Right now I am at a fun but somewhat frustrating point in blogging. My little blog spot is quickly coming upon it's one year anniversary and I am amazed at what one year has held. I have met so many sweet friends to the point that we are going on a retreat together in October. I have been encouraged yet so challenged with my relationship with Christ. I have gained more marriage advice than anyone has ever told me. Blogging is wonderful. It has opened so many doors and created so many relationships that I would have never had without my little inter web spot.
With that said, I'm starting to ask myself...what is next? Where do I want my blog to go? What do I want my blog to accomplish for this next year?
I feel like it is time to really step up to the plate. I want to grow my blog in ways I would have never imagined it could grow. I'm still a young blogger and every single day I learn new thing but so far, Christ has turned this blog into a journey and I know there is so much more to be done.
When I was thinking about how I wanted to grow my blog, I jotted down little bullet points of the most important things (I believe) that will help grow my blog.
1. Get organized
I recently made a blogging binder and jsut planning my posts for the month makes a world of a difference. I write down ideas that I have and I just run off those ideas. By far, it has been the best choice I could have done for my blog.
2. Blog for five days, everyday for a month.
Yall, I'm not going to lie, this is going to be a big challenge for me. I had planned to post only three days a week, but I thought to myself, why not five? With growing a blog, I think there is a lot of areas where you will have to push yourself and this will be one of them. My biggest worry is that I will have nothing to post about. But I think posting more throughout the week will want readers to come. It will build stronger relationships and readers will look forward to well...reading.
3. Grow more with my photography.
I think photography plays a huge part in a successful blog. The first thing you see when you click on a blog post are the photos, not the words. I'm not saying words are not important because obviously they are MEGA important with a successful blog, but words will not draw your attention like a photo will. I hope that makes sense.
4. Continue to learn Photoshop.
Obviously this goes hand in hand with photography so this is pretty essential. I think its self explanatory ...I highly need Photoshop yall.
5. Plan a new page design
I love the design Sincerely, Lo is currently wearing but I think it is time for something new. I have talked to the lovely Rachel from Oh, Simple Thoughts about planning a new design and now I am ready to start throwing things together and collaborating on a new look. I think a blog design needs to be fresh, easily accessible and a reflection of you.
6. Figure out my domain name
SO confusing to me. Like I said, I am a new blogger. I am literally learning new things all the time and a domain name is one of them. I have a domain, I am just trying to figure out how to connect it to my blog. Help is appreciated because it is beating me up. Goal of the weekend = figure out this domain!
7. Reach out and proclaim Jesus.
My largest goal. I want others to see Christ in me. I want this spot to just scream the love of Christ with the hope that readers will learn about Him. I want it to be a relaxed place. This blog was created with the hope to inspire others as I have been inspired by other bloggers. I want this blog to challenge others in seeing how perfect He is and how incredible it is to live a life full of Christ.
So here it is. Here is to stepping up and taking this spot to a whole new level. I am excited, scared, nervous but ready. I am so thankful for all of you readers and I hope you will follow along with me as I take on this new journey with Sincerely, Lo