Hey everyone and hello 2021! I’m pleased that my first post for 2021 is inspired by Dr. Tanya’s “Blogging Insights” tag on her blog Salted Caramel.
How do you see your blog in 2021? What are your hopes and aspirations for your blog this year?
Last year, I started off with a series of haiku’s thinking that’s all I could do in my time constraints, but then I longed for more variety. I was unorganized and spontaneous responding to prompts of interest, and I didn’t have a system on how I went about my posts. I felt okay doing that since my blog is for fun, but I also felt guilty since my readers don’t know when I’m posting or coming back from hiatus.
I have another separate blog for school & project management- related things at https://fissionpm.art.blog/. My tagline was “The Art of Managing Chaos” and well… 2020 was such a chaotic year that I didn’t spend much time there. Part of me wonders if I want to integrate it with this one. I may just want to share my challenges in my master’s program and fascinating articles in the business and technology innovation industry on that one.
I recently purchased a planner which I hope will give more structure to my time. It’s such a beautiful planner! I’ll blog about it sometime since I’ve used various planners throughout my life. Some were effective and others were not. It is my hope to write my topic ideas on various days and allot dedicated time where I focus on blogging efforts instead of trying to multi-task.
I hope to “promote” my blog more this year on Twitter where my presence is almost non-existent, Instagram where you get a glimpse of my personal life, or Facebook…(maybe?). I put promote in quotations because I think I just want to open a discussion with others rather than advertise.
It honestly worries me because I feel like I would be integrating all of my identities when it might be premature. Maybe, I’m cautious of people seeing all these facets to me, and I’m aware of inherent risks that come with being more public.
Have you guys ever seen this meme where one person features a different portrait image of themselves according to which platform they’re on? People show what they want to reveal about themselves.
When I first started, I was pretty much anonymous and I liked it like that. I was just another fish in the ocean. WordPress is my oasis. Most people from my personal life, while they are aware that I blog, I don’t think they read my blog. If I want to promote my blog, maybe I’ll just start by setting up separate social media accounts for my blog itself.
I would like to plan for the A-Z challenge this year with a focus area on the symbolism behind different kinds of birds. While I was purging my room from papers, I came across old school work that I would love to delve into further and reflect upon them.
While I still plan on responding to various prompts that bloggers share (SoCs, FOWC, VJWC, Saturday Symphonies, Tanka Tuesdays, Paint-Chip Poetry, 6 sentence stories…), I had this idea of loosely categorizing my posts for each day of the week.
- Monday Merchandise – Chat & learn about a product I’m currently using or have used in the past
- Tasty Tuesdays – Share food pictures or recipes that inspire me to explore
- 1Liner Wednesdays – Share an inspiring or funny one liner
- Thursday Trivia & Taboo – Share a quote from one of the books I’m reading in my book club or one on my shelves and explore some themes and questions
- Friday Flowers – Sharing my beautiful floral snapshots
- Saturday Shocks – Reflect on some YouTube videos & articles of other people’s culture shocks
- Sunday Spa – Self-care, affirmations, healthy habits, my coloring pages
Though, there certainly will be outliers. I may not hit all of these within a week, but I’ll try to go for quality over quantity. I’ll just go with the flow and not worry about it too much!
As always, I look forward to reading to what you have to share! Happy blogging!