January 12, 2015

Blog Goals for 2015

This week I have been blogging for FOUR years! That's a long time :) I started this blog as a New Year's resolution but I never set any goals or expectations for this little online journal. That's essentially why I started it - to be a journal. I decided that 2015 will be the year that I take my little corner of the internet to the next level. Here are some of the things I have planned for 2015.

1. Update About Me page
I last updated this page in 2012 - yikes! A lot has changed in my life since then and I know I need to get this updated as I begin to network in the blogosphere.

2. Publish 3 posts per week
My posting has been sporadic (at best) these last four years. I would love to be able to post every day, but right now I think that 3 posts is more realistic for me.

3. Create a social presence for the blog
I recently created a Facebook page for KUWK but I'd like to start a Twitter and Instagram account. I'm currently using my personal accounts to promote my posts which I don't want to continue long term. I also want to learn more about using Google+, Pinterest, and other outlets to promote the blog.

4. Increase readership
I'm averaging 50 pages views per post and I would love to see that increase in 2015. This is a big goal with lots of parts! It ties closely with Goal 5 (Grow Relationships) and I know there is a lot of work to do to make this happen. I also want to have a better understanding of my blog analytics this year.

5. Grow online relationships
I consider myself a blog stalker at this point. I read a lot of blogs, but I don't do a lot of commenting/interacting. I plan to be more proactive about commenting and getting to know my fellow bloggers this year.

6. Learn how to create blog graphics
It seems silly, but I don't know the best resource out there to create blog graphics! I always see really neat ones on other blogs. I need to research this and learn how to make my blog graphics a bit more professional.

7. Move to self hosting
This is my biggest goal for the blog this year. I really want to move to a self hosted platform. This will entail a new look and feel for KUWK and will probably take a while to come to fruition! I'd love any insights, tips, tricks, etc on how to make this happen.

What goals do you have for your blog this year?
What are your recommendations for self hosting?


  1. Hi. My name is Kelsey and I've been stalking your blog. I have so many of the same resolutions for my blog! There has to be a blogger class that teaches on graphics, right?!

    I have had a lot of success with creating a Facebook page for my blog because it makes it SO easy for family and friends to get to my page and read my posts.

    Happy blogging!
    Kelsey H.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm stalking your blog today too. It looks like we have a lot of the same books on our reading list this year as well as similar blog goals :)


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