Happy 2013!  It's another year, another opportunity. I know many people have mixed emotions about New Years resolutions; We don't always follow through.  I say as long as we are trying to make ourselves better they are only a good thing.  Today actually marks a year since I have had a sip of soda. Well.... minus the one time I had a Shirley Temple because I didn't realized they were made with 7 Up. Let me tell you, I felt like a failure for a hot minute. On the other hand, I was also supposed to give up red meat but I started feeling a little anemic so that fell flat about 6 months in.

This year I have a ton of resolutions pertaining to different aspects of my life, (Financial, travel, health, things to get done on the house)  but lets talk shop. I have two resolutions for my little blog and they are largely dependent on you!

1.  I don't just want to "Grow my blog" but I want to GROW MY RELATIONSHIPS. I want to be an active member in this amazing community.  I want to get to know YOU. Here is how I plan to do it:

          Blog Swaps- I've found the best way to meet new people is by networking with other bloggers to share our followers.  If anyone is interested in swapping blogs for a day I'm totes down. I'm also open to collaboration ideas with others.  Let's get creative here people.

          Socal blogger meetup-  Would anyone in the So Cal area be interested in some sort of meet up?  Whether it's a large mixer, an intimate dinner party, or coffee at local Starbucks I would be more than willing to coordinate it if people are interested.  I feel like having time with like-minded individuals to meet in person, bouncing ideas off each other, and just talking shop is so important and something I've been lacking. If you are interested please send me an email! We can do it once, or make it a regular thing.

2. My other goal for this year is to somehow incorporate videos into JUST A GIRL.  I have my BA in Television Production and have yet to land a job.  If a job isn't there for me, I figure I might as well make one.  Still working out the deets but thinking either a vlog, video diys, or maybe an interview style show featuring other bloggers.  What would you like to see???

How do you feel about resolutions? I'd love to hear about yours!


  1. I resolve to stop forcing my children to call or visit me...lol

  2. All those sound wonderful! Video diys I think would be amazing...very Emily Henderson of you =)

  3. Love it!!! I have been wanting to learn how to edit videos...I think its the way to go!! Great ideas

  4. I'll be looking forward to videos!! Happy new year pretty girl!

  5. I'm aiming to do more video too! We'll have to swap tips with each other. :) Happy 2013!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  6. I'd be down for a SoCal meetup! Also, I think you should definitely do videos interviewing other bloggers. I think it would be a hit and super original and there's lots of bloggers I wonder what they're like in real life, sometimes it's nice to put a face/voice to the "voice" of the blog! :)

  7. There is a class about making videos for blogs by a blogger named Bri who travels around teaching her class. You can learn more about it here http://blogshopla.bigcartel.com/ I think this blogger actual lives in LA. Psst for the new year I will be changing the name and the focus( a wee bit) of my blog soon...stay tuned!

    Ali of:


  8. i can't wait til we do a blog swap! i'm just sloooow getting back into everything in the new year. i'm coming up with ideas and hopefully we can do our swap soon! i'll be in touch :)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com


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