The fact that it has taken me days to muster up the courage to write this post, is actually the very reason why I am so glad to be writing it. I have always been a doer, I love being productive, and I LOVE feeling like I am ticking off a list of to do’s. Yet, for some reason, I often struggle with always ‘doing’ with my blog, and I know that this mainly comes from the ‘unconfident/confident’ thing I have going on (read my post about this here, if you haven’t already!). I often find myself questioning the ideas I have in my head, the content I want to create, and my ability to do so; and in 2018 this is going to CHANGE!! So, when the opportunity arose to really sit down and think about my 2018 blog goals, I decided to really take the time to think about what I want from my blog, rather than just put the pressure on myself to achieve anything unrealistic, or be mad at myself for not achieving anything without clear goals set.
So, here goes…
Without a doubt, my number one goal is to build my confidence, and really believe in the content I want to create. I know that I am not at my full potential yet, that I can learn more, better my photography, perfect my writing style and so much more; but my number one goal, before anything else, is confidence within my blog. If I don’t fully believe in it, how can I ever convince others to believe in it too, and I am not afraid to admit it at all… but I know I can change this!
I truly believe that having my own outlet online, and being able to share it with anyone, is really special. Although not everyone will love it, no one can control your style/content. And that is so exciting!! As humans, we are a creature of habit, and I whole heartedly admit this, especially when it comes to my blog… I really want to be able to push myself with the creativity on my blog. I love creating content, and have so many ideas in my head about encorporating more fashion and travel into my blog. 2018 has definitely kick started a travel bug in me, and I am so ready to visit so many beautiful places and get creative with showing them on here!
If you know me well, you know I just never stop talking… ever!! I am such a chatterbox, and adore being surrounded by people I love. I have already met such lovely people through blogging, but I know that there are so many more people out there who would be an absolute dream to meet… maybe people I don’t even know of yet! Blogging is a very solo act, and often just a simple chit chat with like minded people can do wonders to kick start new ideas or regain focus. I’d love for more blogger coffee/brunch meetups to happen in 2018, I really love it when people come together and support each other, supportive people are the best! This is most definitely one of the biggest reasons why I would relish at the opportunity to attend The Bloggers’ Retreat, hosted by ‘Twins That Travel’ and ‘The Travel Hack’, being in an environment filled with like minded and supportive people, an absolute dream!
My blog has never been anything more than a hobby, and still is. But recently, the desire to make it better than ever has really sparked in me, and the drive feels so good! With this though, I know that I need to continue to develop my skills; and as an allrounder. Within developing my skill set, I’d love to become a better photographer, and actually fully understand what to do with a camera. Clear branding is really high on my list, on my blog and throughout my social media – something I know that is really important. I know there are many more areas I can improve on, and that development is an ongoing process, which I know I can achieve with determination, and hopefully a new found confidence!
And there you have it… my 2018 blog goals!! Whilst they are not measurable in terms of data, I know that I can look back and be proud of the progress I have made if I really put my mind to these four goals. I am so excited to see what is to come from 2018, not only for myself, but for so many wonderful people within the industry. The opportunites people are being given and are going out and finding themselves, are truly amazing, and prove that hard work really can reep rewards.
I am so grateful to have a platform to share anything I wish on, and to anyone who reads it – thank you so much!! I am so excited to knuckle down with this, and hopefully be able to attend The Bloggers’ Retreat hosted by the amazing ‘Twins That Travel’ and ‘The Travel Hack’ – the exact reason I have written this post, thank you so much for the opportunity girls!
I’d LOVE to know anyone elses blog goals, or general goals for 2018!! I am so ready for us all to have a fab year!