Friday, 31 December 2010

Blog Year's Resolutions

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I did quite well with my New Year's Resolutions last year. I said I would give up sugar in my coffee, which I did, and that I would start running more - which lead to me running the 5km Race for Life in the summer. This year I'll probably make and break the traditional less-food-more-exercise resolution before the first of January is even over so I thought I'd set myself a few blog resolutions to fulfil in the coming year:

.Redo my links page and my about me page. These are both hopelessly out of date, and as Google Analytics tells me also two of the most visited pages on my blog. There are so many new blogs I've discovered since I last updated my links page it is in desperate need of an overhaul. Expect to see your blog there soon!

.Increase my posts to five time a week. At the moment I'm pretty comfortable posting four times a week and it's rare I don't manage this. I'd like to push that up to five times a week in 2011, and I think hopefully I have enough to say!

.Make my blog more 'diary' like. This is sort of tied in with the above point. At the moment most of my blog posts are quite 'planned' and are usually written a day or two before they are posted. Some of my favourite blogs are those which seem a bit more spontaneous, and more 'this is what I did today' and I'd like to make my blog a bit more like that. Obviously my regular posts such as outfits and lazy Sunday links will stay though!

.Comment more. I was very inspired by Amy from Wolf Whistle's mission to comment 500 times in both November and December, because comments really do make the blogisphere a happier, more friendly place. Amy definitely laid down the baton, and although my November and December were ridiculously busy I am determined to give her challenge a go for January.

.Use these tools to build a better blog. When Grit and Glamour tweeted this list I didn't really expect to see much on it I didn't already know about, but wow was I wrong! Now I know what a Favicon is, and how to change it, and there are some great links to learn more about all sorts of other aspects of blogging.

Have you made any resolutions blog, or otherwise this year?

34 comments:

FromGemWithLove said...

Thanks for the link to the 14 tips :) You did really well with 2010 res's, here's to 2011 :) Hope you have a lovely New Year xxx

Danni and Maria said...

lovely post, with some resolutions I'm sure most of us bloggers would love to get round to!
Can't wait to read more diary style stuff :D

Danni
xxx

E is for Eleanor said...

Wow thanks for the fab list of websites link! How amazing is that? So handy!

Hope 2011 will be a brilliant year for you my lovely! x

Rachel said...

I never make New Years resolutions because I don't keep them, but I keep blog resolutions, so maybe I should make them instead - thanks for the idea! x

Hannah said...

Great set of blog resolutions Harriet, I want to take a few of these on as well in the new years. Looking forward to seeing how you manage with them all and good luck for the coming year. Hope you have something fun planned for tonight!

Hannah xx

daisychain said...

Great resolutions! Good luck with them and happy new year x

vintagereflection said...

Such a great idea, I may have to do something similar! Happy new year and looking forward to a 5 week post! Wish I could, I've just started a new full time job so not much free time to blog :-( Jealous of you, he he x

Krissy said...

What a great idea - making blog resolutions! Mine could desperately use some sprucing and tidying up. Some things have been on my to do list since March! Awful, I know. Time for some blog TLC!

I really like the 500 comments a month mission. I'm definitely going to give that a try. All too often, I'll read posts, but never say anything. Time to break the silence and spread some love!

Hope you have a most wonderful 2011! ♥

Leia said...

I haven't really made any blog resolutions this year! But I think your list is awesome and has definitely given me something to think about.

By the way, I would love it if you told us how you managed to run the 5k! Was it hard building up to that number? I miss your health/food posts from ages ago!

Leia

Christy said...

This is a really good set of blogging resolutions and makes me want to write my own list.

Happy new year and good luck with your resolutions!


Christy of Dress Rehearsal

Che said...

great ideas! i'm going to make my own blog-resolutions! :)

Sherin said...

Happy New Year.
Love these blog resolutions! Most of my resolutions are around my blog as well. Can't wait to see more from you and the blog this year.

MJ said...

I thoroughly approve of this idea. I'll have to think up some of my own!

Fayoona said...

i'm always saying to myself, comment more and do more blogging but I find it so hard to get the inspiration/motivation! Sound a bit like a broken record. i should try more. other resolution is keep my room tidier and ALSO GIVE UP SUGAR IN MY COFFEE!!! SNAP!
xxxxxx
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Vixel said...

I'm forever making blog resolutions, but I do hope to write more regularly this year, and really try and get a grip on the whole posting my own photos thing!

Also keeping up with my Google reader would be a good start *cough* commenting 4 days late *cough*

Bree @ The Blog Stylist said...

Thank you so much for linking to me! I really appreciate it, and am stoked that you liked the post enough to share with your readers! Happy New Year to you! xx

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