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New Year's Blogging Resolutions

19 Jan 2015

I always have a list of a billion and one personal New Years Resolutions, and I barely ever achieve any of them because they're always quite general. I'm talking the standard, boring 'work harder' and 'join a gym' kind of stuff. 

This year however, I'd like to share with you some of my blogging resolutions which will be relevant to many bloggers out there. They're not about making my blog better, they're about feeling better about my blog and making the most of it myself. If you have any blogging resolutions that you'd like to share, or any tips to help me stick to these then please let me know in the comments!

1. Plan & Organise
As someone who loves planning and organising things, I do surprisingly little for my blog. I end up writing a random post in a rush and then surprise surprise, I'm not fully happy with the content. 

2. Make More of an Effort to Comment on Other Blogs
After taking a break for a few months from blogging I gradually lost most of my confidence in Imogenscribbles. I felt like I'd lose all my followers, have no regular readers anymore, and no comments. It only took one comment from one lovely person (Jes) to encourage me to give it another go and really get back into the flow of things. As a result, I've realised how much comments mean to bloggers, and I would really like to take the time to show my appreciation more on other blogs.

3. Find New Blogs
I rack up so many unread posts on bloglovin that I end up never bothering to go out and find anymore blogs to read. This means that I miss out on some wonderful blogs and I would really like to change this!

4.  Stop Being Afraid
I still don't tweet about my blog on my personal Twitter, or Facebook or Instagram. I'm not ready to do that yet, and I also feel like most of my friends wouldn't be interested, so I don't want to spam them with links anyway. Having said this, it really is time to stop being worried about what someone who knows me in real life might think of my blog. At the end of the day, if they choose to find it (very easy to do with Google these days) then they can either read it and enjoy, or just leave the site. I fully accept that a lifestyle blog wouldn't interest a lot of people, but I think most of the people I know are respectful enough of different interests that they wouldn't judge anyway.

5. Stop Comparing Yourself
This is applicable to my life in general, but especially to blogging. I know you shouldn't care about followers but let's be honest, we all do. If I lose a follower I don't like 'okay fair enough, maybe I just don't interest them anymore', I just immediately assume that my writing has gone downhill, my pictures are awful, no one likes what I write, my posts are boring, blah blah blah. Talk about assuming the worst! The thing is, I am so, so happy with the readers I have at the moment, and all your comments really brighten my day and that is what I am learning to go on. This year I am going to stop thinking about what I can do to make my blog more popular, and simply go by what I myself want to do.

6. Stop Criticising My Own Blog
And if I really have to tear it to pieces then at least think of ways to change what I don't like, and actually follow through. I am my own worst enemy when it comes to criticism, because I am never completely content with my work and I always manage to pick out everything and anything that may or may not be 'perfect'.

7 comments on "New Year's Blogging Resolutions"
  1. Am I the lucky Jes you're referring to? If so then; Aw. I am actually so, SO pleased to hear that I have encouraged you. I feel honoured. You should never be afraid to post anything because I actually do find your content pleasing to read and interesting too!

    Just keep doing what you're doing. :)

    As for the resolutions: they're exactly my resolutions as well, how funny is that. ESPECIALLY the planning and organising part. ;) I couldn't agree more. I should really plan and organise my posts better because I feel like I am lacking so bad there.

    Great post! x

  2. These are all great blogging resolutions :)

    I sometimes gain 3 followers one day then drop 4 the next - I try not to take it personally. It's all part of the nature of blogging I think.

    I keep up to date with my Bloglovin but it's a bit of a full time job, I spend every lunch hour and evening reading and commenting on blogs. Good job I love it :)

    Chloe x

  3. I think these are great resolutions! You have a lovely blog so definitely should be proud to share it around :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  4. Yes!! I was mean to go back and link you but forgot. It shows that you read through my posts thoroughly though :P Thank you Jes you really are so sweet. :) Yeah organising is something which none of us can seem to do.. even if we like it! x

  5. Yeah that's exactly what I'm trying to learn to do not just in blogging but in life in general. You can't appeal to everyone! Yeah hard work but hard work isn't too bad when you love it. I've started to allocate my morning breakfast to catching up mainly so I don't miss out on posts! x

  6. Thank you so much! Very sweet words :) x

  7. Great goals, I am trying to comment and find lots of new blogs!
    I have just found your blog, and I love it, you should be proud of it!


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