(Finally, A Finished Post!) My Blog Goals For The End Of The Year!

Hello, my beautiful souls – are we all safe and sane today? That’s great, I’m glad to hear it. You just get yourselves a snack and settle in because . . . uh, well, I don’t really know. Because you seem to want to look at my blog goals? You’re the ones that clicked on this post, how am I supposed to understand your motivation?

It’s that time again. Back when I hadn’t decided to essentially throw my life in London away and start afresh in Australia (oh, remember the days of saying “I want to build a career young and start saving so I can retire early”? Ha. Ha ha.) and I was still organised and productive on this website, I used to set and track regular blog goals. It was great, we all felt productive and on top of our shit.

(*insert shameless self-promotion here* If you want to learn how I set achievable goals for real blog growth, feel free to read my post about it here!)

However, what with my life being a topsy turvy mess, my blog goal setting has been somewhat lacklustre and . . . well, let’s just say I don’t remember what my blog goals were, let alone if I actually managed to achieve them. Fortunately for me, my beautiful stay in The Belfry Guesthouse allowed me a lot of time to chill out, relax and focus on my blogging (as well as tan and eat all the food I could ever dream of) – so your girl is back, definitely not better than ever and here to hit you with some blogging goals*.

* – Uh, so I wrote the introduction to this post a few days before a whole ton of (amazing) stuff happened that made my chilled stay in the Belfry Guesthouse way less chilled and meant that actually I got no work done. I’m working on a post explaining what I’ve been up to, give me a day or two.

As always, I decided to write my goals in three month blocks.

At the moment, my main goal isn’t so much growth as it is maintenance. You guys can already tell that, with all the travelling that I haven’t kept you updated on, I’ve been struggling to keep up to date with my blog – so I figured that growth was going to be off the table. Just learning to get into a new routine and producing some quality content is good enough for me at the moment, so most of my goals for the next few months center around just . . . getting shit up.

Ideally, I’d like to keep experimenting with my content type (lookbooks, videos, etc. I mean, Priya and I are in the same city now – a fact that still blows my freaking mind, we went out together and I spent way too much money and it was amazing and I regret nothing.) – and, as Instagram is probably the easiest platform to use quickly and ~blogger central~, I want to try focusing on that too.

WHAT I USED TO CREATE THIS LOOK:

Pastel Highlighters – Amazon UK – £5.57

Pastel Highlighters – Amazon US – $11

Black and white floral stickers – £1.60

I have quite a few interesting ideas for content for the next few months (and a lot of DIYs, especially over the Christmas season) so make sure you keep an eye out for those! Now that I’m actually settled somewhere (I might be in Melbourne for the next five months, but I’ll tell you all about that in my next post), I can’t wait to get back into DIYs and all my creative pursuits.

Honestly, I just want to get back to where blogging is a fun way to channel all my creative energy, instead of being like “man, I’ve missed my upload schedule”. You know?

So, to summarise, my blog goals for the next few months are pretty much just “create cool shit I love in a somewhat timely manner”.

Okay, kids, this was just a little “I haven’t forgotten about this corner of the web and your girl is back and ready to attempt being at least as good as ever” post. I hope everyone’s had a great month or so and I can’t wait to catch up with you all! Did you like this journal spread? What are your blog goals for the next few months? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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44 thoughts on “(Finally, A Finished Post!) My Blog Goals For The End Of The Year!”

  1. Bayance – Canada – If you're here, that means I liked/commented on your post which means you're awesome and I love your blogs...or you just clicked on my Gravatar for no reason. Anyways, you know what else is awesome? My blog! -> www.bayance.wordpress.com Lol just kidding it's terrible but check it out anyways. And follow me if you want but it'll only take a second. Plus, you're only going to get a notification that I uploaded thrice - is thrice even a word?- a week. So what are you waiting for? Go now! Okay I sound like a commercial. See you around. Bayyy.

    It’s so annoying when you write a blog post and accidentally publish it – I feel ya. Can’t wait to keep reading

      1. Bayance – Canada – If you're here, that means I liked/commented on your post which means you're awesome and I love your blogs...or you just clicked on my Gravatar for no reason. Anyways, you know what else is awesome? My blog! -> www.bayance.wordpress.com Lol just kidding it's terrible but check it out anyways. And follow me if you want but it'll only take a second. Plus, you're only going to get a notification that I uploaded thrice - is thrice even a word?- a week. So what are you waiting for? Go now! Okay I sound like a commercial. See you around. Bayyy.

        Aah I’ll go read it

  2. H.A.Ivy – I mean, to be frank with you do people actually read these? Undecided. I do know it's an excellent thing to write when you're trying to procrastinate from literally anything else. Technically I'm supposed to write on these for another obligation but you know what-we'll procrastinate on that one too. Mainly because people will be reading and judging that one. Though if you've gotten this far it's probably because you're genuinely hoping to find information about me, and to put it simply, there's not much to tell. I'm a fairly average person who prefers to have panic attacks about small things, and then when something's big I say "ah screw it" and move on with my life because who has time to dwell, not me that's who. Not with college and other stressful life requirements like not procrastinating on things. But in all seriousness, if you have made it this far, kudos to you. I'm H.A.Ivy, or Ivy, or Hazi or random girl that should shut up. I'm old (there's still a "teen" slapped after my age number so I'll let you figure it out), I enjoy writing, playing video games, and annoying my family. And of course, my ultimate goal is to take over the world, after I finish whatever this is.

    This is so Ginchy! Recently I got a new planner, and I feel so happy and more organized!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thanks girly! And honestly, a good planner can change a girls life x

  3. coming back to wordpress after a mini break, the first thing I wanted to do after replying to comments is checking your blog and reading what I missed, and as usual i’ve got some amazing posts by you to catch up on!love your journal, makes me want to be more creative with mine!and im sure you will achieve your blog goals for 2018.<3

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Oh, Nika, I do love your comments! Thank you so much lovely 🙂 <3

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you so much 🙂 Honestly, blogging schedules aren’t massively important unless you’re trying to grow quickly – do whatever feels best for you!

  4. seaofwordsx – Christina, 27 years old, blog about my journey in life, loving yourself and mental health 🌸

    I loved this post I’m glad you are back. I checked your blog many times and when there was a blog post up it dissappeared and I was like huh is it my computer, internet who doesn’t work?! I also want to create good quality posts rather than make a lot of posts. I love your journal. It’s so beautiful

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you so much! <3 Ahaha no it was just my blog being silly and publishing loads of posts before they were ready (eugh). Hope you've been well xx

  5. Joy – Beauty Blogger - Wanderer - Movie Lover

    I really love how you design your planners, and I hope you achieve your goals!! And I think it’s normal that with all the traveling you are not finding time to keep up with your blog, when I moved in Canada, I didn’t post anything for like a month [maybe less]

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you, Joy! And I suppose so, but it’s definitely nice to be back 🙂 x

  6. Tarotmum13 – Just a Tarot-mad mum writing about the things she loves - might be Tarot and Oracle cards, might be my little girl, might be crystals or pendulums, might be my cat! ~ Tarotmum13

    I’ll be glad to just keep adding regularly to my blog haha as a single, working mum it seems I am forever short on time – but I do enjoy writing so I keep plugging away in the hopes anyone will read my post and finds it either useful, inspiring or amusing!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Awww good luck 🙂 You’ll find your balance, don’t worry!

  7. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.

    Lol one of these days, I’m gonna actually use the supplies I bought and have myself a pretty journal like yours (or as close as I can get cause let’s be real- yours is GOALS)

  8. SimpleSerenity – My name is Azra, welcome to my blog SimpleSerenity. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old chemical engineering student that works as a beauty journalist. I hope you'll enjoy spending time on my blog and enjoy my content. It would mean a world to me if you would subscribe and leave me any feedback that you have! If you want to ask me something you can email me at simple_serenity@outlook.com.

    Glad to have you back girl, missed you. I’ve been really bad with keeping up with people posts, I just don’t have enough free time to catch up with everyone. xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you, Azra – I’ve missed reading your posts too! And god, tell me about it! There’s not enough time in the day xx

  9. oxria – Hello! I’m a 17 year old girl who likes to share experiences and travel memories with people. On my blog you’ll find a bunch of things: from fashion posts, hauls and travel diaries to random photos of my cats! (b ᵔ▽ᵔ)b I hope you like it!

    Oh, your journal is too pretty! Major inspo right here, haha! 😀

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you girly! Oh, don’t be fooled – mine is sitting forgotten for probably 3/4 of the time at the moment ;-; xo

  10. Your jounal spreads always look so beautiful! <3

    If we talk blog goals for a next few months, I'm not sure where I'll stand.
    Now I'm busy with managing college and two jobs, and when I put a blog post up, I want it to be good content. The problem is, I'm not able to do it every week.

    Also, lately I really think to much about what people I know think about my way of letting that creative side of me on-line and because of that I think I started to be a little bit more reserved in my posts. (Hope this made sense.)
    How to unleash of those thoughts, any advice? xx

    Other than that, I'm really excited for the Christmas season <3

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you so much, Kate <3

      And that's totally understandable – jesus christ, you sound SO freaking busy! I'd have no mental energy left over! Good luck with balancing all of that over the new few months girly <3

      That made perfect sense…I think it's something everyone goes through because it's massively vulnerable to open yourself up online and share your innermost thoughts and creative expression with the whole world, where you can be judged. Honestly, I know this is going to be that helpful, but my main tip for overcoming this is just trying to create the best stuff you can so that you can go "well, even if nobody likes it, I know I put effort into it….and I like it". xxxxx

      1. Thank you so much for taking time to write me this beautiful comment <3 (not many people would do that.) It really calmed me a bit and I'll definitely take that advice – sometimes we know all of that but we need to hear it from someone else. Thank you so much once again <3

  11. Hi Mia! So nice to see this little update from you! Hope all is well where you are. ♡ Looking forward to reading your upcoming posts! Especially about the amazing stuff that happened at the Belfry & your move to Melbourne!

  12. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.

    I think that maintaining your blog comes with an aspect of growth anyway because nobody wants to follow an inactive blog! My goals for the next few months is to work on the quality of the pictures I am using, i.e. start using my camera again instead of my phone, and also start posting on Instagram. I have felt so uninspired lately so trying to find that inspiration again at the moment. Hope you are still having an amazing time in Australia. xx

  13. kiki | soyvirgo.com – Internet – call me Kiki. I'm a multidimensional gal who loves cats, games, married at 20, and is on pinterest most of the time... I also run an online shop and blogging community ( that i try to be active on...) · . ✷ ·  ✧ ⊹   ˚ ✫ . . ·   ✦  · . ✧   . I don't mind staying home all day, relaxing with cats, my husbo and binge watching a show with some homemade vegan foods ʚ♡ɞ I write about experiences in law of attraction, being a mexican vegan, marriage, dealing with long distance, cats, art, anime and more lifestyle stuff. It's pretty much a mess but it's my mess. ʚ♡ɞ I'm learning to fall in love with living and finding happiness in just being alive, I want my readers to find that happiness too ♡ ↳ my website is slowly turning into a community where people can share their knowledge and advice to others. If you're interested in writing, txt me! ↳ my loves: my cute soulmate, kpop groups, memes, pastels, cute things. j-drama, anime, making playlists and lists in general, genuine kind people, matcha, editing themes, the number 9, (can this get any longer?) See my links below for more!

    Looks amazing as always <3
    Im still contemplating on weather i should take notes of what blog posts to make, i usually just put them in drafts and decide which ones should be scheduled next. But writing it down might b better ??
    I guess i will just have to try!
    Thanks for sharing ur bujo with us, cant wait to see the next ones xoxo
    -KIKI

  14. growingthroughsomething – I am a college student who aspires to strengthen my relationship with God through writing experts about my personal adventures. I am experiencing all of His love, gaining a deeper understanding of my purpose, and finding more depth behind the reasonings for each and every moment in which God blesses me. "He must become greater; I must become less" ~ John 3:30

    I love this! As you may see, I just posted on one of your older posts about how my blogging schedules fell to pieces, as well (def why I’m looking at bujo journals). Anyways, I understand how blogs can go from fun to feeling a sense of pressure (wow, such similarities?!)

    I think it is great that you are exploring and adventuring. As they say, there is a time for adventure and a time for reflection. I am excited to hear about your journey thus far! Blessings!

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