2016 was an okay year for my blog.
I’m not overly happy with some of the content I produced in 2016, especially towards the end. But I am super harsh on myself so maybe it’s that.
2017 is the year I’m going to actually start taking my blog a little more seriously. My time for this blog is limited and there are a few things I want to change around here for a more positive, happy and productive blog in 2017!
Stop producing content for the sake of producing content
I’m particularly bad for this. Producing content for the sake of producing content is a bad habit of mine with this blog. I freak out because I don’t have enough ideas for posts so do ramble. Don’t get me wrong, these posts will stay and I probably will still produce them, but I intend to produce more valuable content this year and have a content schedule/plan.
I want to write longer, more valuable content for readers like the good digital marketer I should be. It’ll also make me happier.
Make the relationship with my blog official
Like a long lost boyfriend.
You might have guessed this from the above post. Okay I’ve written many posts about how much I freak out about taking this blog to ‘the next level’ so to speak. I haven’t been pushing myself for various reasons. But along with producing valuable content I want to also produce content i’m proud of sharing, use my SEO knowledge, start growing a social media following properly.
I am a digital marketer by day so it makes sense. Naturally i won’t have all the time in the world (that I would like) to perfect my blog. But I do need to work on it definitely, my SEO is not up to scratch on this blog yet (since the redesign and ever tbh).
Write more book blog posts
They are some of my most popular posts, along with a few review posts that rank highly. I would like to write more book-related blog posts as frankly, I’m a proper literature geek. I love classics and niche related books that have barely been read before (see here) and I want to write more about it, as it’s such a huge passion of mine.
Do more outfit and fashion posts
Ever wondered why my blog’s called ‘Elleanor Wears’? Yeah, that.
Essentially I’ve never really developed my courage online in front of the camera. I much prefer being behind it. This isn’t due to any deep self esteem issues, it’s simply because I suck with any sort of posing and just being in front of the camera! My child modelling days did not last (story for another time) and I’m going to try and be more comfortable.
Be happier writing/blogging
God, this is the most depressing one of the lot.
I want to be happier within blogging. I can sometimes hate it not gonna lie. Most of the time I want to do absolutely nothing in the evenings. I work 9-6pm (sometimes go to the gym before work), do meal prep after work and then it’s 8pm. Okay, that doesn’t sound like a lot. But sometimes the only thing I want to do is play Star Wars: Battlefront (great game).
Being happier when blogging is something I want to do. It may mean less posts and less of a rigid schedule on the blog, but it will ultimately make me happier.
Since when did being a blogging become such a big thing? Or an assumed big thing?
This isn’t something I want to make into a full-time job and if I’m honest, I know a few people that are the same. I do feel like there’s a growing pressure (is that the right word?) that newbie bloggers should want to have that goal. And fair enough if you do.
I want to not have a schedule. Not freak out about stats to the point where I just stop blogging. And also go to more events. Always.