As I have been going through our Christmas Photos I see some things that I’m just not happy with. I have lost a little weight since my surgery but have come to realize that everything that I have lost has just been my muscle mass. Not doing anything makes those muscles go away fast. See all those round spots, tummy, hips, and thighs. And here I am eating milk and cookies for a bed time snack, it’s a great way to lose weight don’t you think. My excuse is that it’s not the first yet.
My goal is to get back into shape and I’ve got some blogging help to do it. One, I’m going to get back into the Fitness Friday Posts with the Wii Fit Mommies. Writing about my journey every week should help. Another thing I have to help with it is a set of four giveaways that are for me to review and to share with all of you. I’m very excited about sharing with you guys. My goal is 20 pounds before BlogHer2010.
I need to refocus my heart and give it back to God. I’m terrible about posting about Him because I’m afraid of offending my readers, but that’s not how I should act. So I’m going to try to have a devotion once a week, and not just for me but also for my children. My kids are understanding everything so they need to get to know their Maker too.
I need to get more organized. Since my blog took off this past year, I’m hoping that it will continue to grow. With growth comes a need to get organized again, I got behind with the madness of advertising and Christmas. I just completely lost my blog focus these last few months. I need to return e-mails in a more timely manner and be more choosy. I need to organize my blog as well. I need to also figure out how to organize my time better. Sometimes I wonder how some of these successful mom bloggers get all this blogging done and raise their family. I’ve been able to post about four or five posts since my surgery because I can’t do anything else other than be on the computer. When my husband goes back to work and I’m left alone with the kids I’m going to have to make time come out of thin air to get everything done. Which is another reason I’m going to need to be choosy on what I do and do not blog about.
I need to be more personable. I want to comment on more blogs. I want to try and visit more people and comment more and be more thankful of what all of my readers provide to me. I know that I give you guys a lot with the sheer amount of giveaways but none of it would be possible if I didn’t have any readers.
I hope to reach 2,000 RSS subscribers and 10,000 twitter followers in the next year. I know that if I write more interesting content I’ll have more subscribers and followers. So I’m going to try to make a few new weekly articles. Like cooking with the kids and bring in more information for Mom Start Saving.
I need to save more money with coupons and monetize my blog. I currently use Juice Box Jungle and highly recommend it. I also write the occasional sponsored review for Sponsored Reviews and Blogvertise. I also like to sell some advertisement space. I know that I’m barely tapping into the potential that is there but my kids come first so we’ll see how much actually changes over the next year. But using coupons and saving money can be just as lucrative as having another job and I’ll show you that this year.
So to Summarize:
My New Years Resolutions are
Focus on God
Be more Social
Increase Blog Stats/Improve Content