December + 2016 | Day 12


I know that Christmas doesn't mark the end of the year and the end of December. There is still another week until the end of December but I wanted the write the post now so I could do my 2016 post at the end of the month if that makes sense.  
For the last few months, I have been super conscious of my blog statistics. I mentioned this briefly in my November post and since then, I have definitely let it affect me more than it should. If I see a post get less views, I over promote on twitter and also feel really bad about myself. I start thinking that something about that post was bad. That shouldn't be how I feel. Some posts do better than others and I should post posts that I want to and am happy with. One of my main goals for 2017 is to not let the numbers define and affect me because it just doesn't make me happy. 

A good thing this month was that I went to my friends house for a photoshoot. Unfortunately it was tipping down with rain so we had to take the photos inside. The photo for this post is from the photo shoot because we had such a good time and it was nice to hang out together as we don't really see each as much at school anymore. 

In December, I feel like I was very reflective on the past year. I have definitely identified some key areas that I want to change which I will talk about in the new year. One of the main one is to keep on track with this blog and establish what direction I want it to go in. I really want to start planning more and writing posts I am interested in.

2016 has definitely been a big emotional roller coaster, personally and globally. I definitely feel like my state got worse towards the end of the year which I found happened last year as well. I am very happy that I recorded special days and uploaded them to a youtube channel because I want to be able to remember the good things of the past year. If you are interested, you can go watch them here but I am not interested in gaining subscribers so please don't feel like you have to.

This is the last post from me for a while so I hope you all have an amazing Christmas!

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  1. 2016 was an emotionally roller coaster indeed! Nice post 😊 Merry Christmas!

  2. I agree about stats - I let statistics and comments affect me way more than I should!! 2016 has been up and down but I hope 2017 brings a better year for everyone! Lily xx

  3. 2016 was definitely an emotional roller coaster, for myself as well. Hope your Christmas was great, and all the best for the new year x

    Sophie's Spot

  4. I could relate to this but what helped me is, just trying not to be hard on myself. If a post gets less views, I don't really care that much and I just let it go. :) Move on, continue doing what you love and don't care x <3 | Let's follow each other on GFC ♥

  5. 2016 has been a tough year but I'm sure 2017 will hopefully be better. Lovely post as always x

    Najida | The Average Gurl x


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