Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year...New Blog

2012 had it's ups and downs for me in terms of blogging - some months I blogged frequently and others, not so much. A lot of the time it was due to being unmotivated and uninspired and sometimes it was because I felt as though my photos weren't up to par. However, this year I plan to change all of that - I have set myself a schedule which I'm going to do my best to stick to, along with ideas for posts I could do to add dimension and content to my blog.

My schedule: I plan to post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I also plan on setting a running theme for those days, but since I will be starting a challenge on Wednesday, those themes are yet to be determined.

Since this is the start of something new, I thought I would include some goals I hope to achieve by the end of 2013....

  • Reach 4,000 GFC followers and 3,500 Likes on Facebook.
  • Have published at least 300 blog posts.
  • Interact more with my readers on all social media platforms.
  • Become more active on social media networks, especially Tumblr & Twitter
  • Improve the quality of my photos and find a lighting set up I am comfortable with.
  • Learn how to best use both of my cameras.
  • Start doing tutorials and improve my line work in Nail Art.
  • Do more 'Favourites' posts, as well as 'Bargain Buys' and Comparisons.
  • Master Water marbling and Tape Manis.
  • Use the majority, if not all, of my Untrieds.
  • Be more creative with both Stamping and Nail Art
  • Be more adventurous with Colour Combinations.
  • Improve Blog content
  • Improve my Macro shots, both on the Nail and in the Bottle.

So there you have my goals for 2013 and also a little snippet of information about what to expect from Polished Criminails this upcoming year. I hope you'll all stick around and join me on my little adventure! 
See you soon for the first instalment of the ABC challenge!!


  1. I'm right there with you girly. Great goal setting!

  2. Wow, can't wait for 2013 now! I might need to take a cue from you when it comes to my blog goals for 2013

    1. Go ahead, I just thought it would be something to look back upon at the end of the year and see how far I came and how I've improved or still need to improve.

  3. I fully support your goals! Great to have a plan))

  4. Wow...awesome goals says the inadequate blogger (me) lol

  5. I love that you set goals for yourself! I share several of those goals with you! :)

  6. Great list! Hopefully by this time next year we can be talking about how many things we accomplished from our goals!!

  7. well done - they are awesome goals. We got your back xx

  8. Happy new year, look forward to reading. Love your blog. It is one of my favorites..