What a year it has been! Ups and downs, smiles and frowns. I could say that this year has been rubbish, full of failures and sorrows. But, on the other hand, I could look on the bright side. I’ve visited many places. I went to Theme parks, library’s, museums and inside books and cinemas. I reached, 200, 300, 400 followers. I began blogging this year. I’ve won contest & competitions. I’ve accomplished good things. I’ve progressed in my school work. I’ve turned a year older. I watched Fantastic Beasts (yes, that really was a highlight!). I’ve read more books, discovered more chocolate as well as new blogs. I’ve met amazing people. I’ve done a lot and this 2016 couldn’t have been better.It really couldn’t have which is why I’d like to show you the highlights!
A Round-Up Of My Best Posts (2016)
Even though I’ve only been blogging for a year (So this is a round up my bests posts from my WHOLE blog), I thought I’d like to share some posts that got loads of attentions and some which deserved lots of attention but didn’t get much love!
I know it’s only 8 out of about 100 (92 to be precise) posts but I’m choosing the best of the best.
Next up is a look at my new year resolutions of 2016 I made in this post.
I said in that post (almost a year ago!)
Secondly, I’m going to be doing way more reviews and take more interest in my blog. I’ve never taken my blog seriously so I am going to.
I know that was really short and badly written but I actually followed through with that small resolution. I began taking blogging seriously and this is why you’re reading this post today.
So, time for that fool-proof plan. You know how everyone says that they are going to make 2017 the best year? How they make all these resolutions and plans that get ditched a few days into January? Well, I’m gonna do that, but this time I have a fool-proof plan. One that I can’t fail. One I will be motivated to follow. And one that will make 2017 my most productive year. I really hope I can follow it through but by sharing this with you guys, I know I won’t just be shaming myself, but you guys will be ashamed too. So, that little bit of fear should ensure that I don’t go wrong!
Here’s what I plan to do:
- Write out goals and resolution and share them on here.
- Get a jar and bits of papers. Write on each scrap of paper something I would like to do (x365). put them in a jar. Every day, (in 2017) pick out a random one and do what it says
- Write in my journal more so I can look back on memories and learn from them!
- Write down 2016 regrets (according to research, this will make 2017 better!)
I will not write down my regrets here but in my journal, as they are pretty personal and I don’t feel like I could share them with you. The Jar idea is something I’m really excited about and will be sharing progress & pictures of how it turns out! I already write in my Journal but I want to make sure I don’t lose the habit and figured I should put it in my plan. And as for the resolutions, keep readin’!
Time for my goals!
-Go more places.
Do more things. I want to try and spend more time out and about, actually doing things, rather than being taken over by books, technology and social media. I really want to get out there, even if it’s at home, and do something. Be it creating, baking, visiting the park.
– Give more charity.
I never really think about giving charity unless there’s some sort of event or bake sale (yum…). This time, I don’t want anyone to bribe me with cakes, I want to donate money to the needy world and children myself. Hold charity events myself. Do fundraising activities myself. Of course, you guys can join me as well!
-Be more kind.
I really want this to be a year where I try not to snap at people, ignore people or laugh AT people. I want to make sure I’m always nice, try to control that temper of mine and give out more compliments.
-Be more eco-friendly.
I’ve always helped the environment. I don’t do much but I try to turn off lights, water, computers etc… when i can and they are not in use. But this year, I want to take it to the next level. I want to recycle anything possible, encourage being eco-friendly and help in any way I can.
– Reach 1000 followers.
This is a very achievable goal, in my opinion. I’m being very optimistic here and I really hope, with the help of you guys, I can reach this very high goal of 1000 followers! Who knows, I might get more? I mean I reached 400 followers in a year. Only 600 more for next year!
I haven’t posted enough this year, I really haven’t. There have been so many times in the year where I’ve left my blog for 2 weeks without notice. I just post so inconsistently. I don’t want a schedule but I want to make more time for my blog.
A friend of mine recommended actually USING my Bloglovin’ account instead of letting it collect dust, so for no -WordPress blogs, I’m going to try and use this.
-Find more blogs.
Seriously, if you know any blog that I’m not already following, then recommend it to me. As long as you think I’ll enjoy the blog, leave their link below, because I really love discovering new blogs, and 2017 is the perfect time for that!
– Launch the Try Something New Blogging Challenge.
Some of you might have heard me talking about this and I really want to launch it really soon. Maybe even this year but I’m just going to add it on to the list just in case I don’t get to launch it this year.
-Reply to emails & messages quicker.
Especially for interviews, collabs and guest posts, I don’t reply fast. I get so many requests that it’s hard to keep up with everything and I do try my best.Sorry all1
-Use My bullet journal more.
Don’t get me wrong, I use my BJ so MUCH (you can find out why!), but I wish I got more time to write in it and use it more wisely and neatly. Also, make it more pretty because right now it’s just INK. I’ve seen other people’s and I just get SO jealous & I end up wasting time admiring videos and pictures of them.
How was your 2016? Good, bad or are there many regrets? What are your goals for 2017? I hope I can achieve all of them, do you think I will? I hope you had a Great Christmas, to those who are celebrating! How was your year? LET ME KNOW!! (And link to you year wrap-up posts here!)
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