Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Blog Goals 2018

January is the time when everyone is talking about goals. Professional and personal, the start of a new year is the best time to set some impressive goals for the coming year. I feel like I've done a lot of personal goal setting lately, but I've also been talking to Jen the past few months about goals for our blog. 

While I still don't think either of us are focused numbers or partnerships/sponsored posts, I do think that focusing on consistency and content in the new year is on both of our minds. To be honest, the consistency part is all on me. I've always been the one to prep the content and I have dropped the ball pretty hard in 2017. With that in mind, I wrote down a few goals for the blog this year. 

New design
We are coming up on 3 years of blogging and we both agree this design is feeling kind of stale. It was the perfect design to start us on this journey, but doesn't seem to fit with our current ideas on where we want this thing to go. I'm thinking a little more streamlined and less busy. 

A big theme for 2018. I want to set a schedule for the blog and maybe even set aside one day a week to do the majority of my prep. I'm just not able to get as much done during the week as I'd like, with a full time job and long commute. The last thing I want to do after being on the computer all day for work is sit in front of one all night. I think dedicating time on Sundays to all things blog is maybe the way to go for me. 

Balance recurring posts with new content
I love our monthly recurring posts, but lately it feels like the blog is all recurring monthly posts. I want to add some new content in to the mix, while also focusing more on books and fashion, two of our favorite things. I don't know how I'm going to achieve this balance yet, so I'm definitely open to tips or tricks if you have them. 

Step up my photo game
I love photography and it's always been on of my favorite things. I do want to find an editing style that works as well as mix up our locations for outfit shoots. I've debated getting a new camera, which might not be in my budget this year, but I also think there's a way to make some kick ass images with the DSLR I have. 

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