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What I’ve Accomplished In 2017 And My Blog Goals for 2018

Hey, girl! Happy New Year’s Eve! Honestly, 2017 is what you make of it. You can choose to look at the bad or you can choose to look at the good, and I’m choosing to look at the good! While 2017 had many downs for me, it also had many up’s and good times I am super grateful for.Β So let’s focus on the good, shall we? Instead of talking all about myself on here, I’ve decided to do my personal reflection another time and talk about my blog and you guys! πŸ™‚

What I’ve Accomplished On My Blog in 2018:

  • I’ve had 7,300+ page views in the past 30 days, WOW! Thank you to everyone who has read my blog posts and commented <3
  • I’ve started working with amazing brands and all of my collaborations so far have been amazing and a great experience! I’ve collaborated with Tread Wallets, Caseapp, the Ann Williams group, XoPeachy Box, Kali Boxes, Shop Stevie (coming soon), and I even got featured on Popstar magazine’s blog!
  • I published 53 blog posts this year, wowzers. (That’s 4-5 blog posts a month)
  • My babysitting 101 blog posts went viral on Pinterest and you guys loved that series! It is still one of my most popular blog posts πŸ˜‰
  • I had a launch tour and launched Maddison + Co my online store!
  • I also opened my first ever Etsy shop for Maddison + Co!
  • I made multiple amazing blogger friends that I couldn’t be more grateful for! I’ve also connected with many of my readers through the comment section and I have gotten to know so many of my readers and other bloggers which is insanely cool!
  • After taking forever to pick just one, I updated my blog theme and gave my blog a new look πŸ˜€
  • My mailing list has 393 subscribers and I can’t believe I am almost at 400! It still amazes me that people care about what I have to say πŸ˜‰
  • I also reached 500 Instagram followers in only two months! Ahhhhh!
  • And most importantly, thanks to you all, I’ve been able to have an amazing outlet for my creative ideas and a place where I can share what is important to me and hopefully, inspire others.


My Blog Goals for 2018

  • Reach 10,000+ pageviews a month on my blog.
  • Continue to grow and work with my dream brands.
  • Create an online course to sell to you guys. I did a poll on my Instagram asking you guys which course you would rather see; an iPhone Photogrgraphy Course For Girl Bosses wanting to up their photography game on their blog OR a Complete 101 Guide to Working With Brands!
  • Reach 1k followers on Instagram, I’m already halfway there!
  • Add more prints and print bundles to my Etsy shop. I just added a stock photo bundle to my Etsy shop, and I plan to add a few more! I just added a bundle of 5 prints, so you can buy a bundle of them to save money instead of buying them separately! It makes for a perfect and easy gallery wall!
  • And continue to grow and connect with you guys, of course! I can’t wait for you to see the amazing content I have planned, and I hope you are just as excited as I am!

That’s all for now! I really hope you enjoyed reading what we have both accomplished with my blog so far πŸ™‚ I also hoped you enjoyed reading my goals and you are excited for my 2018 content!

What are you goals/resolutions for 2018? I really want to know! Also if you have a blog, comment below your URL so I can check it out and show it some love! Last question – would you rather see the photography course I talked about, or a 101 guide to working to brands? Let me know in the comments below!


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  • Reply
    01/01/2018 at 2:33 am

    Awesome year! And I would love to see the 101 working with brands course. πŸ˜ƒ

  • Reply
    01/01/2018 at 3:25 am

    You should be so proud of everything you have done, Taiya! You are an amazing blogger and are definitely going to be SO famous one day πŸ˜‰ Thanks for being such a supportive friend throughout my blogging journey too! I would love to see an iPhone Photography Course. It sounds super interesting and fun. Keep up the AMAZING work, girl! πŸ’•

    • Reply
      Taiya Maddison
      01/01/2018 at 4:25 am

      Aww thank you so much, Keeley! I know your blog will be super famous too one day 😊Thanks for the feedback ❀️❀️

  • Reply
    01/01/2018 at 4:16 am

    i am incredibly proud of my best friend! you have accomplished SOOO much this year taiya with your blog and life in general! ❀️ so thankful that we became even close this year, and i can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for you and your blog, and us too! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’ž

    • Reply
      Taiya Maddison
      01/01/2018 at 4:26 am

      Awww thanks Em πŸ’—You are seriously too sweet πŸ’

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    Rebecca @ Joy Unspeakable
    01/01/2018 at 8:53 pm

    Congrats on a successful year! I’m so happy I found your blog and I love your content and personality! Keep doing what you’re doing! <3

  • Reply
    Abby Franklin
    02/01/2018 at 12:50 am

    AWESOME JOB! Your posts are always super fun and upbeat and such a joy to read. I don’t comment much (trying to improve that is a 2018 goal *shrug*) but I always make sure to come over here and read asap.

    I’m torn about which course to choose but I’ve always wanted to ask how you do so much with other brands so that’s my vote!

    • Reply
      Taiya Maddison
      02/01/2018 at 2:06 am

      Aww thank you, Abby! You are too sweet! πŸ’•Thanks for being such a loyal reader πŸ’—

      Thanks for your feedback on the courses, I appreciate it! 😘

      Xx Taiya

  • Reply
    Kimberly Eleanor Clark
    02/01/2018 at 1:43 am

    I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!! You’re one of my favourite bloggers, and I always look forward reading your posts! You have accomplished so much in 2017; good luck on all of your goals! You can do it #girlboss hmm… tbh I’d be really interested in the photography course! How do you take such good pics?! *faints*

    anyways, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. It’s totally optional, but if you’re interested, here’s the link just in case:
    you totally deserve it πŸ™‚

    happy new year!!! xx

    • Reply
      Taiya Maddison
      02/01/2018 at 1:58 am

      Awww thank you Kimberly! That means the WORLD to me, seriously you have no idea!

      I’m so excited you want the photography course! So far it’s been pretty even so we’ll see ☺️

      I also have a photography blog post coming soon so stay tuned πŸ˜‰

      Thanks so much for the nomination! I will definitely check it out ASAP πŸ˜†πŸ’“

      Xx Taiya

      • Reply
        Kimberly Eleanor Clark
        08/01/2018 at 5:17 am

        no worries! and yay can’t wait!!! I definitely need to up my game in photography πŸ˜…
        have a great week! xx

        • Reply
          Taiya Maddison
          08/01/2018 at 3:29 pm

          Thanks so much for stopping by, Kimberly! πŸ˜†πŸ’•

  • Reply
    03/01/2018 at 10:08 pm

    Your posts are so inspiring and a joy to read, plus the themes and design of your blog are just so adorable! Safe to say I’m obsessed. https://kissesofconfidenceblog.wordpress.com/

    • Reply
      Taiya Maddison
      04/01/2018 at 2:55 am

      Aww that is one of the sweetest comments I’ve received πŸ’•πŸ’•Thank you so much, Becca! ❀️

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