Can I be honest with you? Like really honest? ….. I started blogging back in 2009. My Blog was called Sparkmarz, the name came from when I was 17. I use to call up this local radio station called ‘Bless Fm’ and my radio name was ‘LadySparkz’, that name kinda stuck with me. Years later one of my university friends ( Hey Dani B!) gave me the nickname of Marz, thus came the birth of Sparkmarz. Clearly it was a name like no other and I was super excited to welcome everyone into my world.
I started that blog with so much passion and enthusiasm but some how along the way I found myself getting lost. I started to compare myself to other bloggers, copying what they did and lost my voice and purpose in the process. It was a sad time and for the most part I felt like a failure
(I lost my mojo). Soon after that my desire to blog faded away, blogging wasn’t fun any more and eventually I stopped. Creativ Junkie is not just a blog to me, its a daily reminder to always do what I love and passionate about; even when life gets in the way.
I want the next months to be full of growth and new milestones, here’s to the next productive 6 months!
Quality VS Quantity
I would rather take my time and post quality content that could help or inspire people, then post everyday for the sake of it. In the past I would put alot of pressure on myself to post everyday and before I knew it blogging felt more like a job than a passion
Never again! What I know for sure is that quality content takes time and I need to allow myself to have time to let my creative juices flow.
New theme, new logo, new look – Business cards are long over due. Especially when I plan to attend press days and blogger events.
4 Social Media Platforms Only
I want to focus on the social media platforms that I get the most interactions from and grow following on there. Currently that’s Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook, this doesn’t mean I’ll forget about Youtube, Bloglovin & Snapchat (sparkmarz87 add me!) but moving forward I would rather work SMART than hard.
Posting Twice a week
Posting twice a week would give me enough time to research and share things that are worth talking about. The goal here is to be stress free because stress kills creativity!
Take More Photos
Using stock photo’s is great and everything but I have this fancy DSLR camera and hardly using it to its full potential. One of the things I really want to learn is creating flatlays photos…ahh exciting times ahead!
I’ve always wanted to create t-shirt line, I have spent the past 5 years researching and procrastinating about it. I made a promise to myself that by the end of the year I will have everything ready for me to launch.
That’s about it for my 6 months goals, what are your goals?