Happy New Year! It’s January 1st 2019 and I thought what better way to kick off the start of the year than by creating a list of goals for my blog for 2019.
I started my blogging journey in January 2018 which you can read about here but after returning from my visit to Australia in March my blog got pushed to the backburner. I’ve decided that 2019 will be the year I really focus more on building and growing my blog and I have some goals I’d like to share with you all here.
Get my first Brand Collaboration
Whilst I managed to achieve launching my blog and growing my following on Twitter, I never put the time into marketing myself enough to get any brand collaborations on my blog which I’m planning on changing in 2019! I’m hoping I can get my first collaboration within a few months of building up my following.
Create a Blogging Schedule
I’m hoping I can stay on top of blogging during 2019 and not get sidetracked so my intention is bulk write posts in advance and create an editorial calendar I stick to so I have a consistent schedule. If you’re a fellow blogger and have any recommendations on staying on top of this I’d love to hear from you!
Start my own Mailing List
This is something I wish I’d got started as soon as I began blogging but hopefully better late than never! I would like to begin creating a list of fellow bloggers and sending out a monthly newsletter full of my favourite blogging resources. I just need to create my opt-in freebie and get it set up in mailerlite, keep your eyes peeled for this happening soon!
Collaborate with other bloggers
Interacting with other bloggers was the highlight of starting out my blogging journey but as I didn’t invest as much time as I’d have liked, I also never got the chance to collaborate with any other bloggers. This again is something I really want to change in 2019 and I’m hoping I can work on some great projects with other bloggers throughout the year!
Grow my Instagram Account
For the particular niches that I’m interested in for my blog (Mainly fashion and beauty) and for my dream brands I’d like to work with one day, having a strong Instagram account will benefit me greatly so I’m planning on dedicating a significant amount of time and focus into growing my Instagram during 2019. Right now I’m actually starting my feed from scratch and my following count is a modest 50 as of publishing this blog post so hopefully, if you’ve found this post a few months or a year after it’s been published, I’ll have grown my following a bit higher than that!
Start a YouTube Channel
I actually did start dabbling in vlogging during 2017 and I absolutely loved being in front of the camera and editing videos but again, life got in the way and I ended up not continuing making videos. This again is something I definitely want to change in 2019 and I have a lot of video ideas planned out in Evernote!
I also recently shared my 2018 accomplishments and I’m hoping I can snowball onwards from achieveing these goals and apply the mindset I tackled these goals with during 2019. My last two posts have been quite personal but going forward I’m planning on the majority of my posts being focused on giving product reviews, outfit ideas and blogging tips to inspire and motivate you all with your own blogs!
What goals do you have for your blog in 2019? I’d love to hear about your plans and progress you made over 2018!