• Does anyone else lack recipe inspiration and always end up making the same few meals …

    It’s nearly been a year since I started my blog and I love it. I’m happy with my content, I’ve been able to go to blogger events and meet some really lovely people.

    So, in 2017, I want to step things up a gear and put even more time and energy into my little blog.

    I’ve made a list of the goals I want to achieve throughout the year and hopefully I can look back in 2018 and feel proud of how far I have come.

    So here are my goals:

    1. Stick to a blog schedule of at least 1 post a week

    I’ve always aimed to do this but sometimes life gets in the way. From now on, I am going to have a few posts written in advance so that I always have a blog post to launch. My upload day will be a Wednesday.

    2. Collab with other bloggers for the first time

    This is something I wanted to do last year but never really knew how to go about it. Over the past few months though, I’ve got to know a lot more bloggers so hopefully I can come up with some fun collab ideas. This includes finally meeting my fellow Mcfly fan, Karina , and cracking out some exciting posts for you all. I’ve known Karina for over 10 years now so it’s crazy we are yet to meet each other in person.

    3. Increase my social media following

    Social media, I feel, plays a very important part in the running of a successful blog. You can have the best written content ever but if no one knows about your blog your posts won’t be read. So, I aim to increase my following on Instagram to 2000 followers and Twitter to 1500 followers by the end of the year. My links will be below if you fancy helping me out!

    4. Hit 15,000 views on my blog

    This is quite a large goal for me and one I’m not sure if I can reach but I will give it my best shot!

    5. Reach 1000 blog followers 

    I know it’s not all about numbers but I do feel a sense of achievement when I reach certain milestones and to reach 1000 would be incredible.

    6. Go to more blogger events

    I went to a few blogger events in 2016 and they are some of my favourite memories from the year. Hopefully, I get to go to many more this year and get to know the bloggers in my city even better. It would also be great to go to some events outwith Aberdeen and get to meet even more wonderful people.

    7. Comment and interact with other bloggers more often

    This is something I find myself pretty bad at. I plan to take more time out to read others’ posts and actually leave comments rather than just liking them.

    8. Improve my photography

    I do feel I have made some improvement already with my blog photography. I now have a softbox to help me with lighting which helps a huge deal, but I definitely have work to do on the arrangement of flatlays and figuring out how to actually work my DSLR. With more practice, I will get there.

    I’m very motivated this year to achieve great things with my blog and I’m so happy I took the plunge almost a year ago. If you are on the fence about beginning one like I was, I say just go for it! I can almost guarantee you will not regret it.

    If you are also a blogger, what are your blog goals for 2017?

    Thanks for reading,


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    1. January 18, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Love that you’ve layed out your blog goals; such a clever idea and it makes for a great post too! Keeping a schedule is definitely important, I always plan out weeks in advance whenever I have time so that when I get real busy I don’t have to worry about it. Lovely post, thanks for sharing and best of luck reaching 1,000 followers!!

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        January 25, 2017 / 6:22 pm

        It’s a good way of keeping the stress down right? Thanks lovely! X

    2. sittingintheclouds
      January 18, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Good luck with your blogging goals! I have some similar ones to you, really want to increase my online presence with social media and 1,000 followers would be awesome! <3

    3. January 18, 2017 / 6:21 pm

      This is such a good post! You’ve come so far in a year. I’d love to be able to get as far as you have in a year x

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        January 25, 2017 / 6:22 pm

        Aww thanks girl! That means a lot 🙂 x

    4. January 18, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      Girl, you’ll definitely hit 1000 bloggers! Love your blog! 🙂

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        January 25, 2017 / 6:23 pm

        Aww thanks lovely, that means so much 💕

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        January 25, 2017 / 6:23 pm

        Blogger events are great fun, sure do hope I get to go to more! Hopefully you do too! X

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        January 25, 2017 / 6:24 pm

        Thanks gal! Hopefully some will pop up around you! X

    5. January 19, 2017 / 2:51 am

      I hope you reach all your goals! I bet you will hit 1000 followers by May or June easily!

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        January 25, 2017 / 6:24 pm

        It would be amazing if that happened!! Thanks x

    6. eyeallureblog
      January 19, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Hey dear , would you be interested in doing an interview collaboration for my blog ? Your posts are very inspiring .

      I also want to thank you so much for supporting blog . I have now reached 200 followers . In order to celebrate this , I would like to do a q &a. Please submit your questions on the link below : eyeallureblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/200-followers-qa/

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        January 25, 2017 / 6:24 pm

        Aww that sounds pretty cool, I’d like to know more! X

    7. Anonymous
      January 21, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Good luck reaching all your goals! Can’t believe you’ve only had your blog for a year- you’re doing so well!

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        January 25, 2017 / 6:25 pm

        Aww thanks! ☺️

    8. January 24, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Interacting with other bloggers and sticking a schedule is hard at times but I’m glad you’ve outlined everything so well. I just started my blog so I also did something similar to keep myself on track. Wish you success!

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        January 25, 2017 / 6:25 pm

        Thanks girl! I wish you all the success in the world too! Smash it! X

    9. January 27, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      Wonderful goals dear 🙂 🙂 I’m sure you will get to 1000 followers in no time. Keep up the amazing work <3 <3 I wish you an amazing, and successful year x x

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        January 27, 2017 / 5:13 pm

        Fingers crossed! Thanks so much lovely x

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