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One month old & podcast plans

Happy one month anniversary??

When I first started this blog, I scoured the internet for any blog post I could find about how to increase my traffic. This was a recurring thing, I’d finish writing a blog post and then I’d spend the rest of my evening on pinterest having all these posts thrown at me about how someone reached 40k views in their first month etc etc. Of course, that’s something I wanted but I began to realise no amount of “tips and tricks” is gonna increase my traffic. Especially not at that rate! Of course some things work for some people and there are certain things us bloggers need to do in order to grow our following, like being active on social media. But obsessively reading these posts won’t help my blog!

So I’m avoiding such posts for now, I understand that they are supposed to be helpful and I’m not denying that they are. Just not for me, they do more harm than good because I end up spending more time reading those posts rather than writing my own.

On another note, if any of you are following me on twitter (@wolfishdelight if you’re not!) you will have heard that I’m interested in starting my own podcast. It will be hosted on this blog (hopefully) so you won’t have to go far if you would like to listen to them, once I’ve gotten round to organising it. However, I have a bad habit of wanting to do everything now. If it’s even remotely possible then I want to do it asap, because I’m excited! I’m excited at the prospect of starting a new project and to work on my creativity further. It was the same with self-hosting my blog, the second I knew I had enough money I began the process of sorting it and I managed to do it all within an hour or so!

But I know I need to slow down a bit, because as much as I want to throw myself into making this a podcast a reality, I don’t quite have the time or the energy at the moment with school and all. Plus I still need to continue working on my blog and trying to build it up, it is only barely a month old! So the podcast idea is going take a backseat, for now.

And with blogging, comes photography. Which is also a skill I’m trying to develop, I’ve managed the first step of figuring out how some of the settings work and I think I’ve just about managed to grasp what ISO means! So my current focus is going to be building my blog up further and improving my sorely lacking photography skills. And of course, staying on top of my school work and getting good grades.

 

Until next time 🙂

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Goals for my new blog

Blog goals 2017

I’ve started a new blog, now what? Now my dear readers, we start planning our goals. Things that will keep me motivated and wanting to keep blogging and pushing myself to do better.

I have finally started self hosting my blog, which has been a goal of mine but also a stepping stone to lead onto some of my other goals. When I first wrote out this post, I hadn’t started self hosting yet! Anyway, I’ve split into short term and long term goals.

Long terms goals:

One major long term goal of mine is to build a solid community of regular readers that I can interact with and that will enjoy my posts.

And of course the second is to be able to earn a decent amount of money from my blog, I don’t think a full time wage kinda thing is a realistic thing to aim for at this stage and at my age, but I’m not going to fully take it off the table. I’m slowly moving away from the idea that I’m blogging as a hobby, I want to make this into something.

Short term:

So, first up, I’d like to reach about 100 views this month, I’m not sure if I’m pushing it a little there seeing as I’ve only just started this blog but hey go big or go home, right?

Make my blog look more aesthetically pleasing (GCSE Product design  terminology whoop whoop!) A major issue with my last blog was that I couldn’t make it look the way I wanted it to and I’m aware that just starting fresh won’t change that, however it seemed like a better idea to start over than to struggle with over a year’s worth of not so great looking posts.

So what am I going to do to reach these goals? Because just stating your goals to the world won’t get you very far, once you’ve established them make sure you’ve planned out ways to help yourself reach those goals. So for me, to reach my short term goal of achieving 100 views, I’m going to try to stick to posting at least twice a week and for those (minimum) two posts to be of good quality. Alongside that, I’m going to try (emphasising, try) and use Pinterest better to bring more traffic to my blog while also using my other social media, of course, like Twitter and Instagram.

And for the better looking blog, I’m trying my best to take my own pictures but I may utilise the free stock photos that are available until I can my hands on a decent camera. My phone camera isn’t quite doing it as you may have noticed in my last post :/

Those are my current goals, I may revisit this later on and see what I have achieved.

Until next time 🙂

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A fresh start

Starting over is sometimes necessary but always scary.

I had another blog that some of you may know about, I’m sure a lot of you came to this blog from that one! So why did I start a new blog? I just wasn’t satisfied with it, I was making all these plans to monetise my blog but I realised that I couldn’t possibly do that when even I didn’t enjoy my own content!

I was stuck in a bit of a cycle of trying to improve my posts but ending up making them worse and then those new ones didn’t fit in with my old ones, it was a bit of a mess really! So I just felt like a fresh start was necessary. Now onto the introductions!

So for those of you who don’t who I am, and have decided to follow this brand new blog  of mine:

My name is Kirithika, I’m 17 and I live in England. And I’m not gonna lie, I do love tea. I want my blog to be a lifestyle blog, but of course that’s fairly vague so I’ll try and break it down a little so you’ll know what to expect from me. Seeing as I’m still in school, some of my posts will have something or other to do with school! I’ve started getting into baking so maybe there’ll be some of that just ~sprinkled~ in from time to time. I’m not super mega into makeup but I do like it so maybe expect some of that? It’ll all be affordable makeup seeing as I’m not about the spending £30 on an eye-shadow palette life, really do not have the funds for that! I also do love books but I don’t really write book reviews so yeah?

And aside from all of that, because really that’s what a lot of teen lifestyle blogs consist of, I’m going to branch out into more ~interesting topics~ such as sexuality, sex, mental health and all that other fun stuff that people will only whisper about. Because I don’t think any of those things should be considered shameful, and so I will talk about them shamelessly.

That’s some of what to expect but I don’t want to plan it all out too excessively because then I won’t really want to go along with it, if you get what I mean. I am currently doing blogtober on my old blog, so I will come back to this blog once I am completely done with that. November onwards! I cannot wait!! 😀

Until next time 🙂

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