Goals For My Blog

A couple weeks ago, I signed up for Blogging 201 course from WordPress. Today the class started and I was very excited! I received my first assignment: set three goals for my blog. Assignment aside, I do feel the need to think about those goals so I won’t get lost trying to grow my blog. Now, I also want to share those goals to you because I want you to support me to achieve those goals!

Why do I blog?

To help me set my goal, I would like to answer the questions from the assignment. The first one is about the reasons I blog. Actually, I’ve written about it some times ago, you can read it here if you’re interested.

What I forgot to mention there was that I blog because I want to connect to people. I would like to meet interesting and exciting people. I also hope that I have a guest writer someday. So far, I’ve met a lot of people from blogging and I hope that the numbers will continue grow!

What would my blog looks like if it exceeded my wildest dreams?

I really hope my blog will have hundreds of thousands of followers or regulars. And I really hope my blog will feature many posts from guests. I also hope my blog will expand into much bigger readership. Well, I don’t know what could exceed that!

3 Goals for My Blog

According to what I read, a good goal should meet the S.M.A.R.T. criteria. A S.M.A.R.T. goal is defined as a goal that is specific, measurable, achievable, result-focused, and time-bound. Based on my answers from the questions above, I created my 3 goals:

  1. Gain 20% more followers by the end of the month. Now that it’s on 48, I should have 60 followers by the end of the month.
  2. Publish at least 3 posts per week until December 2015. I know that with Writing 101 and Blogging 201 class it will be very easy. But with the class ending soon and exams coming, I don’t know if I can still maintain to post at this rate.
  3. Have at least 1 post from a guest by the end of the year. I’m less ambitious with this because I know it would be very hard to find a guest poster.

So, what do you think about my goals? What about yours?

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5 thoughts on “Goals For My Blog

  1. Those are some good, well thought out goals. I guess being focused and determined, you will do fine. Your goals are also interesting to the fact that wow, you going to accomplish these goals. I haven’t started mines yet, and with us both taking both courses, we can publish more posts a week and gain more followers. You can do it!

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  2. I think you have some awesome goals! And I think you will be able to reach them! The best way I have found to gain followers is to be active in the blogging community! The more often you follow, comment, and participate (especially in the blogging class commons), the more people will follow you, and you will be building great relationships! I am confident you will meet or exceed all of those goals. Good luck!

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