Dress: Gracia (Similar) / Handbag: Saint Laurent
Earrings: DFTI (Similar) / Booties: Sam Edelman
Hello 2019 and Goodbye 2018
New Year’s Eve marks the beginning of all the things you’ve been meaning to do but haven’t gotten around to doing. It feels like a fresh start but in reality if you don’t put your mind to it, nothing has really changed from the year before. That’s why I wanted to put together my list of 10 Blog Resolutions for 2019 that I will be constantly thinking about and want to work towards in the New Year!
Have Faith in Yourself
If you don’t have faith in yourself, how will you be successful? It is the passion that you bring to your work and sharing the things that you love that will make your blog successful. Always have confidence in what you do, positivity and have a good mind set.
One thing that I told myself I would get into is making beauty and hair tutorials for all of you. I have made a couple of shorter length videos for Instagram but overall I haven’t dedicated enough time and space to this. I did create my YouTube channel and for 2019 I hope to actually get some real content out there for you all! On that note, what sort of material would you like to see on my YouTube channel? Comment below!
I have been wanting to attend NYFW for years now but haven’t had a chance to successfully clear my full time work schedule to make that happen. As a little background for all my new followers, I do full time work as an Accountant in the corporate world which can mean long hours. But honestly this year I hope to attend NYFW in the fall and get to meet all of you!
Create a Blogging Schedule
I try to stick to a Tuesday and Thursday posting schedule and also an Instagram schedule as well but sometimes life happens and sticking to a schedule falls off track. This year I want to set a schedule for myself and be able to shoot content ahead of time in order to meet my goals! In order to do that I will use a planner (or even this white board that I saw on pinterest)!
Create Eye Catching Blog Posts
A lot of bloggers post about similar topics during certain times of the year (i.e. sales, hot items, makeup) but what will make your post more attractive to readers than other bloggers? What hasn’t been done yet? In a sea of thousands and thousands of blogs, it’s those creative and one-off things that really make a blog stand out from the rest.
Expand My Network
Philadelphia has an amazing group of bloggers and I haven’t had a chance to meet much of them! I have chatted with many through social media (mainly Facebook and Instagram) but I hope for 2019 to attend more events and to network and meet all of you! I can be such an introvert when it comes to these types of events and getting out of my comfort zone is something that I really hope to achieve in 2019. Some of the best relationships can start from social media!
Increase My Social Media Presence
Personally, I really want to grow my social media accounts this year, particularly my Instagram account. I have been working on this and honestly Instagram has become so complicated with all its algorithm changes! I need to post more consistently on Instagram and also use my Instagram stories a lot more! I really would ideally like to be at 10K followers this year!
This year I hope to collaborate with more companies and especially local Philadelphia companies! I also scored my first paid blog post this year which felt amazing and I hope to have many more! Blog expenses can really add up from paying for a website, paying for apps, and paying for clothes/makeup.
Live in the Moment
In a world where social media is constant, being in the moment whether it be with family, friends, etc. is so hard to do. It’s good to put away your phone, table, computer (whatever you may have) and just be in the moment with those that you love.
Make Time for Myself
Last, but not least, it’s so important to make personal time for yourself away from everything. Especially in this industry things can get exhausting and draining - it’s really important to rest and re-charge in order to stay focused.
What do you hope to achieve in 2019? I would love to hear your resolutions!