2016 Blog Goals
Looking back at 2015, starting my blog was the highlight. I’ve loved writing every post, shooting each photograph, testing out products, talking to you fab girls and making some pretty amazing friends. Recently celebrating the one year birthday, Jasmine Harding Makeup has grown and grown throughout the year, I can’t quite believe how many of you read my blog, a huge thank you, you are all amazing! When I first started my blog, I didn’t realise much I’d fall in love with blogging, it’s become a huge part of my life, one of the most important things to me and I really can’t imagine not having it!
I’m diving into 2016 with a whole set of goals and ideas that I hope will help my blog grow and will help me grow with it.
START POSTING MORE REGULARLY
When I first started up Jasmine Harding Makeup, I was blogging daily and uploading regular content for you all to read but since university became more demanding and I started working part time, posting daily became impossible for me to keep up with. Since celebrating JHM’s 1st Birthday at Christmas, I really thought about what I wanted to do with my blog this year, brainstorming a few ideas and taking a look back to when I first started and working out what I originally wanted from my little space on the internet. As of 2016, ideally, I would like to get back into daily blogging but with still working and studying for my degree, it is going to be a hard task so I'm going to begin with planning my content and sticking to set posting days, hoping to get something for you guys to read up 4 days a week. I haven’t quite worked out what days I’ll post yet but will update you on that nearer the time!
PUT MORE INTO MY CONTENT
Content wise, there’s going to be a lot more coming your way this year ladies and gents! With the main focus still being beauty and skincare, I’m going to be incorporating some more lifestyle based posts this year ranging from general life reflections to tips and tricks. As I’ve re designed and re designed Jasmine Harding Makeup, I’ve learnt a lot along the way and really would like to put this into my future posts. I’ll be focussing on creating lots of blog tips posts for you guys ranging from Square Space tips to photography and my favourite blogging apps. With a new blogging schedule for me this year, I’d love to know what kind of content you want to see, when and what days in the week whether you’d prefer certain days to be focussed on one topic or just a random mix, please let me know in the comments!
START A YOUTBUE CHANNEL
For me, this is my biggest and most exciting goal of 2016 both personally and blog wise. I’ve always dreamed of having my own You Tube channel and really feel that 2016 is the year to start one. I love creating makeup tutorials for my blog, running you through my current skincare routines and doing the odd haul and would love to start putting this in video form. First step, get the equipment and start practicing speaking to the camera! I’ve finally given in and downloaded Snap Chat (jasminehmakeup) where I will be showing you my current makeup loves to taking you around on my day to day life so add me on there to stay up to date! If anyone has any You Tube tips then please leave them in the comments below!
IMPROVE MY PHOTOGRAPHY
Since moving my blog onto Squarespace and updating my design, I really want Jasmine Harding Makeup to become more of a luxury site to visit in 2016, with my photography being one of the main focuses. I’m aiming on making the site a lot more graphic with multiple photos in one post and generally jazz’ing up the layout of each post, making it a more enjoyable read. I adore creating exciting, creative posts on JHM which is something I hope comes across in the new year and reflects across my site. I’ve been using my new(ish) camera for about 6 months now and am still learning how to use it properly but am currently lusting after an Olympus Pen! What camera do you guys use? I would love to hear your photography tips!
What are your 2016 blog goals?