It’s a new year and it’s time for new goals! I’m so excited about what this year has in store. How about you?
So this post was actually my very first one to this blog, and it’s also my first podcast episode. When I first wrote this in 2014 I was super jazzed to finally see my vision realized through this blog. It has been an incredible journey, although not without its hiccups. However, I want to enter the new year with goals I can actually keep and follow through with.
I decided to come back five years later and spruce things up a bit on this post and give a fresh outlook on what it means to keep blogging goals. I’ve learned a lot over the years…a lot of what not to do, and I found out what things are actually working. I’ve learned that it’s easy to give up and not so easy to remain consistent. I’ve learned that creating goals doesn’t mean I will keep them. And I’ve learned that having too much on my plate means I can’t be successful at the one thing.
So, let’s make this a year to remember together. Here are some ways to create blogging goals you can actually keep this year. (And also, here’s a video to go along with the post.)
Refresh your goals list.
Time to cross off old goals and bring in the new. What are your blogging goals this year?
I personally made a decision to turn this blog around to not just focus on helping mompreneurs to balance entrepreneurship. Being a mompreneur is difficult at times, yes. But there is so much that is exciting about this journey- namely, blogging. I decided to focus my blog on teaching blogging strategies and tips this year. So, this means new goals for me.
What are your goals this year? Are there any old goals you need to cross off your list?
Pick up your free goal planning worksheet for 2019!
Make your goals visible.
What does your wall space look like? This year I’ll be setting up inspirational quotes on my wall to keep me motivated.
You can do a number of things to make your goals visible to you. Use post it notes. Try using the Evernote app. Google drive and calendar are also great ways to put your goals in front of you visually.
One of my favorite tools today is Trello. This app keeps me in tune with my daily, weekly, and monthly goals.
Share your goals and gain accountability.
A few years ago I used a voice recorder almost daily. There was just something about speaking my goals into a voice recorder and playing it back to myself that made my goals a reality.
This year I’ll be mostly making good use of Trello and my blog updates to you guys for accountability and motivation. I’ll also be sharing my goals with my husband who is my business and life partner. I trust him to give me the truth, not sugarcoated, and he is just the motivation I need to push me forward with my goals.
Find a friend or an accountability partner and share your blogging goals with them. This can help tremendously in making your goals a reality.
Assess your progress.
Have a meeting with yourself and check your results. After about 30 days of blogging, check in to see if you’ve been meeting your goals.
- Have you written the number of blog posts you wanted to write?
- Have you shared your posts in social media?
- Have you created a funnel system to gain new subscribers and customers?
Check in again a month later. Do this every month. Give yourself a 3-month check up and then a 6-month tuneup if you need it. The key is to check in with your progress periodically and constantly.
How else will you know if you’re meeting your goals unless you keep tabs on your progress?
Are you meeting your goals?
Let’s make 2019 a year of moving forward into taking those small action steps which lead to greater rewards.
I’d love to hear from you. Tell me what you think. What topics would you like to hear about in future podcasts and posts? I have some great show ideas lined up for you, but I would still love to hear your thoughts.
To your web success!