2015 Blogging Goals

Friday, 2 January 2015

1. Review more books. 
I talk a lot about books on my blog but its not often that I sit down and write a full, in depth review of a book. I'll post little mini reviews in my monthly reading wrap up posts but I want to talk more about what I like and dislike about certain books. There are many reasons why I didn't post as many book reviews last year, mainly because they don't attract a lot of attention but I enjoy writing them so this year I want to publish at least 3 a month. Providing I read 3 a month which I almost always do.

2. Use Pinterest more effectively as a marketing tool.
I installed a 'pin it' hover button above all of my photos on my blog but that doesn't necessarily mean that I always use it. This year I want to use Pinterest a lot more as I know that it can be great for sharing your post over a large audience and bringing new readers to your blog. Especially for food posts!

3. Blog more about what I crochet. 
I'm sure a lot of you already know that I love to crochet, especially if you follow me on Instagram. This year I would like to blog about crocheting a lot more. It sounds like a weird hobby for a 17 year old girl but I love that I can take a ball of wool and turn it into something that someone really loves. I think I might do a monthly round up of the things that I crochet. Or individual posts on bigger projects. I'm currently working on a blanket that I think is going to look amazing when its finished! I would also like to gain a lot more followers on Instagram from crochet based accounts. 

4. Improve my ad packages. 
I started offering advertising in June 2014 and whilst I've had a few people advertise with me, I'd like to make it a lot more successful in 2015. I don't really know what I'm doing wrong as my prices are pretty low compared to other blogs with similar stats. But I'd like to listen to feedback that I get from my advertisers and improve the packages so that they are the best they can be. 

5. Participate in more blogging chats.
Before starting university I used to take part in almost every blogger chat there was. And whilst it annoyed my followers that aren't bloggers, I loved it. But I've not made as much time for them and I really miss them. Plus I think it really helped keeping up the traffic on my blog and gaining new followers.

6. Grow my blog as much as possible.
I know everyone says that numbers aren't important(lie) I'd still like to grow my blog as much as possible during the year. Both in terms of followers and pageviews. I guess the ultimate goal would be to double my number of followers but I think that may be a tad too ambitious. Although I think if I follow my first 5 goals then it will a)open my blog to a wider audience and b) boost traffic, so it could actually be a lot easier than I'm thinking. 

What do you hope to do this year?

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