It’s Friday. That means another edition of Five Fandom Friday from geeky bloggers all over thanks to the genius of Super Space Chick and The Nerdy Girlie. Today’s topic: New Year’s Blogging Resolutions. I make resolutions every year (some more successful than others), but I don’t think I’ve ever made any specific blogging resolutions (well other than the general ‘write more’). So this week’s topic was perfect to force me to consider where to go with my blogging and how to get there.
More Articles Prepared in Advance
I write for myself as well as for Geek Girl Pen Pals and the Girls on the Grid. All of my comic posts for Geek Girl Pen Pals and a majority of my Girls on the Grid posts could probably be written well in advance of their due dates. I will still have time sensitive articles (DC on TV, movie reviews, event articles) that can’t be written in advance. But spending more time preparing and writing those that I can sooner would go a long way to making me a calmer blogger. Plus, I’d give myself more time to edit and review and catch all those tiny problems that drive me crazy when I find them after publishing.
With Fandom Friday, I’ve been posting at least once a week on my personal website. That’s a huge step up from the occasional posts (sometimes months in between) that were occurring previously. But it’s not enough for me. I post all the time on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and many of those tidbits could easily be expanded into more thorough examinations. It would just take a little more foresight and a little more organization and a little more advanced worked (see above). I want to commit to two posts a week on my personal site (hopefully more, but I’m starting small with achievable goals so I don’t get discouraged).
Cultivate More Interactions
I’ve found I spend more time on twitter and Instagram because I love the interactions. I would love to bring those interactions into my blogging. I love writing but hate the feeling of writing into a void. A perfect example of this is my DC on TV posts for Geek Girl Pen Pals. I like to think there’s a lot to talk about over there, but I’m not convinced anyone is actually reading them. My goal is to drive more traffic to my blog posts via twitter and Instagram and other platforms in order to start getting more comments, discussion, and other interactions over those blog posts.
Unify My ‘Brand’
I started to develop one look across all my different profiles a year ago. But I always get distracted and change my mind. This year, I want to follow through in order to have a distinct look and feel across my sites to unify them and therefore be able to ‘sell’ myself more effectively.
Book Club and Book Reviews
Recently, I’ve come across some interesting book related sites. I’ve also recently put my book club into a holding pattern due to a decreasing amount of participation (and part of that is my own fault with my other activities). I have some great ideas about re invigorating my book club which also includes bringing portions of it online. Implementing this plan and committing to at least one book related post on my personal site each week will go a long way to building the book club participation back up.
And that’s my list of New Year’s Blogging Resolutions for Fandom Friday. What are your blogging resolutions? How often to you plan to post? Anyone plan to create great new link-ups? Read the resolutions of these other blogging ladies:
And you can head over to twitter and search #Fandom5 to find even more blogging resolutions.