2012 was about setting foundation for Sakura Haruka as it was just a fledgling blog. After nearly 2 years since it started, I won't say that I'm a seasoned blogger, but I've definitely gained more experience in the blogosphere. 2013 is about stepping out of my box, and breaking boundaries.
This year, I want to challenge myself and my blog. To just step out of my box and comfort zone, and see what I can achieve with a little devil-may-care spirit.
1. Step-Out with Actions
I'm going to be more outgoing and reach out to work with people, brands or organisations that I admire. Honestly, I don't have time to accept reviews & projects for everything that comes my way, but rather than sitting on the receiving end and hoping something good comes along, I want to actively seek meaningful blog projects. I've already started my Joys of Parenting series whereby I hit the streets of Singapore to ask random parents what they love most about parenting & showcase what we are thankful for as parents. My heart beats so fast whenever I approach a stranger, but when they smile and accept to participate in my project, I'm giddy with glee!
2. Step-Out with Heart
As my blog grew, somehow I feel that I should be doing more to bless others as they have blessed me. Like I said before, sometimes we wait for the perfect moment where we have enough money to donate, enough time to give, enough power to change the world. But when do we know that it's enough to be perfect? I'm not a big famous blogger, but I think that every little effort counts and I want to do something this year to help make the world a better place. It might be adopting a charity, or inspiring others to lead a healthier life, or a community initiative to help the needy... I don't know yet. But if I can make just one person's life better, it will be worth it. Stay tuned and I hope you can help me with this.
3. Step-Out with Mind
I'd like to open up my mind and be more daring in accepting blog projects. I love to discover new trends, brands and products but was more receptive to brands/ experiences we were already comfortable with. Sometimes I'm asked to review something but because of preconceptions and fears, I turned it down. Now, if it's legit, piques my interest and I'm able to, I'm going to at least try it* out to know for sure if it's something worth shouting about or not.
As always, the bottom line is to have fun and keep this blog true to myself! I blog not to generate income, but simply because I like writing and the people I come across. So hope you all will stick around for another year and enjoy this blogging journey with me!
Any tips for achieving my goals? What are your 2013 goals?
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*Doesn't include tobacco, drugs or alcohol! Also, not an invitation to receive crap products or PR requests.