach them because you can come back and look at them at the end of the year! Thank you hun xxx

  4. 01/25/2018 / 12:17 am

    It’s never too late to set some goals and work hard to reach them!

  5. 01/25/2018 / 10:20 am

    I’ve been trying so hard with my instagram as well. I’m exactly the same as you! Everytime I hit 1,300 followers, I fall right back down again. Drives me insane!

    • 01/26/2018 / 11:53 am

      It’s awful isn’t it! I’ve just stopped trying now because I let it get me down too much, just going to see how it goes now! xxx

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