My 2018 Blog Goals (& honest chat)

   Well hello there – and a happy new year to you all! I know I’m a little bit late on the whole 2018 posts but hey, I do have a reason.. plus better late than ever ey? So, here’s my reason: on the run up to the New Year, more or less everyone in my house had the sickness bug, and no matter how hard I tried to avoid it, it hit me at 2AM on New Years Day. I even missed the London midnight fireworks (which I have NEVER missed – cries). My biggest worry was of course my little bubba and if everything would be OK with me vomming non stop. Thankfully, bubs has been kicking around A LOT in there and didn’t seem phased by it, so I’d say I’m pretty relaxed that everything is good. Also – I had a midwife appointment today and she confirmed everything was cushty. I just made sure I had a HELL of a lot of water and plenty of rest.

Originally, I didn’t actually plan on doing a reflections/goals for 2018 post – I did my little ‘2017 review ‘ on Instagram (which FYI I was obsessed with watching everyone’s!), and thought that would be it. But then I read a lot of other bloggers posts, and naturally became inspired to do my own. I mean, 2017 has been a huge year for me, mostly on a personal level (ahem, found out I was pregnant) but also blog wise. I upped my photography game massively and plan to carry on with this by *hopefully* investing in a new lens for my camera. I finally visited Amsterdam and fell in LOVE with the place, as well as visiting so many beautiful places in the UK. I got my first paid opportunities with my blog which was SUCH an achievement for me, and got to work with some amazing brands too. Deep down though, I know that I didn’t invest anywhere near as much time into my blog as I’d wanted to. I think I went almost 2 months at one point without putting up a post… and sure I was busy because I work full time, but it was also because I just couldn’t be bothered and wasn’t motivated (there, I said it). I also spent a hell of a lot of time comparing myself to others and thinking my blog just wasn’t good enough – but at the same time I wasn’t helping myself either, I just let it get to me but didn’t actually do anything about it. In 2018 I really want to up my game – both for my blog and Instagram. I’ve always been a believer that hard work gets you to where you want to be, and I’ve seen that with so many of my blogging friends who are smashing their goals because they work their asses off.  

 And that’s how I plan on doing the same with my blog – I’m going to *finally* invest in buying my own domain and personalising my blog so it’s my own little space that I have full control over. I’m going to make the effort in the evenings and weekends to write posts instead of watching re-runs of Friends and slobbing around on the sofa (although there is nothing wrong with this every now and again ladies & gents). I also want to start commenting on blogs again – this is something that really went down the drain for me in 2017. I just stopped commenting on posts – and I think this massively impacted my inspiration and motivation to blog. I am going to make a massive effort to read more blogs again – because it’s something that I absolutely LOVE doing, and there is nothing better than seeing the hard work other bloggers put into their posts to help inspire you to. I also plan on putting out some interior posts too – I LOVE seeing little snippets of people’s rooms/living areas/kitchens etc – so really want to introduce some interior to my blog! Not to mention I will have a whole nursery to share with you soon (eeeek!).

Of course – this year I will also become a MOMMA (omg still hasn’t quite sunk in), so of course I will be planning some pregnancy/new mum posts which I am SO excited for! More on this in a separate post though 🙂

And lastly – let’s talk about Instagram. The thing that we all hate right now but are all so determined to make work because we are wishing HARD that Instagram do us all a favour and fix up soon. I know it’s the biggest pain in the ass but it is probably still one of my fave social media platforms to use. And in 2018 I really want to up my game on Insta too – I don’t want to put a number on how many followers I want, I just want a feed that I love to look at and know that I am doing everything I can to grow my Instagram organically. And can we PLEASE say goodbye to the follow/unfollow game?


And that’s my round up of where I want my blog to go this year – I really want to make 2018 the year I fall in love with my blog again and be proud of the posts I put out there. If you’ve done a post on your goals for 2018 – let me know because I want to have a read!

Lots of love,

Saira xxx


  1. January 3, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Great post and congratulations on your pregnancy. I hope you have a wonderful 2018! xxx

  2. Sophie in Wonderland xo
    January 3, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Congratulations on the pregnancy i bet you are so excited to be a mummy this year!! I hope you’re feeling much better! Good luck with your 2018 goals xxxx

  3. January 4, 2018 / 8:45 am

    First of all A million times Congratulations for a blessing in the family. I pray that this baby brings happiness and more prosperity to your family. Your blog just gave me serious post inspirations . I love reading blogs just so I get random ideas of what I can write.
    Thankyou saira for writing a great post. Keep it up 🙂

    Love , Areeba

    • January 4, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      Aw lovely thank you so much for this comment !! It made my day 🙂 I’m so glad it gives you inspiration ! Xxx

  4. January 4, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Eeeeeek I hope your enjoying your pregnancy darling. Don’t worry about getting Ill, it’s very rare for the baby to be affected by it. Good luck with all your blogging goals this year, but remember to get plenty of rest because once baby arrives…… 😉

    Always here if you need any answers baby related. Xx


    • January 4, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks my lovely !! Hehe yep I know will get plenty of rest ! Thanks Hun will keep that in mind xx

  5. January 5, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Aw I love this post! I hope you are feeling better, sounds like an awful bug!
    Love your goals and it’s so exciting you’re going to be a mummy! I also cannot agree more with everything you said about Instagram! It’s my favourite platform but it’s the most annoying one at the moment! Xx

    Robyn |

    • January 5, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Thanks Hun – definitely feeling a lot better ! Eeek I know cannot wait! Xxx

  6. January 5, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Hi just came across your blog. Firstly congratulations on your pregnancy and happy New year. I understand the hard work that’s required in posting and uploading images. Um struggling myself. Just want to say stay committed u enjoyed your post. Keep them coming.

    Samara Nazir

  7. January 6, 2018 / 7:47 am

    Congratulations and Happy New Year 🙂 I also hope that Instagram will fix the bug and change its broken algorithm.

    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

  8. January 6, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    I’m so excited for you, sweetie!! It will be such a wonderful year for you – in just a few months you will have a little baby!!! Eeekk!!
    I couldn’t agree more with stepping up our blogging game! I’ve been “dormant” for way too long. Time to take control and fall in love with our blogs again 😀
    Nadia (Miel and Mint)

  9. January 13, 2018 / 9:15 am

    Great goals! How will you find time to blog as a new mum??


    • January 18, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Haha who knows ?! We’ll see how it goes – I’m determined and I know plenty of new mums who have done it! Xx

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