This is the time of year when most people ask you what your plans are for the upcoming year. As I mentioned in my last post, I like to set goals rather than resolutions. I’m pretty content on how 2012 went so lately when I’ve been asked what my New Years goals were for 2013, I contemplated giving a response. I’m not sure why, I just feel like living life in 2013 and keep my momentum going.
I put on my Facebook page the other day, “2012 treated me pretty well but 2013 will be my year to shine. Happy New Year everyone!” One of my friends mother responded with a sweet comment, “Happy New Year Jewel, I know you’ll shine even brighter than you are right now.” So I’m going to keep shining and set a few small goals for 2013 and keep it moving. My personal goals are to do more yoga, get organized, network more and take a photography class.Those seem pretty easy and obtainable.
However, I do have a few exciting things planned here on the blog for the New Year. You can expect a new design launch sometime later this month or in February. I’ve been blogging since 2010 and haven’t changed my look since. I’ve had a few readers give me feedback on how to make this site more user friendly, so I hope you will stay tuned for the reveal.
Also, my new motto which I tested out at the end of 2012, is blog when I can and about what to want to. I stopped blogging regulary because I felt as if I was having thousands of readers visit my blog but no one was commenting or engaging with my posts. So I want to produce more exciting new series that hopefully you will enjoy.
Many of you may not know that I work a full-time where I do social media and communications. My job also requires me to blog and manage social media full-time. I thought there would be a way to manage my social life, family time, friend time, a full-time job and blog everyday. Well there aren’t enough hours in a day. Sometimes I come home at 10 p.m. and I am ready to crash. I could write a crappy blog post just to put one up online but I’m not. So In 2013, I plan to manage my time better and produce quality blog posts vs. quantity. I really don’t see how bloggers who blog everyday do it!
I also want to continue to collaborate with bloggers and digital publications to guest blog. In addition, I would also like to attend one blogger conference this year.
So that’s all for me! I hope that you will continue to stay tuned and remain a loyal reader in 2013.
Happy New Year!
What are your goals for 2013?