My Blog: Reflecting on 2017 & Goals for 2018

January 2, 2018


Once again another post centered around the new year (and this isn't the last of them)! I love reflecting and setting goals every time the new year rolls around. In this post, rather than sharing my personal reflections (I shared my goals for 2018 here), I decided focus on this blog. Though I only began in May of 2017, I still thought it might be fun and helpful to see my aspirations for the upcoming year.

Reflecting On 2017:

Consistency: 

I have to admit, when I started back in May I had no intentions of focusing too heavily on my blog. I had hoped to just pop in and write a post anytime I felt inclined do to so, whether it be two or ten times a month. So because of this, from May until October I really wasn't consistent at all with posting, and I only ended up writing ten posts in this time frame. I am not too upset about this though because without any pressure to produce a certain number of posts I was able to just let myself write whenever I felt inspired, and as a result of this none of my posts were ever forced or fake and I always had fun writing them. Despite my inconsistency starting out, I began posting a lot more later on in the year, and from November to December I had a total of twenty posts: that's double what I had from May to October!

Content:
I am pretty pleased with the content I have created, because all of it has been centered around things I truly love and am passionate about.

Growth:

Because I was not very consistent with posting and because I am really only a beginner, I have not experienced much growth, but I really don't mind at all because I love what I am doing.

Favorite Posts:

Granada, Nicaragua.
A Delayed Introduction.
Tea at the St. Regis
Happy Birthday America.
Eastern State Penitentiary.
Reading Terminal Market.
100 Little Things I'm Thankful For.
To Travel Is To Live.
Best Memories of 2017.

Goals For 2018:

Consistency:
In 2018 I hope to publish at least six posts per month. As I type this and look at my archives from November and December where I posted eight and than ten blog posts, I feel like I can do a lot more than six per month, but because I had all of Thanksgiving and winter break to focus on blogging, I am keeping it to six because I know that when school starts up again I will be very busy. Though I am pretty confident that I can reach six posts per month, I also don't want to put too much pressure on myself to post a lot because I don't want it to result in some of my posts being forced.

Content:
Regarding my content, I hope to continue publishing the same kinds of posts I have in the past. I absolutely love writing travel posts so I will definitely continue those as well as posts regarding happiness, organization, and productivity. I hope to implement more fashion related as well as personal posts into my blog.

Growth:
Though I do hope to grow my blog, I am not too worried about this aspect because I love blogging no matter how many people read my posts.

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