2eI’m so over the moon with the progress my blog has made up until this day, all the support I get warms the heart so much, I can even put into words how much I appropriate it.

I thought that it would be a nice idea to set myself a few goals for my blog in 2018. I may not be able to achieve them all but I think it’s always a good idea to have something to aspire to, something to work towards so here’s my little list;


I understand that some months life is going to get crazy and finding the time to write, edit and take photo’s, is going to be very tough; especially when work gets a bit hectic in the summer. It’s in these months that I still like to hit the goal of 4 a month, it will just require a bit of prior planning and organisation which i’d like to think i’m getting much better at. I’m defiantly 100% sure that no matter what i’m not going to have a 5/6 month break like I did this summer, never again, it’s just not happening.


I always feel a bit uneasy saying I want to reach a higher follower count as at the end of the day it’s just numbers, not the be all or end all. However, it’s a goal in my head so I thought I might as well share it, I’d love to reach 3.5 on Instagram, that’s only 550 more than I have now. I don’t think it’s too unreasonable, as naturally within the next year i’m going to chat to more blogger and find more I like who I want to follow. We’ll see…



I think the main reason I’d love to attend some events is to actually meet other bloggers in person, it’d be quite a different experience to just chatting online. I just really want some more blogger pals and some I can drop a message and be like ‘tea, cake and photo-shoot?’. If you feel the same please drop me a message on twitter, I’d love that!


This year I’ve taken my blog self-hosted meaning I lost all my previous WordPress followers. It’s no big deal but I’d just like to grow by blog following on another site so those that’re interested can still view and enjoy my blog.


How to take a perfect flatly is still a big mystery to me, one I want to get slightly closer to solving. The plan is to get a soft-box to help with the lighting element, I’ll then get some more cute blogging props such as confetti, post cards, flowers and we’ll go from there.


Don’t cave in when it comes around to paying the bill for the following year of self hosting, it’s your blog, your space, a part of you on the internet. It’s staying this way, you love it so don’t go back to WordPress hosting. (This is a little note for me for when it comes around to the time next year when i’m debating the payment, remind me of this please)


Bryony xx



  1. January 11, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Firstly, love your photography in this! Secondly, love these goals for your blogging! I recently did a post for my 2018 goals and pretty much all of them were for blogging and i feel like 2018 needs to be the year of the bloggers! Good luck with your goals, i know you’ll achieve them!x

    • bbbryony
      January 11, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you so much Ellie! I hope you achieve all your goals for this year too x

    • bbbryony
      January 11, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      I think you either get invited by brands/ other bloggers or people mention them on twitter or facebook blogger pages x

  2. Yiota
    January 11, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    Good luck with your goals!! Hard work always pays off, I am sure you will do great!! I wish you the best for 2018!!


    • bbbryony
      January 11, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      thank you so much, fingers crossed i get there x

  3. January 11, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    Good luck with all of your goals, and I hope you reach them! Lot’s of people rave about Softboxes, and I think I need to invest in some too haha!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • bbbryony
      January 11, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      thank you lovely, they’re so worth it, even the cheap amazon ones are fab x

  4. January 11, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Such a lovely blog post Bryony! And your blog design is gorgeous! I don’t doubt for a second that you won’t only be able to achieve these goals but exceed them too! 2018 is going to be a good one!


    • bbbryony
      January 11, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Aw thank you so much Molly, that’s so lovely of you x

  5. January 11, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    These are great goals to have, they’re all totally realistic but so good for giving you something to work towards! I’d like to meet more of my blogging friends (I’m totally up for cake and a photoshoot!) and get to 2000 on Instagram, and 3000 on Twitter!
    Good luck for 2018!
    Hels xx

    • bbbryony
      January 11, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      good luck for your goals too, i’m sure you’ll smash them xx

  6. January 11, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Love reading this, I’m the same when it comes to saying follower goals, but girl your working hard and your blog is amazing, really hope you hit all of your goals and beyond this year.

    • bbbryony
      January 11, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      aw thank you so much, this means the world x

  7. January 11, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    I love this and I know what you mean, I’d love to meet a lot of you awesome lot that I’ve meet online! Sounds magical 😍 I really love your blog so these are awesome goals and I got you girl I’ll put a remind in my phone to remind you of your plan renewal 💕

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • bbbryony
      January 11, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      aw thank you so much, i’m really glad you like it! AW YES PLS, be like you’ve gotta do it, you have no choice aha x

  8. January 11, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Good luck with all of your goals! I’m trying to post weekly this year as well, it’s just so difficult trying to fit everything in!

  9. January 11, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Good luck with all of your goals gal, I know you can absolutely smash it! Also your photography is killing it xx

    Rachel | kyvbey.blogspot.com

  10. January 11, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Awesome! Good luck with all your goals 🙂 x

  11. January 11, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    I love these posts! I completely relate with the consistent posting- I want to have at least 4 or 5 in the busy months too- thats only one a week so surely we can achieve that!!

  12. January 11, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    Good luck with the goals! It’s so interesting to hear what people are working towards!.

  13. January 11, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Your goals are great and I hope you do well with them this year. I am also wanting to attend a uk blogger event, would love to meet other bloggers in person!

  14. January 11, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    These are fab goals. I know what you mean about not getting too caught up in numbers but they’re still a “nice to have”. I’ve dropped you a follow on BL too 😊 And I would so love to meet some other bloggers, I feel I miss out a little not being in London, most of the events seem to take place there! Lovely post, and good luck with your goals. X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  15. January 11, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    I really really really REALLY want to meet some real life bloggers this year too and have some that are actually friends not just a changing face on a screen. I kinda fee like I live a million miles from everyone so I’m not sure if it’ll happen. Dreaming though. Another subject entirely but is that book good? I’ve nearly bought it a million times.


    • bbbryony
      January 11, 2018 / 10:23 pm

      I’ve just stared reading it this evening, I’m about 10 pages in but I’m really enjoying it so far, I can let you know what I thought of it x

  16. January 12, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Good luck with all of your blogging goals for this year! 🙂

  17. January 14, 2018 / 12:08 am

    loved this post and these are definitely some achieveable goals! I love your flatlay, can you teach me? xox

  18. January 14, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    These are awesome goals! I too want to post 4 times a month. It can get really hard with school and other hints going on. Great post!

  19. January 14, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    I haven’t written any goals specifically for my blog, but if I did they would literally be identical to yours! I’ve also had big long breaks during blogging and I feel you because it can be very time consuming! I think 4 per month sounds great and definitely achievable!
    As for blogging events..I attended my first one a few months ago and it was called “We heart Mondays”- you should definitely check them out because I believe they have an open door and welcome all bloggers without an invitation! It’s in London if that’s where your based?? Xxx

  20. January 14, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I have so similar goals!!!! I am sure you will be able to reach all of them gorgwous! You are doing amazing so you should get aa bit more recognised xxx

  21. January 14, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    Good luck with reaching all your goals, lovely! I’m sure you will hit them all. I’ve actually just written a post with similar goals to yours. I’m hoping to start posting more this year!

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

  22. January 14, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    I’m also planning on attending a conference this year hosted by convertkit. it’ll be great to meet some supportive and creative ppl.

  23. Heather
    January 14, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Good luck on all your blogging goals this year! I have pretty similar goals to you and I’m hoping to smash them this year!

    Heather xo || http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

  24. January 14, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    Don’t we all dream of being invited to one of those fancy-pants blogger events?! I’m looking into going self-hosted this year too, wish me luck!

  25. January 14, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Great goals! I love how realistic you are. I find myself starting out with high expectations for myself and not being able to fulfil them, but 4 posts a month is very doable, even with other stuff going on. Totally agree about attending a blogger event, it would be great to meet bloggers in person! I think I’d be too nervous to actually go though 🙁
    btw, I think your photography is already awesome!

  26. January 14, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    These are great goals! I really want to improve my flatlays and photography, good luck with all these my love! Xx

  27. January 14, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    Oooh we share quite a lot of the same goals! I’d also love to go to a blogger event one day as they look amazing, and everyone seems to have such a good time!

    Good luck on all of your goals, especially when it comes to posting content on your blog. I totally feel you on that one – sometimes I really struggle and just bosh out any old post, but I’d love to think about what I write a bit more this year.

  28. January 14, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    Firstly your photography is just on point! And I’m with you on the blogger events one. Unfortunately there’s never any around East Anglia 👎🏼

    Good luck with all your goals babe!

    Love Lily xo

  29. January 14, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    Great goals, I need to set some it seems very rewarding at the end of the year. I would also love to go to a blogging event they look amazing I’m hoping to get a trip to London sometime later in the year and hopefully attend one xx

  30. Ayse
    January 14, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    This is an amazing post and I love setting goals for myself too as it’s great working towards something and achieving them! Hope you reach all your goals this year and good luck with them! x

    • bbbryony
      January 14, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      aw thank you, this really made me smile x

  31. January 14, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Loved this post, such great goals! I really want to improve my photography skills this year, flatlays are the bane of my life! Good luck with your goals and blog! Xx

  32. January 14, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    I love these goals & it’s really good advice about posting at least 4 blogs a month. I think that’s something I will aim to do too.

  33. January 14, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    I loved this post. I would say my main blogging goal is to grow my followers on my new platform and interact with new bloggers 🙂 x

  34. January 14, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    Great goals sugar, one of mine is to go to a blogger event too!
    I’m sure you’ll smash all of these, best of luck with it all <3

    Kisses and Love
    Jazziepickles xo

  35. January 14, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Great goals for 2018 dear, especially improving photography and making blogging pals who understand the need to document everything and do photo shoots. Hopefully, you achieve your goals by the end of the year!

    Tx. // http://www.musicgeekonline.co.uk

  36. January 14, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    Your blog is one of my favourites to read, I am really hoping you achieve these goals. One of my goals this year is the same as yours with posting 4 times a month. Your photography is lovely but I think you will notice an improvement with a soft-box will help especially in winter!

    • bbbryony
      January 14, 2018 / 10:46 pm

      aw thank you so much, so glad you like it☺️ I’ve already seen a big difference from using a soft box, it’s fab x

  37. January 16, 2018 / 10:43 pm

    you go girl! these are great goals! instagram is so much work and it is quite hard o grow but the community is being so supportive at the moment! i am sure you’ll nail it! xx corinne

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