12/31/2010

My Blogger Resolutions for 2011

I've been writing a list of my New Year's Resolutions for 5 days now and it's still not done. It's not that I have that much of them, it's only that I really have to think through every single aspect of my life and set a realistic goal - and now I want to do the same with my blogger life.
I've been blogging since July 15. It means I've been a blogger for five and a half months now - yayy, soon to be celebrating a half year anniversary :) - and my blogging skills really developed over the months, it can be seen pretty clearly if you check my first 10-15 posts. I didn't really know what to write about and how to write about it, it wasn't clear to me what my (then non-existing) readers might've been interested in and I just took morsels of news and told my opinion about them, basically. Nowadays I almost always have a concrete topic for each of my posts and I've been trying to be a little more qualitative lately.
Design-wise, MFLL's first design was made by me entirely, though I haven't the foggiest idea how to use HTML codes and stuff like that. I just used jpeg images right, I guess it was luck. The second design wasn't really me, it was the blue and brown one, and now this pink-ish design is, let's say, okay. 


Considering all those above, I drove to the conclusion I should make the following resolutions for 2011:
1.) I'll go a bit more pro. I'll try to write really qualitative articles, I'll try to write about useful things, I'll try to write unique articles. I'll use capital letters and will really think about tagging posts before publishing.
2.) I'll leave 250 comments on other blogs a month. It's gonna pretty much force me to get to know new blogs and bloggers (which is also a pleasure for me of course) and will extend the circle of MFLL's readers as well. Also, I might make people feel good by leaving comments and I might even say something useful once in a while.
3.) I'll get to know my readers more and will try to build a community of my readers. Of course it takes a bit more followers and a little more stabile reader basis, but I really do believe I can do it. I will e-mail the commenters, I'll ask for my readers to submit articles and stuff like that, thus I can get in contact with them and get to know them.
4.) I'll have 300 followers by December 31, 2011. I mean, I could get a hundred and one followers in 5.5 months. I need about two times the same amount to accomplish this, which means it's gonna take about 11 months, and then I'm still gonna have a month to get even more. Yaayy.
5.) I'm gonna post at least 2 real articles a week. I've been posting approximately 10 posts a week until now, but they were short and full of photos and stuff, so it's actually a positive change that I'll post 2 real articles a week, since I posted a real article every 2 months until now. Or something like that.
6.) I will continue the My Recent Favorite Blogger series. I promised you I'll do it every month for a week but it pretty much...never happened. I will do it in 2011.

Okay I think that's pretty much it.

What are your resolutions for 2011? I can't wait to read about them. :) xo

9 comments:

  1. Just followed. 1 less to 300!

    My resolutions are to post at least 3/wk, force myself to try new stores, and pull off one mixed print look! We got to hold ourselves accountable in 2011. Happy New Year!

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  2. I'm starting a 365 photo challenge, my biggest resolution i have so far!

    http://365of2011.blogspot.com/

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  3. Great list! I've made my own blog resolutions for the year as well, and look forward to keeping them going. I think you've done an amazing job with your blog since you started 5.5 months ago! Love that it seems more people are focusing on qualitative posts now. That's one of my goals as well for 2011.

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  4. Hi girl.
    Great article, and you gave me loads of great info...
    And you really made me think...

    Thanks for that:)
    Have a great day.

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  5. Thank you, everyone, I'm really glad you like the post and thanks for sharing some of your own resolutions :) Happy New Year! xo

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  6. Setting down your goals is a good start.
    Good luck on achieving your new year's resolutions!
    I have to say, your site is awesome!
    I added you to my links page and followed you on bloglovin!

    Cheers,
    Angel <3
    http://moderndaydamsel.wordpress.com

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  7. those are really good goals. definitely have given me some inspiration for my blog!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your goals. As a fellow blogger it is nice to see what other's are doing to achieve their own goals. Thanks for the inspiration! Looking forward to your upcoming posts.

    http://cito-gene.blogspot.com/

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  9. My resolution is to follow more blogs, I just came across yours today and i love it!! Love all the gorgeous pictures xx
    http://www.vivaglam026.blogspot.com

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