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My 2023 Blogging Goals | Mind Beauty Simplicity

Hello everyone! It feels good to be back typing away on my laptop. I decided to take a slight posting break during the holidays to spend time with family & friends. I’m excited to announce I have renewed Mind Beauty Simplicity for another 2 years which means tons of content coming your way! If I’m being completely honest, I was debating on letting go of the blog because the blogging world isn’t quite the same as it was when I started this site in 2020. The pandemic allowed a lot of us to forgo our usual routines & views were up. But I decided blogging has been around for many years & it’s always evolving. I shouldn’t let changes in analytics get me down. My love for writing & creating remains so for now, I’m not going anywhere.

In typical new years fashion, I wanted to start with a blog post discussing my blogging goals for this year & possibly share a few life goals as well. I find reinventing yourself & your blog to be so important & I felt like as I’m nearing my 3rd year of blogging, it was time to make a few changes.

Digital Declutters

During the month of December, I cleaned up my desktop & blogging files & let go of pins & documents I was no longer using. I wanted to clear some space & make room for new content. I also decided to focus my attention on a select few of social media platforms including Twitter , Goodreads & Pinterest. I have came to the conclusion that these specific platforms are the most helpful overall. I don’t need to stress over algorithms & simply focus on sharing my writing. I think some platforms prioritize video & photos while as a writer, I want people to focus on my words. It doesn’t mean I won’t ever venture to other platforms later [ because there is creative growth within those]. I just find myself needing to take a step back & downsize how much energy & time I place on the internet. So, to keep up with my updates & posts – be sure you are following me on Twitter & Pinterest. And if you are a book lover like me, my Goodreads shares what I’m reading in real time.

Consistency

I hope to post at least once a week on the blog, but I’m also allowing myself needed breaks as I see fit. I believe in the concept of balance. I don’t want creative burn out to get the best of me. And I want to be sharing my best work. I don’t want to be posting just to post. So, to combat that – I want to share more guest posts & collaborations this year. So, if you are a blogger reading this & are interested in working with me, feel free to message me on social media. I’ve discovered daily post challenges like Blogtober or Blogmas aren’t for me. Instead, I like to still share festive content. Just not every single day for a month.

Views & Subscribers

I do hope to reach over 10k subscribers on my blog. Currently I’m sitting at close to 8k email / wordpress followers combined. And I would love to see my views increase slightly. But I also realize there are times in the year that are more popular than others. So, I don’t read into it too hard. I also like to see what my audience enjoys reading. Most of the time my intentional living & decluttering posts get the most attention. But I love that there are some of you who really enjoy my book content & reading wrap ups as well. Although my niche is very minimalistic living – I also love that I’ve been able to expand on topics of self growth, health & general lifestyle as well. It makes brainstorming content more fun!

Being More Authentic

I’ve struggled with authenticity some on the blog because I am hesitant to share too many personal details with my readers. But I do feel like there are times where certain topics like grief, marriage & other milestones to be very enlightening to some. So, I want to find ways I can be helpful with those discussions without being to specifically personal. I do have a few slightly more vulnerable topic ideas for this year so get excited!

Specific Goals For The Blog

Reach 10k followers on Twitter [ I’m currently at 6k ] by the end of the year

Hit 5k monthly views on Pinterest & gain 1k followers [ I’ve neglected that platform for a while ]

Gain more of a following on my Goodreads & share more book content on the blog

Life Goals for 2023

move into a new home

adopt a golden retriever puppy

get back into a workout routine / yoga

travel out of the country [ Europe ]

travel more in general [ other states, local towns etc ] experiences > things

Most importantly, I want to keep blogging fun! I’m excited to share even more content on intentional living, books & everything in between. I’m so grateful for my loyal readers & connecting with other creative souls. Here’s to another successful blogging year! Let me know in the comments your blogging / life goals.

-B

105 thoughts on “My 2023 Blogging Goals | Mind Beauty Simplicity”

  1. Thanks for the reminder to clean up my digital workspace. I am also giving myself permission to skip a week of blogging whenever I’m too busy. One of my goals is starting up some French tutoring to make a little extra money. I just found my first two students.

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  2. I love this post! I totally understand you on the unmotivational feeling of views being low, and not getting as much traction as before. And guest posts are also something I would love to do as well, thanks for sharing!

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  3. These are wonderful goals for 2023! I’m happy to hear that you’ve renewed your blog for 2 more years, I’m so excited and looking forward to your content. Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy, and successful New Year! (I’d also like to adopt a puppy in 2023 and travel more!)

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  4. These are such great goals, and I wish you all the luck for achieving them. It’s good to hear that you’re continuing blogging, it can be hard as the space changes, but as long as you enjoy it, thats all that matters. I’m going to try for consistency too, but definitely agree about avoiding burnout, and challenges like Blogmas aren’t for me either, they’re so hard!xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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  5. Wow, what a fantastic blog post! I was thoroughly engaged from start to finish, and I can’t believe how much valuable information you packed into this piece. Your insights and perspective on the topic were truly eye-opening, and I found myself nodding along and taking notes as I read.

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  6. These are great goals! Especially a good idea about decluttering – it’s easy to forget to do that with virtual things so might borrow that goal from you! Also agree with you on consistency, and it’s much better to have a schedule that works for you than following other schedules that end up putting too much pressure on you (I’m exactly the same with challenges).

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  7. Hi, I love your end of the year post! Goals is something I need to set this new year. I just started blogging on my website about 5 months ago and plan on posting more frequently to start. Thank You for sharing! You have a new follower!

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  8. I love the digital declutter idea and I’m going to do it myself too! I have a lot of things in my pc and laptop that I am no longer using so I’m going to put this in my to-do list

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  9. I absolutely love this and love how organized you are. Some goals that I have are buying a house and horse property, losing 20lbs, and getting a full-time job so that I don’t have to work 70 hours a week. For my blog/social media accounts, I would like to hit 200 followers on my blog and 2000 followers on my Shetland Pony, Puff’s, instagram page 😊 I hope that your new year was sweet, and here’s to 2023!

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  10. Happy New Year! Hope you had a lovely break. I would love to hear more about digital decluttering as I need to do this also, but it feels like an overwhelming task. I hope to be more consistent with blogging again this year, so I look forward to connecting more.

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  11. Love reading your goals and appreciate your honesty. It takes a commitment to continue in writing and enjoying it. Congratulations on all you have already attained and excited for your new set goals including your personal. Wishing you a great successful year! Happy New Year! 🤗🎉🎉

    Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
    Letstakeamoment.com

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  12. Great post! I want to be consistent this year too. Last year I started off strong, but then my blog posts stopped when work got super busy. Now, I want to focus on at least 1 post per week- but always keep the content authentic and well-written. Thank you for sharing x

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  13. These are great goals and I wish you all the best in achieving them. I’m glad you chose to continue your blog. I’ve been a blogger since 2012 (that makes me feel old!) And it is definitely evolving all the time.

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  14. I’ve just started my own blog and am learning so much about how blogging works and what the community is like. It’s encouraging to see such a friendly and mindful group here. I should work on my own blogging goals for 2023, and thank you for sharing yours!

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      1. That’s a good sign! And good to know what makes it fun for you. I want to blog about specifics in my industry, but worry that it will feel like work, as I tend to go all in and burn out 🤪😆

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  15. I just found your blog but I love it already! My goal for this year is just to write more. I started my blog last year but didn’t post regularly at all, so I just want to post more this year. Just to keep building my skills as a writer. 🥰 I look forward to seeing what you’ll be writing about this year!

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  16. One of my blogging goals for this year is to monetize the blog.

    I watched a video on YouTube about goals for 2023, and what stuck into my head was that, we should get a paying hobby.
    So that’s what I’m trying to do.

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  17. You put a lot into perspective for me with this post! Especially about paying less attention to the algorithms and just getting the content out there. In April of last year, I stopped blogging due to a health scare and my Twitter suffered because of it. I lost many followers, my views are done and the overall engagement is non existent. But I guess that’s just the nature of the game. I’ve been slowly getting back to it and trying to focus on the real purpose of what I blog. Thank you for sharing.

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      1. I’m sorry I wasn’t too clear on the explanation. I was so shocked to see someone writing exactly how I felt that I just dropped that one line.

        I was just trying to say that your words sounded exactly like how my heart felt. It seemed like I wrote it and I didn’t know. 😂

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