What I Want To Achieve In 2017 | My Blogging Goals.


When the clock hit midnight, and the fireworks and boat horns sounded, I was glad that 2016 was over with. It was honestly such a relieve to say goodbye to a really bad year, and start a complete fresh in 2017. It’s funny how a new day in a different year has that impact on people, like they are completely ready to start achieving new things, all because it’s hit a new year.

In 6 months I achieved the goals I was setting myself to smash over a couple of years, so when I hit those goals and then some, it really showed me how powerful the blogging community is these days! I’m not giving up yet though, I am setting myself some new goals for this year, and I thought I’d share them with you.


Be Organised

It’s not that I’m not organised with blogging, I’d say blogging is the only thing I am organised with in my life, but last year if I couldn’t think of content to post up, I’d miss a day, which would lead to another, and another. I don’t want to miss any days this year, which is a massive goal to have, as sometimes having a busy schedule outside of blogging can be tough, but I want to plan blogs well in advance, and have them scheduled to go up on the correct day. I have bought myself a blogging planner and a diary, so here is hoping with planning blogs, writing them in advance and making sure they go up on the days I post ( Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) I can achieve this no bother!



I can hold my hands up now and say, I am very lazy when it comes to taking photographs for my blog. I sit and envy the lovely photos I see other bloggers put up, but when it comes to my photos no matter how many times I say I’ll make more of an effort, I never do. So, this month I am buying myself a new camera, the camera I have always wanted, to try and take better photos, and consternate on my youtube channel as well. I am even reading a lot more blogs based on photography to gets tips on how to achieve better photos for my blog.



I tend to advertise a lot anyway, when it comes to my blog post, but I feel like I don’t advertise enough! I usually just tend to put up on my twitter the post I have put up for that day, once and then leave it at that. So, I am making more of an effort now to use my pinterest for my blog posts, and Instagram. I get most of my traffic surprisingly, through Instagram, so I really need to make more of an effort and share it across there more than I am doing already. I am definitely going to be checking out more ways too, as I am so passionate about blogging at the moment.


Writing Skills

Since blogging my writing skills have really improved. I used to be terrible, and now I am learning more about punctuation and spelling than I ever really did in school. I still have a lot more room to improve though, and definitely need to thoroughly look over my spelling once I’ve finished a blog. I can be quite lazy at that, and it’s not until I look back at posts from just a few weeks ago, I kick myself that I never noticed that apostrophe I missed, or capital letter.


The Look

I want to change the look of my blog in the next few months. I have found a layout I am in love with, but everything costs money these days, so I am going to probably end up buying when I know I can afford to. I also, really want to change my header of my blog, and eventually my name. I chose ‘Karina Hearts…’ in a mad rush to get stuck straight into blogging, and now I have, I just am not loving it that much anymore. There is however, confusing people, and changing my name from one thing, to the other. So I need to take that into consideration too.


What blog goals are you setting yourself this year? I’d love to know in the comments below, and also any tips you have!




  1. Gabija
    January 3, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    3 days into 2017 and it already looks better than 2016 haha! Love this post, and know I also need to become more organised- I tried to stick to a blogging schedule last year, but failed miserably!

    Gabija | everylittlethingblog.weebly.com

    • karinahe
      January 3, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Oh I was the same love! I’m awful at keeping organised! Let’s hope this year is a good one for us both! X

  2. January 3, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Loving your goals girl! Being more organised sounds good, I’m forever in a mess with stuff haha. Advertising as well! That sounds like a really good one!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • karinahe
      January 3, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Organising is definitely my complete downfall! X

  3. January 3, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Great post!

    I was pleased to say goodbye to 2016 as well. It’s been such a rubbish year hasn’t it!

    I love your goals! I’m trying to get more organised this year too. I’m hoping that it will help with my stress and anxiety!

    I love how your blog looks at the moment, but I know what you mean about wanting to change things about! I’ve just changed mine 💓

    • karinahe
      January 3, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      It’s great to have a change isn’t it!? And thank you very much! Good luck with keeping organised this year too! 💕

  4. Mili
    January 3, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    These are all great resolutions and all ones I should attempt to follow too lol. Promoting content is so much wooork and I feel so annoying when I’m constantly pimping my content. On the other hand it’s supposedly a good practice! Good luck with all your resolutions!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  5. January 3, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I totally agree! Seems like you’ve got your year planned out. I get serious blog photo envy and I’m always like what camera do they use??? I need to actually learn how to use one though!!

    • karinahe
      January 4, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      I am the exact same! I really need to have more patience when it comes to photography! X

  6. January 4, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Those are great blogging goals!! It’s funny to hear you say that blogging is probably the one thing in life that you’re most organized with because that’s the same with me haha. Advertising is something I’d need to work on as well. I’d suggest (for Twitter at least) using pre scheduling tools such as Buffer. When you schedule tweets ahead of time and they’ll post when you want them too. I have it but fallen off the face of the earth for using it lol Good luck with all your goals, I know you’ll beyond smash them. Great post xoxox


    • karinahe
      January 4, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you so much hon! And totally forgot about Buffer! I used to use that ages ago, but used to rely on it a bit too much! Ooops! Good luck to all your goals this year lovely!


  7. January 4, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Love your goals! I’m just dipping my toes into the Pinterest world myself and hoping it might increase my blog traffic. I’m in the same rut with my blog name; it’s a big decision to totally rebrand! I’m sure whatever you decide it’ll be amazing. Good luck with your goals!

    Alice x | http://www.invocati.co.uk

    • karinahe
      January 4, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Thank you love! I am doing the same with pinterest too! And loving it so far! Good luck with any of the goals you set too! 🙂 X

  8. Terri
    January 4, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I felt the same about my photography until recently, I finally took the plunge and got a decent camera and it was the best decision I’ve made!

    Terri x

    • karinahe
      January 4, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      I’m so glad you took that plunge and got a new camera! I can’t wait to see how my photos will turn out! A good camera definitely makes all the difference! X

  9. January 4, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Great goals! I look forward to seeing the knew look of your blog 🙂

    • karinahe
      January 4, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you so much, love! X

    • karinahe
      January 4, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you so much love 💕

  10. January 4, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I’m looking to change my blog look this year too! Something quite refreshing about it but ahhh i know exactly what you mean, they’re all so expensive 🙁
    Lovely post

    • karinahe
      January 4, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Can’t wait to see what your blog will eventually look like!
      Thank you love! X

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