How to take your blog to the next level this year

2019 was a phenomenal year in my life. I have gone through my fair share of struggles. And although 2019 had its ups and downs, I still feel it was quite successful in many aspects.
I am going into my 3rd year of blogging and I feel like my blog evolves every single year. Going into year 3 of blogging I have big plans for building up from what it is today.
I am sharing my plans to not only talk about what I will be doing, but with hope that my goals and plans for 2020 will inspire and motivate someone else who may be thinking about building an online business.
These goals are solely focused on what I have in mind business wise for 2020. If you would like to hear about what I have in mind for 2020 for my personal life then like this post and I will work on it ASAP.

Invest In The Blog

There are a few things I want to invest in to the blog for 2020. I will of course invest in the usual stuff like SiteGround and a WordPress plan.

Last year, I purchased the personal plan, but this year I will be investing in the business plan that WordPress offers.

The main reason for this is I don’t want any limitations holding me back this year from growing my business. The business plan supports a lot of things that a personal plan doesn’t and I didn’t know that until I upgraded. Plugins and other features necessary to grow a business are only available on a business plan.

If you are thinking of upgrading on WordPress when you go self hosted if you aren’t already, then I would recommend just jumping into a business plan.

I also plan on investing in stock photos, a new website theme, and a high quality camera for my social media accounts specifically Instagram!

Create Content More Consistently

I have really struggled with being consistent with my posts on the blog as well as on social media. I think that we all know that it is truly important to connect with your audience as much as possible.

I have had no problem keeping up with my activity on Pinterest, mainly because I have made sure to keep up with my Tailwind account and keeping up with that would be truly impossible without Tailwind.

Shout out and high five to all the bloggers who have no problems manually pinning, but I have zero time to do that. I at one point couldn’t afford Tailwind, but once I could I started right back up because that small monthly investment to keep traffic coming with little to no effort is a no brainer.

My Facebook and Twitter both need work and I plan on printing up a content calendar to plan my content for both those platforms as well as my Instagram.

In all honesty, since I started working full time and had a newborn baby, I have really struggled to keep up with creating new content, but for 2020 I plan on going full force and pushing to make more of a connection with all of you by creating content that is going to motivate and inspire both you and me.

Build An Email List, Engage More, and Collaborate

Some other things I want to work on this year is building my email list, engaging more with my audience, and collaborate more with other bloggers.

For my email list, I am working on offering something amazing. I plan on engaging with my audience much more. On social media and here, I want you to know who I really am through these outlets and be more relatable to all of you. And finally, I need to collaborate with other bloggers. I will be making more time this year to work with others. Interested? Reach out to me via my contact page!

What does your 2020 look like for you?