new years' resolutions

hi everyone, happy new year!
today i have a more personal post for you, although it is still relevant to blogging; i thought i'd share my new years' resolutions with you. this year, i have decided to set myself more, smaller resolutions rather than a few big ones, because i feel i am more likely to achieve that way. because lots of them are to do with my blog i thought it would be nice to share them with you. i will include some personal ones as well, to put the blogging ones into context :)

jar of goodness- as before, i have no clue what to call this, so see yesterday's post for info on this one. i know it isn't a resolution as such, but it's something i plan to do in 2013.

save up all my money- for me, this is probably going to be one of the hardest. every year i say i'll spend less, but this year i really want to save, and only spend money on absolute necessities. i haven't decided what i'm saving up for yet, as i'd really like an iMac but doubt i'll manage to save for that long, but i just want to have a nice chunk of money so i know whether i want to buy a new camera, or an iPad i'll have money ready.

post three times a week (at least)- in these last few days of 2012 i've been blogging much more and really been enjoying it! i think i always treated blogging a bit like my homework before; i did enjoy it, just i would always do something else, like watch some youtube videos first, which i thought should change. i'm loving putting more variety into my blog, and posting more means more different types of post, which is great!

actively try to get my blog noticed- the #bbloggers chat is such a great thing to use as a blogger, and before i always kind of neglected it, along with #fbloggers and #lbloggers.  this week, i joined in the chat, put my button on the website, and joined in lots of twitter conversations. and immediately, my blog, twitter and instagram followers, and page views, are all up! i want to keep on doing this!

get to 125 blog followers, and 125 twitter followers- these two are following on from the last two, but i really want to get my little blog out there, and instead of just saying 'get more followers' i thought i'd set myself some targets! they're completely random numbers, but i thought 125 might be reasonable??!!??

do more craft/DIY posts (and in general)- i thought it might be nice in the new year to do DIY beauty products, clothing items, or just craft in general, and posts to follow. as i'm trying not to spend i thought making might make up for buying??? we'll see!

do more outfit/fashion posts- i very rarely do fashion posts at the moment, just because the photos are a pain to take , but i really enjoy doing them, and just putting clothes on (!) so i'm going to try and put more outfit posts up.

smile- i'm generally a positive person, but i'm also quite sensible and serious and think i need to smile more! see- i'm frowning as i write this, smile lauren, SMILE!

wear my glasses more- this one is pretty self-explanatory, but i know i should wear my glasses more as i'm always squinting to read thigs- whoops. i'm due to get new frames relatively soon, so hopefully that will motivate me :) (just reading this through, and definitely squinting :s)

spend no more than 2 hours on the internet a day- since starting blogging, i have been spending waay more time on the internet. i'll either be blogging, or on facebook, or on twitter, or browsing topshop... the list goes on. i'm not planning on stopping or anything, just making sure i'm not on for ridiculous amounts of time. homework doesn't count though! the sad thing is that i'll probably find this one the hardest!!

so after that massive ramble, you can probably see that i'm not aiming too big with any of my resolutions this year, but just lots of little ones.
please let me know your resolutions, and why not what you did last night to, for new years? i'd love to know!


  1. Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true...

    1. Thank you, you too!! Love your blog Torie :) xx

  2. great post! hope you have a lovely year :)

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // @thelovecatsinc // YT: thelovecatsinc

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  3. I found your blog via the #bbloggers chat so one of your resolutions is already working! haha :) Good luck in 2013! You can totally achieve your goals if you work hard and stay positive xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]