I enjoy blogging, I find blogging to be a great way to put thoughts down, show photos, pass on tips and tricks like detailing how I took that shot etc.
Town Cryer, Australia Day 2017
Well that’s what I think I do!
But the reality is the exact opposite. I’ve read more blogs than I’ve written and spend more time surfing the net (Hello Youtube). Last year I posted an extraordinary number of posts. An incredible 12, that’s right. 12! Sounds like one a month but I didn’t even manage to maintain that. A simple one post a month. How hard can it be, honestly once a month?
Why? why do I continue to blog? or attempt to anyway.
I think the answer is that I like to write my thoughts down, read other peoples blogs, show some photos and connect with other bloggers and photographers.
Luna Park Ferris Wheel, Sydney
But sometimes the only way for improvement is to set some goals, and before you ask no they’re not new years resolutions because we already 10 days in.
It occurred to me (after surfing the net for awhile) that these goals need to be kept simple and somewhat achievable.
Money Please! An old lady begging in Davao City, Phillipines.
If I follow my own advice and do what I have set out to do these 4 goals should be achievable over the next 12 months,
- Set time aside to sit down and write posts
Manage my time better, especially since that blogging can be achieved from mobile platforms so there is no real excuse not to.
- Improve my writing skills
This is something that I have been striving to be better at throughout my life. Writing concisely to get your message across is important, especially blogging however there is always room for improvement.
- Continue to improve my photography skills.
I’m already doing this by shooting as much as possible. Constantly looking for something or a scene that is unique. I agree with the principle of taking your camera everywhere you go but that is not always possible however with smart phone comes advances in technology for cameras built in to smart phones. Combine that with blogging from mobile platforms should see an increase in posts for 2018.
Social media is not something that I’m terribly good at. I have Instagram (IG), Google Plus, Twitter and 500Px. Some of these social media platforms I post to quite a lot but some I haven’t touched in over 12 months and should be cancelled or deleted. Instagram(IG) is by far the easiest to post a photo to but to make the most of it I need to find one theme and stick to it (street or 4wd touring). This may result in splitting the themes into two seperate IG accounts. The other social media platforms, well I’m just not sure on what I’m going to do with them yet.
All of these are achievable I just have to follow my own advice. Does anyone have any
NYE Resolutions goals of their own for 2018, I would love to read them.