I enjoy having blog goals to keep me motivated. It’s a good idea to check in every few months to see how you are tracking so you can make sure you don’t forget what you want to achieve!
Remember when making your goals, go by the SMART model:
This ensures you set yourself goals you can actually achieve. A goal should be something that is within your reach if you work at it.
Here are my goals for 2017:
15k Twitter Followers
In 2016 I gained around 6000 Twitter followers, so I think a goal of gaining 4000 in 2017 is reasonable. It would be great to get more than that, but in recent months my growth has slowed down a bit due to not having enough time to be as active.
There is never any point setting unrealistic goals, I can always make my goal bigger if I reach 15k!
5k Bloglovin Followers
I gained about 1500 Bloglovin followers in 2016. I’m currently at 3884 so I need just over 1100 to reach 5k. I feel like this is a tough target as my growth has stopped since I’ve not been commenting enough.
One way I’ll combat this is to try to be more active on Bloglovin’, commenting on new blogs and following those that interest me.
10k Instagram Followers
I started 2016 with 2055 Instagram followers and ended it with 6300. I don’t think 10k is an unrealistic goal if I work at it.
I’m going to start doing comment pods and posting more regularly to help me with this goal!
Continue to blog daily
I’ve blogged daily for almost three years now and that’s something I want to continue in 2017. I love daily blogging and I honestly believe it does wonders for my DA!
Be active on Pinterest
I was a bit fickle with Pinterest in 2016 – although I managed to grow my account to 3k followers, I want to make more of an effort to schedule posts for Pinterest. Once a week I’ll sit down and schedule some pins for the following week to help my growth and traffic from Pinterest.
Grow my fitness blog
I make most of my blog income from this blog, but at the end of December, I started earning a bit more from my fitness blog. I’d like to make the effort in 2017 to get better content on that site and see where I can take it.
Post twice a month of my tech blog.
I tried to post once a week on my tech blog but it was proving hard. When I was busy, it was the first blog that I would stop updating. Rather than try and post once I week, I’m going to aim for twice a month and see what happens!
What are your blog goals for 2016?