The Savvy Blogging Team would highly recommend you take a couple of hours this week (if you haven’t already done so) to write down goals for your blog, and for your blogging business this week. It’s the goals that give us the motivation and drive through the day in and day out of blogging. You could also join the#3in30 girls as they strive to achieve 3 goals every 30 days!
We encourage you to set goals for your…
- Writing – Content Development – In what ways can you improve your writing skills and content development? Are there any series that you’d like to write this year on your blog? What books can you check out from the library or order that will give you the strategies that you need to bring higher quality content to your blog?
- Productivity Goals – What areas do you find you are lacking in productivity? Do you need help managing your email? Or your blogging ideas? (Try the Editorial Calendar Plug-in!) Do you find yourself bouncing from this site to that? (Try our “Daily 7″ to help with that!) What causes you stress, and how can you eliminate that stress? (Try keeping a stress log!) Or perhaps it’s time to hire out and start working with a virtual assistant?!
- Business Goals – How can you bring more traffic to your site, thus increase your income? Are you using affiliate links in such a way that you get maximum click through and conversion rates? What ways can you experiment with ad placement and affiliate link usage? What ad networks and affiliate programs can I contact and apply to join? Can you write and sell an e-book? What other strategies can you use to expand and grow your business?
And a quick reminder…goals should be SMART.
Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Realistic. Timely.
We also encourage you to make weekly, monthly and quarterly goals. Revisiting your goals and having a power planning session every quarter (or month even), will help you stay on track and keep you focused on your goals, your mission and your vision. For a sample list of goals, check out Julia’s list of to-dos from the Savvy Blogging Summit!
Once you’ve set your goals, then it’s time to get to work and start crossing them off your list.