What Direction Do I Take My Blog In Now?

Last year, I kept to such a strict schedule with what days I published new posts, now that it’s the New Year, I’m struggling to figure things out. The reason being that my Story of 2018 diary entry posts have finished, obviously they had to because of the new year starting. I also decided to stop writing my ‘Most Liked, Retweeted & Viewed’ posts as I fell out of love of writing that series.

I’ve realised that I’m now 5 posts down each month. I used to post on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Saturday’s, but that’s not possible now.

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to make up for those five posts that will now be missing. I’m telling you now, it’s taken up plenty of pieces of paper in my notebook and lots of mugs of green tea to come up with a solution. I’ve worked out equations in school easier than this dilemma.

Should I go down the root of just posting as and when I can? Or just rejig the schedule? Reading Maria's post about where she wants to take her blog in 2019 has got me pumped about what I want to do with my blog over the coming year.

There's also another thing on my blogging mind - content. I did numerous polls on Twitter and Instagram stories about what content do my lovely readers want to read over the coming 12 months. Here's what I learnt from them -

1) Lifestyle posts seem to be the outright winner - which thankfully I love writing anyway.
2) Beauty posts - hmm, quite a mixed review on this one, some say go for it, some say you best leave it, who do I listen to?
3) CF/Mental Health posts - quite a popular one, unsurprising as mental health is a huge topic and is in the spotlight more these days.
4) Fashion posts - you're not so keen on those ones, but they are the ones I write less on anyway, so that's not an issue.
These polls kind of helped me, so thanks to all you darlings who did vote! However, the type of posts I did want to give a try this year didn't seem so popular in the polling votes - beauty content. When I first started blogging, I did do a few beauty posts, but for the life of me I can't remember how well they did. Back then, I didn't seem to take any notice of numbers, the naivety of me didn't seem to care. I wish my mindset was that way now. Maybe I could practice writing them before publishing them? See how I think they'll fit in to my current blog.

But yes, I am excited to see where my blog goes in 2019. I hope you will all enjoy my posts for this year and I hope you'll stick with me!

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