2018: Goals for Blogging in the New Year
I hit some rough patches with blogging in the past year, namely I didn't post again after my camping trip. Shortly after I began the process of buying a home with my boyfriend, got caught up a bit in my day job, and really began questioning the direction of my blog.
I took some time and reorganized over the New Year weekend break. This was truly my first weekend in a long time where I had nothing I needed to do. We opted to have a house warming party weeks after moving in as a way to jumpstart unpacking and decorating. This method 100% works.
I recently read a great post over at The Sweetest Way about why "niching down" doesn't work for her. I really related to this as I think I read one too many Pinterest posts about how finding your niche is the only way to connect or draw in an audience. While some people might be out there searching for information on a specific thru-hike or hotel recommendation, most people are just looking to connect through basic human experiences.
I love hiking and cities. I wear makeup in the woods and search out donuts in every new city. People are complex and our experiences and interests should be too. While I don't plan on blogging about every aspect of my life (local DIY ambient electronic shows don't exactly fit in), I would like to present a more balanced look.
Basically, look for more from me in the new year. I may not be taking as many trips in favor of a couple bigger ones but will be posting more lifestyle based posts. Up next will be my 30th birthday trip to Atlanta and I hope you'll follow along.