CHLOE ADLINGTON

BRAND & WEBSITE DESIGN FOR CREATIVE, SMALL BUSINESSES

The Best Of 2015!

Behind The ScenesChloe AdlingtonComment

Last week I wrote a post about reflecting on the year's achievements so today I've pulled together a couple of my own, for a behind-the-scenes look at my highlights from 2015.

The first highlight for me was actually launching this website and blog in July! I've really enjoyed connecting with you and sharing the lessons and tips I've learnt in my little business journey so far. Thank you for all your comments, shares, retweets, likes, etc that make it worth while!

I've worked really hard to share two blog posts every week (plus my Saturday newsletter which has received great feedback!) which I really hope have been useful to you, my aim has always been to provide content which is practical, honest and friendly. So to wrap up the year here are the top 10 posts from 2015:

Top 10 posts of the year:

1. 20 business blog posts your customers will love

2. 10 ways to make your office more 'Instagrammable'

3. Which social media platforms are best for your business?

4. How to set up and register a small business in the UK

5. 10 ways to get more traffic to your blog

6. 30 social media content ideas so you're never stuck for what to post

7. How to turn around an unproductive day

8. How to find and connect with your target audience on social media

9. How to keep on top of marketing your small business with these daily, weekly, monthly and yearly checklists

10. How to schedule your social media posts to publish automatically

I've also put together some more detailed guides for you, including; A Beginners Guide to Google Analytics for small business owners and beginners guides to Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and setting up a Facebook page!

My highlights of the year:

Along with this little space on the internet and being able to work with such lovely, inspiring and creative clients I've also been lucky this year to get engaged! I was whisked away for the weekend in May for the best surprise and we've had a lovely time celebrating, planning our wedding and shopping for pretty things!

I also became an auntie again to a gorgeous little niece who along with my nephew bring so much love, laughter and happiness. 

For more of the 'behind-the-scenes' pics and snippets from my year come say hello on Instagram - I love it over there so I'd love to connect with more of you!

Looking forward - a few changes for 2016:

Thank you again to everyone who filled out my reader survey over the past few weeks, your feedback has been super helpful in planning more content and resources for you next year. Your thoughts and suggestions have also helped me decide on a couple of changes for 2016 too:

1. Next year I will blog one post a week rather than two as you suggested this would be easier to keep up with, digest and give you time to implement any takeaways from the article. So from January I will publish a new post every Wednesday, followed by the weekly newsletter on a Saturday (sign up HERE if you're note yet on the VIP list!)

2. You may have already noticed that I've updated my logo and the website navigation a little to reflect my creative branding + web design services for small businesses. The polka dot teacup was the perfect addition to my brush lettered signature to reflect my business personality and style. I'll also be adding more examples of my recent design work to the portfolio pages over the next few weeks so if you need any help with your own business branding and / or website don't hesitate to get in touch, together we can ensure you make a brilliant start to 2016 too! 

3. I'll also be launching some new online workshops and classes next year to provide you more personal, in depth and actionable advice on the topics you said you most needed help with! Look out for these dates being announced, my VIP list will be given first dibs so add your name to the list now to be the first to hear ;-) Join the VIP list now and you'll also get more free resources and access to a private community of like-minded creative entrepreneurs!

So once again thank you for being here and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I'll be taking a short blogging break to rest and re-charge but will be back with lots more valuable marketing + business advice for small businesses from Wednesday 6th January 2016.

Take care and have a lovely rest,

Chloe x