Blogging, 1 year on & Year 2 goals.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Bloggin, 1 year on & Year 2 goals.

It has officially been a year since I decided to do something with my hobby and start blogging, and boy have I came a long way; I would be lying if I said there's never been a moment where I was just sat looking at my '20 views, no comments' thinking what actually is the point, and I mean don't get me wrong, I never intended to be up there with Zoella, but the feeling of putting so much passion and thought into something for it to not even be appreciated, or even viewed is soul crushing... I didn't want my hobby to turn into another thing that made me feel I wasn't worthy.
I started my blog on Instagram and at first, I didn't even realise it was a thing to have an account dedicated to makeup, I just knew that that's what I wanted to do. I would take my photo's in bulk, edit them and post them about 3 times a week, although, god knows why editing took me so long because all I used to do was ad a glare and boarder... photography and editing is defiantly one of the areas I'm most proud of, I mean yes I have miles to go ( introducing props is proving to be incredibly hard) but I know I've already came such a long way already.  I currently have 3,000 followers on Instagram and try to post around once a week.
I would say Twitter is by far what made my blog what it is today, and if I'm completely honest, I owe a lot of credit to a fellow blogger,  @_chloehx_ , because if it wasn't for her inviting me into her blog babes group twitter chat, I would probably never have even used twitter as a platform. I've said this a million times but honestly, one of the best things you can do is join a group chat, I couldn't even explain how much the girls have helped me, at first it was just tips and tricks, you know just general advice, but now a year later its full on emotional support and someone to listen to my rants... I class every single one of those girls as my friends and seeing them grow makes me incredibly proud.
There's so much more I could say but honestly we'd be here all day so without further adoo...adue..? oh god, anyway, here's my blogging Year 2 goals...
🖤  Hit 5k on Instagram, I set this target based on the fact I gained 3k in one year, but don't use it as frequently anymore.
🖤 Hit 2k on Twitter. I'm nearly on 1k but I must say its taken a good few months, I didn't want to set a target too high for Twitter as the un followers to followers ratio can be a stinger,  
🖤 Get into the habit of scheduling posts the month before, originally this was going to say have them set for the year, but realistically that wouldn't work, so instead I decided to set always having the next months post scheduled.
🖤 Do at least 1 sponsored post. Ok so hear me out, I do not at all blog for money, I mean, its near enough impossible to earn a good wage by blogging with a blog of my size anyway so that's not the reason for this goal. I say this though as for a company to want to pay to work with you, they must be impressed with your work, and that's what I want, for somebody to be THAT impressed with my blog.
🖤 700 views per post. Now I have absolutely no idea what counts as a good amount of views per post,  I currently get around 400- 450 and I'm so proud of that, it may  not be a lot to other people, but to me that's huge and a far way from 20!

Now finally, I just want to thank each and every one of you, blogging is not only a hobby anymore, its a savour, which may sound stupid but Blogging has grew my confidence more than I could have ever imagined. when I started my blog and even up in till a few moths back I wouldn't leave my house, i would pretend to be ill to avoid plans with the people who I class as friends and I can say with my hands on my heart that I just wasn't enjoying life.
A year on of course I still have my moments, but when you have a group of people liking your posts, commenting on your hard work, telling you your selfies look bomb and most importantly assuring you you're not alone, its hard to feel worthless.

I've gone from the girl avoiding plans to the girl making them.. so from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

toodle pip


  1. First of all Happy Blogiversary!

    I would also say that Twitter is what has made my blog get more views and etc. I made my blog in Summer last year and I only got around to making a twitter account for it in December and it's grown so much since then.

    Blogging is definitely a confidence builder and I just love it x

    1. Wooo Thankyou Kirsty!!😊

      Omg absolutely, you can interact with fellow bloggers more than you can on any other platform so of course when you're promoting yourself you have a better support base! I think I joined Twitter around September so months after I started blogging just like you haha!
      It's honestly one of the best things I've ever done 🖤 X

  2. I cant believe its been a year already, I still remember us talking on Instagram about how to change your theme! you've done so well for yourself and I bet youll do even better next year!

    1. Oh yes I remember hahaah! Oh god I've came a long way 🤦🏽‍♀️ Thankyou so much kas, that's so nice of you xx

  3. Congrats on your success boo😍

  4. Congrats on how far you have come! ❤️ I absolutely love how you've planned some goals for your second year too x

    1. Aw thanks Hun! Omg yes I think goals are so important, I could gain 100 followers and be like aw cool, but if I had a goal to get 100 more followers and hit it, it would feel like an accomplishment (awfully spelt hahah) x

  5. All very realistic & achievable goals chick. You're doing fabulous at the moment so just keep doing your thing. I need to start scheduling posts & tweets a month before too as I've been falling behind lately due to college work and stuff! Would be good to organise myself in advance!

    Anyway, keep slaying chick!
    Love ya

    Charlene McElhinney

    1. Thanks babe! Oh yes absolutely need to scedual posts, you don't even realise how beneficial it is, untill it's post day and you have nothing! I think that was my problem last year and ended up loosing motivation by forcing myself to post on days that I didn't want to just to hit my targets!
      Love ya treacle 💘


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