blogging resolutions

This time of year always brings about reflection and goal setting. While I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions, I have been thinking a lot about blogging resolutions for the new year, and figured that if I published them here I’d be more likely to hold myself accountable.

List of blogging goals | Alexandra Elise Photography | http://burnettsboards.com/2013/12/blogging-resolutions/

1. Quit publishing on Saturdays.

I always adored Saturday morning blog reading in bed on my iPad and would sometimes get annoyed when my favorite bloggers had nothing new to read. But now I totally get it.

2. Expand my circle.

What I mean by this is that there’s a relatively narrow group of blogs I visit almost daily at the moment to pin from and comment on. I’ve gotten into a bit of a comfortable rut with them and I need to start branching out more, checking out more vendor blogs, unearthing some gems, and seeing what everyone else is up to.

Burnett’s Boards’ mission statement is this: Publish beautiful and creative wedding inspiration while fostering the blog’s community though an industry supportive mindset and positive social media interactions.

So – expanding my circles should get me back on track with this mission.

3. Put said mission statement somewhere on this blog. 

4. Keep better records.

I can barely keep track of what day it is. I need to figure out some sort of system that works for me other my current system, which is no system at all.

5. Do something more for those I work with.

I’ve felt so guilty at the outpouring from vendors, sponsors, and other creatives that I’ve worked with this past year. This holiday season they have sent me handwritten cards, beautiful gifts, chocolates… the whole nine yards. This obviously related to #4 but I did nothing like that this year for them in return because I can’t keep track of anything. Personal Christmas cards to the people I love didn’t even happen this year. It’s so shameful!

6. Get better at twitter.

Truly this is my weakest social media network. I have a sneaking suspicion that the more personal I get on it and the less ‘link pimping’ I do will make it a much more positive experience for me and those whole follow me there.

What are your blogging resolutions for 2014?

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I’d like to give a big mahalo to Alexandra Elise Photography for providing the beautiful image for this post!

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Sara, I know exactly what you mean! You have some great resolutions for the new year. Time to get started on my own. Happy New Year!

  2. I recently decided to stop publishing on Saturdays at well .. it became too much for me to handle sigh also I completely agree about expanding circles. I need to discover more fun blogs and vendors

  3. You are right on spot!, Love it! My new Years resolution is to start a blog XD

  4. I love this! Thank you for sharing:)

  5. I am very excited for 2014. The year of better organizing. I’ve started using Wunderlist and love it so far. Anytime a to do item pops in my head I can add it to my list and it updates on my iPhone, iPad and laptop. Hopefully this will end my collection of loose paper lists. Luckily I have never blogged on Sat or Sun. By the time Fri comes I’m ready to unplug. I did just join Instagram so I’m excited for what that holds for me next year as well.

  6. I have a similar resolutions of letting go of some structure and adding more where I need it. I also need to start using Twitter (and Instagram) more! I recently started using a checklist to keep me on track for my day, and that has definitely helped. I’d say your blogging habits were pretty stellar in 2013 so I know 2014 will bring great things! Happy New Year!

  7. I’m pretty terrible at Twitter lately 🙂 It used to be my all time favorite – before Pinterest came out that is. Now, I’m hardly on! I guess I’m more of a visual person. Must get back to tweeting on a more regular basis!

  8. Great resolutions! My blog resolutions are to visit, comment, and pin from other bloggers more (somehow I’ll have more time in 2014…), post no more than 4 days a week and NOT feel guilty about it, and remember that I don’t have to and can’t compete with all of the other bloggers. We all have different lives, time, help, and circumstances. Oh, and finally get the time to launch a new site (wink wink). Happy New Year!

    • OMG your third resolution needs to be added to mine. Comparison is not good. And I’m totally winking right back at you – can’t wait to see it launch!!!

  9. Girl! The records thing is killing me too! I have a box full of receipts that need to be coded and entered into my accounting software. I’m sure it will take ALL weekend! I’ll be thinking of you 😉

  10. I could second almost all of these resolutions–only I’m even more behind than you because I haven’t even gotten around to sitting down and thinking through what my blog goals are for the year! But definitely, learning to use Twitter and be more personal on it is one. And commenting on more blogs and finding some new ones is another. Excited to see what you do in 2014!! 🙂

  11. I can definitely identify with these resolutions! I really need to keep better records as well; organization will be my downfall. Although I’ll miss your Saturday posts, I think you’ll be very, very glad that you stuck to that one! I’m looking forward to seeing BB grow even more in the new year. 🙂

  12. Good goals, Sara, I could second almost all of them (except that I already not post on weekends, hehe)… and what Chandra said: No comparison. That’s tough though…

  13. Love this post. Several of these made me LOL. I definitely need to make a list of blog resolutions too. Now that I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after my extended, “kind-of” time off, some resolutions are in order. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. You are fabulous at fostering the feeling of community for wedding bloggers! I would definitely say your mission statement has been accomplished – thank you for always being so welcoming and inclusive!

  15. Sara, I did some research on when are best times to post social media and weekends are actually not good for blogging (Saturday mornings, for example, are great for Pinterest!). So your first resolution is spot on 🙂

  16. I’ve been wanting to write my own resolutions but bleh… I got lazy.. but you’ve inspired me to get on top of this stat! Heading to the blog to write them now 🙂

  17. Hi Sara! I’m also a so-called blogger but on the personal style arena but I could totally relate to your blogging resos for the New Year. Like lately I’ve gotten out of my circle and into bridal blogs that’s why I am here – to be more inspired! More power to you!