Thursday, February 4, 2016

Band of Bloggers: Vol. 2 / February 2016

Welcome to the month of February! Congratulations, you survived the start of the New Year! If this is your first month joining us, Band of Bloggers is a revamped version of the Order of the Odor, where we do a monthly chat about all matters of waxy things and life. We hope you join us in the conversations!

This month's question is: Now that we have settled into the new year of 2016, we wanted to find out what are your goals for this year (life, blog, work, travel etc)?
I really don't like making New Years Resolutions. I feel like they only set you up for failure, so I stopped making them a few years ago. I do, however, have a lofty set of goals for 2016, especially for my blog Lolo Loves Films. Our major goal is to expand our social media numbers, and we've always prided ourselves on getting them "naturally" (IE: we don't buy or bot followers). Since we grew about 1,750 over a year, I'd like to raise this number to another 2,000 subscribers on Instagram. Silly, I know, but we have built a real close relationship with many cinephiles on IG! We have recently been offered a spot as Clairemont Times newspaper contributors as movie reviewers, so I'd love to stick with this for a full calendar year and find other ways to make a tiny bit of dough, too! Finally, our goal at the beginning of 2016 was to have one editorial come out each month so we can include our own curated content each month. So far, so good, and we have one month under our belts! lol!

As far as other goals outside of "work," as with most people, I'd love to lose a little bit of weight. I'd also love to travel to a new city on vacation. I'd love to power through the last few projects I have from when we moved into this house (almost 3 years ago! LOL!), such as massive filing, a room organization, and a 3-year spring cleaning assessment!

Please visit these Band of Bloggers blogs
and help support the blogger community!

Lauren, at Lolo Loves Scents.
Liz, at Furianne
Michelle, at Waxing About.
Sunnee, at Fragrance Obsessed.

Thank you, and have a great day!


  1. I am excited for you on your movie blog goals and achievements! It is gaining lots of steam!! Are you going to try and keep LoLoLovesScents too? It has to be killer juggling two blogs.

    Travel! How fun! I love travel goals! Maybe we can both meet some of our health goals this year too. <3 Miss ya!

    1. Thank you so much, Julie! I am going to keep this blog, I just need to be better about melting and burning! :)

      Do you have any apps or anything that you use to stay motivated? I feel like I need a set of stickers to make it look like I accomplished something. LOL

  2. 2016 is going to be a great year for you Lauren! It's starting out so amazing and I know your passion for films will continue to bring you much joy and reward. I love seeing you happy and can't wait for a coffee date with my favorite movie critic!

    1. I hope you're right, Sunnee!! I can't wait to meet up next time you're in town! :D

  3. I love this so much! (Both your goal to travel more and the Band of Bloggers!) Good luck! :)

    1. The only hitch in my get-along is we don't fly! But, there's always the car! :) Thank you!

  4. I was so excited for you when I heard you are not contributing to your local newspaper, that is such an awesome achievement and a testament to the quality of your reviews! I can't wait to see how much more Lolo Loves Films will grow in the coming year! For health, I started on a low-carb diet since December and it has really helped with some weight loss, maybe you could look into that too. Ooh travel, please do, as always I love to see other people's adventures!

  5. I'm so excited for the name you've made for yourself in the cinephile world! 2016 will be a great year for sure :)

    Health and travel! Sounds like a lot of us BoB ladies have the same goals this year!


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