Monday, December 31, 2018

Blogging Goals for 2018 Recap: Where I Succeeded, Where I Failed & What I Want to Improve On

I thought it would be fun to look back at the resolutions I set way back at the beginning of 2018. I haven't looked at them since I created them so this will be a real treat. I'm gonna create some blogging goals for 2019 based on this reflection.

Double my pageviews // I got super close to this goal but didn't end up meeting it. I'm still so proud of how much exposure the blog got considering I hardly posted on here. I think I got so many page views because I became more active in promoting my posts using Pinterest, Instagram, and blogging groups.

Create an editorial calendar // I created an editorial calendar but I didn't follow through with using the calendar. I found that I put all of my ideas into the calendar rather than thinking if I could really create these posts. I'd like to be more intentional about creating an editorial calendar in the future.

Post consistently // I definitely didn't do well on this. I definitely wish I made the time for blogging more but sometimes life gets in the way. I definitely don't want to take a huge blogging break in 2019 like I did this year.

Improve blog photos // I succeeded on this. I definitely didn't use my nice camera enough but I chose quality iPhone pictures to post. I'm super proud of how my graphics have turned out this year. Canva is super user-friendly and has the cutest graphic designs.

Make videos // I didn't even try on this one. Maybe, I'll do it next year.

Create social media // I technically have an Instagram and a Pinterest but I didn't use either well. I always posted on Instagram stories when a new post went up but I didn't create any content for Instagram. I've been good about promoting my content on Pinterest but I should be doing it more frequently.

Find blog besties // I totally dropped the ball on this. I'd love to reach out to a few college and high school bloggers next year.

Attend a blogging conference // I definitely planned on doing this but my summer camp was during Her Conference. I'm pretty sure I'll be busy next year too.

Create a newsletter // I completely forgot about this idea. I'd love to create one next year.

Use a blog planner // Nope. While this is a good idea, it's not practical for me currently.

Work with companies // This didn't happen either. I'd love to work with companies in the future.

This year was a great year for me personally but I could have worked harder on Gold Clutter. I hope to make Gold Clutter even greater in 2019. I'm going to print out my blogging goals for 2019 and keep them up somewhere visible. This will remind me of the goals I've set for the year.


  1. These are great blogging goals! Wishing you the best of luck!!

    1. I can't wait to see what I improve on this year!

  2. These are awesome goals! I can't wait to see what you accomplish this year!!!