Hi everyone, welcome to the Resolute Beauty Blogger Series!
Myself and Shalunya from Shalunya & Boyet have created The Resolute Beauty Blogger. The Resolute Beauty Blogger is a year long program designed for you to create, stay focused on and achieve your 2014 beauty and blogging resolutions. Our goal is to make 2014 a year of success and achievements. Please see the original introductory post for the Resolute Beauty Blogger for full details about this series.
This is our second posting so we will be giving updates on the goals we set for ourselves in January.
1. Increase my Twitter and Bloglovin followers by 20 per month.
February Update: I surpassed this goal. However, I did have a giveaway in January which definitely gave me a lot more followers than in a normal month. I increased Twitter followers by 219 and Bloglovin followers by 105 between January and February.
2. Keep track of my blog's monthly stats.
February Update: I kept track of my monthly blog stats using the table that I discussed in my January post.
3. Participate in 1 tag per month.
February Update: I participated in the "Bloggers Made Me Buy Tag" and the "Beauty Love Affair Tag".
4. Do not do more than 3 hours of blogging relating "stuff" per weeknight.
February Update: I did ok at this goal. There were definitely some nights that I stayed up until 1am and a few nights I was up until 2am (eeeks!). I'll try to do better at this and aim for heading to bed by midnight.
5. Come up with a weekly or monthly series for my blog.
February Update: I started "Frugal Fridays". This is not a novel or clever series but it's been fun for me so far because I get to feature affordable drugstore makeup which I'm just recently getting interested in.
6. Do a tutorial, Face of the Day post, or a "tips" type post once a month.
February Update: I did my first FOTD post earlier this week! It was intimidating and I'm still iffy about it. I just knew that I needed to cut back on the eyeball photos and feature my entire face every once in a while! As for tips, I've been writing a few down but haven't done anything bloggy with them yet.
7. Don't be so self-conscious of posting full face pictures of myself.
February Update: See above.
New Goal added in February:
8. Make my blog look more personal. Add a pretty background, a cool header, etc.
The question for this month is:
What tools (apps, programs, items, etc) do you use to stay on track with your resolutions?
I use THIS table to keep up with my monthly stats. Also, this isn't related to my goals but to keep track of and schedule my posts I use a monthly planner shown below. Most importantly though, I use a pencil because I always switch around what I want to post when.
It's not too late if you want to join this series! Please post your resolutions, updates, and answers to our monthly questions on your blog on the 15th of each month. Then come back to one of the host's blogs to add your blog post to the link tool below.