One of the major things in life for me is to always keep improving, always keep learning, work hard, and be the best that I can be. (I think the guys can attest to that. I am pretty hard on myself if I mess up, or don't do something to my standards -which is just to always be better than the last time I've done something.)
After 100 blog posts, you learn what is working, what isn't working, what you want to improve, what you want to get rid of. I've decided that I want to become a better blogger, a better writer. I know there could be so much more potential with this blog.
To be able to communicate more effectively, become a storyteller, I don't talk a lot in my posts. They are usually pretty short posts. (I am sure some of my text messages to the guys are longer than my blog posts… -including this one! ha-ha! sorry guys!)
To show my stories with good quality photos (I am talking DSLR photos not iPhone photos. Although iPhone photos aren't all that bad, I do professional photography – it might as well look like it more than once in a while…)
To come up with more reoccurring topics (right now I just have Life, Lately and Month In Photos) so I want to come up with a few more… I also have Today Is… but that isn't really a scheduled reoccuring post-it's pretty much a filler when I don't have something to write… (now you know my secret!) I am currently brainstorming topic ideas right now…
To be more efficient, to always be brainstorming ideas, and have posts done up in advance when I have down time, so that when I am busy I don't have to worry about putting a half-assed post together just to be posting something. I want good content. Something you want to run over to my blog to read. (I can always post extra in a day if something rad comes up that I don't want to wait a few days/weeks for)
To be more real. Life has been very real lately, and my blog has really not been a reflection of that in…well, ever. Yes all of my content is real and has happened to me, I post photos of the bands concerts, random shenanigans, and a tiny bit of my life but it never gets any more real than that. I think I am going to change that. I have a bunch of posts I've written and not yet published because I don't know if I should post them or not because they show a little more emotion than what I've written in the past. I find that many bloggers hide behind the facade of their blogs by putting a heavy filter on what they write about to have the perception that their life is the most perfect thing in the world. Of course there are still things that should and need to be kept secret/private/only for you or who it has involved. And that you want to be inspiring with your blog posts, but I feel that a lifestyle blog should be about life and the highs and lows that come along with it. (And trust me, working in the music industry there is no shortage of intense emotions) We are all human, there will be some very real moments.
To belong to a community of music bloggers, unofficial 5th member of band bloggers, whatever… Make friends with people who are like me. To find that (probably very small) niche in the blogging world. (And I have no idea where to start…it seems as if the blogging world is only full of DIY or fashion bloggers…) I was in a community of DIY/Food/Fashion bloggers before and it was fun and made a really good friend! So I hope to do that in this adventure.
So here is to blog improvement!
There might also be a few small visual changes around here as well…