Saturday, 3 January 2015

Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions 2015
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?

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25 comments :

  1. Great list, happy new year and good luck ;)

    M
    The Flower Duet

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  2. Good luck!
    I have ended up starting binge watching which isn't good! I have one day till classes start - I think I'm allowed one more day in bed with netflix right?

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  3. Best of luck with your resolutions! I too think that by announcing on the internet a goal I want to achieve puts more pressure and motivates me to work harder to make it happen. My goals for this year is to stop being hard on myself (I am my own worst critic!), exercise regularly, loose at LEAST 10 pounds and to travel more! Here's hoping I achieve it all!
    It'sMyLife

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  4. These are really great resolutions. Good luck with them! Have a great 2015 xx

    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Haha I am the same, I need to cut down on the TV and actually be more productive which is an aim for this year! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  6. Yess! Binge watching is a new habit of mine - so awful.

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

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  7. I love your handwriting! I definitely need to balance more and FOR SURE let go of binge watching. I work so much more without youtube on but I can't let goooo. I'm going to try and make a schedule so I can be more organized :)

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  8. Binge watching is a hard one or me to cut out! Just finished watching girls in its entirety in three days eek x

    Aine Oh

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  9. I'm the worst for promoting my blog, only my closest friends know I have one. I just checked out the bloggers love lfw dinner and I'm quite tempted to attend, it looks great!

    Clothing Conscious // Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  10. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! :) <3

    Fashion gets Fierce.

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  11. great resolutions! becoming more organised is a great one, I think my life would be so much easier if I had a bit more organisation going on xx

    cat // je suis cat

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  12. Great resolutions, happy new year!

    I aim to promote my blog more too!

    http://rachellouise2.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  13. these are such great resolutions! good luck with it all

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  14. You have some great resolutions! I am going to make an effort to interact more on social media and go to more blogging events (:

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  15. These sound like great resolutions! Good luck with them :) x

    Josie’s Journal

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  16. Wow, your goals are big :p

    Alice x
    alzgalz.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. random I know, but I love your handwriting haha! My goals are really similar to yours; I'm trying to get more organised and hopefully attend more blogger events too. Good luck with your goals in 2015!
    Thanks for leaving your link on twitter, followed you on bloglovin :)
    lily x
    www.jolihouse.com

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  18. I said to you on twitter how much I love your handwriting, it really is a thing of beauty! :)
    Really good luck with these goals for this year, it's so nice to have direction and have things to work towards. I'm also trying to cut down on binge watching and spend my time blogging instead :)
    Love Holly x

    www.thehollydays4.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Agree with all of these and think I might need to copy your list! xxx

    Maisy Meow | Fashion and Beauty Blog

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  20. Good luck with your resolutions. I really want to start my own YouTube channel this year x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. what a great list and some of mine are very similar if not the same , by the way your handwriting is stunning

    http://beautyandtheprince.weebly.com/makeup.html

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  22. These are some great goals to aim for. I need to get more organised too, I need to make the most of the hundreds of notebooks I have!

    Jenn
    Photo-Jenn-ic
    x

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  23. Fab post hun, I love your resolutions. I'm exactly the same when it comes to meeting other bloggers, I have been to one meetup and want to attend many more this year :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  24. Your writing is so pretty! I never used to stick to resolutions either but I think it was because they were unrealistic. I done quite well last year and I'm determined to do so this year too. I LOVE the last one- I'm definitely guilty of watching a few too many Youtube videos or tv shows- and then I wonder where my time goes. Good luck with them all and Happy New Year!
    Julz Obsessions xx

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