Hmm… resolutions! These sound so determined. So full of positivity. Almost sounds like everything will be alright, we just have to follow a path. But, is it really this easy? I used to make some good 3-4 resolutions each year while in school. I will try to be a morning riser – I will study hard -I will sleep less; are a few I remember. And… of course, not even 15 days in January, I would start losing it. Not knowingly, of course. I’d tell myself each morning- just five more minutes, or that I will definitely, 100% start from the next day. And, as they say, tomorrow never comes, and so it never came for me. So, perhaps, no blogging resolutions too, eh?
Wait a minute, did I say no Blogging Resolutions?
Well, to clear the picture, I still haven’t made any resolutions, per se. But, I have made some reservations for my blogging. It’s been a year I have been blogging. And must I say it has been fantabulous. Surrounded by an amazing blogging community, running through challenging campaigns, and working my way up and up, has been rewarding in ways I hadn’t anticipated when I started.
So, despite the many good things blogging gave me in 2018 I did not set resolutions. Because I have stopped believing in them. Resolutions, I have realized are not for me, these, in fact, stress me out. Pull me down. Make me feel more bad, that I can’t keep up what I think.
But, but, doesn’t mean I am not heeding my blogging goals.
I have simply listed down the very main and vital things I want to do in respect to my blog.
- Garner more visitors
- Monetize my blog, eventually
That’s it! Just two things I’m gonna focus on this year.
And if God blesses me, I would be able to achieve if not both at least, the first part. Why I am doubtful about the Almighty’s blessings? Of course, what more can I expect after being a mom? Oh, of course, I love my children to the moon and back, every mom does. The elder one is just lovely with being independent already and the infant is so damn adorable, I can’t take my eyes off her. But, you can’t blame me if I say that every mom has that moment during the day when she just wants to run away. ‘
Hence, my primary reason why no resolutions, because I know I won’t be able to keep them, not even for two days. So, better set realistic goals. Better give myself a target I know I can achieve, rather than setting the unachievable and than blaming myself for not living up to it.
So, all fingers crossed on working towards the only two things I want for my blog this year. Although I have a confession to make…. I haven’t even started working on these… because I am still busy digging in kindergarten books, sharpening pencils, cleaning the poop, and ordering wet wipes and diapers.