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Common New Year Resolutions for Bloggers

By Jan 7, 2013July 8th, 201433 Comments

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As January is sinking in, so is the motivation to start the year off the right way! While we may not stick to our diets all year and our desks may get lost under piles of paperwork by June, setting blogging resolutions now can help you succeed in 2013.

Need help setting some of your own? Check out what some of our community members had to say.

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Common Blogging Resolutions

Blog more often

  • I’m getting a head start on it right now! I’m actually planning to blog regularly in 2013. Imagine that! Almost Happy New Year, everyone!!! –ย The Little Red Shop
  • I need to blog more and prepare a schedule – Marisa
  • I don’t do resolutions, per se, but now that it will be less busy, I plan on being much more consistent with blogging itself, as well as visiting/posting to other blogs, continuing education and getting to know more bloggers overall. Looking forward to it! – Donna
  • Maintain my blogging schedule and connect more with my readers and fellow bloggers. – Co-Pilot Mom
  • This past year has been a bit off as far as blogging goes, and I hope to turn that around next year by pre-writing posts, using a calendar, and scheduling my time better. – Michaela
  • And Tonya sums it all up with her statement: “To be more productive in less time!”

Monetize, monetize, monetize!

  • Make an income from my blog! – Shan.
  • Go big or go home!!!! It’s time to monetize baby!!! – Dina
  • Treat it like a real job, so I can make a living and not get one! – Kids Creative Chaos
  • Grow, grow, grow Monograms and Makeovers. BIG goals for 2013! – Becca
  • Learn more about ways I can earn money from my blog. 2013 is all about the money! – Krissy

Be inspired by Pinterest & improve photos

  • Improve my pictures and write longer posts- JDanielFoursMom
  • Definitely improving my pictures and being more consistent. I’m actually really excited about it! – Pricilla John
  • Driving traffic to my other sites i.e. Pinterest and Facebook are my goals for 2013; along with a new camera maybe my pictures can improve too! – The Growing Foodie
  • Get to using Pinterest more often! – Kim
  • I’d like to actually USE my blog in 2013, and do a few of those totally amazing ideas that I pin, instead of just letting them sit there in pin boards. – Sarah

What are some of your blogging resolutions for this year?ย 

About Ashley Abele

Ashley is a mom of 3 young children, social media consultant and blogger. She focuses on strategizing for bloggers and small businesses to help them reach their online potential and subsequent sales potential as cofounder of Other Half Media. When sheโ€™s not busy creating blogger outreach programs, email or social media campaigns, she blogs her life, parenting, and frequent moves at My Front Porch Swing. Connect on @AshleyNAbele on Twitter and on Facebook.


  • Vicky says:

    That has been mine for the past 3 years

  • It would seem we all have similar goals for 2013!!

  • Sierra says:

    I hadn’t made any blogging resolutions because I have been too focused on other things. I’m glad I came here to read up. You all have given me some very good ideas and incentives.

  • Anna Hettick says:

    My blogging resolutions are very similar to everyone else’s, Writing and scheduling my post more in advance, start working with a brand or brands, building my readership and subscriptions. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck to everyone on your blogging resolutions!!

  • These are all things I would like to improve on as well

  • I totally got all of those in my blogging plan perhaps we all need to ban together and help hold each other acctountable. I know the Sits Girls can find a way to help achieve our goals.

  • Ugochi says:

    Great plans here! I want to maintain few but very regular posts and do a lot more publicity for my blog this year! I need God’s grace for this.

  • Thank you so much for this great advice!

  • I have a lot of the same goals! I’m aiming to blog three times a week, keep utilizing social media, increase traffic, and expand on my newest meme, which so far has had some great success!

  • Kate Burt says:

    Very good resolutions! I’ve just enrolled in a Photoshop class. I knew I needed lots of help to understand the program so I can work with my pictures to enhance my blog. Just had my first class, and boy is it hard! But I will perservere! I vow to keep learning in 2013!

  • Angie Nelson says:

    Excellent resolutions! (And loving the new look, SITS Girls.)

  • KalleyC says:

    These are all great resolutions.

  • Yes, I made a daily blog check list. Thanks to your inspiration! I am hoping to go big or go home myself in 2013!

    Julie @ Naptime Review

  • Whitney says:

    I want to tell you all that when I had my SITS Day, it brought a lot of traffic to my blog and I’m starting to see opportunities to write for other sites. My goal is to continue writing content people want to read, take my blog to the next step and continue to learn all I can. I do plan to attend at least on blogging conference this year.

  • 2 years ago, I made a goal to write 2 times a week maximum – Mondays & Thursdays is what I chose. It gave me the consistency I needed instead of just saying blog more. I’m happy to say it was a blog-changer! I’ve only missed a few posts during busy times.

    Be sure & define goals with quantifiable results:
    Blog twice a week.
    Use Google keyword tool to title posts
    Make at least one post per week “pin-able”
    Promote each blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+
    Participate in niche forum at least 5 times a week
    Set up Google Adsense & make $3 a week.
    Write a review of a favorite product or book once a month with affiliate link. (Or list of products)
    Find a product on ejunkie to review & promote on blog.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • Chrissy says:

    Love these ideas!

    My goals are to continue learning and growing. I have a new blog, started in October of 2012, and I want 2013 to be the year people learn my blog’s as well as businesses names!

  • Tracey says:

    Great resolutions! Looks like many of us are on the same track!

  • I plan on setting some time everyday to read and comment on new blogs. I also plan on blogging more often.

  • Arielle says:

    Hello everyone,

    I am new to The Sits Girls and I am glad I found this dynamic online community.
    Thank you for your advice on 2013 blog resolutions !
    I am pretty sure most of us have “Write more often” on the top of their resolution list….
    But I sometimes wonder “How do you get this extra time to write more often ? ”
    Blogging often requires inspiration, focus, creativity, peace of mind or extra adrenalin, discipline, time to find what we would like to write about, check our sources of information, sometimes take photos….between work family, social life, daily paperwork and bills…etc…
    I just admire women who manage to blog every day or every other day…:-)



  • My resolution is to be more consistent no matter if the blog entry is long or short, pictures or no pictures. And learn how to get ore traffic and comments on my blog….

  • Lyndylou says:

    I want to try and make money from my blog but haven’t a clue where to start!

  • Kat says:

    Yes! I love all of these and will add, cleaning up and tweaking my site design to the list. SITS has gotten a face lift that looks fantastic….I think everyone could benefit with continuous improvements as needed.

  • I had given up publishing posts I had written in 2012 because I was discouraged by less-than-positive comments on some of my more melancholy posts. My resolution for this year is to write more, get more followers, and get tougher skin. I can do this!!

  • I still haven’t figured out what I wanted to do with my blog . I wanted to bring more of what I’m already doing , but I hit a writers block . I have no idea what to write about ! ugh

  • Momfever says:

    I want to continue working on improving my blogs and increasing my revenue!

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  • I love all these ideas! I’ll add affiliate income. I feel like I’m missing the boat, so I made an appointment with an affiliate rep for tomorrow. Excited for 2013!

  • Those goals look good to me, now to just apply them. Thanks for posting!

  • Love these! We are working on pictures also…specifically related to above board image use! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Great goals/resolutions for blogging. A few of mine are:

    1. To stay more focused and stick to more of a schedule..I can get waaayyy sidetracked ๐Ÿ™‚
    2. Have more guest posts and do more guest posts
    3. continue to create community ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Yes, all these resolutions hit home for me too.

    My goal is to work smarter, not harder. I’m reading some books on management for the entrepreneur looking for insight before I plan.

  • Alison says:

    Great resolutions, ladies!

  • These are all resolutions of mine in some way, shape, or form. Glad to know I have realistic resolutions in great company!

    Diary of a Debutante