I haven’t blogged in about 2/3 weeks, and I can safely say that I’ve officially lost it. Whilst I’ve managed to successfully restrain myself from most thing blog-related, I may have given in just before my final exam to get this post out there, and about time too! I’ve been pondering all sorts of posts that I want to pen in 2017, but to start it all off: My 2017 blog goals!
My blog has opened so many doors for me this year, from monetising my content, to brand collaborations that I could only have dreamed about. I feel like, although the success of 2016 in general is disputed, it’s been an amazingly accomplished year for The Kitty Luxe. I’ve gone from running a tiny, inexperienced blog to having a bit more of an idea about what goes on in the world of blogging. Fingers crossed we’ll see TKL grow even more in this coming orbit of the sun, eh?
This time last year I reached only 15,000 blog views on TKL, which at the time seemed absolutely mind blowing. A year later? I currently have had 185,000 blog views in total & I’m in a bit of shock tbh, guys. My blog has been viewed 185K views over it’s lifetime (a mere year & a quarter) and I can’t thank you enough if you’re reading this now.
I had a bit of a following before I started my blog, so my Instagram is more about me than it is based on my blog. Entering into 2016, I was at a nifty 15.2K and my main goal was to try my hardest to get to 20k by 2017. Crazily enough, I’ve hit 23.6K and I can’t believe how fast my IG account is still growing. I’m still determined to keep posting quality content throughout 2017, and one big aim is to find new and interesting ways to shoot for IG whilst keeping to using my iPhone 6 only! It’s a massive change from last year’s goals, when I expressed some serious desire for a Olympus PEN (I still really bloody want one). However, I’ve come to terms with the fact that it’s just not a viable option for a strapped-for-cash student. With the same growth, I’ve got my fingers crossed for around 32K by this time next year!
I really wanted to get to 6000 by the end of 2016, and I’ve made it to 11K – Which is pretty insane. I haven’t been able to be too active on it in the past few months, as uni has literally taken over my life. Yup, I struggle to even find time to tweet anymore. However I’ve been as active as possible and I still really enjoy using it as a social media platform, oh and I love how close it brings the whole blogging community. I get to speak to my fave blogging gals, and meet new bloggers, all the time. Words can’t describe how much happiness that brings to a lil stressed out kitten like m’self on a day-to-day basis. Growth? Let’s aim for 17K by this time next year, shall we?
“I’m at 250 followers now, and if I could reach 500 by 2016 – I will be over the moon.”
That’s a quote from last year’s post, ladies n’ gents. I’m so so so proud to say that I actually hit 1450 BL followers in the year 2016, which is god damn amazing. It’s so difficult to build a following on BL, and it does take a lot of work – especially promoting it through other social media channels. Although I struggle to use Bloglovin as much because of my busy uni lifestyle, I am going to make more of an effort to get more involved in the BL community again in 2k17. If I could get anywhere near 2000, I’ll be pretty damn happy.
I didn’t really include this platform in my 2016 post, as I hadn’t even created a Facebook page for my blog before then. I didn’t really see a point in doing so, since I shared all my blog posts on my own personal profile anyway. Little did I know, brands and companies love to see a Page completely dedicated to your blog. I’ve been asked for my FB Page so many times, and having one alone has been a deal breaker in a lot of potential collaborations. I only have 391 likes and it would be crazy if I got somewhere in the region of 600-800 (if I’m lucky) by the end of next year.
What are your blog goals for 2k17 guys n’ gals?