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How I’m Progressing with Blog Changes + Update

Hello, hello! Back in January, I set a bunch of goals and I thought it would be interesting to talk about what I’ve changed, and what still needs some work. I really value everyone that reads my blog, so I want to keep you guys informed about what I’m working on, and share some things I’ve learnt along the way.

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Photostories

I wanted to improve my photostories by making things easier to understand. While I think I have made some great progress by doing the mini-series (Neko vs Fashion Planet, Barbie and Her Sisters in a Christmas Adventure, etc.) instead of the continuous ‘Aquifolia High’ soap opera.

However, I want to work on this even further and continue to simplify everything, as well as improve the overall content.

Tagging + Character Index

I completely overhauled my tagging system, and now it’s much easier to understand. I retagged everything using a new system, and there are now much less tags.

I’ve also developed a ‘character index’ page. This is still under construction, but I am slowly working on it!

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More Varied Posts

Generally, I am doing well with this one; my “Dreamhouse Adventures: Initial Thoughts” post is very popular, to the point where somebody took the thumbnail I made and put it on an unrelated YouTube video. I told them to give me credit, and they deleted my comment. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It’s frustrating, but it’ll teach me to watermark my images!

I’d definitely like to write more film reviews, as I think it’s something that sets me apart from other doll blogs so I should continue to work on that.

Increase Post Frequency

In January, I decided I was going to post every second day, instead of only three times per week. And what a difference that made! I thought it was going to be difficult to post that frequently, but it really wasn’t as hard as I expected.

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As this graph demonstrates, my stats have been increasing ever since I made those changes back in January! Can you believe it? I think the best change I made was definitely increasing my posting frequency.

May 2016: 185 views, 2 posts (for the entire month!)

May 2017: 726 views, 12 posts

May 2018: 5370 views, 21 posts

So I’m definitely pretty happy with that! I know a lot of bloggers like to keep this information secret, which is totally fine, but I would prefer to share my knowledge to help others improve.

My Most Popular Posts (2018)

I think it’s interesting to observe what kind of content generates the most interest, Dreamhouse Adventures is definitely a popular subject!

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What’s Happening in the Future

One thing I really want to work on is the quality of my pictures! Some pictures turn out pretty well (the one above is quite nice), but some pictures are awful. In order for me to improve the quality of my photostories, I’ll have to reduce the frequency -so I might be posting a little less than usual, but rest assured, I’m still working away!

Things I Want to Post About:

  • Dreamhouse Adventures Analysis (when it finally releases internationally lol)
  • Film Reviews
  • Doll Reviews
  • Photostory Mini-Series
  • History of Barbie and Friends
  • Doll Photoshoots
  • DIY ???

In addition, I really want to focus on my other blog and my YouTube channel. These things are not strictly Barbie focused (I do have a few sneaky Barbie review videos!), but I enjoy making different kind of content, so I want to continue producing high-quality content on those mediums as well. Outside of the interwebs, I also want to focus on learning Japanese and just generally being a Well Put Together Person™.

So, yeah. That’s what I’m doing, that’s where I want to go in the future, and that’s my plan of action! 

 

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4 thoughts on “How I’m Progressing with Blog Changes + Update

  1. This is really interesting information, Holly! I’ve only been here since December 2017, but I can still see your progress and improvements. Your photos, in particular, are generally far higher quality than those found on some other blogs I’ve visited.

    I think these changes you’ve mentioned both have and will continue to increase your number of visitors. After all, you’ve got over fifty followers now! That, I think, is something definitely noteworthy. It seems like something that wouldn’t happen to most other bloggers. Congratulations! Having 52 followers is definitely an accomplishment

    Also, I’m totally onboard for everything you said you want to post. I love your movie reviews, and I absolutely love reading about Barbie’s friends and their history! Oh, and, I also can’t wait to read your analysis on Dreamhouse Adventures. Let’s hope you receive it soon to Netflix.

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    1. Haha yes, me too! I just checked Netflix again today and we have LitD, Swan Lake, Princess Power and Dolphin Magic, but alas, no Dreamhouse Adventures.

      Also, thankyou! I hope to do an outside photoshoot tomorrow, so that should go well. Outside photos are generally my favourite -the doll’s features are so defined in the sun!

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  2. Oh, congratulations! I can’t wait to keep reading your blog. I wish you would post 1000 times a day XD But a few times a week is great too! Tbh every day I check your blog (not signed in to WordPress) to see if anything is new :O

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    1. Lmao I would run out of things to write about! I haven’t got much planned for the next couple of days, but surely I will think of something soon! I’m happy you like the blog! xx

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