I'm so pleased I finally started The Dress Diaries in last year and just a few months in I've had some fantastic opportunities. I didn't expect a community like there is and I'm extremely grateful to everyone who has ever commented, retweeted, favourited, saved a post, followed on any social media or anyone I've met in person, it's lovely to be a tiny part of a colossal team.
Blogging is a hobby and a hobby I take lightly at that. I don't promise to post x times a week and my photos are taken on a Nokia Lumia 925 and I can barely afford to feed myself never mind buy MAC lipsticks. However, I really enjoy it when I get the time and this year, I'd love to make it a bigger part of my life.
I wrote a post on life 2015 // RESOLUTIONS but below are a few goals I'd like to achieve specifically for The Dress Diaries before the end of 2015!
Make the time
I blame a lot of absence from my blog on 'not having enough time' but I do. I absolutely do. I can easily juggle other projects and career and events better than I do at the minute and I need to realise I can prioritise this sometimes if I want to. It's my blog, I enjoy it, a lot of other things can wait!
I have Tweetdeck. I've opened Tweetdeck. It intimidated me and I've not opened it since. I've heard so many great things about it and quite frankly, it would make twitter chats a hell of a lot easier so this is something I vow to face.
Design (from scratch)
I failed my 'web design' module at university and I'm not ashamed, that coding shit is difficult. Now I'm working in a graphic design career and working on various digital platforms regularly I figured now is the right time to conquer at least some form of coding and HTML that I can apply professionally and personally. If I can design and code a blog layout by myself, it will make me a lot happier and I will have achieved a lot more than paying someone else to do it for me.
This is another 'time' issue but as I said before, I'll be making time this year. Particularly for commenting on wonderful posts. I think Bloglovin' is fantastic and for the past month or so I've been outfaced with over 1500 posts I needed to catch up with. Over Christmas, I had a couple of times where I was able to sit and read post after post and comment away and you know what? It was lovely.
More of that in 2015, please.
What are your blogging resolutions?
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