Is it really 2013 already? Time to set some new goals for this year related to the blog… and boy do I have a lot of goodies saved up for you!
Why Set Goals?
Well, first of all to keep myself on track. Goals help motivate me to get started! I set several goals for 2012 and most of them were ridiculous. Goals like: lose 100 pounds and read 100 books. Even though I didn’t meet those goals, I still lost 33 pounds and read 90 books. Goals are a good thing, even if you aim a little high.
Goals help move me to where I want to be personally and professionally.
I think this quote sums it up best:
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra
I hope you don’t mind me sharing my goals for this blog for 2013. I think you will be pleased with the amazing things we will be doing this year!
Goal #1: More Crafts!
I know, I failed miserably in the craft department this past year. That nonsense has to stop! I want to share things that are going to inspire you to create. I am going to start doing 1 craft per week for you. It might be something cool I see on Pinterest and want to share, or something that I’ve been hiding away in my yarn bag that is waiting to be finished. But, it is my goal to show you one craft a week.
Goal #2: More Food!
I think everyone is in agreement here! Food is always amazing. My husband and I recently discussed that we need to start making more meals at home and even canning this year. Do you all realize that I have been stock-piling cookbooks for years now? You’ll be seeing more recipes featured on the blog this year. I also happen to love taking photos of food, so this goal should work out wonderfully. I’m planning on trying to bring you 1 new recipe each week!
Goal #3: PhotoPalooza!
I have a nice, professional camera and take photos all of the time, so my goal is to show you more photos in 2013! Hopefully I’ll be able to sneak off and travel to some cool places in the Midwest this year and journal my trips with photos!
Goal #4: This Year I’m Packing My Bags
To travel, of course! I have a trip planned in February already to attend a paranormal mini-con in St. Augustine, Florida, but I also want to attend a few blog conferences this year. I want to meet more of my blogger friends in real life and learn more about how I can bring my readers fantastic content!
Goal #5: Lighten Up and Show You What I’ve Got
By nature, I’m a funny person, but I don’t feel that it comes across on my blog all that well. Sorry I’ve been so lame. In 2013 my goal is to bring more of my big personality forward to share with you and let you get to know me a little better. Hi, I’m Amanda, it’s nice to meet you!
Goal #6: Work Smart, Not Hard
Okay, so we all know that working smart and hard go hand in hand. 🙂 What I mean here is that I will be doing a lot better with time management this year so that I can maximize my time while I’m online… so that I can actually enjoy some time offline. No one likes being online all day long. Especially now that I have 3 blogs and do additional freelance work on the side! Oh, and then there is that book that I am writing…
It’s always something.
How about you? What would you like to see from me in 2013? What are some of your goals for the year?