It’s resolution time. This is the time of year when we all decide to make changes. Changes to our health. Changes in our career goals. Changes to our routine or organization structure. It is no surprise that, in the midst of life changes, bloggers tend to want to make their own resolutions.
Everyday we write about our lives online. We share our stories, our journeys, our successes, and our failures with people who start as strangers and become our friends. We know why we do this. We know what it brings us. And, we know that our lives just wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have this outlet at our disposal. Anyone who isn’t a blogger might not understand…but we do this because it’s part of who we are.
It’s no surprise, then, when we make blogging resolutions. We don’t care if our kitchen cupboard ever gets organized. But, we do care if we are being as authentic and transparent as possible as we share our lives online. I recently asked bloggers on both Twitter and Facebook to share with us what blogging resolutions they’ve made for the year. The answers…well, they were as honest and real as the bloggers themselves…
Kristin Hager Stones - Mostly to blog MORE! I want to redesign, figure out how to use WordPress since I recently switched and branch out a bit with my content
Jennifer Sentivan Thompson - Just write!
Keely Flynn Schoeny More interaction. Putting out there what I wanna receive AND keeping up those bloggy friendships.
Jennifer Grow -My writing goals for 2013 are much more focused on writing beyond my personal blog, which makes setting blog-specific goals challenging and complicated. I’m at the point I am with my writing directly because of my blogging for the past three-and-a-half years, and yet I’m not sure how all of my intentions are going to work together going forward. So I guess my overall writing goals are to be patient with myself, be OK with small and slow changes, keep an open mind and positive outlook that I will be able to keep all of the writing going in a way that’s fulfilling for me, and–biggest of all–continue to improve as a writer, being more deliberate and precise with all of my words. More interaction. More transparency.
Lisa Baumrucker Hanneman - To write in my authentic voice.
Jana Herbert Anthoine – My blogging resolution is to write. I don’t want to set a number of posts or number of words, but I just want to write. More. More often. More from my heart.
Lauren - To blog more, to be more transparent, and finally find my new voice.
Share with us – what are your blogging resolutions for 2013?