In the past I have never been one for resolutions and, when I have made them, I haven't exactly stuck to them, something I know a lot of people are guilty of. Full of optimism and excitement for what I believed to be a 'new start', I would set myself goals which, let's face it, I was never destined to achieve. But this year, I hope that it will be different (famous last words). Some of my 'resolutions' may perhaps be overambitious but I hope that in putting them out there on the internet, this will pressure me and push me stick to them.
Perhaps that which I am most determined to do this year is develop my blog and ensure it's continual growth. Unsurprisingly, blogging has become a big part of my life and I could not be more excited to see where it will take me in the future. Although I do not imagine it will become anything more than a hobby, I want to make it into something I can be truly proud of, even more so than I already am. If I am to achieve nothing else, I would love to have reached 1000 followers by 2016!
Make better quality videos and upload them more frequently
This year I really want to up the anti on the YouTube front, spending more time on editing and thumbnails, acting more confident, and generally increasing their quality. Up to this point, my uploading has been rather erratic with no clear schedule. Although I'm not sure that I shall be able to post weekly due to the time which university work consumes, I do plan to upload more regularly rather than simply when I realise that "oops, it's been a while since I uploaded a video".
Go to more events and meet other bloggers
This year I really want to take blogging out of my bedroom and immerse myself in the blogging community! Blogging gives so many opportunities to meet some amazing people and have some incredible experiences. This year I want to take full advantage of that and now that I am in living in London, I'm in the right area for attending events! I have my tickets booked for the Bloggers Love LFW Dinner Party in February and, if any of my readers are aware of any upcoming events, I'd love to know about them!
Spend more time promoting my blog and YouTube
In order to encourage the continuinal growth of my blog and YouTube, it's going to be so important to promote them through twitter chats and commenting on other blogs etc. This is been my most neglected aspect of blogging but is something I am determined to change for the New Year!
Get organised - learn to balance and prioritise
If I am honest with myself, this is probably the most unrealistic of my resolutions. I have always been very disorganised and unable to balance school work, blogging, and leisure. However, at university this is certainly not something to shrug off - I really need to get myself sorted and stop making excuses. Whether I actually will is a completely different matter, but I'm remaining optimistic!
Cut down on binge watching
This resolution links to the above point, my binge watching having largely been the cause of my reluctance to get work done. I will watch an entire television series in 2 days which is hardly healthy and does not promote productivity. Nothing can make me give up on my binge watching but cutting down is a must if I am to get myself organised!
and most importantly...MAKE 2015 EVEN MORE AMAZING THAN 2014 HAS BEEN!!
I hope all of my readers have a Happy New Year. Please leave a comment telling me what your resolutions for 2015 are. Do you have any from my own list?