Thursday, December 27, 2012

BlogOlutions Review

I wrote these last year and thought I should probably see how I did before making any drastic resolutions for 2013.
1Comment more
I spend lots of time reading but not near enough time commenting. Sometimes I feel like I don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said but I vow to share more comment love.

**I definitely comment MUCH more than I use to. I am more confident in adding my 2 cents or just saying how much Iove what someone wrote.

2. Grow my readership
I think it's time to share this baby with people I know IN REAL LIFE. This will be a big step for me.

**So ummm, yeah. I definitely have more readers and Twitter followers and commenters but I've not shared this with people IRL yet..other than Big Yankee.

3. Host a giveaway 
It will probably involve a monkey since I love monkeys and I am momma to 3 monkeys. I promise not to give my children away thru my blog. That could get a little dicey.

**I've been lucky enough to do a few giveaways thanks to some sponsored posts. Giving away a sock monkey is definitely still on my radar for 2013.

4. Keep blogging
I am hoping the coming year brings about many changes...finally selling our house, moving across country, going back to WOH to name a few. I don't want the chaos of life to keep me from writing about it.

**I've had a few dry spells of blogging but never for what I consider an extended period of time. We've had many big changes and I've blogged through them.

5. Paticipate
I want to take part in more writing prompts, link-ups, twitter parties. I want to be more active.

**I scored big time in this! I've found fabulous link ups that I participate in quite frequently including Monday Listicles with Stasha and Pour Your Heart Out with Shell.

6. Learn
It is no secret that I am severely technically challenged so this will probably be the most difficult one for me. I want and need to learn more about the technical side of this blogging gig.

**I've learned some new (to me) tricks but I still have a long way to go.

So  what blogolutions are you making? What do you wish you knew when you first started out?



Fritter said...

I think these are great goals, and we can all benefit by working towards them. Perfection isn't the goal- but improvement is what we should strive for. I think you do a wonderful job.

I ended up sharing my blog with family and friends because we have gotten so many questions and requests for updates on our new situation, so this is much, much easier. I think in the back of my mind I always knew someday it would happen (and my mother is very nosy) so I never talked about topics I wouldn't feel comfortable with people reading. Besides, the goal for my blog is to keep a journey documented for my boys- so I stay true to that. That's what I feel is important. I never lose sight of my purpose.

Sanstrousers said...

I have got to start blogging again! It's been so long since my last post, that I'm all nervous again like a newbie!

Jill said...

Those are great resolutions. I need to start commenting more too. I'd like to do more link ups too; I'll try the Pour Your Heart Out you mentioned. Thanks!

Robbie K said...

I can relate. I've taken about 2 weeks off and it just feels I don't know how to do it anymore.

Robbie K said...

You should definitely check out some link ups. It's also one of my favorite places to find new blogs to read and people to follow.

Robbie K said...

Great points. For me I always thought I would tell ppl but I also feel like this is the ONE thing that is only for me. Does that make sense?