What to Expect Here in 2014

What to Expect Here in 2014


I've asked myself this question more than a few dozen times in the past week. What do I expect out of this blog in the upcoming year? What is my end game?

After giving quite a bit of thought- probably too much though in fact, here's what I came up with:.

Expect a lot more of me. The real me. The truth is that I'm pretty adept at revealing little bits of pieces of myself without ever showing who I am. And I suppose that makes me completely normal by blogger standards. If you're anything like me, you check to make sure that your laundry hamper isn't overflowing in the background before you start taking selfies.  (And if you don't then you probably should). It's what we do. We reveal what we are comfortable with revealing. This year, I'm going to toe that invisible line I've drawn in the sand and show you guys more of who I am.

Expect that I've spent the last few years experimenting and dabbling here and there trying to find my way. And I finally think I've figured out which direction I'm heading in. I have a whole new game plan for this year. A plan that includes a more refined focus and different topics.

And while we're on the topic of topics, expect more blog related tutorials. I've had such great responses from my blogging related tutorials. And truth is, I kind of like knowing that I can help someone. I remember what it was like just starting off. It was so overwhelming. People were talking in a lingo that I just didn't understand. It was all SEO this, and Meta Tags that. It's scary. So if I can help make it a little less scary for someone, then I'm all for it.

Expect more organization. I talk a great game about being organized on this ole blog here, but in reality, I'm like a city girl in the woods for the first time. Lost, confused, and a wee bit frightened. After two years and dozens of articles, I have finally reached the conclusion that the better organized I am, the easier and less stressful this will be. This year I've decided that an editorial calendar is a must.

Expect that I will be attending another blogging conference. This will happen. I've spent the last few months living vicariously through some of my favorite bloggers. Looking at their photos with their favorite blogging idols. Reading their post-conference recaps wishfully.

Expect that I will meet some amazing bloggers in Raleigh once we get there. That's right Raleigh bloggers, we're going to be the best of friends. You guys just don't know it yet. In fact (and I mean this in the least creepy way possible) I've already started searching for some of you guys.

Expect that I will start forming tighter bonds with you. Over the past few months, I've steadily been going through my blog roll and deleting some of you who haven't responded to my attempts to interact with you. Which is sad, but necessary. This will allow me more time to interact and work with my friends who have been loyal and kind. I want to know more about you guys. I want to help you.

So as you can see, I've got some pretty big plans for my cozy little corner. What are some of your blogging plans for 2014? Are you planning on revamping your style?


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  1. In terms of blogging, I really want to work on sharing more through photos. I want to connect with local bloggers and share more about fashion. Looking forward to getting to know you better and enjoy some awesome tutorials here on your blog!

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    1. We really do need to get together before I leave Charlotte. I hate that I'm leaving so many amazing bloggers behind!

      One of my goals is sharing more about fashion as well. Perhaps we can help each other out with this!

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  2. I have the same type of plans Reese. I haven't connected with a ton of CT bloggers, but I have with a few. I probably should work on that more. I feel like I have made a lot of very good blog friends and I don't want to neglect any of them! I would like to do more tutorials this year as well, and recipes, since I really do love to cook. It's my food photography that I feel inadequate with. Here's to a wonderful 2014!

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    1. So I discovered a fun little secret, go to meetup.com and type in local meet ups for the area you live in. Then specify the meetup group by choosing, internet/computer meetup groups (something along those lines).

      You'd be surprised how many local meet up groups for blogger exist. There are five major ones in my area with more than 800 blogger. Some of them even meet weekly! Let me know what you find out.

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  3. I'm looking forward to the tutorials, my blog need some serious updates. :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to finally publishing these tutorials. They're been hanging around in draft for weeks now! Time for me to get a move on it. I'll let you know when they go live!

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