I had a number of goals and resolutions for this blog last year here are the links to two of the posts, New Years Resolutions and Blog Goals 2016.
My first goal was to increase view, visitors and posts on my blog. I wanted 2500 views, 900 visitors and 200 posts. I had 6010 views, 2040 visitors and 257 posts. This year I want to write 400 posts including 300 writing prompts.
My second goal was to write twelve short stories of at least 500 words and post them on this blog. I did write them but as I predicted I wasn’t happy enough with most of them to share them with the world. However I did share one short story around 500 words and five around 100 words. This year I want to write and post 12 stories on this blog of any length.
My third goal was to post 40 poems on this blog but I only posted 9. This year I want to write and post 12 poems on this blog.
My last was to read and discover more blogs which I definitely did do. I even shared a couple. This year I want to continue to read and discover more blogs.
Last year I wrote a post with some tips on how to keep new years resolutions. Here is the link to New Years Resolutions and How to Keep Them. I don’t really like New Years Resolutions. I like to set goals throughout the year. For example last year I wanted to post daily on this blog from December until March. I achieved this and more. I did stop blogging daily but I am still posting weekly or monthly. I am not going to try that in Jamuary I may try in some other month I’m just not home enough.
I did not achieve my resolution from last year. I wanted to write a 73, 000 word story. I did write a lot of short stories most of which I didn’t finish. I think I was a bit ambitious. I think I did write at least 73, 000 words in total which is something.
Although I didn’t achieve my main gaol I did achieve some other things in 2015. I got my probationay drivers licence. I got my C Grade Netball Umpiring Badge. I passed all my units at uni. I got a second job babysitting. I finished a couple of short stories not for uni. I lived by myself for two and a half weeks. I kept this blog going all year even if I didn’t post every day. These are just some of the achievements I proud of from 2015.
My resolustion for this year is to write twelve short stories of at least 500 words and post them on this blog. That sounds far less ambitious than last year. However writing is one thing writing stories that I am prepared to share is much harder. Also my schedule is much fuller than last year so I will have to work hard to make time to write.