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,