A week ago today I celebrated my 3rd year of blogging by sharing with you 10 reflections over the past 3 years. I also said that I would be telling you my 3 blog goals for the coming year (what is it with the number 3 today?!).
So, in no particular order, here is what I would like to achieve:
1 More ‘free from’ recipes
I have been trying to eat a far more healthier diet over the past year. At the beginning of this year I shared my health and well-being posts and during the summer I stayed at Amchara’s health retreat (I now work for them too!). I will be writing about my experience with them at some point, but, what I did find that it has changed the way I look at food. As a result, I eat far less refined sugar, wheat and gluten and a little bit less dairy. It has made me feel a lot better so I now challenge myself on a regular basis to find new and exciting things to eat. I have already shared recipes for chocolate walnut brownies and doughnut cakes and, this week, I will be sharing my recipe for vegan cheesecake. On top of that, the rest of my family seem to love it too.
2 Continuing to improve my photography
If I look at my photography now, compared to say, a year ago, I am so pleased with my improvement. I have followed a couple of courses including an advanced foundation and find the more I practice, the happier I am with the quality of what I am doing. I am always on manual mode now and find it easier on this setting to be able to set the aperture and speeds myself to take the best photo I can. I have also found that I have improved the composition on all my subjects and even got better with using the camera on my iPhone!
3 Vlogging and more videos
When I first started blogging, I also started vlogging as well and, as a result, I made the finals of BiB awards. I regret never continuing with my videos but I have now made an effort to understand my YouTube channel better and record a trailer. I have lots of subscribers but nothing to offer them! So, lots more videos will start making their way over on to this blog. This will include me reading my poetry, more reviews and, at some point, a personal series of vlogs.
Here is my trailer –
On top of that, Grace also now has a YouTube channel and here is her trailer –
So, that is it. They are not major changes but they are ones that make me happy. Post Comment Love and Prose for Thought will continue because I enjoy them and, I hope you will continue to read!