So by the end of 2016 I’ll admit, I was feeling a little uninspired with my blog.
I started in February last year so I guess it wasn’t a surprise that it felt a little stale! So I’m kicking off 2017 with a new blog design, re-booted logo and a few New Year’s resolutions.
1. Incorporate the gym into my lifestyle
I know this is such a standard NY resolution, but I’ve needed a kick up the butt to make this commitment for ages, and the start of the New Year is exactly the boost I needed. I say incorporate the gym into my lifestyle not just “go to the gym” because I feel like once I make something a habit, it’s much more likely to happen! Anna from The Anna Edit puts it best in this post when she says in order to make going to the gym a thing, you need to schedule it into your calendar like a meeting. This way you’re booking it in and “making” time for it. I know I’m just over a week into it but my target of going twice a week is currently going well!
2. Get organised with my blog
Okay so I tried and failed to put a post up once a week last year, especially towards the end (was frankly exhausted after working more or less 7 days a week). This year however, I’m going to plan blog posts ahead of time, take plenty of photos when I have free time (and when there’s enough daylight!) and generally get more organised. I’m determined to keep going. 💪
3. Up my game with Instagram and Twitter
I really really love Instagram, but I want to post on it much more regularly. I’ve got two amazing new apps to help me do this. Mosaico is a nifty little app that maps your instagram feed, then you can place your edited photos onto your feed to see how it looks before you post it. You can also pre-write your captions so you have photos all lined up and ready to go whenever you’re ready. Snapseed is also a great editing app made by Google, which I actually prefer to VSCO! I love chatting to other bloggers on Twitter but I definitely need to start posting more as well as liking and commenting on other people’s tweets.
4. Comment and engage with other people’s blogs more
I need to do this! I’m rubbish for typically reading a post, loving it and then not saying anything. It means so much when people comment saying they enjoyed a post of mine! I’m really going to make more of an effort to engage with people’s blogs more.
I would love to know what you think of the new blog design, and let me know if you have any New Year’s Resolutions!