2015: Goals and Objectives

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I know there are going to be a flood of blog-posts just like this one being published today, so please bear with me, I understand this post probably won’t be that interesting as a result, but I do need to post it.

Successes:
~I managed to complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge of reading 10 books this year, I managed to read 14.

~I managed to get my ABN number and registered a name for my freelance writing business. For those outside of Australia this enables me to get paid for my writing, Many organisations, such as Victoria University, won’t hire students or people for writing jobs without an ABN.

~Despite knowing next to knowing about Magic: The Gathering or Dungeons and Dragons, I’ve been asked to help write a narrative for a new Card Game by a friend, who is also willing to pay me for my efforts. However, it also means I’m going to have to do lots of research, so I’ll have to be careful not to get distracted.

Failures:
~I don’t think I managed to carry out my goal of Reading and Reviewing 10 books by Australian Women Writers. I meant to finish the The High Lord before the end of the year and didn’t get around to it.

~I didn’t review as many books as I should have and, according to my stats, they seem to be my more popular posts.

Stuff I’d Like To Accomplish in 2015:
~Post twice a week, Monday and Thursday, instead of just once a week. Also have a specific weekly goal or objective to accomplish

~Write a Weekly article for Weekend Notes, I’ve kinda gotten out of the habit and I want to get back into it

~Comment more on other Writing blogs

~Make more time for writing

~Minimize distractions and procrastination by writing first thing in the day instead of going on social media first thing.

~Do more blog-posts on attending an events such as the Rotunda In The West Events, The Emerging Writer’s Festival and The Melbourne Writer’s Festival. The last couple of years I haven’t been able to go either due to work or studying but I’m going get better organised this year.

Organisation Tools:
~2015 Blog Planner & Editorial Calender Printable – AKA Design + Life
This blog planner is one I would recommend for those who are more visual learners or like to draw, there are lots of white space to work with and blank pages without lines to sketch on, however getting the planner printed and bound it would be around $40 (according to the designer). However I met a snag, when I tried to put the pdf through the office-works document printing process, the office-works website said “There is no bind option available for the number of pages in your document” so if one my readers can figure out what the solution to the problem is, let me know in the comments section and I’ll pass it on the designer.

~2015 Blog Planner – Confessions of a Homeschooler
This is the one I use. The designer Erica has created the printable pdf in two formats, weekly (136 pages) and monthly (44 pages). The monthly blog planner (printed in black and white) is $8.90 (through office-works, I honestly recommend printing with office-works via their website and not in person, much quicker process). The weekly blog planner (printed in black and white) is $21.80 (printed one side) $19.10 (printed both sides). I found the monthly worked for me because I only updated my blogs once or twice a week, however these things depend on budget limitations, so it’s entirely up to you.

~Useful PDFs I found
Monthly Blog PlannerPortland Bloggers
My Blog Focus WorksheetPortland Bloggers
My Blogging ResolutionsPortland Bloggers
My Blogging CollaborationsPortland Bloggers

One of my biggest problems is time management and prioritizing projects so I’m hoping to improve on those aspects, please let me know in the comments sections of you life you’d like to improve on and why.

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