Blogging goals 2016 pt. 1

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Throwback to my first goal post

Goals are a part of striving to constantly improve – at least for me. It helps to have something in sight, so I know where to focus my energy.

Buuuuuut an entire year is a really big timeframe. So much can happen in a year, and I find it hard to wrap my head around it, so today I’ll be setting my blog goals for the next 3 months.

NUMERICAL GOALS

I debated for a long time how much I would focus on numbers for my goals. Numbers on social media can easily get to you in a bad way because they’re so easy to compare.

Setting these goals helps me focus on me, and what I find challenging but realistic – instead of comparing myself to others, where I’ll always fall short.

  • 1,600 followers on Instagram: I love instagram, and I’m very active there – that’s also why expect the number to grow the most
  • 120 likes on Facebook: I find it so hard to grow on facebook. But I’m not really making an effort either – yet!
  • 50 followers on Bloglovin’: This might be impossible, but I would love to get my bloglovin’ following going.
  • +13,000 total views: That would mean doubling views from the past half year. But I’m trying to be ambitious, ok?

PERSONAL GOALS

It will be easy to check whether I’ve reached my numerical goals. But the personal goals are the most important ones, and the ones I daily will try to blog by.

  • Find my voice: I’m still trying to find out what kind of posts and how I want to to write. I want to discover my own style.
  • Post 3 times a week: For a while I found it really hard to write blog posts. I tend to be a perfectionist, and not in a good way. But if there’s something I’ve discovered in December, it is that you don’t have to write “perfect” posts. People respond when you put your personality into what you write (thank you ??)
  • Thoughtful commenting: It warms my heart when you leave a comment on my posts. I want to get better at doing the same on blogs I enjoy – instead of just reading, I’ll leave a comment telling them so, and hopefully put a smile on their face.
  • Expand my blogger circle: I’ve made some amazing friendships online, and recently I’ve started talking to some awesome people because of blogging – I want to get better at getting out of my comfort zone, and not be afraid of talking to people.
  • Guest blog: In extension of the above, I want to reach out to other bloggers to write or post guest blogs. This is something that scares me, because I’m afraid I’ll disappoint. But there’s only one way to get over that fear!

Have you set any blog goals for 2016? Let me know in the comments!


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  • Good luck! I think it’s good that you don’t just focus on the numbers. I especially hope you’ll be able to achieve your personal bloggoals. I hope that it’ll help you discover a bit about yourself and enjoy blogging even more.

    I don’t have any bloggoals, because I just started and am really tiny. All I want is to continue enjoying it. I hope I don’t change too much and that I’ll suddenly focus on numbers. I don’t want to witte just popular posts, it still needs to contain a bit of me and I sometimes miss that on big blogs.
    I enjoy it if even one person took the time to read what I had to say. I think that is still amazing, it’s just me after all. And you can feel really connected, even though you haven’t met in real life.

    • Thanks! That’s the most important part for me to work, the numbers are definitely second priority.

      That’s still a great goal, and probably the best you could have when you’re just starting out. It’s really important for me to stay personal too, because that’s what I love about my favorite blog – that I’m connecting with an interesting person. And I don’t doubt that it’s possible to build meaningful connections and relationships online, without meeting 🙂

      Best of luck with everything Mel 🙂

    • I just think so many unforeseeable things can happen, good and bad. Don’t let the fear of failing hold you back, if it’s just private goal you’re not sharing with anyone. It’s okay to dream, that’s what I do 😀
      Good luck with your goals too Sam!

  • I love your post! Dreaming about the day when I will reach 1000+ followers on instagram haha.
    Why aren’t you on twitter by the way? A lot bloggers are there and I’m pretty sure they’d love you!
    I also love your personal goals, especially the guest blogging one 😉
    But also the one about finding your voice. It’s not that easy – even if you vaguely know what you wanna tell. 🙂
    Good look with your goals! 🙂
    Sassy xx

    • Hehe I spend way too much time on instagram 😀 I’ve been thinking a lot about whether I should join twitter lately, but I’m total newbie at it, and I have no idea what to do with it!
      I’ve actually started writing on *a very special guest post* 😉
      Thank you for being so wonderful x

      • Haha 🙂 Just let me know if you ever create an account 🙂
        Aww, I’m so excited for that 🙂
        Thank you for being such a cutie with awesome blog posts 🙂
        xx

  • These are great goals! I know exactly what you mean by some of them! My blog goals are actually just getting readers. I have the feeling people don’t know my blog even exists. While actually I have it sort of published on every social media I own that’s not a personal one.

  • There really is nothing better than a well thought out comment that shows someone connected with what you wrote.

    I think finding your own voice is a great goal. I think I have my voice and it’s authentic as it can be, but I’d like to find more consistency with my content. I tend to get bored easily and move on to new things without finishing the original thing. I’m current doing a 92 Day Instax Challenge which has helped me to be a bit more disciplined and follow through with something!

    Good luck with all of your goals x

    Erin | beingerin.com

    • I can definitely say that I very much appreciate your thoughtful comments, stumbling over comments like yours in my notifications brings a smile to my face. Thank you for that.
      92 days is definitely a long time, and it’s great for your goal. I hope you achieve all of your goals in 2016 xx

  • I like reading through a post that can make people think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!