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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A look back at 2013 and looking forward to 2014

     Hi there everyone. I hope you had a wonderful new year. I spent mine with my kids playing board games, reading book, sledding, and some video games. Today was a day of reflection for me. Ive been thinking a lot lately about setting goals for my blog for the new year and to be honest I'm stumped. Looking back over the last year I can see my little blog has come a long way from it's humble beginnings but I still have a long way to go. I want to say a great big thank you to thse of you who have stuck with me, made helpful suggestions, commented on my posts, and made me feel welcome in the nail polish community.

      2013 got off to a slow rocky start for me. I had the intention of this blog being only a hobby with a few post here or there with my main focus being on my facebook page. But was left with the feeling that I was talking to myself. Then I got some followers and a few comments and my spirits were lifted. After about 6 months I realized that in order to be taken as a serious nail blogger I was going to have to put in more work. 

     I still have moments when it feels like I'm talking to myself, especially when I have several posts in a row that have no comments, or hardly any page views. I used to let that get me down but now it motivates me to just want to work harder. Thanks to the recent giveaway I participated in my followers count has tripled, I only hope that some (ok most) of you stick around and find something worth while in my blog to comment on or keep you coming back.

     So what does that mean for me for 2014? For starters I need to really start blogging about my current stash. I have over 800 bottles of polish and Ive used maybe 120 of them. Seems I'm more of a polish collector than a blogger at this point. I also need to start putting more of my personality into my posts. Ive held back a little so far because I have days where I'm all over the board with my sense of humor. Yes I usually have the people around me in tears from laughing so much but it doesn't always translate well when written. Usually because I tell a lot of jokes using an accent. My co-worker and I spent an entire shift talking like Julia Child! (Did I just date myself with that reference?)  





    Of course I have the typical goals of better pictures, higher interaction, and finding a way to make my blog stand out from the hundreds of other nail polish blogs out there. With these goals in mind I look forward to everything that 2014 has in store for me and my little blog and I hope you come along for the ride. Happy Polishing!

6 comments :

  1. Happy New Year to you! It's such an interesting journey, this blogging thing. Keep up the good work and perseverance :)

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    1. Thanks Liesl. Happy New Year to you as well.

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  2. Argh I have the same problem you do with quantity of collection and untrieds. I need to stop buying!!! I can't keep it up in 2014 like I did this year, that's for sure. But as I found out this past spring, there is so much amazing stuff going on out there! So I'll keep reading and commenting... :)

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Its so hard to not buy all the prettty polishes isnt it? It doesnt help that in the last few months I really started getting into indies too. But at least I wont run out of polishes to blog about for a long time! Thanks for your comment and Happy New Year!

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  3. I love reading your blog (I'll try to comment more often)! Over 800 polishes is amazing...someday you should have a polish party and we can get the girls together. Only if you need help breaking in to them :)

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    1. It seems like Im always looking for more fingers to paint so a party to get through them would be fun =) My dream is to have a room or area set up just for my polish so that I can access them better and have a dedicated place to use them. One day....

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