To say the least, I’m excited for this summer. Sadly, this semester was absolutely crazy and blogging was put to the back burner. I was having difficulty finding the inspiration to blog so it just wasn’t happening. I’m excited to be back and I’m excited to be sporting a new blog design. The lovely Hayle of Hayle Olson whipped up this amazing new blog design for me, including my header, signature, favicon, and a business card design. I decided to go with a blog theme from Pip Dig and Hayle was kind enough to install everything with my new theme.
With a new season in life also comes new blogging goals. I’m hoping with a new routine and a fresh mindset blogging is something that I will begin to prioritize more.
Make YouTube Videos
I’ve been tossing around the thought of doing something like this for a while, but just never went for it. I finally decided in March that I would attempt the whole YouTube thing. My goal is to do a weekly video about anything, whether it’s school, planners, routines, favorites, or day in the life, my goal is to do something once a week. If I decide at some point that it’s not for me, then I will move on to something else. I just want to know that I tried something I had thought about doing for a while.
Make a blogging routine
I strive off of routines. They are what make me tick. If I don’t have a routine then I have a hard time sticking with things and sadly when it comes to blogging I didn’t have much of a routine going. My goal is to develop days that I take blog pictures, Instagram photos, write posts, schedule tweets, when I will pin on Pinterest, schedule Facebook posts, and pull together when I will do my Instagram posts. Hopefully once I’ve developed a routine then I will be able to stick to blogging.
Create a newsletter
I know, I’m literally the last blogger to not have a newsletter, but I wanted to make sure that I found a good company to host my newsletter do. I’ve done a bit of research and now I’m hoping to get it launched within the next few weeks. Stay tuned friends!
Join in on Twitter chats
This summer I hope to finally be able to join in on the Twitter chat fun. I need to make some form of schedule to see when chats I’m interested in are hosted because I always seem to miss them. I’d love to be able to network and get to know other bloggers within the community.
Make money blogging
I know that this is a silly thing to want to do with my blog, but it is true. I’d love to make a little extra money on the side from my efforts in blogging. I’m not here purely for the money, but I’ve gotten several exciting offers lately that will open new doors for me when it comes to my blog income.
Do you have any blog goals for this summer? Do you have any favorite Twitter chats I need to check out? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!