Happy new year! Hope you celebrated fittingly and are enjoying all that 2014 has to offer thus far. The new year is a perfect chance to clear the slate on so many levels. After all, you've got to make space in your life for those new year's resolutions you're going to accomplish! As we ease into the new year, I'd like to offer four ways for you to clean out the clutter in your life and get 2014 off on the right foot:
On the blog
It's a great time to take a good look at every possible thing on (and related to) your blog. What needs updating? What should you add? What should be deleted altogether? Make sure to look at your header, bio, blogroll, alt tags, analytics, media kit – you know the drill. If not, here are 8 ways to refresh your blog for the season.
In your inbox
If you're anything like me, your email inbox can pile up and look a hot mess over time. Give yourself the time to clean it up and organize a bit. Respond to all those emails waiting for one. Delete all those emails and folders that don't require any action from you anymore. Edit and create new folders as needed. Use a mass unsubscribe service like Unroll.me to take yourself off of all of those email lists you've found yourself on. Update your email signature as needed.
On social media
I write a lot about organizing and navigating through social media, but I also spend a ton of time in it (personally and professionally!) I struggle with information overload and way too much time spent on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest. Thus, I'm always working to make the most of my time on social media by staying focused and organized. Take the time to evaluate your social media presence. If there's a site you're not spending time on, maybe it's time to delete that profile. Or maybe it's time to unfriend and unfollow others who aren't contributing positively to your timelines. Cut out the negativity and the time-wasters, and you'll have a much better online experience every time!
In real life
My fellow fashion bloggers, now is a great time to clean out your closets (and other parts of the house) of things that don't fit your style or just aren't in rotation anymore. Have you heard of the reverse hanger method? It's an easy way to organize your closet and see what pieces you don't end up wearing over time. Make sure to look up your local thrift stores for places to donate, or consider reselling clothes on Poshmark. And just as you did with social media, time to take a look at who you're spending time with, and what you're spending time on. If they're not contributing to or supporting your goals, it might be time for some changes!
Wishing you lots of blog love and prosperity in 2014!
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