17 August 2016

Goals, Dreams & Being a Girl Boss

* I wrote this post back in June and it got lost in my drafts until just now. I thought I'd share because I know in the future someday I'll love to read this back. And maybe it'll help you if you're stuck in a bit of a blog rut. It's all still very relevant to me now, with the new design and everything so, I hope you like.  *




Somehow lately things just tend to get so jumbled and lost. I can write as many to-do lists as I like but there's so much stuff I want to do and so much stuff I need to do and. Well, there just aren't enough hours in the day for me to get everything done. I'm working on so much for the blog at the moment and am so excited to share everything but It's kind of overwhelming thinking about priorities and the bigger picture.

One day I want to be my own boss, I've always wanted this, but the final picture has always been different. In college I wanted to be Photographer, in Uni I wanted to be an Artist. Now, I'd love to be a full time blogger. People change and so do their aspirations but I'd be willing to bet a lot of money this one won't shift anytime soon. The only time I've ever wanted something more was when I wanted to meet Taylor Swift and well, that happened so this has top prioties now (Beacuse my being best friends with Taylor Swift is a little farfetched, I guess). And I'm willing to work my butt off to get there!

But recently I've been working so hard and added so much to my to-do list that priorities have gotten  blurred. It's hard to focus on making dreams happen with a jumbled head. But Thailand always seems to sort that out! Which is why I flew over the other day, I need to sort through this mess in my head. So bear with me, things are changing and I'm working incredibly hard to make things less 'protocol' and more fun. I'm figuring out what I want to achieve in the remaining months of 2016 and how exactly I'm going to get their. Because Goals are important and that's what I've been missing lately, specific things I want to achieve!


* Fast forward to present day, 17th August 2016 *

I've finally figured out what exactly I want to work on in the next few months, what I think my help me on my way to eventually being a girl boss. I've just re-launched my blog with a whole new look and it looks pretty snazzy if I do say so myself! But what I'm mainly here for, and what this whole post is about, is I want to share with you my goals for the remainder of 2016. Because writing them down is great, it makes you more likely to achieve but sharing them with the world. That's either crazy or really, really brave if it doesn't work out but maybe you can help me make it work...

Become more consistent at creating posts I love

Now, I don't upload content unless I really believe in it, which means that every now and again I miss a post. My ideal is to post 2 times a week, once on a Wednesday and once on a Saturday. I'd love to become more consitent at that. I've started planning further ahead, so hopefully that'll help!

Have an Online Shop

I'm really proud of the visual aspects of my blog, I take a lot of care in that. I'd really love to be able to get back into creating Art and maybe sell prints as a side projects. We'll see, that will take a long, long time to work out. What do you think?

Expand my reach and content

I love blogging but I've gotten pretty comfortable and I like to challenge myself. I've thought about YouTube but I'm a little scared about that. But I feel like if I want to grow my blog, it might be the next step. We'll also see about this one...

Reach 500 followers on Twitter & 1300 followers on Bloglovin

It's not all about the numbers, it's about how much you enjoy what your doing, which I absolutely do. But I don't think Taylor Swift would be her own kick-ass Girl Boss and doing what she loved for a living if 56,000 people didn't buy her first album in the first week. Or 5 million copies of her latest album 1989 to date. As much as crunching numbers is bad, knowing what you've got helps you plan for the future. Plus it's great to know other people are loving what your doing just as much as you are!

So that's that. This is where I am with my blog at the moment and where I hope to be sometime soon. If you want to help me, I'd love for you to leave a comment below. Or if you'd like to follow me on Twitter and Bloglovin to stay updated on how I get on with my goals...

Speak soon,

Love always,
Melissa

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  1. I too want to be a full time blogger but numbers on social media can be hard to build up as of how long it takes to build up. I think if you engage with more people then that definitely helps. YouTube is definitely another step you could take!

    Isobel x

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    1. Engaging more on Twitter has been so helpful for my Blog engagement. I just love the Twitter community so much as the moment, so friendly and loving!

      -M

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  2. I think you would make a great full time blogger and if you work then it's most definitely achievable! x

    Kate/ katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so, so much. That means the world that you have faith in me!

      -M

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  3. Hey Mellisa, good luck with everything you want to do! I am sure you will easily reach your social media goals. Bloglovin is rather tricky but twitter is more blogger friendly :) Iga x http://www.igaberry.com

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  4. I loved this! We seem to have a lot of the same goals (including being Taylor Swift's bestie - I'm not giving up on that one yet ;) ), so this was so relatable for me. I'm just taking things one day at a time, and trying to grow my numbers without getting too upset when they're stagnant. Good luck with everything hun!

    Kelly // Velvet and Vibranium

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    1. Love that being Taylor's best friend is an achievable goal! haha.

      There's nothing worse than stagnant numbers, but not paying too much attention to it is definitely something I need to work on!

      Good luck to you also!
      -M

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  5. This post was actually really motivating, and good on you for keeping your goals in sight and being so clear about what you want! I think when it comes to producing content as well, only putting out things you really believe in is so important.

    www.thesundaymode.com

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked this post! It was definitely well worth writing, has helped me a long a lot!!

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  6. I just found your blog Via Twitter and really glad I did, Love this post i've only just started blogging, but i have so many goals and dreams that i'm scared if i don't ever achieve them. I'm only a student but I'm hoping that i can use blogging to share my work. But just wondering if you have any tips to help me get started.
    But I'm definitely going to follow your blog.
    Many thanks Tell This Cat xx

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    1. Hi Hannah,
      Really glad you found my blog and love it. I started blogging in Uni as a student and it was the best thing! My biggest tip would be to keep it simple, have a realistic schedule that you know you can stick too and then just go made with the shameless promotion on social media.

      You're only ever as good as you believe you are!

      Best of luck!
      -M

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  7. Great goals, I'd love to be a full time blogger one day too.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

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    1. A full time travel blogger is the dream. Haha. One day, maybe. One day.

      -M

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  8. I love your blog! This inspired me to think about my goals for the rest of the year. I think having an online shop is a great idea - and so cool that you have the artistic skills to really make something of your own to sell! I would definitely be interested in that!
    Freya - freyasnook.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you love it! I've done some more planning so hopefully the shop shouldn't take too long! We'll see, I'm not rushing!

      -M

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