Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Blogging Goals

Happy New Year lovelies! There's something so magical about NYE. I find myself consumed with it as soon as Christmas passes and I'm always excited to begin the year on the 1st. I really love starting fresh! I'm not one for resolutions, but I'm always excited to work towards a new set of goals. After reading some awesome goal-oriented posts from several blogging friends, I decided to try my had at it! This is my first time actually setting goals for my blog and I hope that putting it out there in writing helps me be held accountable throughout the year! Here are my current goals for A Peachy Sonder in 2016:
My 2016 Blogging Goals

Consistency. I've had a ton going on this year (read this recap if you missed it). I don't expect that to change too much in 2016, as I have an entirely new set of responsibilities and challenges that I'm facing, but I do hope to cope with it better. I'd love to be able to post 2-3 times a week, every week, and make an attempt to schedule out posts when I know I'll be away/unable to write.

Diversify my posting. With the exception of gift guides, I try to stay away from posting a ton of collage posts. However, I found myself resorting to these to share fashion posts and ideas since I didn't have access to a photographer to take my own style photos. I no longer want to let this be a barrier for me and am excited to try to incorporate more fashion posts. I also hope to include more recipes. You have no idea how much passion I have for cooking based on the amount of food-related posts on my blog. It's a huge part of my life and I hope to share more of that with y'all.

Finish my current courses and enroll in more. You may or may not know this about me- but I'm a huge nerd. I love to read and learn. Blogging has become a wonderful hobby for me because there are so many unknowns that provide learning opportunities! I've participated in several free webinars and am enrolled in 2 paid courses, Quit Your Job to Blog and Instagram for Success. I hope to take a DSLR course at some point this year to improve my photography skills- both for this blog and for my personal use of my camera!

Increase my social media presence. I am a lover and habitual user of twitter, instagram, and pinterest- yet I let life get in the way of regular posting. I hope to make this more of a priority over the next year, and in turn increase my followings across all platforms. Are we connected yet? If not, please give me a follow! I'm active on twitter, instagram, pinterest, facebook, and bloglovin'. I'd love to link up with you!

Blog Sponsorship. So far, I have had the opportunity to work with wonderful brands to create sponsored posts for y'all. I want to take this to the next level by focusing on ads and affiliate links this year. On the flip side of this, I'd like to sponsor other bloggers to see what that experience is like. If you have any sponsorship opportunities currently available, please shoot me an email so that we can discuss further!

I feel like this is a great place to start and I'm confident that I can reach these goals (with y'alls help!) if I keep my focus in the right place. In addition to my goals, I want to help you reach yours too so if there's something I can do to assist you, don't hesitate to reach out to me! Welcome to 2016!

What are your goals for 2016? Do you have any advice on staying focused on your goals throughout the year? Do you have any tips to help me reach my goals?


  1. Awesome goals! I feel like I need to make some bloggy goals for 2016, too, and post them on my blog to hold myself accountable! It's time to take things to the next level!

  2. Sounds like you really have your blogging year planned out! I also want to post more regularly and diversify my posts. That seems like a really fun to do. Other than that I want my posts to be more HQ and readerfriendly :)

    Love, kerstin

  3. These are great goals! I hope that when you look back in one year, you are surprised by how much more, in addition to these goals, you have been able to accomplish!

  4. These are fabulous goals! I too am working to get more blog sponsorship.


  5. What amazing goals for the year! I struggled with consistency so much in 2015. Real life got in the way in the worst way. Good luck with your goals this year! Happy New Year!

  6. These are all goals that are similar to mine. I need to actually document them to be accountable. Happy New Year!


  7. I do hope you can achieve all of your goals :) Wishing you a lovely year.

  8. These are all great goals for 2016.
    I can't wait to see what this year brings you and A Peachy Sonder.

    xoxo, Jenny

  9. Great goals for the new year! Hope 2016 is amazing for you!

    Diary of a Debutante

  10. I am on board with ALL of your goals! They're so great! I'm in both of Helene's courses too and while I've finished up Instagram for Success I have barely even started the other one. Definitely need to get on that! Happy New Year! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  11. Consistency when posting is so important- it took me awhile at first to learn that but now I'm glad that I did! I know that with goals like these 2016 will be an awesome year for your blog!

    xoxo A

  12. Have I told you how excited I am for all that 2016 has in store for you?! :) If you find any courses for DSLR, please share! I'd love to get more comfortable with my camera. Let's plan to collaborate this year!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  13. One of my goals is to enroll in courses as well. I'm so excited for this new year!

  14. Theses are really awesome goals! Best of luck in achieving them and I can't wait to see where your blog will go!

    My Pop of Color

  15. Great goals. Posting consistently is one of mine as well this year.

  16. These are great goals, I can't wait to see where you are in a year from now!

  17. Hello! Found your blog from blog society group on FB.

    Great goals! I'm in the same boat with you. I'm planning to blog more this year and I've been reading about blog marketing/blogging tips on pinterest :D It's so addicting reading about people success stories :)


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