Today I am participating at Melyssa’s Weekly Wishes Roundup. The rules are easy: Just share your goals for the week, month or year! It’s about motivating yourself and other people to set your mind to achieving things – no matter how small or how big your goals may be.
My goal for this week (and this month) is pretty simple, but its this simplicity that the difficulty lies in. At the moment, my blog is very photography heavy. That’s not a bad thing, but it fails to convey one crucial part of my personality: That I am a writer by heart and a writer before a photographer.
I only discovered photography a short while ago and while I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my camera and discovering the world through its lens, it sometimes just isn’t enough. I originally started my blog as a way to put my love for writing to a practical use and also share my travel adventures with the world and now I want to challenge myself to go back to those roots.
Another goal that goes along with my goal to have more substantial writing on my blog is to share more of my personality through my posts. I love all the posts I have been putting out over the last few months, but sometimes I can’t help, but notice that they seem a bit impersonal to me. One thing that I have learned in my years of reading blogs is that my favorite bloggers are those that I have made a personal connection with. I constantly challenge myself to make my blog better and this is something I definitely want to get a grip on.
I struggle with bringing my personality into my blog. I fear that I will seem like an egotistical narcissist if I get more personal – and while I objectively know that this fear is silly, it does keep me from reaching my full potential as a blogger. I know that by writing more, I will probably also be more personal in posts, but I still wanted to list this as a separate goal to have a reminder.
As for practical matters: While I want to have more substantial writing on my blog, I also have a busy week in front of me. I know that blogging every day or even every other day will be a huge undertaking, if not to say impossible. I don’t just want to write long texts – I want to write texts that I as a writer can be proud of and that other people can take something from. To ensure quality, I therefore aim to publish two well-written and –thought-out posts until next Monday.
So there you have it. My goals are to write more and better and to be more personal.
What are your goals for this week?