Spoilers! A Look at 2019 Blog + Personal Resolutions

Another year has come and gone on A Geeky Gal. It’s been a crazy year of growth for my blog and my personal life. I wanted to take a look at my 2019 resolutions that I set at the beginning of the year to see how far I’ve come, how my goals have changed, and what I want to work on next year!

I’ve made great strides towards a lot of these resolutions, but others have fallen to the wayside (as they do sometimes). My mental health break was a great learning experience in that I realized what is most important to me, and how I can better handle future cases of burn out. Let’s be honest though, I want to avoid burn out again as much as possible. I have a feeling the year 2020’s resolutions will be much different from this year! — Mid-Year 2019 Blog + Personal Resolutions

Blog Resolutions for 2019

  • Post at least one YouTube video a month. Done!
  • Have 750 WordPress followers. 934 followers!
  • Have 200 Facebook likes. (187 likes/208 follows!)
  • Have 500 Instagram followers. 540 followers!
  • Complete a new 30 Day Blog Challenge. Done!
  • Host a giveaway. (On the books for next year!)
  • Interview 3 geeky people. (One successful interview!)
  • Post more mental health content as it relates to gaming/anime/etc. Done!
  • Blog daily for one month (not including a 30 Day Blog Challenge).
  • Update photos of myself on the blog. (On the look out for a talented photographer in STL.)

“I’ve really enjoyed my YT posting schedule, but it really needs to be more consistent.” I still agree with this statement from my mid-year check in. I’d really like to start posting weekly and think that is something to work towards if my mental health allows. As for my followers and likes ratios, I’m happy with the goals I did manage to smash. I’ve learned where most of my engagement comes from and am giving more thought towards my Facebook page’s future which may end in a deletion of the page. I never put pressure on myself with follower/like numbers, but it is good to see where the numbers are for engagement. My newest 30 Day Challenge was a hit and one of my favorite challenges so far! My giveaway is in progress for next year as well. I purchased a few handmade goodies for prizes, but I have plans to get more. I’m still figuring out the process though.

My geeky interviews didn’t completely go as planned, but I interviewed my good friend Rebeccah of Hartline Art and hope to do more in 2020. I’m really pleased with my newest addition of Mental Health in the Geek Community on the blog and have more posts coming! I crossed out blogging daily for a month, because I know it wouldn’t be good for my mental health or future plans for this year. Lastly, I still have not made definite plans for getting new photos of myself on the blog, unfortunately. I am on the look out for a photographer in STL that is willing to work with someone who can’t pose and struggles to look good in photos that aren’t selfies!

Personal Resolutions for 2018

  • Get healthy and fit! Done!
  • Continue to work on my mental health. Done!
  • Finish the Library. Finally. (YT wall & bookcases are done.)
  • Create 5 game-ready 3D models for my portfolio. (Close, but not done!)
  • Curate my style. (Still struggling with this one.)
  • Save up for a house. (Working towards this.)
  • Cultivate one new skill. Done!
  • Take a vacation. Done!
  • Travel somewhere, anywhere. Done!
  • Attend a convention.

My health and fitness journey will always be a work in progress, but I’m happy to say I’m definitely more fit and healthier than I have ever been. I have never cancelled a session with my trainer, and my nutrition is getting better. While I’m still practicing what I learned in therapy to better myself, I am back in therapy weekly due to my depression and past trauma. No worries though; it’s a good thing. The filming “background” part of my Library is completed, but there’s still some projects to start/finish such as my vanity, finishing up some book case decor, and creating a nook for me to read/game in.

I still have yet to finish a model for 3D modeling my portfolio. I am very close to completing an entire environment though that will go in my portfolio as soon as I’m done. I’m also still struggling with my style even after curating several Pinterest boards. If you have any advice, leave a comment to help a gal out. Alec and I are actively saving for our own home; however, plans might be changing as they so often do. I’m also proud to say I’ve learned quite a bit of HTML this year and a bit of CSS; on top of that, I’ve started drawing digitally again which makes me so happy. Alec and I spent a week at Disney World in January; and I went on a special trip to a haunted hotel with my mom back in April that was so much fun. As for a convention, my mental health didn’t allow it this year, but I’m looking forward to trying again in 2020!

Thank you for all of your support this year! All of this wouldn’t have been possible without you!

cw1

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