MY 2016 BLOG GOALS
As I mentioned in my new years resolutions post here, this year as always, I’ll be setting myself some blog specific goals for myself in 2016.
When I started my blog back in 2011 it was purely a hobby, but as the years have gone on it’s become so much more than that, it’s my pride and joy, a brand, a business and something I channel all of much passion & efforts into. Whilst I do have a full time career too (i’m a communications strategy consultant), I do work super super hard on my blog to produce content that you enjoy or feel inspired by, to create imagery & visuals that bring my editorials to life, and to post daily so that you always have something new waiting for you, so that one day perhaps, when the time is right to take the risk & make the sacrifice, this could be my sole career.
And so with the drive, passion & dedication I’ve always had with my little blog (without it I don’t know how I would have blogged everyday for over 4 years), i’ll be jumping into 2o16 full of ambition & motivation to make this year, be the year my little blog flourishes into something even bigger & better.
MY GOALS & BLOGGING RESOLUTIONS FOR 2016
#1 ATTEND EVENTS
Juggling a full time career and a full time blog means I often struggle for time. In 2015 work took even more of my time up than usual, and it meant I missed so many meeting, work, events and travel opportunities. In 2016 I want to prioritise more of my time to the blogging business, and that means starting with ensuring I attend more of the events i’m invited to. I know the importance of events not just for the fun but also for the networking opportunity, and so If I want my blog to flourish this year, events & meetings will be key.
#2 JOIN THE COMMUNITY
When I started blogging I absolutely loved the community, talking to you all on a daily basis, sharing my life & stories, having your support for the content I produce, and in turn me sharing my love for you all back. Whilst I still engage with you all when I can, I want to do more, I want to get to know you more & I want to spend more time meeting you all, talking with you all and sharing the experience & this crazy journey with you. So in 2016 I want to get more involved in the community, in real life at events, parties & perhaps for work, but also online too.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with some incredible brands this year, I’ve ben signed to a network which felt like a huge achievement and i’m proud of the work and content i’ve produced as part of these collaborations. in 2016 I really want to push this even further. I’ve never been one to proactively seek blogging work (I simply don’t have time) but If I want to grow this little www dot in the future, then it’s probably about time I started. I really hope 2016 will be the year my portfolio grows considerably, and that i’ll continue to work with some of the best British and Global brands.
#4 CREATIVITY & PHOTOGRAPHY
One of the things I love so much about blogging and about producing content for mediamarmade is the photography and the creativity involved in creating an editorial. For the first few years of blogging my creativity was quite consistent, but last year I really tried to up my game, create features that were more unique, upgrade my photography style so it felt more exciting, editorial like & generally just more enjoyable for you guys to read. In 2016 I want to push this even further and really up my creativity here on mediamarmalade.com but also on my social channels, in particular my instagram which is one area i’d really love to see grow in 2016 (so please do follow along if you haven’t already).
#5 QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
My final resolution or goal is something I’ve genuinely been thinking about for the last couple of years, and ties in quite nicely with my push towards creativity & more unique quality editorials, and that’s quality over quantity. Since I started my blog i’ve ensured that everyday there’s new content waiting for you on here, but not only has that put enormous pressure on myself to produce content daily (whilst working full time too) but it’s also meant that sometimes my content doesn’t get the airtime perhaps it deserves, as a new post quickly replaces it. So with my ambition of making every post on here something super special, I have been debating changing up my content frequency, perhaps blogging 5 days a week instead of 7, and in turn ensuring every post is unique, original, creative & hopefully super enjoyable for you guys.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this one? Do you enjoy the daily features, or do you think quality over quantity might be a good idea in 2016?
In 2016 I really want my blog & brand to grow even more, to flourish & my hard work and dedication to create content daily to really pay off. I’d love more people to discover my content, i’d love more brands to get involved, and i’d love all of you incredible people to stick along for the journey.
I’d love to know what you think of media marmalade, what content you enjoy, what content you want to see more of? And of course I’d love to hear about your own blogging journey & goals for the year ahead too?