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