2013 Blogging Goals Revisited

The year 2013 is coming to an end and I must say it's been an exciting one full of ups and downs and everything in between. I think I can sincerely say that 2013 was life changing and I can't wait for all the things life has in store in 2014!

That said, sometimes it's good to look back at and reflect on some of the goals you set up for yourself so that you see how much you've accomplished and what you may want to improve on in the next year. Here were my goals for my blog when it was conceived early 2013 and my honest analysis of how I think I did with it:


  • Post consistently - at least three times a week
    I think I nailed this one, guys! I made this goal because in the past, I would start blogs and then just stop writing them and then try to start it up again half a year later. With
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes, I wanted to actually follow through with having a blog and maintaining it. I think I posted almost every day (or at least every other day) at around the same time. Woohoo!
  • Gain readership - 100 followers on Bloglovin and GFC
    Another goal accomplished! As of writing this post, I am at 129 followers on GFC (though I noticed GFC is disabled now) and 117 followers on Bloglovin. I couldn't have done it without you guys! 
  • Revamp my Blog design
    Not completely sure about this one. It's true I got a new blog header and even added social media buttons but I still feel like there's more I could be doing. I think I'll give myself a pass for this one but I know I can definitely improve and expand on this. 
I think I knew too little about blogging to have very specific goals in mind when I first started out. That's not a mistake I want to make for 2014. Here are my blogging goals for the upcoming year: 
  • Grow readership Specifically, by the end of 2014 I want to have gained another 100 followers on Bloglovin. 
  • Work out social mediaEven though I have social media buttons in place, I never really set it up until quite late this year and I still don't use it much. I want to gain 100 new followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Revamp blog design...againI think the trouble I'm having with this goal is that I don't have a clear idea of what I want it to look like, but I know a nice design when I see it. I plan on doing some research on blog design and learn coding (html, css, and the like) so I can better understand what I want to see when I open up my blog.
  • Work on brandingSimilar to the problem I have with revamping my blog layout, I think I have trouble defining what it is I'm trying to accomplish. I think I need to have a creative meeting with myself at some point to figure this out :]
Do you guys have blogging goals for the new year? Let me know what they are!

17 comments

  1. All these goals reflect my blogging goals as well! I think in the beginning you want to get it all done but it doesn't work like that. I've learned to be so patient with my blog now. If I can't post, I won't. And I don't count my followers down everyday, but compare by the month. I also need to become more active on social media. I am just so busy and it all seems a little overwhelming until you step back and take one step at a time!!

    I have done a lot of researching on HTML coding and creating custom things. If you need any help let me know and we can email about it. I have a few websites for design and stuff you may like.
    Have a wonderful New Year Deb!!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm so glad you've accomplished your goals.. or at least 99.9% of it:P I hope you will exceed your 2014 goals before 2014 ends! Really glad you continued with this blog so we can meet you because you're such an amazing person who's full of positive vibes. It's always fun reading your posts and comments you leave behind~Happy New Year, Deborah! xx

    Chic Nikkie

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  3. Agreeing your blogging goals!<3<3
    Would you like to follow each other via gfc and bloglovin? If you do, just follow me and I'll follow you right back!<3

    Happy New Year 2014,
    christymonicaa.blogspot.com

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  4. Your consistency is amazing! My December blogging goal was to post more often but I realized posting more sometimes sacrifices quality so I am re-thinking my position. If I can't post something people are going to want to read, I should probably wait until I'm feeling more inspired or whatever. Especially because so many visits are by first timers! Can only make a first impression once. My blogging goals are also to work on social media things (more Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Chictopia, all of them!) and to work on the back ends of my blogging. The post/label and alt image tags are a mess. I'd like to clean everything up and streamline things so navigating on the site is easy and I *might* be found on Google :)

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  5. Such great goals! I am still working on mine - eeek!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  6. Wonderful post! I'm very active on social media, but don't know how to get sponsors for my blog.If you have any tips on that let me know.How do you get to host a giveaway...
    Following you on bloglovin and instagram.Hope you can follow me back :-)
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  7. I really enjoyed reading this. Hope you reach all your goals and have a very happy 2014. Xo

    Lace and Lipstick Stains

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  8. Your resolutions are very positive and I'm sure you will accomplish all the goals! Much much love dear Deborah!!
    Love
    Coco et La vie en rose
    Coco et La vie en rose on Bloglovin
    Coco et La vie en rose on Facebook

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  9. Congrats on meeting your goals! I think your blog design's better than you give yourself credit for :) Wish I'd been as consistently active throughout the year, I find it so hard to keep up with blogging when I'm at uni!

    Helen at Hels Yeah! xx

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  10. Posting consistently can be so difficult especially if you have a full time job. Sometimes I just can't find the time to post or I'm too stressed. I think it's amazing that your posts are so consistent!

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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  11. Happy New Year!
    May it filled with joy, love and peace
    tr3ndygirl.com

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  12. I really love you blog, girl! I do! It's the cutest one ever! I hope you follow through on your resolutions! I hope I have as much followers on you have by the end of 2014! Haha!

    Happy blogging and happy new year!

    Relationships.College.Love

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  13. Good luck with your blogging goals and I hope you have a wonderful new year! xxx

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  14. Congrats on meeting so many of your blogging goals! I love your blog header and design it's so chic and pretty! Your blog is definitely one of my favorites!

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  15. I really liked reading your blogging goals...it's a reminder to me that I should really think this through a bit more.

    Of course, I'd love to increase my followers and readership as well. I'm not quite at that 100 number yet, but really want to hit that soon.

    I also want to be able to post more consistently. It's hard to find the time, and I do what I can, but it's something to keep in mind.

    Here's to 2014! :)

    xoxo Jackie
    SomethingAboutThat

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  16. yay on your blogging goals! just wondering, did you create the header and buttons yourself? i'm trying to revamp my blog too and not sure who i can get to do it for me.

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  17. we have the same goal as to being more active in the other social medias, im so bad at it. ive set up twitter IG and FB since i started my blog but dont really update or put time into using it. but i want to learn the habit of doing so :D

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