Aloha Friday #115: Happy New Year!

December 31, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday, columns, memes

aloha

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

What are your blogging goals for 2010?

For me, my blogging goal for 2010 is to concentrate more on comments . . . leaving them on other blogs and recognizing those who leave them here. To reach this goal, I plan to resume the following:

  • Commentor of the Month: the person who leaves the most comments for the month (excluding giveaways) will receive $10 to Amazon.com and a cute button to display.
  • Spotlight Comment: For each non-giveaway post, I will spotlight one comment that was relevant, thoughtful,  funny, or stood out in some way. This spotlight will also include a link back to your blog.

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Bloggy New Year!

Spotlight comment by The Angel Forever:

My goal for blogging is to keep having fun! I love what I do now and hope to keep it up while meeting more new people. Hoping to get to BlogHer ‘10 to meet more in person.

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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41 Responses to “Aloha Friday #115: Happy New Year!”
  1. 1
    Cathi says:

    I’d like to be more organized with posting and learn all the in’s and out’s of working my blog.
    I’d also like to respond to all comments. I suppose it’s all about organization and I have a lot of work to do in that area.
    .-= Cathi´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Bringing in the New Year =-.

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  2. 2
    Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz says:

    To get more recipes and crafts up! To balance out family time and product time! To earn a steady income!
    .-= Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz´s last blog ..Aloha Friday - =-.

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  3. 3
    kiki says:

    i would like to adjust my blogging habit so i spend more time with my family. aloha and take care. it’s 12:07am. i stayed up to watch the ball drop. have a healthy and happy new year!

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  4. 4
    Jennifer says:

    Oh I did my Resolution post on this topic. Many to keep better track of my challenges and to post more personal reviews.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Aloha Friday-Happy New Year! =-.

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  5. 5
    Smellyann says:

    I don’t really have any blogging goals. I guess I’m doing what I want to be doing already!
    .-= Smellyann´s last blog ..Aloha Friday: Happy New Year! =-.

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  6. 6
    noelle d says:

    My blogging goals, show comment love!!!!!
    .-= noelle d´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #16 – New Years =-.

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  7. 7
    Smellyann says:

    I take that back – my goal is to answer and revisit all the bloggers who answer me, especially on memes!
    .-= Smellyann´s last blog ..Aloha Friday: Happy New Year! =-.

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  8. 8
    TheAngelForever says:

    My goal for blogging is to keep having fun! I love what I do now and hope to keep it up while meeting more new people. Hoping to get to BlogHer ’10 to meet more in person.
    .-= TheAngelForever´s last blog ..Looking forward to 2010 =-.

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  9. 9
    Mozi Esmes Mommy says:

    Happy new year! I think I have a similar goal in terms of commenting. And I’d love to be more consistent with posting, too – and actually feel inspired with my posts again…
    .-= Mozi Esmes Mommy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Looking Ahead =-.

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  10. 10
    Olga says:

    Happy New Year!!! I hope to blog on a regular basis and go to the Carribean!!!
    .-= Olga´s last blog ..Happy New Years Eve Thursday =-.

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  11. 11
    Olga says:

    and I want to return to Hawaii!!!
    .-= Olga´s last blog ..Happy New Years Eve Thursday =-.

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  12. 12
    Jessie says:

    To keep having fun, for sure!
    .-= Jessie´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #24 =-.

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  13. 13
    mistie says:

    Dont really have any yet..
    .-= mistie´s last blog ..Aloha Friday -repost =-.

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  14. 14
    Thom says:

    I don’t make goals…I just blog to blog and have fun with everyone that visits. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..My Blog, Thank You For Blogging Award and Blue Moon =-.

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  15. 15
    Deborah says:

    My one goal is to make my blog more presentable and easy to navigate. I need a makeover I think.
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Welcome to FeedBurner =-.

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  16. 16
    MadeInCanarias says:

    I want to comment on more blogs and try to write more personal posts :)

    Happy New Year!
    .-= MadeInCanarias´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #22 =-.

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  17. 17
    Auntie E says:

    I think I will continue with all my blogs and work on promoting traffic and comments. Any clues on comments, other then material. each of my blogs are different. And I try to keep them different in material. I need to really work on the book blog this year.
    .-= Auntie E´s last blog ..Aloha Friday -Games People Play =-.

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  18. 18
    shelly says:

    I am going to try and schedule blogging posts ahead of time if possible.
    .-= shelly´s last blog ..New Year’s Eve 2009 =-.

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  19. 19
    angie says:

    I love your new plan and I would have to say I try to leave comment where ever I go and love to get them as well.

    my goal for my blog is to find a balance between it and my family
    .-= angie´s last blog ..Popcorn Delight =-.

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  20. 20
    Pamela M. Kramer @ A Renaissance Woman says:

    I want to get back to visiting all my favorite blogs. I’m big on posting comments but lately I’ve had zero time to visit.
    .-= Pamela M. Kramer @ A Renaissance Woman´s last blog ..Freebie Friday – Week 40 =-.

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  21. 21
    Danielle says:

    I would like to find some different things to blog about. Not just my life. Hm… any ideas??
    .-= Danielle´s last blog ..End of year MEme — DO IT! =-.

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  22. 22
    Erica says:

    i to just have more fun with it and better organize my running blog.
    .-= Erica´s last blog ..Aloha Friday 1/1 =-.

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  23. 23
    Jenni Jiggety says:

    I need to focus on quality not quantity for 2010!

    Happy New Year!
    .-= Jenni Jiggety´s last blog ..WW: Don’t Stop Believing =-.

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  24. 24
    Clara says:

    My goals are to better organize my blogs, respond to comments, visit those who comment on my posts (especially memes), leave more comments, wean myself off of Entrecard, and make a noticeable income from my blogs.
    .-= Clara´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

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  25. 25
    How Are You Going To Go Green In 2010? « says:

    [...] *This post happily submitted to Aloha Friday. [...]

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  26. 26
    Green Baby Green Mama says:

    To stick to my weekly blogging schedule!
    .-= Green Baby Green Mama´s last blog ..How Are You Going To Go Green In 2010? =-.

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  27. 27
    Megan says:

    I’m just gonna need to make it through the year! Hopefully I’ll have some insightful / fun things to post instead of boring crap. LOL
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..Fragmented Aloha Friday: Happy New Year! =-.

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  28. 28
    Xmasdolly says:

    I’d love to learn more about blogging, start give-aways, and meet more new friends.
    .-= Xmasdolly´s last blog ..ALOHA FRIDAY, and Happy New Year to all! =-.

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  29. 29
    Melissa says:

    I have a lot of goals. I need to work on growing my blog more. I’d like to work with more major companies and I’d also like to attend some conferences.
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

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  30. 30
    Kayla says:

    Those are great goals!
    I would LOVE to be able to have my first blogging event in 2010-I have something brewing in my mind, it’s just a matter of getting started with it :)
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..My Year in Rewind =-.

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  31. 31
    themoodymix says:

    My blog goals are to try and get more people to notice my blogs.
    .-= themoodymix´s last blog ..ALOHA FRIDAY =-.

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  32. 32
    Anita says:

    Happy New Year to you, too! (Sounds like you’re going to have your work cut out for you here on your blog.) :)
    .-= Anita´s last blog ..New Year’s Resolutions? =-.

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  33. 33
    Muthering Heights says:

    I would like to monetize somehow, and maybe host a meme!
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..Why I Don’t Make Resolutions =-.

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  34. 34
    Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I like your goals, that is so sweet of you, and I love your spotlight comment. I have gotten to visit some really nice blogs that way.
    My goals:
    ~ I’d like to get some self-confidence to approach companies about doing reviews
    ~ Keep up to date with my posts and memes (hope my health lets me)
    ~ Keep up with my visiting and commenting on other blogs – I LOVE to visit!
    .-= Lorie Shewbridge´s last blog ..Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Grandson Little Man with Santa =-.

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  35. 35
    Dee says:

    to be bolder and say what i want to say with out fear of reprecussions, of course while not ripping anyone to shreds or anything like that
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..December 31st =-.

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    • 35.1
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    • 35.2
      Vivencio says:

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    • 35.3
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  36. 36
    Shannon (The Mommy-Files) says:

    I want to budget my time more so that I am spending more time on my home and with my family than on my blog. I’m starting to get the hang of it and feel that I will feel more organized if I balance my time on my blog and the time with my family. I also want to include a travel section and kitchen tips and recipes section on my blog. I REALLY want to go to BlogHer this year!!!!
    .-= Shannon (The Mommy-Files)´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #34 =-.

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  37. 37
    Pamela says:

    maybe to revive my enthusiasm. It’s been waning.
    .-= Pamela´s last blog ..Go With The Fun Monday Flow =-.

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  38. 38
    Jean Stockdale says:

    I want to consistantly blog everyday to encourage moms to stay at the holy task of mothering.

    I want to build my base and increase my readership.

    I want to connect with more like-minded bloggers.

    Thanks for all you do to connect so many bloggers!! Blessings.
    .-= Jean Stockdale´s last blog ..Joy in the Journey Lecture 10 =-.

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