Accountability 5.0

In this post, I wrote about several goals I’d like to accomplish by July. It’s now July and 2 month mark has passed. Let’s see how I fared:

  • Revamp my portfolio to showcase both photography & graphic design works. 
    • Completed. However, I still feel it needs a better layout. I just don’t have the time to make the layout prettier, so I need to live with what it is right now.
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  • Settle on a personal brand (establish a logo and brand name). I do not want to be yet another “(Name) Photography” site.
    • Completed
      Lilo-Factor-Blog-Logo
    • Last check up, I was toying with using “Lilo” on the blog’s title. There’s a lot of grey area here, so for now I’ll just leave the blog title off the table. Besides, I think people read because of my name.  
  • Stop reading about how to start creating and just do it. 
    • Still on track! 
  • Stop comparing my site to others. 
    • Still on track! While there are some bouts of jealousy when I got to other sites, it’s definitely less debilitating than it was before.
  • Write and post whatever the heck I want/feel about on any given day. Editorial calendar be damned.
    • Still on track! 

FINAL THOUGHTS

I am beyond proud of myself for achieving these goals and staying on track with them. It’s even better that each has become “automatic”, meaning I now do them without having to remember that I have to do them.

I do have more goals that I’m working on at the moment. I haven’t had the chance to post them yet. Soon.

 

 

Accountability

In this post, I wrote about several goals I’d like to accomplish in the next 2 months. It’s almost the 1 month mark (have one more week left), but let’s dive in on what I have accomplished so far.

  • Revamp my portfolio to showcase both photography & graphic design works. 
    • On track! I don’t know if “revamp” is the right word to use here, but I uploaded most of my photos and design works in my portfolio. I still have to learn how to correctly organize it. The blog’s theme isn’t exactly user friendly.
      Screen Shot 2017-06-10 at 11.44.11 PM
  • Settle on a personal brand (establish a logo and brand name). I do not want to be yet another “(Name) Photography” site.
    • Logo is completed.
      Lilo-Factor-Blog-Logo
    • Still toying with what exactly I should call it. I keep using “lilo (type of photo)” on my Instagram hashtags because I keep thinking I should stick to “Lilo Factor” as the name. However, my logical brain is thinking, “you’re going to get sued by the movie people for using “Lilo”. Work in progress as you can read. 
  • Stop reading about how to start creating and just do it. 
    • Can’t remember when I last read an article about “creating”, so on track!
  • Stop comparing my site to others. 
    • On track! I’ve stopped caring about when I should post. I stopped caring about my stats. 
  • Write and post whatever the heck I want/feel about on any given day. Editorial calendar be damned.
    • On track! See previous goal update. 🙂 

Overall, it looks like I’m on track with these goals. I feel like I should add more to this, but maybe I’m getting ahead of myself? Baby steps?

NAHHHH… 

I do have some ideas in mind on the next actions to pursue, but still firming it up offline.

I have to say, I’m loving this putting my goals online and holding myself accountable to them (ugh, can this sentence be any more passive???).