To me, goal setting is hugely motivational, especially when I know they are achievable only with effort. I’m setting these goals to achieve by the end of 2019 and I really believe I can do it!
Many times I have started blogging with an all-or-nothing approach: I either make a living off blogging alone or I don’t blog at all. I knew this was completely unrealistic but I was desperate to succeed.
Now, I’m happy to blog at my own pace, relying not on amount of likes to satisfy me but positive feedback from lovely readers and pride in my own creation. This is so much healthier for me mentally but also much more enjoyable because I’m not setting unrealistic goals!
In 2019 I’m setting achievable goals that I can really be proud of when I get there. With that said, these are my blogging goals!
- 2000 Site Views
I would love to get my blog out there! Even if I only have a small but dedicated following it would be a massive achievement for me. I think 2000 views is achievable so I’m starting with my goal there, although if I really pushed myself I think I could achieve more!
As of this post I just totalled 100 site views which I’m really proud of myself for!
- Post Once A Week (at least!)
I want to really dedicate myself to the blogging scene, but with exams coming up and lots of exciting things happening (more on that soon!) I am setting a realistic goal of once a week. I think this is often enough to engage my audience but gives me enough breathing space to enjoy my work and succeed with my exams!
- 300 Total Likes
This goal is a little scary for me! However if I stick to my goals and post once a week I think this could be done.
- Go Self Hosted
A long term goal but – I would love to go self hosted one day! I’m not quite ready to yet but I know that soon this is something I definitely want to do. The private domain and greater customisation options would make my site even more personal and that’s something I’m really excited to implement!
- Collab With Someone
I would be over the moon if somebody enjoyed my content enough to want to collab with me! So during this year I plan to collab with someone at least once and build friendships with similar bloggers to me!
(If you’d like to collab with me, contact me on my twitter!: @thelaurenmai)
In a years time I’ll come back to the list and see how well I’ve achieved these goals. I hope you’ll stick along the journey with me til then!
Lots of love,