Welcome to 2018’s Go Wander, Bee Happy! You may have noticed I’ve taken an extended break from the blog but worry not because I am back! This month I’ve been taking some time figuring out my plan for this blog and for this year in general. I’m foregoing the usual resolutions that will be abandoned in a couple week’s time. Instead I’m working on coming up with realistic goals and plans to actually get to where I want to be this coming year. So here is a brief description of what you can expect to see here in the upcoming months. My 2018 New Year’s blog resolutions.
New Year’s blog resolution #1: More expat mama content
I started this blog to write from my experience as an expat and a parent. However, for whatever reason I’m been struggling with the topics related to our move and adjusting to a new place. I have at least half a dozen posts started that I just never completed.
Well no more procrastinating. I’m still as excited as I was when I first started this project to write about our move to Silicon Valley from Toronto. I’m setting a goal for myself to publish expat-related posts at least once a month. You can look forward to serious posts about the struggles our toddler went through after the move and funny posts about the ridiculousness of prop65. And much more. Don’t forget to follow me so you can read along!
New Year’s blog resolution #2: Better SEO and sharing
I really wish I didn’t have to worry about this stuff. I wish I could just write what I want and for the readers to find me based on content alone. But unfortunately this year I’ve seen that if I want people to discover my blog I need to invest time and energy into getting it out there.
The SEO I have done so far is not even the bare minimum and I’m learning more and improving on existing posts as well as implementing it on new posts. I’m excited at having new readers this coming year. Of course if you like what you see, you can help me out by sharing my posts, liking or commenting on Facebook. And I’m always excited to read comments right here on the blog!
New Year’s blog resolution #3: Better categories and a new homepage
Now that I have quite a bit of content on the blog and I plan to continue posting every week or so, it’s getting harder to browse the blog and find posts that might be interesting to you.
So instead of the current layout of just showing the most recent posts on the main page I plan to introduce categories and redesign the homepage to make it easier to find posts based on topics. I haven’t quite worked out the design yet, but I’m very excited for this. I hope my readers will be patient with me as I find the right design, it might change a few times before I land on one. Aside from more expat content, I have more travel posts in the works and of course more pregnancy and parenting posts.
Other than these goals I plan to keep updating the blog approximately every week as I have been doing. I am already working on new post ideas. I’m excited for what this new year brings and for sharing it all with you guys!
I’m always looking for suggestions from my readers. Are there any topics you wish I would explore further? Leave a comment below and let me know what kind of stuff you want to read about this year!