My blog is more than just a hobby to me, it means a lot and I take it quite seriously. I don’t mean that I’m trying to make it my primary source of income or I’m trying to make it ‘famous’ or anything like that, I just want to push it to be the best I can. I want to be proud of my blog and I want to keep improving it all the time. But, to do this, I need to set myself some goals to work towards.
So, why do I have goals for my blog?
The simple answer is so that I know what direction to work in. I find it very easy to get overwhelmed with all the things I want to do so by setting myself clear goals or targets to work towards, I can keep on track and focussed. I also find my goals extremely helpful when I’ve got a bit of a mind block and I don’t know what to do with myself.
Examples of my goals
I set goals for nearly everything I do from how many blog posts I publish to how many page views, comments & likes I want to get so here are a few examples of mine:
- To comment on at least 20 blog posts each week
- To spend more time on Pinterest and Instagram
- To interact more on Twitter rather than just pushing out my own tweets
When & how do I set my goals
I have a weekly ‘meeting’ with myself where I sit down with my trusty notebook and write down my stats from the previous week, where that leaves me for the month and set my goals for the next week. I also have an extra ‘meeting’ at the end of each month to do the same. This notebook has turned into my blogging bible and I refer back to it all the time.
I also use a number of spreadsheets which track my progress with things like getting my posts drafted, written, scheduled, published, promoted etc.
Do you set goals for your blog? Let me know how you do it!