January 3rd was my 5 Year Blog Anniversary, I must have started this on my 25th birthday? Now, after a decent first year, I stopped blogging for at least two years and honestly only count this as my 3 Year Anniversary 😀 I am kinda’ at a point where I want to do more with my blog than what I am currently doing and have a few things in mind. I can’t say that these will happen this year or anything but definitely what I am working towards!
I really like the Premium subscription for WordPress, nothing against it – very easy to use, there are a handful of themes that suit my needs well and I l enjoy using it. I guess I just want my site to be totally unique, I start researching hosting sites only to read horror-story reviews and I hit the brakes. I would hate to lose all of my photos, even the super shitty ones from my first blog posts – I don’t back up my shit, it’s in the Cloud which I don’t know what that means but I put a lot of faith in the Cloud. I have Dreamweaver but I don’t have the time or patience to start totally from scratch. Anyway, if you have any recommendations on a hosting service – let me know!
Back when I changed the name of my blog, I did it with the intention of adding new topics in mind and I never did that! I love makeup but I also feel that the Beauty Blogger/Guru community is a little saturated – I love home décor, cooking, fashion, books and movies – but I rarely post about these other topics. A big reason is that these posts don’t do well and I don’t want to post content that others won’t enjoy. Anyway, I definitely want to keep working on this and start planning some new content!
It’s no secret, I loathe Social Media, it is the downfall of society. I have an Instagram for this blog and kinda’ have a Twitter, I refuse to get back on the toxic cesspool that is Facebook. I am just an old fogey when it comes to this stuff and I don’t get it. The whole algorithm thing, I mean, that was the end of net-neutrality prior to it actually being repealed just on a tad smaller plain. The whole follow to unfollow thing, the ratios – I just could give a shit and would rather put the time and effort into my blog. That being said, I definitely can understand how these platforms generate blog traffic and if I go self-hosted, I am going to need all of the help that I can get.
This is a long, long, long shot – I have never even qualified for a VoxBox but it would be cool. This goes back to the whole over-saturation thing too, you really need to be doing something unique to get noticed and I’m just not there. Also, this would mean putting contact info back up on my blog and when I did this prior, I was contacted by some unique individuals (weirdoes, I mean weirdoes) and I don’t know if I want to do that again just yet.
I don’t have a trendy face, if you don’t know what I mean – just take a scroll through a list of the most influential beauty gurus and get back to me. I wear more classic makeup, I am not over here doing cut creases or winged eyeliner because that is not my taste. This means that I rarely post MOTD’s – I’d like to really master some classic techniques and post more about the makeup I wear everyday.
I don’t necessarily have any goals around followers, likes or views – of course I want blog growth but don’t have a real good idea of where I want my stats to be. I appreciate every follow (except spammers, please stop) and like – I definitely want to up my views as I feel that I don’t reach a large portion of my readers!
I don’t have a timeframe around when I want this to happen, just some things to look forward to!
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