Monday, 11 January 2016

Blogging Goals For 2016

I love it when women come together and talk about their goals and dreams so when Funmi of FunmiWrites invited me to do a blog collaboration on my blog goals I didn't think twice before I accepted the invite.  Here are some of my short-term blog goals for 2016




Learn how to create better graphics and learn more about HTML

I created this blog so that it could also be an outlet for creativity I want to work on becoming more tech and graphic savvy myself. Currently I only use Picmonkey, but I would like to to throw myself into PhotoShop and InDesign. This will take long but I am committed to learning a new design skill every month. I also want most of the pictures that are on this blog to be pictures that were taken by me, this should be fun.

Branding

I finally like how my blog looks so the design isn't a problem, however, things aren’t as consistent as they could be. Firstly, I need to get a domain name. Secondly, I want to get all my social media pages matching and come up with more consistent images and graphics for my blog.

Be more selective with what I take on.

I want to work with other bloggers but I've decided that I'm going to be more selective with what I take on from now on. Collaborations should be right for me and my blog otherwise it's going to be a no from me. When I do a collaboration it must be something that I believe I won't be doing anything I don't believe in wholeheartedly for numbers. From here on it's quality over quantity.

Sometimes reading other people's goals can be a mirror, it's an opportunity to see what you need to work on, with that said, four other bloggers joined me in setting blog goals for 2016. Check out what these ladies had to say, you might just spot something that you need to work on.

Ijeoma: http://www.ijeomasdiary.com/blog-goals-for-2016/
Kerona: http://tweetykel.blogspot.co.za/2016/01/blog-goals-for-2016.html
Funmi: http://funmiwrites.com/2016/01/blog-goals-2016/
Oluwaseun: http://www.unashamedbeauty.com/blog-goals-for-2016/


Do you have blog goals? Do you think having goals is important?



21 comments:

  1. Yes to Branding! I would also like to work on consistency and quality images for my blog. There's so much to blogging than I thought. We have a lot of work ahead of us. I'm willing to learn :)

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  2. blessings....
    I don't know that i have any blog goals per say. My mantra has always been to keep it real and produce it as i experience it, see it, feel it on any given day and to visit my fellow bloggers honoring what they share by leaving a comment on what is posted.

    Good luck with your goals
    Peace
    Rhapsody

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    1. I know what you mean, that is why my blog goals aren't about numbers. I just wanna flow.

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  3. Having goals is certainly important, but I don't have them for blogging. My blog has beena mixture of personal diary, collection of recipes, book reviews and travelog from the start, and that's what it is.
    It will be interesting to follow your progress with designing skills, that's a great goal, and trying out your new skills on your blog is a great way to test them!

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  4. This is a great post. Don't worry all those comes with time and the fact that you are ambitious and willing to learn will take you far. Goodluck

    www.maggiepegg.blogspot.com

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  5. Yess to everything you listed!! Yes to html and better graphics. I'm not even stressing myself much this year, I just want to grow but also have fun with my blog.

    www.cassiedaves.com

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    1. 'Fun' is the key word! Cheers to having growth and having fun in the process!

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  6. Aww thanks so much for doing this collaboration. It meant so much to me.

    I love that you want to learn a new design every month. That is great. I need to learn to be more tech savvy as well. I agree with quantity over quality as well. I want my blog to grow but, I refuse to lower my standards and values for it.

    It was so nice reading your goals.
    www.funmiwrites.com

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    1. No no no, THANK YOU! Thanks for asking me, this process reminded me of what's important.

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  7. Love your goals Cindy. Yes to "I also want most of the pictures that are on this blog to be pictures that were taken by me"....I agree wholeheartedly with that.
    Thanks for the collab! :D

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    1. Thank you! I loved reading your goals!

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  8. I think your blog design is awesome already, now I can't wait to see all the new things you'll come up with :) Your goals sound really good to me, I'd like to do the branding, too.
    I just started using Photoshop and Lightroom - it is so much to learn and it SO much fun! Every time I try something new I learn so much. Have lots of fun with it!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Beate

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    1. Thank you! Cheers to learning and learning and learning!

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    2. Thank you! Cheers to learning and learning and learning!

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  9. Wow! These are great goals. I always love learning new things! Good luck with them. :)

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