2013 – already?! Whoa. I feel like the New Year crept up on me without warning and without time to come up with my plans and goals for 2013. While it is a couple days into the new year, I’ve taken a moment to really think through what I want from the next year.
For ModlyChic, I have to say 2012 was a bit of a rollercoaster ride. There were some major high points, such as co-hosting the Fashionista Events Giveaway in both the Spring and Fall and the increased interaction I had with brands. On the other hand, there were low points too, like how FBFF sputtered out and died this past summer when I couldn’t find time to truly dedicate to it. High point: hosting a number of blogger mixers. Low point: little online interaction, again time was so non-existent. High point: speaking at the Blog Better Boston conference. Low point: not making it to Fashion Week in the fall. Ah, well, I think part of looking back is accepting what happened and moving on from there.
My ModlyChic goals for 2013:
- Re-start Fashion Beauty Friend Friday. FBFF has a new, looser format and I hope to get the community interacting again! (I’m so excited that in the first two days 35 bloggers have already signed up to be in the re-birth of this idea.) Want to sign up? Click here. Join the Facebook group.
- Diversify content. Outfit posts are easy when it comes to style blogging. I used to think they were all I wanted to do and all my readers wanted to see. But as I experimented with different kinds of posts, I realized there are a lot of posts sitting in my head, ready to be written.
- Pre-post! I used to pre-post nearly all my blog content but as life got busier, I let that fall to the wayside. I feel like I’m always playing catch-up to get a post up. I’ve created a schedule for pre-posting that will hopefully mean more posts each week and less stress on my part.
- Get the Milwaukee Blogger group up and running. We’ve had two little meet-ups and I hope to plan a lot more in the months ahead. This city has a surprising amount of bloggers and some great topic diversity. Can’t wait to meet them all in person and explore Milwaukee places with them. For the moment we congregate and plan events through the Facebook group. Twitter handle: #MKEbloggers
- Interact more with bloggers online. I talk about the importance of this all the time, but I’ll be the first to admit that I have failed miserably in this area. At least everyday we can begin again, right?!
Beyond my blog, my 2012 has been a really crazy ride. I moved again, so I’m now living in my 5th place in just 8 years. I switched jobs – doing a total 180* – and following my personal dreams with the new position. I published my second YA ebook and began writing the third one. I let life’s craziness get in the way of things that were really important – health, relationships, etc… So, with all that in mind, I’ve got a list of personal goals I want to knockout in 2013.
My goals for 2013:
- Knock off more items from the 101 in 1001 list. I’m especially going to focus on the things that will enrich me culturally, reading, writing, etc…
- Be a better friend. I want to be better at writing, emailing, texting, calling, Facebooking, etc…
- Join a gym again. Get back into marathon training mode, with perhaps a half in the Spring and a full in the Fall. It’s amazing what a difference a gym membership makes. I felt best, healthiest and happiest the years I was dedicated to using the membership I had.
- Finish off 2 more ebooks. I’m about 60% completed with one and have the idea totally formulated in my head for the second one. Now it’s a matter of finding the time.
- Attend professional and blogging events. I love going to these things, but I’m also totally petrified of them since networking is not always my thing. Although, I think the more events I attend the easier they become.
- Learn how to really wear red lipstick. I’ve been easing myself into this one. Stay tuned for a post on that.
What about you? What are your major resolutions or goals for 2013? Share in the comments below.
Since this is the first of the FBFF posts of 2013, check out the links below to read what other bloggers have to say about the theme: New Year, New You. You’re sure to find inspiration.