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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a great night and celebrated with friends and family. I danced the night away at a club with drinks and friends. It was a long night but all in all a good time. I didn't get to see the NYC ball drop but there was a nice little balloon/confetti drop in the club that made up for it. I went out last night without a case on my Iphone (pause for gasp) so I didn't have it out much, which meant not many pics were taken. I got a few though.

I really meant a few. 3 pics thats all.

So now that it's 2014 its time to get moving! This is my first post of 2014 and I thought it would be great for it to be about my resolutions. Not my regular resolutions, but ones that I have made for my blog. I guess this is sort of my goal-list for not just a month, but for however long it takes. Like I've said previous, every time I make a monthly goal list I don't actually accomplish too much and it makes me feel like a loser. But if I create a list that I progressively want to work on and not have a set deadline, maybe it will go better. See, this is why I can't have a gym membership. I would go for a little bit, drop off, and then pick it back up after months of paying and not going. Sounds like a waste of money, no thanks. Anywho...cheers to the beginning of hopefully a great year!

1. I would like to venture out and do more advertising to increase the exposure of my blog. So I am finally jumping in and purchasing some. This will also help with my creation of buttons, ads, and also interacting with more bloggers!

2. I love the progress I have made with my layout. But in order to focus on details and little fun touches I feel like I need to scale back on my overall look. I want more glitter and such, but I think a simpler background may make it easier to focus on my blog. We shall see what I come up with. I enjoy learning HTML so I hope it gets easier this year! Plus Blogger rocks when it comes to making me feel like I am an expert.

3. As many lists and ideas I have for blog posts, its a shame I never get a chance to put a lot of them up. I forget about them, or I plan and draft, but never end up posting. I think a consistent schedule (like MWF or MTF) would help me plan my posts better. I love participating in Link-ups so maybe I'll come up with one!

4. I love reading all the comments I get on my blog (i love knowing that people actually read the blog!) but I am sooooo bad at replying to comments or commenting on the blogs that I read religiously. I want to engage more and connect. Is that cheesy? I am such Fangirl with some bloggers that it would be so much fun to talk to them on the regular. So we shall work on this. Prepare for comments galore and don't feel like I'm ignoring you!

Do you have any blog new year resolutions?

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Vesta said...

Im also planning on advertising on other blogs and really putting myself out there. I need to learn how to make buttons though, great tip

Vesta www.chocolatencurves.com

Allie said...

I LOVE your New Year's outfit and your idea to create a link up! That sounds great and I'd definitely do it!

Kristen @ Treats and Travels said...

I agree with #3 and 4! I'm still so new to the blogging world, I never plan my posts very far in advance and often miss out on great posting opportunities! Good luck with your blog goals for 2014 :)

Kari P said...

These are great blog-related goals and ones I really hope to implement too, especially 3 & 4. It's so hard to keep up with all my daily reads as well as returning the blog love! But, you gotta admit, it's not a bad problem to have, is it? Having so much blog love to return & all :)