Happy New Year and welcome to my new blog! I had some time off work over Christmas and decided to change things up a bit. I have worked really hard so I hope you love it as much as I do. I have grown up setting goals whether it’s for education, work or just for life in general, so I thought I would kick of the year with my 2016 blog and YouTube goals. I love making goals it gives me something to focus on, I can track my progress and I thought at the end of the year it will be nice to look back and see how far we’ve come.
Blog – My first goal of the year was to re-launch my blog and to turn it into something I was really happy with and proud of. It has taken me quite a while and a lot of work has gone in, but I am so happy that I have been able to achieve this goal on the 1st day of the year. I knew it would be a good way to start 2016. Now that I have my blog sorted I want to really focus on creating great content and improving my photography.
YouTube – I love my channel and I am so happy with how far it came in 2015, so this year like my blog I would like to improve my content, create some new series and try out some new ideas. I would also like to reach 1000 subscribers by the end of the year. I also have a giveaway on my channel right now (*closed*), so be sure to head over and check that out if you would like to win some beauty goodies.
Twitter – I love Twitter, it is so interactive and it’s a great way to find new bloggers and YouTubers. This year I really want to participate in more twitter chats and reach 500 followers.
Instagram – I am obsessed with Instagram, it is definitely one of my favourite platforms. I find so much inspiration on there for everything and I just can’t help having a nose through. I am going to try and improve the photography that I upload and by the end of the year I would like to reach 500 followers.
Facebook – My Facebook page is completely new and has launched with my new blog. Obviously I have grown up with FB and have used it personally, but I haven’t used it as a social media platform for my blog and channel. I am going to try and promote it as much as my other social media and hopefully by the end of 2016 I can reach 200 likes.
Bloglovin – I love bloglovin as it lets you find so many fantastic bloggers in one place. I find it a little hard to promote and it has been slow going so far, but I am going to try harder and hopefully reach 250 followers by the end of the year.
Overall numbers are just statistics that help me gauge how well I am doing, but this year I want to be more creative and be really proud of the content I upload. I would love to collaborate more and most importantly build some great relationships and make new friends. Finding a balance between setting an achievable goal as well as one that will challenge you can be really hard. I think I have managed to find a good middle ground and I am excited to get started.
What are your goals for 2016 blog-related or otherwise? Tweet Me @laurasimoneowen to let me know.