My business and blogging goals for 2018!
I just want to write something first before I start this list for 2018!
First I would like to thank everyone who has read my blog this past year. Who has shared or left a comment! And special thanks to all my friends who support me in this endeavour and to the people who motivate me to keep going!
And now; Who doesn’t like some good new years resolutions?
Of Course, every day of the year is The BEST DAY to start new goals and good habits. You don’t need to start on the firsts (which is great since this post goes up on the second of January.) If you want to try something in your life just start!
But I did think these out beforehand. These are all business and blogging related but I also think some of these are great for my personal life as well.
Make better graphics.
Visuals are super important. And while I am an artist I am not always very good at Graphic design. Luckily, I have learned loads over the past years and I am improving (at least I think).
But I can always improve more so that is definitely a goal for next year.
I have been working on making more pictures and better designs!
Spend more time promoting.
I tend to be a posting a run kinda girl. Upload a nice post and run. Promoting blog posts is a lot of work but I think we can do more this year. If I can promote my artwork why not do the same with blog posts!
I have read up on this, so this is the year that I will actually do this!
Have a content calendar running in advance.
Somewhere last year I definitely fell off that wagon. But with a serious study, this business and friends and family this is not the year to write my post less than a week in advance. Hence a content calendar that is already up and running!
I will definitely be sharing my top tips for making a content calendar that actually works!
Comment more on other blogs.
Networking is great for your blog. But you probably knew that. I read lots of posts every week. To check them before sharing them, to find new tips and to stay up to date with some of my favourites. But I barely comment on 10% of them. So for 2018, my resolution is to comment at least twice as often.
I can’t comment on every post that I read but this way I can increase it at least.
Don’t let fear stop me.
As most of you know by now, I have been diagnosed last spring, with social anxiety. I got it mostly under control right now and I am super thankful for the help I got and the support of friends and family. And I also learned some very important lessons. One of those lessons is that I should not let myself be stopped by fear. I am scared of a lot of things, but they almost never turn out as bad as I think it would be. And half of the time when things do go badly, the clean up is a lot less stressful or scary than I imagined.
So in 2018, if I really want something, I will not let fear stop me.
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If you don’t know, I find creative goals just as important for my business as having business goals! In this post, I explain why I think having goals for my art is great for business as well!
- Sketch more
I have always liked sketching but lately, I have been eying the 600-page sketchbook challenge. I am definitely not doing that this month since it seems super hard. But watching all those sketchbooks did make me realise once again how important sketching is.
- Improve my anatomy
You can always improve this part I guess. While I don’t draw realistic all the time (or more like never) knowing anatomy is a great way to improve. I want to focus on dynamic poses and anatomy will definitely help.
- Studying light
Light can be hard. I am good at drawing regular light but more complicated light situations and coloured light can still be hard. I would love to improve this in my drawings to make them feel more lively and to really help me create more magical looking pictures.
I would love to hear your goals for 2018! I am sure together we can achieve them. Let me know in the comments below.
Btw, If you feel inspired by reading this why not share this posts with others to feel inspired as well!