We all start blogging with various tools, some have more than others. We also have differing visions for where we want to end up, but sometimes also these visions comprise of little goals which may be similar to others. I was happy when Gift of Gift Collins tagged me to do this blogging bucket list challenge, because I was planning on sharing something similar, I just didn’t know when.
I feel I’ve started pretty well with blogging resources, and I have loads of dreams and ambitions for my blog, so I’ll share some of them with you. Maybe you can be inspired to set blogging goals for yourself also!
Psst… When I drafted this post, I was still on wordpress.com, but look at God! That means I’ve ticked off not just one, but two bucket list points. Yay me! *London Tipton voice*
My Blogging Bucket List
Get a Domain Name
Like every other “serious” blog, I want to get mine. It’ll be cool to become a .com as opposed to .wordpress.com, but .wordpress.com bloggers are still real bloggers, don’t think otherwise!
Become Self Hosted
Oh man, this is where I’ll be putting my big girl pants and becoming responsible. When I think of self-hosting, I feel like it’s such a huge deal. That way, you have so much control over stuff. I can’t wait to feel nervousness as I make the self-hosted decision! With self hosting comes a whole new world. I’ve never had my very own website before!
Upgrade My Theme
It doesn’t have to be something premium ($$$), but there are also a lot of pretty layouts which are only accessible through wordpress.org. The thought of getting a pretty theme is so exciting, because there’s just so many to choose from!
Get a Camera
I would be so happy the day this happens. I just want to be able to play around with camera settings, continuing to perfect the art of flat-lays and product photography. Until then, I’ll just stick to my day 1 iPhone and good sunlight, as well as being inspired through photos from Pinterest.
Monetise my Blog/Get Paid for Writing
I’d like to be able to display ads on my blog – but they have to be beneficial. Sometimes you go on blogs and see random ads which make you think, “who would possibly click that?” Other ways of monetisation would come into play too. I want to write e-books, teach people stuff/entertain them.
Getting paid to write is basically getting writing jobs, related to the next bucket list point.
Become a contributor on top websites e.g. Pulse, Buzzfeed, Bella Naija, etc.
It would be awesome to not just share my awesomeness (you know I’m awesome, don’t even play) with not just my audience, but bigger audiences. Of course, I hope my audience will grow big also. I have a list in my head of places I want to work with, and I hope I can get access to them!
Network/Go to Blogger Events
Networking is honestly awesome. I’m glad I’ve started with groups like The Blogger Point, and my favourite, The Bloggers Advocate. I just fit in so easily, especially into TBA. Alice and the gang have really made things interesting. While these establishments are online, I’d like to physically attend events. The Bloggers Brunch, hosted annually by The Blogger Point, is high on my list!
Execute Unique Collaborations with Brands/Other Bloggers
This is something that terrifies and excites me. I only hope my crazy mind gets to work and executes the collabs well. I’ve already thought up a few ideas! If you want to collaborate with me, check out my Collaborations page for more information! All it takes is one email, and who knows?
Start a Youtube Channel
I always complain that Youtube sucks too much data, and writing is so much better. How much data does it cost to read a post or two, photos included or not? However, a teeny part of me hopes to get into Youtube. That’s one of the reasons I’m also looking for the camera! I just want to pour out this creative energy – editing videos and adding cool background songs and opening titles. I just need to know what I’m going to talk about, because I’m not qualified for makeup tutorials, lmao. People like Dimma Umeh, Jackie Aina and Safiya Nygaard inspire me greatly.
When you get interviewed, it’s like you being considered so important that people actually want to know more about you! I would love to be interviewed, whether in person or via emails, and featured on other websites.
Become an Established Brand
There are people who when you think of a certain word or thing, you immediately think about them. There’s just something about their style, their way of doing things, their personality. I want to be one of those people, I want to influence people positively and also create valuable content for them, to change their lives in a way, no matter how small. That’s why I write, for myself, as well as others.
So yeah, that’s about some of my major bucket list points for blogging, and I hope you join me on this journey as I tick off each milestone! You can also help me to achieve some of the milestones if you have advice, tips and valuable info. I’m all ears.
I don’t want to challenge anyone in particular, but you should share your blog bucket list! Either in the comments, or through a blog post, like me!