I'm a big believer of letting the universe know what you want so that things can align for you, and since I started doing The Bucket List 2 years ago, lots of you have joined in and found out how it can work for you too. You don't have to be a blogger - you can create a Bucket List for your professional or personal life. Just do it - it works!
So, here are my goals for 2014.
Instagram! I've dabbled, but I want to get more engaged with it, and use it for sneak peeks, fun, mistakes - behind the scenes type of stuff.
I'm setting my goal to finish on 5k followers (I'm on 1035 or something now).
Facebook - I think this is the platform that will continue to be most follower's choice, as it redirects you to the blog, and it's also a great way to link to brands. I am currently on 4231 followers, and I'd like to believe I could get to 10k in 2014 .... yes! We can do that!
Golden Oldies. It's always about the new, so I am determined in 2014 to find a way to use my older polishes that I love, but never use! This is going to be by way of a weekly challenge in Crumpet's Nail Tarts called GOT Polish (Golden Oldie Thursdays). (I'll explain the rules shortly in a separate post).
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Find non-stamping polishes that stamp awesomely. I hate always feeling I have to stamp in black or white, or silver and gold lol, even though I own a whole Konad rainbow. I am sure I must own 100 polishes that stamp - surely?
The Digit-al Dozen blog - for those of you who don't know, the DD now has its own website - HERE. We have a lot of plans for it in 2014 (which I won't go into here) and I am absolutely committed to making those happen.
Content I Love. This is a big one for me. I've been in a semi-slump recently, and partly it's been because I feel I've been posting stuff I've "had to", and which has left me feeling uninspired. So, this may mean fewer posts. It may mean fewer challenges, or just being less uptight about doing every day of every challenge. It may mean being more selective about what products I choose to review. To be honest, it's probably ALL those things lol. But I know when I'm writing a post, that if I don't love it, there's less chance you will, and that's not good.
Behind The Scenes - something I've been meaning to do for ages, but I'd like to show you all the other things that go into being a blogger. It's not all about swatches and nail art, and I think we can have a lot of fun together if I show you how I go about deciding on content, piecing it together, my frustrations. And yes, tutorials. Undoubtedly this will involve YouTube.
More Bluebelle and Baby Crumpet - lol. Sometimes, it's the little things that make a difference. I've already spoken to Beth about her future role and she is very excited. Bluebelle, not so much.
And finally ... how I present my swatches. I hate just churning out plain photos of a polish, so I want to find a way to bring those more to life. NO IDEA how I'm going to do that yet, but hey, I've got a whole year to figure it out, right?
And .. yes, the finally wasn't finally haha. My good friend Sheila of Pointless Cafe has just hit 2million blog views. What is interesting is that she hit 1million just back in April, so she has achieved her 2nd million in 9 months - an amazing achievement.
So ... my blog is due to hit the magic million in February, so I am setting the BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of 2million page views before the end of 2014. I am not honestly sure it's doable, but I am intrigued to see how far I can get :)
And now that's all :)
Lots of love xx