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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Spoilers! A Look at 2018 Blog + Personal Resolutions

Spoilers! A Look at 2018 Blog + Personal Resolutions

Another year has come and gone on A Geeky Gal. It’s been an eventful and amazing 2018 for my blog and my personal life. I wanted to take a look at my 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!

Blog Resolutions for 2018

  • Finish website changes. Done!
  • Create a Youtube channel. Done!
  • Make pinnable images for ALL blog posts.
  • Have 150 WordPress followers (91 currently). 424 followers!
  • Have 100 Facebook likes (68 currently). 137 likes!
  • Have 300 Instagram followers (202 currently). 355 followers!
  • Complete a 30 Day Blog Challenge. (30 Day Video Game Challenge) (30 Day Anime Challenge)
  • Guest post for at least 2 bloggers. (Normal Happenings)
  • Do a ‘Let’s Play’ for YouTube.
  • Host a giveaway.

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Spoilers: Blog News & Updates

Spoilers: Blog News & Updates

I’m so excited to let y’all in on what is in store for A Geeky Gal. As you may know, one of my blog resolutions was to set up a YouTube channel. I have a few ideas up my sleeve like Let’s Play videos, geeky unboxings, geeky hauls, and more! Unfortunately, life has been busy with wedding planning and work so this idea has taken a back seat.

But I have good news!

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Spoilers! Mid-Year Blog + Personal Resolutions

Spoilers! Mid-Year Blog + Personal Resolutions

With half the year already behind us, I wanted to do a quick check in on my goals for the year. I’m pretty proud looking at the things that have been crossed off so far, but I’m also feeling a little overwhelmed by what’s left. My blog resolutions came pretty easy, but my personal resolutions are all still awaiting completion! I’ve got 6 months left to try to get some more resolutions crossed off. Let’s do this!

Blog Resolutions for 2018

  • Finish website changes. All website changes are in effect and complete!
  • Create a Youtube channel. (This one is in the works; stay tuned.)
  • Make pinnable images for ALL blog posts. (Ugh. Why did I make this resolution?)
  • Have 150 WordPress followers (91 currently). 194 followers!
  • Have 100 Facebook likes (68 currently). 121 likes!
  • Have 300 Instagram followers (202 currently). 300 followers!
  • Complete a 30 Day Blog Challenge. 30 Day Video Game Challenge.
  • Guest post for at least 2 bloggers. (Normal Happenings; who else wants to collab?)
  • Do a ‘Let’s Play’ for Youtube. (Been thinking about doing horror games; would love to hear some advice in the comments!)
  • Host a giveaway. (What would you guys like to see? Leave a suggestion in the comments!)

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Spoilers! Blog + Personal Resolutions

Spoilers! Blog + Personal Resolutions

It’s been quite a year on A Geeky Gal blog. I re-branded, gained more AND new traffic, found my writing groove, and even started utilizing social media to meet other bloggers. I’ve had this blog for 4 years, and I have never felt as motivated to continue blogging as I do today.

One of the things I’m most proud of is my new branding. I feel like it’s definitely more “me” and more of the look I wanted. There’s still some changes coming though for the look and feel of the site. I also want to expand to Youtube! I really feel like I can reach more people and more geeks by creating vlogs and Youtube content which brings me to my blog resolutions for this year!

Blog Resolutions for 2018

  • Finish website changes.
  • Create a Youtube channel.
  • Make pinnable images for ALL blog posts.
  • Have 150 WordPress followers (91 currently).
  • Have 100 Facebook likes (68 currently).
  • Have 300 Instagram followers (202 currently).
  • Complete a 30 Day Blog Challenge.
  • Guest post for at least 2 bloggers.
  • Do a ‘Let’s Play’ for Youtube.
  • Host a giveaway.

I usually don’t make resolutions because I never keep them. This year feels different though. I decided to focus on small goals that I knew I could complete so that hopefully it’ll push me to do even more. I have lost almost 40 pounds and want to reach my fitness goals this year. I also want to add to my portfolio and plan on giving it the attention is deserves. Here’s 10 of my personal resolutions for the New Year.

Personal Resolutions for 2018

  • Reach my goal weight.
  • Make my Pinterest closet dreams come true.
  • Read one book a month (or 12 in a year).
  • Finish the Library.
  • Design 10 branding boards for my portfolio.
  • Create 5 game-ready 3D models for my portfolio.
  • Pay off debt (not including school loans).
  • Generate a second income.
  • Learn HTML/CSS.
  • Take a vacation.

 

What are your resolutions for this year? What posts are you looking forward to seeing on my blog in 2018? Leave me a comment below!