As I mentioned last week, I love New Year's Resolutions.
If I were to share mine, it'd sound something along the lines of “Scale back, and take that much deserved break. Find your focus, cut out time wastes, and learn to love blogging, my topics, and the process again. Figure out what your ‘end game' is, and stop doing things that don't help you get ahead.”
Since I love hearing what others have to say, I reached out to some of my favorite bloggers (and IFB contributors!) to find out what their resolutions were for 2014. They run the gamut… and I hope they inspire the way you look at your site when planning your own blogging resolutions!
Sally, Already Pretty
I want to be funny again. When I first started blogging, I was cracking jokes left and right and my readers loved it. In an attempt to please everyone and avoid offense, I gradually filtered out the funny. I never want to offend anyone so it may be challenging to find a balance, but I definitely want to make people laugh with my writing again.
Julia, Fashion Pulse Daily
For 2014, my general goal is to cut the fat out of my site, streamline, and specialize as much as I can to make it more of an organized, consistent guide for myself, and most importantly, my readers. Now that I've been blogging for some time, I think narrowing my focus is in order!
Cora, The Lingerie Addict
Alison, Wardrobe Oxygen
My goal for is to not get caught up in monetization. In 2013, I lost my way for the almighty dollar. While blogging is a business and one should be compensated for good work, I don’t want to lose my soul or original message through monetization. I learned it’s better to say no to iffy partnerships; a bad choice can be quick money now but ruin your reputation in the long run.
Marie, The Curvy Fashionista
I plan on creating more structure around my business, planning out writing ideas, proposals, and operational organization! Also quite important, I need to add video… I am working on this! Also, I am working on building community. I want my readers to know that they can engage and support their fellow Curvy Fashionistas, and I have a few ways I will be making this happen!
How about you all? Since New Year's Day is just a few days away, we'd love to hear what you're resolving to do this upcoming year!
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