My 2017 Blogging Goals

My 2017 Blogging Goals

Can you believe we’re nearly at the end of the year already? Last year I did a post on my life and blogging goals for 2016. In terms of my general personal life, I’ve had quite a rubbish year, but that’s a story for another time. On the other hand, the blogging goals I made for myself for 2016 could not have gone any better. I pretty much think I smashed every single one and it feels so amazing to be able to say that. I’ve honestly loved blogging this year and I’m so proud of myself for sticking at it, as well as achieving things I could not even dream were possible. So a massive thank you to anyone who has discovered my blog this year, praised my post(s) or followed me. It means the world to me. I hope you’re excited to see more from me in 2017!

Here are my 2017 goals for itslaurenvictoria –

Platform goals – My goal for 2016 was to hit 100 followers on Bloglovin and I managed to reach 420+ which even to this day I am shocked I even reached 100, let alone 400!!! Thank you so much. So 2017’s goal is to double that. I want to aim for 800. On other social media platforms, Instagram is one of my main focuses at the moment. It’s always one I’ll probably struggle at, but if I can get to 750 then I’ll be very happy. Twitter is one I’d love to grow more on too. It’s my favourite platform. I love chatting with everyone, so if I could interact with more of you that would be fabulous. I recently hit 100 on Pinterest, which is another social media page I’m absolutely loving, so I’d also love to continue reaching out to more on there. 

Change up my theme – I did manage to complete this one back in the first couple of months of 2016. But I’d still like to purchase one, preferably from Pipdig as they have some wonderful professional looking designs. Once I’m earning, that’s where I’m going to be heading to. But right now, I love the colour scheme of my blog. I think that will be something that will be staying for a while. One thing I am planning to work on within the first few months of 2017 is updating my header. I want to change that up for the next year for sure.

Continue to improve my photography – I’ve learnt a lot about photography in 2016 and it’s definitely something I’m going to continue to learn more and more about. I think my photography has improved over the year. I’ve tried to style my photos better, work with good lighting and learn a few tips and tricks for shooting with my camera. 2017 is going to be the year I really up my game in terms of experimenting with different angles, layouts, props and backgrounds, as well as working with different camera settings. 

Original content – I love reading blogs that publish new and original content. We all want to discover something we’ve never come across before and that’s what I hope my blog will be able to provide. I’ve already tried to come up with my own original whilst sticking to some golden oldies, but I love thinking of new exciting ideas and being able to share them with you all. I hope you’ll like them too!

Be more active on social media – Sometimes being active on Social Media can be quite hard, especially when your life is quite quiet like mine. I definitely want to be more consistent with updating my pages, especially sending out tweets about my day or starting conversations on Twitter and posting at least once on Instagram. I’d also love to host another Twitter chat. I did one back at the end of November and it was so much fun!

Work with more brands – 2016 was the year I managed to work with some great brands. I’d love to do that again in 2017. It’s so lovely building relationships with people and being able to share some amazing products and services with you all. I’ve already got a couple lined up, so stay tuned for those!

Just another massive thank you to everyone who has read, commented or shared any of my posts this year or followed my blog. It means so much to me. I really appreciate every single one of you. Thanks so much. I wish you all the best for 2017.

What are your blogging goals for 2017?

Lauren x

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  1. Erin Azmir
    December 28, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Lovely goals! I hope you can achieve all of them in 2017 x

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 28, 2016 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you, Erin!x

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 28, 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Aw thanks, Ronnie! Best of luck x

  2. Victoria Goodman
    December 28, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    brilliant goals! Hope that you're 2017 will bring you lots of happiness and success!! 🙂 I also think I should work on some of these goals too! 🙂 xxVictoria |

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 28, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Aw thanks, Victoria! That's so kind. Best wishes to you xx

  3. Amy Jade Fuller
    December 28, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    So proud of you ☺️Keep this blog going, you can do it girl������������X

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 28, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much, Amy!xx

  4. Rosy Ward
    December 28, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Loved all your goals. You seemed to be very determined to reach them, so good luck!

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 28, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Aw thanks, Rosy!xx

  5. Amy
    December 28, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Great goals Lauren! Your blog has been one of my favourites throughout the year – can't wait to see what 2017 brings. Have an amazing new year when it comes 🙂 Amy |

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 28, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Aw thanks so much, Amy! You've been one of my favourites also. Best of luck for 2017 xx

  6. Diana Maria
    December 28, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    I feel as though I have many of these goals for myself this year as well! Working with other brands and being more active on social media are my two biggest goals. Wishing you the very best in 2017! xoMy Lovelier Days

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 28, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      Aw best of luck with yours! Happy 2017 xx

  7. Toni Clarke
    December 28, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    These are some great goals, wishing you the best of luck to complete them! I recently changed up my blog template and it feels so refreshing to have a new look, I can't wait to see what you do with yours!Toni

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 28, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      Aw thanks, Toni! Have a great 2017 xx

  8. Gill McLaughlin
    December 28, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    Love this post, I need to start writing up my goals for 2017, can not believe it will be 2017 soon!!!

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 29, 2016 / 11:51 am

      Aw thanks, Gill! Glad you loved it. I know. The years go by so fast xx

  9. Katie Mills
    December 28, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Love these ideas! I need to improve a lot of these as well, especially social media. I have a Pinterest but I always forget to upload photos and posts there!

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 29, 2016 / 11:59 am

      Aw thanks, Katie! I always forget to upload images on Pinterest also. I'm quite good at the ol' pinning though xx

  10. Lauren Ward
    December 29, 2016 / 6:51 am

    Great goals! A lot of mine are similar to yours, but I would love to stay consistent with my blogging. After getting a full time job in August, I dropped off for a bit so I would love to keep my blogging steady while I work and grow my audience. Good luck! xLauren | Dose of Wardrobe

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 29, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Thanks, Lauren! Aw I hope you can get more consistent with uploading. Best of luck to you too xx

  11. Estefania
    December 30, 2016 / 1:07 am

    I hope you can achieve all of them! I love reading this kind of posts, it's inspiring, thank you.Instagram | Blog

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 30, 2016 / 1:02 pm

      Aw thanks so much! It was so lovely to hear that you found it inspiring xx

  12. Katie
    December 31, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    I just picked up my blog again after many years break, and my goal for this year is to hit 100 followers on bloglovin as well! Hoping you have success in all your 2017 goals!

    • Lauren Victoria
      December 31, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      Aw I hope you can reach that, Katie! Best of luck with your blog in 2017. Thanks so much xx

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