2021 New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year! One of my favorite things about the new year is setting goals! Something I've wanted to do with this blog ever since I started it was to share my goals, and share how I followed through with them. 

Blogging Goals

Let's start with my blogging goals. I started this blog about 7 months ago and I've already made so much more progress than I imagined. 
  • get 40 followers 
I currently have 14 followers, which means I'd need 26 more to get there.
  • post once a week consistently on Thursdays
In the last few months, I've been posting on any day and time that I desired, which hasn't let me form a good blogging habit. 
  • get better at planning and writing content 
Some days, I write my posts just hours before I post them. Besides posting, I want to write consistently and have a backlog of 2-3 posts that I can update my blog with if I don't write that week.
  • be way more active on Pinterest
As many of you know, Pinterest is one of the greatest ways for bloggers to link back to their posts and bring attention to their blogs. I don't use it as often as I should, and that brings me to my next goal. 
  • make canva images for my posts
Canva is a tool that people use to make pins on Pinterest and pictures for their blog. I want to get better at doing this next year! 

Lifestyle + Miscellaneous Goals

  • drink more water
I think I speak for most of us when I say that we need to drink more water! I drink about 4 cups of water a day, which isn't near enough water for each day. I want to try and drink 8 cups of water every day in 2021. 
  • get better at budgeting money and have $1,000 saved. 
I'm not an adult yet, which fortunately means that I don't pay for essential things like food, rent, and many other things. I only have about 300-400 dollars in my savings currently. (Not counting college savings.) That brings me to my next goal. 
  • buy no more than 15 books in 2021
That is a very big stretch for me because I'd say that 70% of my allowance goes to that. I'll be keeping a tally of all the books that I buy, and once it gets to 15 I'll buy a book-buying ban on myself. I'm hoping to buy about 1 book a month, and borrow all the other books from the library. (I got a few books for Christmas, so I'm hoping they'll last!)
  • read 80 books in 2021
This year's goal was to read 50 books, and I passed that in 6 months. I think 80 books is a reasonable and challenging goal for 2021. 
  • 12 of those books be nonfiction
I've been trying to read a lot more nonfiction because I usually only stick to fiction, and I'm hoping this goal will be achievable.

I also have many writing goals, but I won't share them on my blog just yet. In the comments, tell me what your new year's resolutions are! 

Comments

  1. Although you are not an adult, your new year's resolutions are really great and mature. They cover such a wide range of items from health and economics to arts and social media. The list of your new year's resolutions was very informative for me as an adult, and I would like to add one more item to the list: excersise at least 30 minutes everyday.
    For reading nonfiction books, I strongly recommend popular science books, particularly those that address the origin and the future of our universe. The book "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan might be a good starting point. The movie "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" is also a great popsci movie.
    I wish you a fantastic year in 2021.

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