Wednesday, 28 August 2013

68. My Blogging Goals

Inspired by Imogen's (The Bluebird & The Robin) wonderful posts about setting blogging goals, I have decided to set some goals for myself. As you will know, I'm a big fan of lists, to-do lists and goals - the Spending Ban, my Weight Loss challenges, 21 before 21, etc, etc, but I've never done one specifically about blogging which seems a little silly when it's actually a big part of my life.

I started my blog back in February but I only blogged once or twice, so I always class the 'actual start date' of my blog as May when I embarked on Rosalilium's Blog Everyday in May challenge (which was fantastic and I was bitten by the blogging bug, and never looked back!). Unfortunately, due to my work schedule and splitting my time between two different homes, I struggle to blog daily and usually post 2-3 times a week, which I think is just about enough. Not too much, not too little. 
Since starting my blog I've noticed a change in myself; I'm more confident, I am happier to share my opinions, I've got to know lovely people and I've developed new interests, achieved new goals and so much more. But I want to do more. I want to be more creative with my blog; I'd love for it to be more professional, I aim to make my blog a true reflection of who I am and what my life involves, my interests and passions, not just a jumble of random topics. 

Twitter is my main source of interaction between myself and my readers, and fellow bloggers, but I also use it as my personal account and don't intend to change this anytime soon as I don't think I'd be able to manage two accounts ~ it must be so confusing! I currently have 304 Twitter followers, 47 Bloglovin followers and around 3,500 blog views. But I want my blog to grow, and I understand that ~ in order to do this ~ I need to make more of an effort with my blog, interact with more of my readers and fellow bloggers, and develop my blog as a part of 'me'

So, how will I do that? What do I want to achieve? And by when?
-   100 Bloglovin followers
-    400 Twitter followers
- 10,000 page views
-          100 blog posts
-          Start advertising on other blogs
-          Create a blog button that people can ‘grab’
-          Comment on at least one blog each day
-          Get into a blogging routine, e.g. Monday – Beauty, Wednesday – Food, Friday – Lifestyle
-          Schedule posts in advance if I know I’ll be busy
-          Create ‘headers’ so that I can filter my posts at the side of my blog
-          Write about my experiences with anxiety and bipolar

What do you think of my goals? Do you think I can achieve them?
Do you have any advice on how?

I can't wait to let you all know, at the start of 2014, how I've got on!

Lots of Love,
Becci xo


  1. It's always great to have goals and watch your blog grow. I kind of went down the blog advertising buying it for my own blog and having monthly sponsors but it seemed to be more hassle then it was worth, for me at least. Because of it I felt I loss the reason why I was blogging and that it was turning into a money platform rather then just as something that was an outlet for me. I certainly think it helps to comment on others and i try to comment on as many as I can but there's sadly some bloggers who'll never comment or look back at your blog, but I guess that is how it is!

    What I have found is to have a fair few posts in draft that are 3/4 to fully ready and if i'm having an off day, or i'm busy or whatever I can just post them and not have to worry about stuff.

    All the best!

    1. Thank you lovely! I do the same with drafts, when I have a day off with no plans, I write up about 5 posts and schedule them all for the following week - that's what I'll be doing on Friday night!

      I think some bloggers really do it for the money, which is quite sad. I'm not bothered about making money or getting free gifts, I just want an outlet to talk about my passions :)


  2. these are great goals,I wish i was more organised. A big goal for me would be having a blog post done and scheduled, this has not happened yet. So happy to hear you are loving it, i'm so glad i started and I have kept it up. I think sharing your own experience would be a great read and would be very relatable. :-) Hope you reach your goals!

    1. Thank-you for your support; I'm glad you enjoyed reading this post! You should definitely set yourself some goals & do a little post about it, like you said it's so relatable which makes it lovely to read. xxx