Spoilers! 2019 Blog + Personal Resolutions

Spoilers! 2019 Blog + Personal Resolutions

Happy (late) New Year geeks! 2017 was amazing for A Geeky Gal, and 2018 was no different. I posted more, commented more, and just feel overall more confident in my blog. It honestly gives me a lot of excitement to see how much farther I can take my blog in 2019!

I couldn’t have done so well this year though without all of you and my fellow bloggers. Matt at Normal Happenings has been instrumental in giving advice and being a sounding board for ideas, and his collaborations as well as him letting me have given me more confidence as a writer/blogger. He also helped me get my first YouTube video up this year so I’m looking forward to doing more of those! All of that brings me to my resolutions for 2019.

Blog Resolutions for 2019

  • Post at least one YouTube video a month.
  • Have 750 WordPress followers (437 currently).
  • Have 200 Facebook likes (138 currently).
  • Have 500 Instagram followers (356 currently).
  • Complete a new 30 Day Blog Challenge.
  • Host a giveaway.
  • Interview 3 geeky people.
  • Post more mental health content as it relates to gaming/anime/etc.
  • Blog daily for one month (not including a 30 Day Blog Challenge).
  • Update photos of myself on the blog.

Make YouTube videos has been a goal for years but I think this year will be the year that it becomes obtainable! I’m also trying to set obtainable goals for my social media, but I have a hard time getting Facebook and Instagram followers so I fully expect not to meet those goals this year. Some of these resolutions are making a comeback from last year as they are still things I want to do like the 30 Day Blog Challenge and hosting a giveaway.

Part of my YouTube channel is going to be interviews so I’m very excited to meet the goal of 3 interviews this year.I’ve also really enjoyed posting about mental health in the past so I would like to start incorporating that into my more geeky posts. Unlike having a prompt for 30 Days, I’d like to try a month of just daily blogging so I can explore myself more as a writer. Last but not least is updating the photos of myself on the blog, because I obviously lost weight and look different now!

Personal Resolutions for 2018

  • Reach my goal weight. Get healthy and fit!
  • Continue to work on my mental health.
  • Finish the Library. Finally.
  • Create 5 game-ready 3D models for my portfolio.
  • Curate my style.
  • Save up for a house.
  • Cultivate one new skill.
  • Take a vacation.
  • Travel somewhere, anywhere.
  • Attend a convention.

If you follow my personal Instagram account, you already know I am doing away with the scale at home for the moment. I got a trainer who is overhauling my eating habits and helping me get stronger and fitter. I hope to continue bettering my mental health this year too. I am no where near close to having the Library finished so that is coming back for this year’s resolutions. I haven’t been able to work on my portfolio as much as I would like so I’m also bringing back that goal.

Instead of an unobtainable Pinterest closet, I’d like to come with my own sort of “uniform” and curate my current closet to benefit me. Alec and I are hoping to have our down payment for a home saved up by the end of the year. I also want to gain one new skill this year. I’m not sure what yet! Leave me some suggestions in the comments. The last three resolutions are about getting away: I want to take a vacation, travel somewhere (maybe nearby), and attend a convention to help get me out of the house and away from technology.

What are your resolutions for this year? What skill do you think I should add to my life? Do you have any vacation or travel ideas for me? Leave me a comment below!

 

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Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award

Last week, A Geeky Gal was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by ! They are a new follower here on the blog, and their blog is all about cooking. They must be doing something right as they have been racking up their own blogging awards lately and raking in new followers! Thanks again Liba for the nomination. It’s very much appreciated.

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New 30 Day Challenge Announcement!

Tomorrow I will be posting a new 30 day challenge prompt! Several months ago I did my own 30 Day Video Game Challenge. I really wanted to do one more this year and decided upon a theme… a theme that will be announced tomorrow when I post the entire 30 day prompt list! I’m so excited to share this with all of you, especially with the small success I’ve had with my new YouTube channel so far and how far my blog has come.

All of you have had a real hand in the success of A Geeky Gal. Thank you. I never imagined my little blog would reach so many people. And I never thought I’d have a YouTube channel. As a way to give back to this wonderful community, I wanted to do one more 30 Day Challenge this year.

So here’s your official heads up! Tomorrow I will be posting September’s 30 day challenge which will start on September 1st. Keep an eye on my blog and social media channels so you can get to writing! And of course be sure to link back to the prompt so I can give your posts a shout out on Twitter or Facebook.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s answers! Anyone want to guess the challenge? Leave your guess in the comments!

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5FF: Favorite Fictional Moms

5FF: Favorite Fictional Moms

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s (downloadable content) to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack)!

With Mother’s Day this weekend, I thought this prompt would be super fitting as a shout out to all the amazing moms out there, fictional and real. I picked these five moms for several reasons but the main ones being that they were the most real and have their children’s best interests at heart. From Harry Potter to The Addams Family, these fictional moms are a step above the rest.

Molly Weasley

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Molly not only cares for and protects her own children, but Harry and Hermione too. She does the very best she can even with limited means. What Molly lacks in money, she makes up for in love. She is one of the most selfless mothers I’ve encountered in literature.

Lorelai Gilmore

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Lorelai is a great example of a single mom who grew up and is doing the best she can. While being your daughter’s mom and best friend comes with down sides, there’s also so many benefits. Rory trusts her mom and knows she can talk to her about anything.

Morticia Addams

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While perhaps not the most “normal” mom of the bunch, Morticia has not only a firm place as a head of the household, but she has a healthy relationship with her children and her husband. She may not agree with all the choices her kids make, she allows them the freedom to make their own decisions and mistakes.

Linda Belcher

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Linda is one of the more modern moms of our time. She not only has those parental duties down pat which earns love and respect from her kids but she also helps and supports her husband Bob’s restaurant dream! Being a fun and “cool” mom can be hard work, but Linda makes it look easy.

Peg Boggs

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Peg is anything but just your local Avon representative. She is probably one of the kindest movie mothers with a heart of gold. She befriends Edward, bring him into her home where her kids readily accept him (amazing parenting right there), and fosters Edward’s creativity. She never makes him feel less than special.