Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Year’s Resolutions: 2017

The advent hullaballoo has died down and the leftovers have nearly all been eaten, so that must mean it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. Experience suggests that an excess of resolutions tends to end in an excess of failures, so I’m limiting myself to three key areas for development:

  1. Better organisation. Last year started well. I got myself a special notebook for comping so I could keep a to-do list of creative comps while staying on top of deadlines. Around the middle of the year, factors beyond my control blew all but my most basic routines into smithereens and I totally failed to get the plates spinning again. Simply put, I’m anticipating that 2017 will be better than 2016, so I have no excuse not to get my comping diary routine back on track.
  2. Less comping for protein. I love Instagram. What it lacks in huge competitions, it makes up for with relatively low-traffic giveaways. These smaller odds are great, but I do have a tendency to get carried away, and before I know it, I’m following dozens of protein-bar pushers. This wouldn’t be so bad if I was looking to build up a six-pack, but given how wholeheartedly I fail to exercise, the gains from these snacks really won't be the ones they’re designed to realise. To top it off, loads of these companies seem to be pushing vegan or paleo diets, neither of which interest me in the slightest. In other words, I need to work on my focus.
  3. Run my own competition. I keep saying I’m going to do it! I just need to get my act together and tweak a couple of things on the blog first … Honestly!

Did you keep your comping resolutions last year? What are your resolutions for 2017?


  1. I wish you all the very best for 2017. I've really enjoyed reading your blog this year and can't wait to see what comping adventures 2017 has in store for you. Happy new year! x

    1. Thank you so much for your support! :D I do look forward to our little chats - they're the cornerstone to my motivation! Best wishes for another lucky year!

    2. what a kind reply - thank you.