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New Year’s Blog Resolutions

By Dec 31, 2014 16 Comments

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I would love to start out talking about how fast this year went, and how I can’t believe it’s already the eve of the New Year. I’ll spare you that, but REALLY? I’d better just get on with my thoughts about New Year’s blog resolutions.

Are you one for setting New Year’s resolutions? I’m not so much. I like goals. I believe in setting goals, so I was going to turn the whole New Year’s resolution thing into an opportunity to set a list of goals for my blog. I changed my mind.

Instead of a long list of goals, Laurie is determining to be more intentional about her blog (and her life) this year.

New Year’s Blog Resolutions

Several days ago there was a post on SITS called Being Content With Your Blog. I really dug this post for many reasons. The author talked about setting goals for your blog without stressing about them and balancing your blog with the rest of your life. That is when I began rethinking this whole New Year’s resolutions for your blog concept.

I am fast approaching 55. It’s just a couple of weeks away. This is a milestone of sorts. It’s true! When asked to check your age on most forms or surveys, the last box to check is 55 and up. I kid you not. There are no more boxes beyond that! You notice these little things when you are about to turn 55. My point? I want to live my life with more purpose. I want to be more intentional in all that I do, and that includes my blog.

If I were to make New Year’s resolutions for my blog, it would look more purposeful than what I have done in the past. It would include goals to balance my work with my real life. To blog with intention means that I know why I am doing what I am doing, and I’m doing those things on purpose.

Tiffany talks about knowing your end. This, to me, goes right along with purposeful and intentional living. My New Year’s resolution for my blog would be about knowing my end and working towards that. It would also be about knowing what I want in life.

I was reading a devotional just the other day. It talked about a wife who was dying of cancer. She and her husband both knew the end was near. One day the husband gathered enough courage to ask his wife a question he had wanted to ask for a while. He asked her what it felt like to live life knowing you are going to die soon. She answered him with a question of her own. She asked him what it was like to live pretending you’re not.

I’m not trying to be morbid. We all think we have so much time left, and we do!

We have the rest of our lives and that is a gift to be cherished.

My New Year’s resolution for my life and my blog is to be more intentional; to conduct my life and my blog with purpose and care.

What are your New Year’s resolutions for your blog?

About laurielyons

Laurie has been a wife for too many years to count. She is the mother of three mostly grown children. Her last year as a homeschooling mom will come to an end in 2014. Life is changing for this entrepreneur turned blogger and author of her first E-book. She often feels like the odd man out in the blogging world because she is in her fifties, but her love of social media and writing keeps her hanging in and always learning. You can find Laurie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and her blog, Beyond My Blue Door, where she writes about life and the many lessons learned along the way. Oh, and she can hardly wait to become a grandma!

16 Comments

  • Chris Carter says:

    This is just such an inspiring post Laurie!! YES YES YES!!! It’s so important that this is ONGOING too… we can lose site of things quickly as we dig in and run with life and all the races that distract us.

    Thank you for this perfect post to launch the New Year!

  • Carol Graham says:

    I started blogging and all other forms of social media networking when I turned 65. There was a feeling of urgency but this whole new world has made me too busy to think about it anymore! So many doors of opportunity have since opened and I have learned not to hesitate but to go through them. I loved the devotional illustration you gave! Happy New Year

  • […] I wrote a post for The SITS Girls on December 31, 2014. I talked about the new year and resolutions and do you make them. I would love to have you click over to read it! Go here. […]

  • I really like this approach to blogging. We only have so much time – why are we wasting it not writing and creating what we really want? This year I want to focus on creating content that I love – not just that will become “popular” or useful. Although most the time, content I love means my readers also love!

  • […] New Year’s Blog Resolutions via The SITS Girls. It’s always a good idea to set aside some time and think about your blogging intentions for the year. […]

  • My blog goals for this year are to focus more on quality instead of quantity, get better at utilizing my blog/vlog planner that I created and interacting more with my readers. Happy New Year!

  • Laurie says:

    That sounds like a great idea! I should give that a try. Thanks for sharing!

  • Your post today resonates with me too. I have been trying to find ways to make things run smoother and came to realize that in order to do that I had to be very clear of what I wanted to achieve with my blog. I always enjoy reading your posts, which land right in my email box and thank you for your insights. Happy 2015!

    Enzie

  • Sharon says:

    Happy New Year and thank you for a very thought provoking blog post. Congratulations on your SITS Day!

  • Aurora says:

    What a wonderful, thought-provoking post. I recently started a new blog/website and i’m kind of all over the place. I have created a goal/editorial plan for the 2015 year to authentically promote the various ventures i want to do. I’m 3 years away from where you are age wise and i look forward to that milestone to begin that next phase in my life with full force. thanks for this post. Happy New Year!

    • Laurie says:

      I always love to hear from an blogger with as much life experience as me 🙂 Your goal/editorial plan sounds great.

  • Charlotte says:

    Oh, my goodness… I love this so very much. I’m trying to set more intentions and to be more mindful/present in all that I do, but to go beyond just saying those words. Live, breathe, taste, feel, savor everything. Each stupid argument with a friend, because it means we care enough in the heat of the moment; each sunset and sunrise because I am a witness to nature’s beauty.

    I wish you all the best for the year ahead. Whoever heard of ending the boxes at 55, hmph! 🙂

    • Laurie says:

      I love your last statement, my friend and all the words about how you intend to live your live, and yes, even those arguments. Happy New Year!

  • I love setting blog goals. Being intentional is something I need to work on, I am often easily distracted by new blogging events I see or what others are posting about. I just created a free 2015 online blog planner that I am hoping will help me keep focus on my goals rather than getting so distracted. Thanks for these valuable reminders as we start the New Year. Happy New Year!