Personalize. I began to be the most happy with my blog when I started to play around with the design, as it wasn't visually appealing to me for quite some time. Google became my best friend as I slowly learnt HTML. It's still a bitch though. One of the most important changes was making my pictures all the same size, and to match the paragraph margin. Here is the link to help you with that if you are interested.
Daylight. I don't know about the rest of the world, but damn, Canada does not give you enough natural daylight in a day. By the time I'm off work (usually 4pm) it's pitch black as I drive home. I have realized that I will never be able to work with indoor lighting. Taking pictures is both the most relaxing or stressful thing in my life.
Twitter. I really was not a fan of Twitter when I first started blogging, and I wish I would have started sooner. I found some of my favourite bloggers through there, and I love being able to talk to everyone so easily! (@BlushBugBlog by the way!)
Blues. Getting through the blogging blues is hard to overcome. I've gotten discouraged with almost every aspect of blogging, and sometimes it takes a little kick to get me out of them.
Writing. Writing is not my best strength when it comes to quality on posts. I would love to be able to write in a way I can consume a reader in my content. It's rare to find those blogs, but when you do, you can't get enough.
Schedule. As much as I hate posting on a schedule, I've learnt that it does have an impact. I am more organized and I know I prefer it when other blogs write on a schedule so I know when to expect posts, so I do the same.
I also want to share a couple things I want in the next year.
Tweet more. As I've said above, I love twitter, but I still have not gotten into the habit of using it. Hopefully in the new year I'll push my self to interact as much as I've been attending to.
To Save. I've been dreaming about all of the equipment I want to make blogging a little easier. I would love professional lighting for indoors. A Macbook for when I'm to lazy to get on the computer, a pathetic excuse for wanting one, eh? I would like the newest Canon T4i because of the swivelling view finder, which would make hard to get photos being about 75 shots to get it perfect to hopefully 10. It also wouldn't hurt to add some more products to my collection. I'm addicted I tell ya.
To invest in clothes. I'm not saying dropping a couple hundred on one item of clothing, but I want to start shopping around more. Being plus size, makes it quite difficult to feel comfortable in clothes, and although I have quite a bit of clothing, I don't feel good wearing about 90% of it. So buying clothes that make me look and feel good are on the top of my list.
Find more time. Probably impossible in the literal sense but I would love to have more time to spend with my dog and my boyfriend, so the words "Sorry, I have to put up a post tonight" don't come out of my mouth. Weather it's getting up earlier or scheduling posts, I'd like to make that a goal.
Adding some lifestyle posts. I love seeing a compilation of photos of moments of the past couple months on blogs. It would be nice to step away from strictly beauty at some points.
Discover more blogs. I don't know about you, but the moment you come across a blog and know it's going to be love without having to go past a page, is such an amazing moment. You can't find the amazing blogs without reading A LOT! Reading through blogs is also one of my favourite wind down things to do.
What are some of the things you've learnt in 2012, what do you hope to come of next year? I would LOVE to know! xx