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2018 New Year and New Goals

Over 10 years ago I started a blog called Everything and Anything. This blog eventually morphed into what is now this blog Hollybee Tells.  Over the years I have made many goals, and many promises. Unfortunately I have not reached all of those goals and a few of those promises were broken. I still believe that setting goals each new year is a great way to grow your brand, your blog and yourself.

This year I am going to work on my blog and myself. I have plans that I have kept putting off because I was scared. I did not think I was good enough, but I know now that I am.

My blog Goals for 2018

Grow my readers and get to know them better.

I believe the key to a great blog is knowing your readers and creating relationships. It seems that over the last few years I have lost touch with my readers and have lost a few as well. I’ve had some hard times and I am sort of settled now and ready to get to know you all again.

Post consistently

One thing I want to change is that I tend to post when I feel like it on this blog, but I want to try to have a couple days where you know I will be posting. I already have my weekly  giveaway linky  every Wednesday and now I am also doing a weekly weigh in post on Fridays.There are a couple of ideas I have for something on Mondays and am giving myself until Friday to decide what theme I want for that day. I of course will still be posting other post when I feel like it, but I really want to have 3 days a week where you know you can find something cool to read.

Get Social

Yes, I already talked about getting to know you all more, but I also want to start doing more with social media. I use to be really good at it, but over 10 years, things have changed and I have not changed with it.

My personal Goals for 2018

Lose Weight/Get Healthy

Ten years ago now I was diagnosed as a diabetic. At that time I really was trying to lose weight and I did pretty well. I lost over 100 pounds and felt amazing. I was still not at my goal weight, but I felt better and that is what mattered. Unfortunately life got in the way. I had to start doing a two hour one way drive to work because I couldn’t find anything close to home. This caused me to get depressed and over the last 4 years I have gained some of that weight back. I still am down 50 pounds from where I was, but I still want to lose at least another 100.  My goal is to get between 140 and 150, a healthy weight for my 5’7 frame.

Date more

I haven’t really dated and I”m finding I”m not the only one that is having this problem. Netflix and chill is a standard now and people don’t want to share their feelings. It’s hard to date now and many of my married friends keep telling me they would hate to be dating now. There right and even at almost 35 (just 2 more days till my birthday) I  still am single and trying to find someone. Very hard when you have never been in a relationship, let alone married or have kids.

Grow myself

I have always wanted to learn another language.  This year is the year to do it, I just have to decide what one I want to learn. I want to work on dealing with my anxiety, and work on being a bit more of a bitch.  In 2017 I learned that I am way too nice. I need to start defending myself, standing up for myself and stop letting people use me.

What are your goals for 2018? Share them in a comment below.

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