Well all the Christmas decs are down, post Christmas and New Year blues have arrived and the cold weather has finally set in - I guess January has arrived. I'm not really one for new years resolutions but I do love setting myself some goals. I've not been blogging much recently but feel really motivated now the fresh new year is here and I've been planning lots of posts for The Beaux Diaries for 2016.
My little blog has slowly evolved since I started writing last year and I'm really looking forward to improving it more this year and producing a lot more content. Back in March 2015 I started posting two or three times a week and this was a schedule I found easy to stick too. But towards the end of the year I was quite poorly with Labyrinthitus (an inner ear infection) that makes me really sick and dizzy). I took ages to feel right again (I still get struck down now and again). Juggling work, babies and trying to get by health back to normal kept me super busy so unfortunately The Beaux Diaries had to take a back seat.
But now for the new year I'm fully motivated and excited to get back into blogging again. I'm aiming for two posts a week on Wednesdays and Sundays and when I'm super organised I'll post more. I've just brought a fabulous new Blog planner from gorgeous blogger Coco Chic 'The Blogging journel' which is going to be amazingly useful for blog post planning and helping me stay organised.
This is the main goal for many bloggers out there and it;s definitely one of my main goals too. I'm ridiculously excited that I got a new Olympus Pen camera for my birthday recently and seriously can't wait to try out some new photography styles. I love a good flat lay; its my go to style but I'm excited to learn more about lenses, techniques and overall improve photography skills. Those dreamy depth of field shots are calling me!
Improve my Social Media and be more sociable
If I have a new post coming out then I'm all over it. But then I tend to go a little quite. Don't worry I'm not planning on spamming you all but I definitely need to connect more with fellow bloggers and readers. Twitter has enabled me to make some wonderful blogging friends and discover some amazing blogs. I'm always clicking people's links and reading their content. So I should probably let you all know that I do this more often. Commenting on blogs is something I will be doing a lot more this year. It means the world to me when people take the time to comment on my posts; I really am so grateful. - so this is something I will be working on al lot more. (I guess this falls into being consistant again). Twitter chats have enabled me to connect with fellow bloggers and I really enjoy taking part. Most of the time I'm just reading along but will be participating more in the future. Sometimes my confidence lets me down on this one.
Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to a few blogging events, which was brilliant. Hopefully I will be this lucky again because I met some wonderful people and I'd really love to meet some more faces this year.
And lastly improving my Instagram is something I want to work really hard at. Instagram is by far my favourite social Media and I'm going to work hard at posting regularly and improving my pictures.
The Beaux Diaries started out as a wordpress blog called L's Beauty Spot and since I've re named and re launched my blog on squarespace I've added a few more categories which I plan on filling up on this year. 'Out and About' one I want to focus on the most. I have quite a few trips and days out planned this year so will be blogging more on what I've been up to and where I've been going. Hopefully this is something you guys will enjoy reading? In the beauty / make up categories; I'm thinking of adding in posts on how to re create certain looks. Putting my face out there on the internet is not always something I feel comfortable with, so I need to step outside my comfort zone for this one too.
Over all I'd love to grow and expand The Beaux Diaries and I'm so excited for what 2016 has to offer. What are your goals for the year? Is there anything you'd like to see on The Beaux Diaries? As always I'd love to hear your thoughts?
Love L xx