Gwennan Rees

Blogger and Illustrator

My NYE Resolutions 6 Months On.

My NYE Resolutions 6 Months On.

This post has been scheduled in my blog planner for months and the nearer it came in my to do list the more and more I dreaded writing it...

I know I haven't kept up my resolutions properly and I really aimed to get cracking on them again even if just to have a good blog report but hey, you can't have it all. 

For those of you new to my blog (hey there, thanks for popping by) here's a little reminder of what I vowed to do during 2016. 

  • Blog more - at least 4 times a week.
  • Learn to speak more Welsh than "I hate -insert name here- because he is boring" and various swear words.
  • Do my finances on each day of the month.
  • Improve my blog photography.
  • Produce at least one illustration a week because ya know, it's my job.

So how am I doing?

  • Blog more - yasss the one I can say I succeed at and surpassed! Since January my blog has been growing and growing and I am LOVING it. I am blogging at least 4 times a week normally 5 or 6 and have a few runs of 7 days a week for multiple weeks! Read my post on blogging for 33 days straight for more info!
  • Learn to speak more Welsh - Failed utterly and truly. I really want to get on this but I've mentioned before I don't want to commit to classes and I don't really want to have to pay either. If someone can point my in the direction of an online programme or app that's really good for it please leave me a comment and let me know!
  • Do my finances on the first - Ugh this is a work in progress. Some months I am really on it and I get it all done and then some months I leave it for weeks and I'm like what was this 4 quid back in March for? I had to do my taxes in April for my business so that gave me a big kick up the bum to do my finances and banking so that's something right? Right?
  • Improve my blog photography - This is 100% just a matter of opinion so maybs if you could leave me a comment and let me know that'd be great k thanks. I think personally I have improved? My Etsy shop relaunch goes live today and I am super happy with the photography for that. I am trying to move away from snapping on my iphone and actually get the camera and the props out and make more of an effort! This is one I definitely want to continue to build on. 
  • Illustrate weekly - Bit of a grey area really. I doooo illustrate weekly but not in a job capacity always if that makes sense? I draw something whether it be for a product for my shop of for a job or for a cheeky Intsa pic or something. One thing I have massively fallen behind on is the Colour Collective hashtag on Twitter which I wanted to take part in weekly but haven't done in months. I really am determined to get back on that because I do love the challenge. 

So that's how I'm doing with my resolutions 6 months on (the answer being, not that great!)

Are you keeping any of yours up? Let me know in the comments!

Also I am relaunching my Etsy shop today so make sure you go check out what I have on sale!

I am also hosting a giveaway in celebration of my launch on Twitter so follow me there for more info on that and a chance to win!





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