Wednesday, 3 January 2018



Firstly, before I get into my own personal and blogging goals for 2018, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and this is my first blog post of 2018! I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year and now we are finally in 2018 it is time for me to think about the goals I would like to achieve in 2018. I am not calling these New Year's Resolutions as I always end up feeling pressured and never see them through longer than a month, but instead these are feasible goals that I would like to stick to throughout the year - plus some of them probably won't even happen until the end of the year anyway!

January is always the month where I reflect on what has happened in 2017 and I put the negatives to one side and keep the positives with me to take into the New Year so I can start the year with only positive thoughts. I decided to take a break out of my day, over the last couple of days, to sit down and really think about what I would love to achieve in 2018 (both in my personal life and with my blog)!

I will admit that 2017 was a pretty rubbish year for my blog as I didn't keep to a schedule and barely posted each month. But the posts that I put up towards the end of the year I was really proud of and I started to feel more motivated (I just couldn't find much time to sit down and write). Also I want to thank every single person who read my posts from last year as a lot of my posts got more views than when I was posting regularly (and that means so much to me). I am now more motivated and inspired than ever to make 2018 all about my blog and to make it the very best that I can make it. Like I have already said I have a list of goals that are personal and then I have some that are specifically for Love Vicki Louise and I am really excited to share these with you and to make them a reality by the end of the year! (Hopefully I will be able to write a post at the end of the year and tick off all the goals I managed to meet)!


Become More Healthy And Lose Weight. In 2017, I started to become more involved in my diet and fitness and really saw a lot of progress. However, I moved house earlier in the year and slowly my fitness routine was pretty non-existent (I went from working out 5-6 times a week to only once a week). So, this year I am determined to work out 5-6 times again and stick to my diet. Hopefully I will also be able to lose the remaining weight that I wanted to lose last year.

Be Kinder To Myself And Others. I would like to think that I am always kind, no matter what the situation is - whether it is when I am with a friend, family member, stranger or interacting with people on social media. But this year I would like to be even kinder and interact with more people. I also want to be kinder to myself and really take care of myself and my family.

Meet New People. I am someone who is not usually confident but this year I am trying to change that and start to meet new people. I also want to meet more people in the blogging community and talk to more of you who reads my blogs (so please feel free to leave me comments in my posts or contact me on social media or through my email). I would also love to meet some bloggers and be able to meet them. I also want to be more social and do things spontaneously and not think about it too much.

Travel More. Last year, I was very lucky to travel quite a bit. I went to multiple places in the UK (including Glasgow, Bicester and London) but I also went to Hawaii for the second time, which was amazing. I really want to travel more this year, whether it is abroad or in the UK and I have already planned a few trips away this year. I would also love to go to New York this December.

Use My Phone And Laptop Less At Night. This was one of my goals that I had set myself last year and I failed miserably. A lot of the time I am still editing photos and blog posts well into the evening so I want to be more organised this year and get all of my blog posts edited and finished during the day so I don't have to spend as much time on my phone and laptop in the evenings - I'm not sure how well this goal will go.

Read More Books. I have always loved reading, but last year I noticed that I didn't have as much time for reading as I usually do. So this year I want to try and read a new book every week as I absolutely love reading and think it is so important. I also want to discover some new books and maybe even discuss some of my favourites on my blog.

Be Happy. This is a goal I try to set every year, and of course there are going to be days when I am feeling sad or angry, but in general I just want to be more happy and do things that I absolutely love. Last year was a mixture of emotions for me but I am not settled in our new family home, I am joining a new career and finally I am just feeling more happy in general. I hope that this can continue for the whole of 2018 and I want all of you to be happy during 2018 as well (so whether it is starting a new hobby, finding a new job or going out more, just do whatever will make you happy).


Create A New Schedule And Stick To It. I will be the first to admit that I was rubbish at keeping to a schedule in 2017 for my blog and I feel so bad about it. I had a lot going on in my life in 2017 and I didn't feel as inspired to write blog posts. But this year I am feeling much more inspired and I cannot wait to write more amazing posts. I am hoping to post three times a week at least and that might even increase depending on how I find uploading three times a week. (At the moment I am hoping to post on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday).

Grow Love Vicki Louise As A Blog. One thing I really want to do with my blog this year is to make my blog grow and be more creative with my blog posts. Last year the views on my blog were incredible (even though I was so bad at posting regularly and I am so grateful to everyone who took the time to read each post) and I just want to keep improving and expanding my blog.

Take More Outfit Photos. I am finally starting to feel more confident taking photos of myself and I really want to start uploading more fashion posts on Love Vicki Louise that include outfit photos. I am also going to start posting more outfit photos on my social media (mainly on Instagram and Twitter) so make sure you are following me on both of those platforms.

Grow My Social Media And Use It More. I really want to start using social media more, whether it is on my Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media platform. I am going to try to post more regularly on all my social medias, especially on Instagram as that is the one platform that I do not post on as much. I also want to grow my following on my social media platforms as well so let me know what you would like to see more of. (All of my social medias are linked at the end of every single post I upload).

Engage More On Social Media. I am someone who doesn't really engage with other people on social media, so this year I am going to try to engage more with other people on my social medias, even if it is just commenting on someone's blog post, photo on Instagram or on a Twitter post.

Be More Creative With My Blog Posts (Including Photography). I have fallen back in love with this blog and I really want to step up my game when it comes to writing and photography. I feel like my photography skills have definitely improved in the last few months and I have even invested in some new equipment so I can make my photos and posts look even better. I also want to write about different topics that are not just about beauty - whether it is fashion, recipes, favourite books or lifestyle. I am even going to have a little re-design of some elements of this blog - so watch this space!

Work With Other Bloggers And Brands. One of my main goals for this year is to work with other bloggers and brands. I would be so happy to be able to work with other people and companies to make some amazing content for Love Vicki Louise.

If you have a blog please leave a link to it in the comments as I would love to be able to read some new posts from some new bloggers. Also let me know in the comments if there are any particular posts that you would like to see over the next few months!

I hope everyone has a great 2018 and if you have set some goals, let me know in the comments. I also want to say a massive thank you for all of your support in 2017 (it really does mean a lot and doesn't go unnoticed)!


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