Happy new year lovelies! It’s officially a new year! I am always excited for new year’s but I must admit that I wasn’t so psyched for this new year. I don’t know why I wasn’t as excited for 2021 as I always am for every new year but I decided that I won’t start this year on a bad note. At the beginning of every new year, I always set my goals for the new year by writing my goals down. I am not really a new year resolution or new year, new me person. I prefer creating goals for the new year than making new year resolutions. I feel like the words “new year resolution” are a little too hard but “new year goals” are more subtle, I am not the kind of person to force myself to stick to a new year resolution and so I love making new year goals and not new year resolutions.
GET A DOMAIN FOR MY BLOG
This is number 1) on the list because it is very important to me. I have been blogging for a little more than 1 month now and just before the year came to an end, I decided to get a domain for my blog. Getting a domain for my blog will take me one step further to achieving my blogging goals.. I know you might be wondering why I didn’t decide to go self hosted instead. I will go self hosted a little later. I don’t want to go self hosted yet because I want to spend a little time on blogger/blogspot and I also want to learn more about blogging, SEO and going self hosted before I actually go self hosted. Not that I can’t learn the aforementioned things if I go self hosted first (some bloggers start off with self hosted websites) but I want to be on blogger for a little longer and take things kinda slow. What works for everyone might not work for me and so I want to take things gently and move to wordpress.org (a self hosted website) when I feel like I am prepared and ready to do so.
GIVE MORE TIME TO MY STUDIES
This is just as important as my first goal. I want to give more time to my studies this year. Nothing good comes easily and if I want to be known as a scholar, I have to devote more time to my studies and so I have decided to put more time and effort into my studies.
This is a big one for me because school can be extremely stressful and juggling blogging with school work and being a counsellor can be thrice as stressful. I want to be able to blog consistently regardless of the fact that I am a very busy person. I want to post at least once a week this year!
GET MY TWITTER FOLLOWERS TO 1000
I know this goal seems pretty realistic lol.. It’s not an extremely high target and I know I might get to 1000 twitter followers even before mid-year but I am cool with that. Twitter is the major source of traffic and engagement for my blog. Tho, I intend to work on other social media platforms and make them a great source of traffic for my blog, I want to build my twitter first as I find that Twitter is a great platform for bloggers and by far my best social media platform for blogging related stuff.
BUILD MY CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM
I am pretty much a very confident person and my self esteem is great too but I guess there can never be a limit to building confidence and self esteem. I want to build my confidence and self esteem and become more confident than I am now.
MAKE MONEY FROM MY BLOG
I don’t know about you but I feel like it is never too early to start making money from a blog and this year I wanna get my first paycheck. It is never too early to start making money from a blog, it’s just growing your blog to a stage where you can make money from it requires a lot of hardwork and I am so ready to put that hardwork in! I am ready to go into anything from sponsored posts to link insertions and everything that suits me and my blog.
I WANT TO LEARN SEO
Oh my God! This is such a big deal for me lol. I feel like SEO is hard and that mindset has prevented me from even trying to learn anything about SEO but I have decided to learn SEO no matter what. This year, I won’t let the popular phrase “SEO is hard” stop me from learning SEO. I think I might get an SEO eBook tho but we’ll see.
I WANT TO STOP TAKING THINGS TOO SERIOUSLY
Things get to me a lot more than they should. I must admit that I take things way too seriously. If someone insults me or acts rudely and I don’t react as much as I want to, I keep thinking about what that person did and it bothers me seriously. I want to make myself learn that some people only try to dim other’s light to make themselves feel better. I want to make myself learn that not everything and everyone is worth my time and energy and I want to learn to stop taking things too seriously.