Friday, December 26, 2014

Joie Fatale's Blogging Resolutions (Fandom Friday)

This Fandom Friday post is brought to by the letter N, for (The) Nerdy Girlie, and the letter S for Super Space Chick. And by readers like you

Today's Fandom Friday is about our blogging resolutions for the new year!

Over this last year, I have learned a few things, that I would like to implement into my blogging-style/resolutions. I have 6 technically, and since I want to do them, I'm posting them, so I will truly hold myself accountable. Here they are for all to see (in no particular order):

1). Be ahead of Schedule/Steward of my Time- Since moving a few month's ago I've really had this resolution be the biggest, and most important! If I had been ahead of schedule, I would have had a few posts up for you all to read. I'm sorry for that. I love my little blog, and am really grateful to be doing it! Thank you for hanging out here! For this resolution, it's not just about planning my posts--which I do--but also having them outlined, typed, and scheduled for posting, in a rotating order. Like one would in college where you have a bunch of papers to write. Work a little at a few, and be ahead. NOT last minute.

2). Not to worry/stress so much- I have a hard time not stressing about anything (literally, anything...I'm like a mouse...I stress over everything). Spelling; images; sourcing; etc.

3). Weight-loss progress- I've actually been making this more of a priority and I have been going to the gym five days a week for the last two weeks with my friends. It helps that we are going together, and, that we go early in the morning. Since I am, I should also have more progress, as this year has been so insanely stressful, that I didn't have much progress happen.

4). HTML/Design basics- I want to learn how to jazz up my blog be it via the banner, or background, or, entry title font. I want to be able to do that.


5). Crediting the Artist- I already try REALLY hard to do this, but I'm hoping to have all pictures I use (or have used) on this blog sourced. Having gone to many places, where I see a cool piece of fanart/gif/craft/etc., and, I want to see more by the artist, but, there is NO information gets a bit frustrating. I want to never do that. I got a little lazy when it came to Pinterest was getting crazy difficult on my phone! Luckily, Mariko from GamerWife made this AWESOME post about How Not to be a Jerk on Pinterest which I think will help me! I'm not perfect at this (or anything for that matter) but I truly want to be a courteous blogger, and, person anyway. Plus remember in college/grad school how if you didn't quote your source, your grade got knocked down a s**t-ton?! Yeah...that wasn't fun!

6). Product/Book/etc. Reviews- I've been mulling over this since I started. Like my "paper" writing, and many of the drafts I have for this blog (seriously...it's sad). I have a few reviews milling about in my drafts, my head, and my notebook. I've been horrible reading this year! So many life events, plus my tendency to stress made reading hard to sit and do. But for 2015 I've set a new goal, to read and look forward to accomplishing that!

Do you have any blogging resolutions? Or New Year's resolutions?
Share them in the comments!
Thanks again to Megan & Kristin for Fandom Fridays! These have been a blast!

23 comments:

  1. I think #5 is awesome! And I think we could all benefit from not stressing so much!

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  2. I try to credit artist as much as I can but just like you said, it can be so frustrating to figure out that information.

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  3. I'm hoping as a blog resolution to do posts about HTML for bloggers! x_x I started a new job as soon as I wanted to do a series and got waaaaay behind on everything. Also, crediting is always such a hassle!

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  4. You go girl! I cannot wait to see more of you in 2015! You are the best and I miss you TONS!! xx

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  5. Great resolutions! I used to be able to have at least a weeks worth of blogs scheduled, but once I started a new job I'm lucky if I have one scheduled. I'd like to get back into that!

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  6. First of all, that intro was great! Loved it!

    #4 is a big one. Might follow you to code academy or something similar.

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  7. Being ahead of time... Sometimes I manage to schedule post, but as we have seen by my recent hiatus, I have not done this lately... ^^;; Oops, perhaps that will be one of my blogging goals too!!!

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  8. I am definitely working on making sure I find the right artist for additional images I use as well as ensuring that the copyright with it allows me to use it. Something that also tends to help is using photos you take in posts. Less worry about copyright infringement!

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  9. I can definitely second being ahead of time and getting better with the HTML/design basics. I'll have had my blog for nearly a year soon and I really don't have that much on it (due to the actual paying job eating all my energy and time). Thanks for sharing these! Awesome reminders all. Hope this coming year is a brilliant one for you. :D

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  10. I hope your Christmas was marvellous doll and I hope you achieve all of your resolutions this new year, I know you can do it :))) xx

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  11. You can do it Joie! I need to implement the same ones you have. LOL I seem to never get ahead. Well ahead with IDEAS, but not time to write. It truly takes discipline. I'm cheering you on for all of them! I'm trying to think of my goals right now. Probably will post them Thursday for the New Year.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  12. Cheering you on too, Kim! It's hard, but once you get a little ahead I'm positive it will get easier (I'm banking on it lol).

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  13. Thank you, Kizzy! I hope yours is amazing as well! Happy New Year as well!

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  14. OMG! My Alyssa!!!! I miss you!!!!

    Join the Geek girl group!!! you're one of us!
    We moved btw! Do you still have my number...sorry, I just turned my comment into facebook lol!

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  15. I do Finally have a camera to take nice photos with! I will be trying a bit more of my own photos! Thank you!

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  16. It's a good one, it still allows for spontaneous posts, but gives some breathing room! AND makes it easier to catch up on friends' blogs!

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  17. YAY! Thank you!
    Let's go to Code Academy together! I hear they even have houses similar to those of Hogwarts! ;)
    #StudyBuddies!

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  18. Jobs do get in the way...Also makes it so hard to come home and want to do anything but Netflix (I am using Netflix as a verb here).

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  19. I miss you too!!! I miss our walk-and-talks!
    **HUGS**

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  20. I will be reading, bookmarking, and attempting to follow your HTML posts!!!


    Yeah crediting can be time consuming, but, it does get WAY speedier the more you do it. I really do feel like it's writing a term paper in that, it's hard at first, but once you know how, it's cake!

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  21. Stress is soooo hard! I'm HORRIBLE at handling it.



    And yay! I have been, and will continue to try with #5. Its weird because, one almost subconsciously says: "oh it's the internet, no one else is doing it" (I've thought it when I have been desperately searching for a pic's source)...which is the exact reason we should credit. It doesn't take much either....most of the time lol (sometimes I swear it's harder than taking a piece of jewelry to Mordor).

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  22. Arrr! So frustrating!
    Sometimes it feels like I'm Luke, shooting into the Death Star...I can make the shot, but I feel like when I use the "internet force" I'll get a nose bleed from over-exertion in my search for the original source.
    It is worth it though!

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  23. It sucks when you find something awesome and you can't find the original artist. I have noticed I have better luck finding sources on Tumblr over Pinterest. Most people are into crediting now or even helping you find it :D

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