Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year & 2017 Goals!

I blogged 15 times in 2016. FIFTEEN. That's pitiful. So now it is time to make some goals for 2017 and try somehow to hold myself accountable for them.

My blog was a little out of sorts there for a while. I finally took the time before the new year to clean it up a little and "re-brand" it if you will. My blog name always has been and always will be Creating & Teaching. I added a tag line to hopefully help with my branding. Since I've been working with students on the autism spectrum for the last 5 years now I thought "along the spectrum" would be a great tag line.

When I first started writing this blog post I went a total different direction with it. It was a bit of a downer. I'm glad I didn't hit publish. I thought about it some more and then I decided instead of being gloomy about why I haven't kept to my blog much this year I want to be positive about 2017 and set some goals!

I've decided on 3 Resolutions for blogging/TpT for 2017.

#1: Be more engaging.

I want to/need to interact with you all more. Be more responsive to questions, posts, comments. In order to do so I need to be posting more! Not just here on my blog, but also on Facebook and Instagram. Facebook and Instagram are the quickest ways to engage with my followers/readers. By simply posting more I can create more opportunities for engagement.

#2: Write more.

This one is kind of a no brainer. I need to blog more! I'd like to be at a minimum of 15 posts by March of 2017, not for the whole year like last year! This is my first post of 2017 and I have another post scheduled for tomorrow so I'd say I'm off to a good start there for sure. 

#3: Share more.

If I am accomplishing goal #1, I guess in a way I'm also accomplishing goal #3. In order to engage more with my readers I'm going to HAVE to share more. One strategy I'm using to help with this goal is scheduling facebook posts. I can set aside time here and there and schedule multiple posts and schedule them out whenever I need to. I won't feel like I don't have the time to share and I can engage with the comments and questions as they pop up based off of my posts. 

I'm going to need your help to keep up with these goals. I don't think I can do it without you all. You've helped get me this far in blogging and I know I can count on you to build it back up again! And also since this happened yesterday.....

I don't think I'm off to a good start.
{Thanks Mrs. Hoffer's Spot for sharing the picture!}

Do you have goals in place for 2017? I've never been a big resolutions person but I need to make some changes with my blogging patterns for sure!


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