As I mentioned in my previous post, I don’t make New Years resolutions anymore but this year I have decided to set myself a few blogging goals. Nothing big, just a few little tweaks here and there.
When I first started A Pocketful Of Dandelions I was pretty militant about not getting involved in the social media side of blogging but at the end of last year I decided that I was just cutting off my nose to spite my face. I now have Twitter and Instagram accounts and I’ve really enjoyed being a part of the blogging community. I definitely want to continue that this year. There are some truly inspiring bloggers out there!
My main blogging goal is to improve my writing skills. I suffer quite badly from low self-confidence which invariably leads to writer’s block. I have lots of ideas for posts but when I come to write them my drafts are all filled with notes that say [WORDS!] or [WRITE SOMETHING HERE!]. There’s a disconnect between my brain and my keyboard. All too often I wind up trashing a post because I’ve convinced myself that it’s rubbish. I’d love to take a creative writing course but there aren’t any local to me so instead I’ve bought a book and I’m looking forward to putting all of the theory into practice.
The way I run my blog is one thing that isn’t going to change. I’m sticking with my ‘ad free blog’ status and I won’t be joining any of the blog ranking networks. They’re great for building up your readership and I’ve found some great blogs through the Tots100 list but I really don’t need the added pressure of writing to a deadline for brands or worrying about rankings. To be honest I’m very happy with, and thankful for, my small band of readers.
So Happy New Year to you all! I have a feeling 2015 is going to be a good one.