What Are Your Blogging Goals for 2016?

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You may not bother with resolutions for the new year, but setting goals for your blog helps you to (re)focus and shape your online home. We asked a diverse mix of bloggers:

What’s the most important goal you have for your site in 2016?

Lisa JakubLisa Jakub

Lisa Jakub, lisajakub.net

My resolution is very simple and not so easy: I want to create work that tells the truth. Writing, for me, is all about connection, and nothing creates connection like open-hearted honesty. It’s about putting letters and spaces together in a way that reaches out and allows all of us to feel less alone. It’s about finding our commonalities and celebrating our individual authenticity. And if we can laugh about it in the process  — even better.

Emily J. Petersen, The Bookshelf of Emily J.

Emily January Petersen, writer and blogger at The Bookshelf of Emily J.Emily January Petersen

My goal for my blog in 2016 is to re-personalize it! I started out by…

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New Theme: Twenty Sixteen

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We’re pleased to announce that Twenty Sixteen — the new WordPress default theme designed by Takashi Irie — is available to all WordPress.com sites.

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Twenty Sixteen is a fresh take on the traditional blog format, with great features including:

  • Optional sidebar
  • Multiple menu positions and a social menu
  • Overhanging large images
  • Post intro and pull quotes

Handy customization options let you create your own look. You can choose from several beautiful color schemes or create your own, and further customize by adding your own background or header.

Twenty Sixteen has many accessibility features and is universally designed for a wide range of WordPress users, whether you’re a first-time blogger or seasoned pro. Since the theme is developed with a mobile-first approach, it will look great no matter what device you’re using to view the site.

Check out TwentySixteenright here.

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