Thursday, November 13, 2014

My Wish List for This Blog

I never really thought about this blog as an entity other than recording my thoughts down. I basically had always treated it like a journal.

It still basically is, but just a little more to it now. However, it's still not where I want it to be.

So I have created a wish list of things I want for my blog. Some of the things are material and some of them just require work. So I guess it's more of a to-do list than a wish list. (ha!) These are the top 6 (I couldn't pick just five) things I really want for my blog!

1. Have a consistent posting schedule. 
I don't think I can commit to every day. Maybe further on down the road, but I don't want to commit to every day and then when  Little Dude gets here completely fall off the planet. Three or four days a week is a lot easier to commit to than all 7. BUT I do think having set days I will post will not only be good for me, but it will be good for my readers.

2. Get a blog planner
I have seen a few floating around I really think that will help me get organized. Because right now I have a BUNCH of drafts but no idea how best to organize them or publish them. I think that it will also help me create more post content :)

3. Be able to sponsor at least two blogs.
Blogging budget is non-existent in our house, especially with a baby coming. But I think being able to be a sponsor really helps my blog reach more people. I can't afford every month, but strategically placed sponsorship during the year would be good enough.

4. Get a CAMERA
This is my biggest wish list item ever. I have one picked out, and Daniel has agreed to spend tax return money on it. I want it for the blog so I can have nice pictures and not just the ones I manage to snag with my phone. But, I also want it for many many reasons outside of the blog....like ya know...taking pictures of my kiddos. HA!

5. Create More Content Variety
What I mean by this is that I don't want EVERY post to be something I just had to get off my chest. I LOVE those posts because I feel like I am an honest and open on certain things that need to be said, and I am glad to be the one TO say them. But I like reading different things! I want to have a short blog on some days, maybe a link up or two! How about a "10 ___ ways to ____" kind of posts! I also want to open this blog to more of who I am outside of a mom. I love being a mom and it defines the majority of me, but it's not all of who I am and I would love to share that person with you!

6. Do a Few Giveaways!
I love giveaways! I mean...who doesn't. But I never wanted my blog to be about them. I don't like the blogs that become ALL giveaways 24/7 or all review items. ETC. I have one giveaway planned so far that I am really excited about that I know all you mama's of little girls will be excited for too! I think giveaways are a fun way to engage your readers and say "Hey! You! Want this thing? I want to give it to you for being awesome and reading my little ol' blog!" Ya know?

What do you think? Plan for success?!

xo-
Tanika

5 comments:

  1. So... I used to have an expensive blog planner, but this year I changed. I bought a notebook to organize all of my ideas, thoughts, series, etc. and for taking notes in consultations, etc. And then I bought just a month by month calendar and I mark that up each month. If you ever want to talk calendar organization, I'll be not humble and tell you that I have a pretty good system down that's been super helpful and makes a world of difference in ever aspect of my blog! You have a great wishlist though! It's making me think about mine!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your blog list is seriously so spot on! As bloggers we all have an ideal way we want things to go, but reality is it can't always happen. Gotta start somewhere though and you have your priorities in line girlfriend :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have a planner from tar jay and i use that with post its. it's genius. I'll show you next time you're over. but you live so far away, it might be a while before you see it ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I only blog three times a week right now and I use a $5 blog calendar from Target. I'm excited to hear more from you and I'm super excited about your upcoming giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I need to get a blog planner too! And it's hard to put money into your blog when it doesn't bring much money in!!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to say something back! :) One sided conversations are never any fun! :) Thanks for reading!