Let's Get Blogging // 2014 Goals

It is good to have goals. And honestly, I love making lists. Lists help me feel organized and like I can actually tackle everything that is on my plate. Plus, I love the satisfaction of crossing things off my lists. Whenever I don't know what to do with my day or where to start, I sit down with a fresh piece of paper and get started.

So, in the spirit of a new year, I feel that it is necessary to reflect on my goals for this blog and where I see Foreign Room going over the next 12 months. This way, I can keep myself focused on what I really want for this space and look back this time next year to see how things went.

Here they are:

+ Post more outfit photos & crafts/DIYs
I don't really consider myself a fashion blogger and am not a fashion expert in any way, but I do enjoy putting outfits together and sharing these bits of my personality here on the blog. I also love making crafts, but am not always motivated to do so. Even if they are simple, I want to start sharing more of them here. Let's live creatively, people.

+ Grow readership & create a community
This is what really matters most to me. In the time I have been blogging, I have loved creating friendships with others all across the country, like Katie of Chestnut Mocha and Abby of Little City Adventures. It has really enriched my life, I must say. I want to continue to meet others through the lovely comments you all leave. They really make my day!

+ Rock ad swaps
Sponsorship takes baby steps. This year I really want to focus on cultivating great sponsorship relationships with other bloggers in hopes of eventually being able to have a thriving sponsorship program and to support other bloggers.

+ Blog consistently, even when real life gets tough
This is something I have majorly struggled with since I have started blogging. It seems that during school breaks, I have a jolt of energy and spend much of my time thinking about, planning for, and working on this blog. And I love it. The trouble is, though, that I haven't been so great with keeping a consistent pace, especially when I am in school. Things get busy with school, and between that and work, I don't always have the time or energy to put into this space. I am feeling really happy with how 2014 has started here, though, and am hoping to carry that throughout the year.

Well, guys, here we go! If you are a blogger, what are your goals for this year? How do you stay motivated with blogging?

haley said...

I have a goal to blog more consistently too & grow my audience (especially via social media). I've been thinking about doing sponsorship on my blog but in general i don't know where to start, i like your idea of starting with swapping (I may try that out in the coming months.).

Z K said...

Awesome goals! One of mine is definitely to post more outfit photos (re: also dress cuter in general.) Also, once I rebrand I"ll be sure to submit a swap for you :]

Jess // Foreign Room said...

It is sometimes hard to stick with! Luckily, I have a (mostly) willing boyfriend to take my outfit photos, so that makes things much easier. Yes, that would be great :)

Jess // Foreign Room said...

Swapping is definitely the way to go! It allows you to get experience with sponsorships, gives you traffic from other bloggers, and helps you to get to know other bloggers. A win-win for everyone really. Good luck!