I’ve started a new blog, now what? Now my dear readers, we start planning our goals. Things that will keep me motivated and wanting to keep blogging and pushing myself to do better.
I have finally started self hosting my blog, which has been a goal of mine but also a stepping stone to lead onto some of my other goals. When I first wrote out this post, I hadn’t started self hosting yet! Anyway, I’ve split into short term and long term goals.
Long terms goals:
One major long term goal of mine is to build a solid community of regular readers that I can interact with and that will enjoy my posts.
And of course the second is to be able to earn a decent amount of money from my blog, I don’t think a full time wage kinda thing is a realistic thing to aim for at this stage and at my age, but I’m not going to fully take it off the table. I’m slowly moving away from the idea that I’m blogging as a hobby, I want to make this into something.
So, first up, I’d like to reach about 100 views this month, I’m not sure if I’m pushing it a little there seeing as I’ve only just started this blog but hey go big or go home, right?
Make my blog look more aesthetically pleasing (GCSE Product design terminology whoop whoop!) A major issue with my last blog was that I couldn’t make it look the way I wanted it to and I’m aware that just starting fresh won’t change that, however it seemed like a better idea to start over than to struggle with over a year’s worth of not so great looking posts.
So what am I going to do to reach these goals? Because just stating your goals to the world won’t get you very far, once you’ve established them make sure you’ve planned out ways to help yourself reach those goals. So for me, to reach my short term goal of achieving 100 views, I’m going to try to stick to posting at least twice a week and for those (minimum) two posts to be of good quality. Alongside that, I’m going to try (emphasising, try) and use Pinterest better to bring more traffic to my blog while also using my other social media, of course, like Twitter and Instagram.
And for the better looking blog, I’m trying my best to take my own pictures but I may utilise the free stock photos that are available until I can my hands on a decent camera. My phone camera isn’t quite doing it as you may have noticed in my last post :/
Those are my current goals, I may revisit this later on and see what I have achieved.
Until next time 🙂