New Year’s Review: Goals for 2013

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I’ve been reflecting on past posts, both top views and favorites, to start off the New Year, but what about where I want to go? After all, reflecting is only useful if it helps inform what you are going to do next (or so all of my teacher training tells me).

Last year was a great blogging year for me, but it could’ve been much better if I had been more consistent and published better content, more often. So with that in mind (and keeping the realities of the upcoming year in check, too), I’ve developed a list of goals for 2013.

  • One good post a week, focusing on content and pictures. Obviously, posts will be sparse once Colin is born for a few weeks, but if I start putting up good content, it will drive everything else on the blog.
  • 20,000 views. This is over a 50% increase from last year, but it breaks down to about 54 views a day, which really is quite little compared to the “big blogs”. Again, with great content, and the marketing I’ve already done on Pinterest/Facebook, this should be easily achievable!
  • Decide if this is the year to jump into business. Do I want to finally take the paid sponsorship/giveaway plunge? I’ve had a tiny bit of interest for some giveaways by people other than myself, but I’ve been hesitant to take that next step because it requires quite a bit of financial background work. Same thing with my invitation business.
  • Make this blog an extension of my life. I love love love this blog – it’s my third child, after all – but I often don’t take the time to nurture it or share some of my life events because I don’t feel they would be worthy. Duh, they totally are! The best blogs out there share the mundane (aka: cute and genuine) stuff right along side with the big stuff. I’ve learned a lot from some of the smaller, successful blogs out there (seriously, click the link to DIE over how hilarious and awesome Bon is!) over the last few months and all I can think is how much less stressful life would be if it were more integrated. Consider it done.

Last year, I also added DZP goals, but life has changed so much in the 2.5 years since I made that list, that I know most of them will not be completed. Boo. But hey, it expires in September, so we can start over again! Or maybe I’ll even start over in the next few weeks to symbolize the new year. After all, it has been almost the entire time and we have crossed off quite a few items!

What are your goals for 2013?



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