I’ve done my fair share of blogging goals posts over the years. However, I feel like I always fail at sticking to my own goals! Well, this year it’s going to change.
I’m going to set these goals and achieve them. Or at least try harder to achieve them.
I’ve had my blog for 8 years this July, which is crazy. So, I’m going to try to take the blog a little more serious this year! I’m going to start my just having three goals!
In the past, I posted a lot more, but the last year I just couldn’t keep up with it all. I had been so busy with college coursework and I also studied abroad, so I just had so much going on.
Honestly, I still have so much going on, since I’m a second semester senior in college. BUT. I’m going to try to post at least 3 times a week about books and travel, to have some sense of a schedule!
In the past year, I really started using Instagram more for my blog. I’ve been enjoying it a lot! It’s a lot of fun posting photos and I think it could be a good source to drive more traffic to my blog.
I also recently joined Pinterest and have already gained a decent following on there. I can’t believe it took me this long to join Pinterest. Now that I’ve joined, I can’t stop pinning!
I also got a year-long membership to Tailwind, a Pinterest scheduler. It’s been going well so far!
I’d also like to try to use my Twitter and Facebook more. I’m hoping to try using Hootsuite again, which might help with blog traffic.
Social media also would help me engage with the community more, which I really miss doing! Which brings me to goal #3…
I used to be so good at visiting other blogs and commenting and taking part in Twitter discussions. Since I’ve been so busy, I really have kind of fallen off the blog radar.
I miss engaging with the community, so I’m hoping to do more of it this year!
I have barely been reading the past few years, once again because I’ve been so busy. I miss it! My roommate and I have decided to set aside 20-30 minutes a night before bed to read, so I’m hoping that will help me reach my goal.
I love traveling, and last year I was able to visit 13 countries. Before last year, I hadn’t even left the USA! It was a real eye-opening experience for me, and I’m hoping to be able to visit at least one new country this year. I think it’ll be doable!
I’d especially love to try to visit a European Christmas Market this year. Seeing all the photos of the Christmas markets this year have really made me want to visit and see them! They just seem like so much fun.