MY 2017 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS!

8/01/17

THE GOALS

I’M SETTING

MYSELF

For the Year Ahead

N ew year, new start. Seeing as it’s a new year, I thought it was time that I set myself some new goals. I’ve been setting myself a bunch of goals at the beginning of every year for about the past ten years. But so far, I have never been able to complete them all due to setting too many, not having enough time, or setting goals that were unrealistic.
So this year, in 2017, instead of rushing into it, I decided to spend the first-week thinking and planning goals that I would like to set for myself. So if you would like to find out what my goals are for the year, keep on scrolling.
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QUALITY OVER QUANITY

I started my blog in 2013, and every year since then, I felt like the key to being a successful blogger was about the quantity of content that I put out each week, so much so that one year, I tried to do a 365-day blogging challenge, as I thought that would be my key to blogging success. I only managed to create 99 posts, and out of those, there were probably only 5-10 posts worth reading, as half of my posts were simply me promoting my social media channels or writing to say that I couldn’t think of anything to write about but didn’t want to miss a day. I also had a few failed blogtober and blogmas challenges, but we won’t go there.

I have grown a lot since those days and cut down on the amount of content I put out. But I still feel like I need to cut more because although I was writing less, I still look back and feel like those posts were a little too basic. If you scroll back through my blog archives, you will sort of see why. Quite a few of my old posts went back into draft mode, as I wanted to be able to look back on them but didn’t want other people to have to see how badly I was a blogging.

So the aim for 2017 regarding my blog is to post one high-quality post every Sunday. I might occasionally post on Wednesday, like I did last week, but 99% of the time, new content will just be posted on Sunday due to the time it takes me to make one of these posts, time spent working on my YouTube channel each week, and all the daily stuff I have to fit in between.

INSTAGRAM

I love Instagram, but I’m the worst at keeping up with it. There are times when I post every day or every other day, and other times, I don’t post for about three weeks.

So this year, I’m going to attempt to do the 365-day Instagram challenge. I already failed once because I forgot to post the second day. But I decided to restart again, and I’m currently on day six.

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COMMUNITY

Ever since I started blogging, I’ve felt like I’ve never had a community, so this year, I’m going to work on getting to know other bloggers so I can build a community and get regular returning visitors.

It may seem like I get lots of visitors from the comments, but if it wasn’t for partaking in Facebook groups on a daily basis, I wouldn’t have any visitors. Although the people who comment are lovely, 90% of those people wouldn’t normally comment because I’m not in their niche (and I wouldn’t normally comment on their blogs because I’m not in their niche).

So, it would be great to find some people in my niche that I could connect with, and it would be even greater if they where in my age group as well.

YOUTUBE

I’ve been creating YouTube videos on and off since 2013, mainly because it’s a lot of work to think of video ideas, record, edit, and promote and also due to the fact that in the last few years, my internet connection has been crap and can sometimes take three days to upload a video.

But towards the end of last year, I created two new YouTube channels, one for sit-down and vlog-type videos and the other one for all things Sims. I haven’t fully developed schedules for them, but if I can hunt down fast internet, I’m aiming to post Sims videos Monday-Friday and sit-down or vlog-type videos two times per month.

But that probably won’t be fully functioning until February or March, as I want to have a bunch of videos pre-filmed, edited, uploaded, and ready to go.

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I didn’t plan on all my goals being blog/YouTube related, but I feel like at this moment in my life, I need to focus on those two aspects. From time to time, I will do monthly goal posts, where I go into detail about blogging, YouTube, and life goals I want to complete that month, so don’t forget to look out for those.

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I love hearing about other people’s goals, so let me know one of your goals for the year!

xoxo  The Alexandra Edit

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40 Comments
  • Marie
    January 18, 2017

    I love the shoes and the clutch! Super cute and super funky!

    • thealexandraedit
      January 19, 2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Brittany
    January 18, 2017

    It sounds like you are reading to take on the new year! Best of luck accomplishing your goals in 2017!

    • thealexandraedit
      January 19, 2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Ance Antovska
    January 19, 2017

    My most important goal is to lead a life that is filled with purpose and love for others. 🙂

    • thealexandraedit
      January 19, 2017

      Totally agree 🙂

  • Ree love30
    January 19, 2017

    I love that bag and your shoes are so cute! Yes I think its always better to go for quality over quantity. You spread yourself a bit too thin of you do that . Ree love30

    • thealexandraedit
      January 19, 2017

      Thanks, totally agree you can spread yourself a bit too thin.

  • Brittany
    January 19, 2017

    These are great resolutions! Sometimes it’s good to focus on one or two specific aspects in your life.

    • thealexandraedit
      January 19, 2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Cynthia Williamston
    January 19, 2017

    Bravo to your goal setting. It is a great start to some of the best journey’s.

    • thealexandraedit
      January 19, 2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • neha
    January 19, 2017

    Going through your post was like reading my own personal list of things to do since most of these are inline with what I want to do over this year, the instagram and the youtube in particular. Thanks for sharing, now I can just bookmark it for reference 🙂

  • Joy Generoso
    January 19, 2017

    I’m not really good in achieving my goals on a yearly bases. Most of the time I failed in accomplishing it but it’s good, at least you have guides of what to do and what to achieve for the rest year.

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thanks 🙂

  • Hra
    January 19, 2017

    Lovely outfit!! i love this white dress, I hope you the best for 2017 🙂

  • Quinn Caudill
    January 19, 2017

    Great goals for all of us bloggers! Hope you keep them!

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Belle
    January 20, 2017

    What a pretty dress; I love how you styled it! Your clutch is really cute too!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thank You 🙂

  • Kristen
    January 20, 2017

    these are great resolutions! Having a blogging community is so so important and will make you enjoy blogging more too!

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thanks 🙂

  • Helene
    January 20, 2017

    Focus on my blog is one of my resolutions for 2017. Let’s see how things will turn out. Good luck for a successful year!

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thank you, you too 🙂

  • Julie
    January 20, 2017

    Good resolutions! Love that clutch btw!

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Rosalyn O.
    January 20, 2017

    This are great goals! I know how hard it can be to keep up with a blog, and multiple YouTube channels, as I’m doing the same. I know you can do it! Stick to your plan :))

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thank you for the lovely comment 🙂 Good with your blog and YouTube channels as well.

  • michenn
    January 21, 2017

    I love your beautiful layout and your outfit and shoes! Everything about this is just so pretty and on point, seriously lovelovelove!

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Carly Delski
    January 21, 2017

    I hope you the best in your 2017! All your goals are fantastic. I’m trying to be more positive and healthy in the new year! Your clutch is fabulous 🙂 Xx Carly || thecarlycollective.com

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thanks for the lovely comment. Hope you have the best 2017 as well.

  • Sage Sheppard
    January 22, 2017

    That’s a very cute outfit

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Louise
    January 22, 2017

    I always used to try and blog too often and I hated it, so I just post when I have something that I think is interesting to talk about now. I think it’s much better than filling my blog with meaningless posts that no one cares about 🙂

    Wishing you all the best for 2017, and loving your outfit <3
    Louise x

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thanks for the lovely comment, totally agree that you should fill your blog with meaningless posts. Happy 2017 to you too.

  • Jhumki Nag
    January 22, 2017

    Both the dress and the bag were great. I would also like to get my Instagram going this year. Best of Luck to you!!

    • thealexandraedit
      January 22, 2017

      Thank you, good luck with your Instagram.

  • Isaly Holland
    January 23, 2017

    I love your bag! I so agree with a lot of your goals. I want to make a blogger group for in person and actually meet bloggers just like me and in my specific niche. I plan on spending a lot time managing my blog and making this year a great year.

    • thealexandraedit
      January 23, 2017

      Thanks, that sounds like such a good idea 🙂

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