New Years Resolutions 2017
I am late to post my New Year’s Resolutions for 2017! For several reasons: Illness, returning to work, and… going self-hosted on my lifestyle blog!
Yes! If you are reading this then you have found my new blog! Thank you!
As such I am on a good way to start my 2017 – which I delayed by a week due to the above reasons!
But it’s now time to plan my resolutions/goals for the rest of 2017! First for the personal goals, afterward, I’ll do my blogging goals!
Read 70 Books
Carrying on from last year where my resolution was to read 60 books this year I have increased it by 10! Since I work in Publishing I have to keep up to date with the latest books! But I also love reading! I’d rather stay in with a good book than go out in the evening!
Get my Book Published!
Now, this is an exciting resolution! My book is about to go into crowdfunding on Unbound – a crowdfunding platform for books! I have 3 months to raise the money to get my book published and if I succeed…it will be published in eBook & Paperback form via Penguin Random House! So exciting! More details on this to follow!
Say Yes more than No
My rolling New Year’s Resolution. I have an issue with saying no to things that may be good for me and may lead to better things. For example a relationship. Or networking opportunities in work. Or friends! I need to say yes more than no to experience life to the full I think!
Go on a Date
This may seem like a weird one, but I haven’t dated. I am a frickin’ Rory Gilmore. I have just had relationships and then nothing. Then had another relationship, then nothing. I need to date! Meet people. Just hang out and have fun. So this year I would like to go on a date. I might go on more than one. But a date sounds like fun!
Yes, that time has come. The aim is to move out of my hometown by the end of March sometime or at least have a plan to move out by then. It’s a terrifying idea but at the same time I am paying more on travel costs than I probably will on rent when I move to London! That is how ridiculous the train fares/bus fares are!
I always think my life is a bit placid. I mean that in the nicest way. But year in and year out nothing much seems to change. I’ve seen a lot of people say that 2017 is their year to step back and to focus on them, well I want to step forwards and focus on me! I want to try things and do things and be unexpected and spontaneous! A very open goal but I don’t see the issue with that.
Go on Holiday
I want to go on holiday again this year! I want to start traveling – even if it just in the UK. I’ve been to America quite a lot for someone my age – not to brag. But I’ve never been to Ireland or Wales or Scotland! I live in Britain for Christ’s sake, and who knows how long some of these countries will be in Britain with the way the world is going. I think it is time to explore my own country. But this year, wherever I go, I want to go somewhere!
Well, there are seven New Year’s Resolutions to aim for throughout 2017! Not too bad, I think I can accomplish most of them. Here’s hoping!
Now for some Blogging Goals!
Gain 1500 Twitter Followers
I currently have 933 upon writing this post but I would really like to focus more on Twitter and growing this platform! Because it is so much fun and I have met such wonderful people!
Grow my Instagram
I am not going to aim for a certain amount of followers on Instagram because you get 10 in one day yet your followers still go down! It’s ridiculous! I don’t know how the Instagram algorithm works but they need to sort it! I just want to post regularly, and post decent pictures!
Gain 100 Bloglovin Followers (on both blogs)
I really need to focus more on my Bloglovin platform as it is a great way to discover new blogs! It would be great if I could step up my blogging game this way!
Take part in a Twitter Chat weekly
I’m not awful at this, sometimes I miss a week, but I would like to make sure I take part in a blogger/Twitter chat a week. My favourites are #TheGirlGang & #BloggerationChat respectively, but I also like #GRLPOWR and #SocialBloggers too! It’s so much fun! And a great way to discover new bloggers and meet new people!
Starting YouTubing regularly! This is going to be a tough one. But I’ve been meaning to start a proper YouTube channel since my first year of University! And now I’m getting a proper camera and I’m making videos for the company I work with! I’ve realised I could do this and I want to do this! So here’s hoping!
Well, I think that’s it! My personal and blogging New Year’s Resolutions 2017!
Apologies again for the delay but, if you haven’t noticed or don’t know, you are currently on my brand new self-hosted, re-designed blog! EllesBellesNotebook!
I have moved my old blog: EllesBellesGrad across and started anew so one of the 2016 Blogging Goals has been achieved – however late!
So thank you very much for checking out this blog post and new blog! Make sure you leave a comment and your links below because I’d love to check them out!
Happy 2017 everyone!