My Goals for 2017

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Just before the new year, I wrote down the goals that I would like to achieve for the coming year. I thought I would put my goals into a post to share and at the end of the year I will be able to write a post saying how much I have actually been able to do.

I haven’t just written blog goals, there are other things in my life that I would like to achieve too.

So, what are my goals?

Grow my blog and YouTube.

It would be really nice to grow my blog and YouTube. I am really proud of what I have achieved so far with both of these, but I know I can do more. So, I am really going to work on growing these as much as possible. My dream is to grow them both enough that I can earn enough that I can cut down my hours at work. This would give me more time to blog and more time to do things with the kids. Watch out superstar bloggers and YouTubers, I am coming for you lol.

Work more with brands.

Holding more giveaways is something that I would really like to do. I am a comper, I love competitions and giving others the chance to win really makes me feel good. As part of these I would also like to do more reviews and working with brands in general. I am going to take myself out of my comfort zone and contact brands myself. I find the thought of this quite scary, but it will be great for the blog.

Interact more with other Bloggers.

I only really have a few blogger friends. It would be great to have a few more. The blogging community is such a lovely place and there are so many wonderful blogger to talk to. I would love to get to know more of them, other than reading and commenting on their blogs.

Improve my photo ad video editing.

My video and photo editing skills are very basic. Improving these I feel is a must for the blog. My hubby bought me some photo equipment/accessories for Christmas. It would be great to know how to use it all properly and produce great pictures and videos. I really want to learn how to putting writing on my thumbnails for videos, maybe even a little title sequence. I have big ideas lol.

photo equipmentAbove is what hubby bought me (check my awesome Star Wars throw I used as a background lol).

Work out how to use Pinterest properly.

This coincides with improving my photos. I know Pinterest can be great for blog traffic, but I don’t really know how to use it very well. Finding out how to get my pictures “Pinterest worthy” is what I need to do.

Go to the gym more.

My hubby and friend come to the gym with me now which means I am going at least twice a week. But to reach my weight/health goals I think I need to go a couple more times a week. I enjoy going to the gym, I just don’t always get enough time to go. I am going to make more effort to do this.

Eat better.

My diet is really not that great. There is more junk food in it than I would like to admit. I want to cut the junk down and eat more healthy meals. Drinking more water is something else that would be good for me too. And it will help with my weight goals.

Make more time for myself.

I do not have a lot of time for doing things for myself. I would like to try and make half an hour for myself twice a week to read a book or magazine or do some colouring. It doesn’t matter what I do as long as it is for me. I am hoping that will stop me from getting too stressed or burning out,

There you have it. These are my goals for the coming year.

Have you set yourself goals for the year? Let me know in the comments.

Take care everyone.

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