My New Year Blog Plans…

My New Year Blog Plans…

This time of year, the few days between Christmas and New Year is when I am in a reflective mood and a planning mood. It’s a time that I look at my life and think about anything I would like to do, or stop doing. Last year I spent this time agonising over whether to finally start writing my blog, something that I had thought about doing on and off for three years. I am so glad that I finally did…

This year I’ve been thinking about my blog and while I’ve had a few days away from it, it’s given me that bit of breathing space to think about where I want to take it in 2017. I will be sharing with you soon some blogging goals that I am going to set myself, something to give me a bit of focus. So, watch out for those coming soon…

For now I am going to share some plans that I have, including getting more organised with my blog.


Let’s start with Linky’s, I love joining linky’s it’s a great way to be part of the blogging community and there are a couple of linky’s I join in with that have given me photos of my girls and us as a family that I wouldn’t have had otherwise.

I will be continuing to join the linky’s that I joined this year, which you can find here if you are looking for linky’s to join. But, I am also going to be joining a couple of new linky’s for 2017.

Firstly, I will joining Liked and Loved which is run by the lovely Stevie over at A Cornish Mum. Its a chance to share the ten things that you have loved that month, which can include anything you like. It’s a monthly one that opens on the 27th and I am looking forward to joining in.

The second one I am going to join in with is run by Beth over at Twinderelmo and it’s a Monthly Bucket List. I love a list and I love the idea of writing a bucket list for 2017 and then updating how we are getting on with it each month and linking up with Beth. I practically do this anyway in my notebook, so I thought I would transfer it onto my blog and keep track of how we are doing.

Reading Blogs…

I love to read blogs, they’ve become a big part of my life and not only do I enjoy reading them and seeing what people are up to, get some advice or just generally be a bit nosey. I love to support my fellow bloggers too, there is nothing nicer than getting a lovely comment from someone that has read your post. I need to get a better system of keeping up with all the blogs that I love to read, so I never want to miss a post from them.

I’ve not quite figured out what my new system will be, but I promise I will be better at it in 2017!  There are lots of blogs that I love to read, you can see a few here, but there are more that I need to add to this list.

Monthly Checklist…

And finally, there is so much behind the scenes things that come with having a blog and a lot of admin bits. I am still learning so much and everyday is still a school day for me. I decided that I would have a monthly checklist to keep on top of everything and so I don’t forget anything.

I had a couple of things listed and I reached out to the wonderful blogging community to ask what jobs people do each month. The lovely Donna, came back with a list of all the things that she does every month, which was brilliant and included things that I wouldn’t have thought about doing. I am now making this list into a pretty checklist to do at the start of each month.

Are you a blogger? Is there anything that you do every month that I should add to my list?

Well, I think that is everything. It felt good to write this all down and I feel really motivated to come back after my Christmas break with a clear plan of what I am doing each week and month.


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  1. Mummy Times Two
    30/12/2016 / 08:17

    I love this, definitely lots of things I need to work on here. I am more headless chicken than serene swan, so would love to hear about your system when you figure it out.

  2. 30/12/2016 / 09:09

    I love these ideas. I also need to get my admin side of the blog sorted, I am sure I’m missing something important I should be doing! X

  3. 30/12/2016 / 18:27

    I am so excited for the start of a shiny new blogging year! I also love finding new linkies to join in with 🙂 x

  4. 30/12/2016 / 22:52

    Love the idea of a monthly checklist. I feel like I should do a daily one, a weekly one and a monthly one. But I’ll probably never get around to it 😉 I’m looking forward to reading your blog during 2017, it’s one of my faves!

  5. 31/12/2016 / 07:15

    The one thing I do monthly is record all my stats. I don’t usually have smart goals at the start of the year to check them against but having them means it’s easy to update my media lot when needed. All the best for 2017

  6. 02/01/2017 / 02:16

    Great list lovely. I join in with the liked and love linky it’s one of my favourites. Good luck! X

  7. 03/01/2017 / 22:54

    This sounds like a good plan, good luck with it all x