Have you ever felt stuck in the middle of your blogging journey?
Sometimes you might have gone out of blog post ideas or the motivation to write your next weekly post. Maybe, you suffer from dissatisfaction, traffic failures, and fear to try again a new strategy for your blog’s success. It could be anything.
You know, why does this happen all the time?
Because you’ve not strategically set your blogging goals!
But, the best thing is.
You can do it now!
As a blogger, I’ve completely realized the significance of goal setting for sustainability of the online business. Successful entrepreneurs set strategic business goals for acquiring noticeable results in every upcoming year.
Goal Setting is an actionable process which involves step by step guidance about your targets. It gives you a benchmark to find out whether you are succeeding or not.
I’ve recently attended a free webinar by the famous Leadership Coach Michael Hyatt about goal setting. It was a mind-blowing webinar, leveraged with valuable key points.
The day I attended the live webinar, I promised myself to jot down essential points for my upcoming blog post and I successfully did.
In this post, you’ll get to learn how to set blogging goals for 2017.
I will give you the fundamentals so that you can set personal business goals for your blog too.
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WHY IS GOAL SETTING IMPORTANT FOR BLOGGERS/ ENTREPRENEURS?
A written goal with a specific date for accomplishment provides you something to plan and work for. It is a designed program on which you have to perform intelligently to bring productivity in life.
To answer, I’ve briefly discussed below why you need goals for your blogging venture or entrepreneurship.
1-If you want to propel forward, you need goals.
2-If you want to succeed in life, you need goals.
3-If you want to make your dreams come true, you need to set goals.
4-If you want to break larger aspirations into smaller ones, you need to set minor goals for achieving the initial targets.
5-If you want to accomplish something, you need to create goals.
6-If you want to motivate yourself for achievements, you need to first set those goals.
7-If you want to live life to the fullest, you need goals.
It’s time to ascertain those meaningful targets in your life.
Acknowledge your important ambitions and set goals to achieve them!
HOW TO SET BLOGGING GOALS IN 2017 FOR BETTER SUCCESS
In the upcoming year, you might want to create a new blog of a particular niche as a full-time career. Or, you are interested in creating quality content for your blog to drive valuable traffic. Maybe, you wish to create an infographic for a viral blog post or you are preparing to start an e-course to earn a full-time income. You might have been planning for affiliate marketing to make money from blogging or keeping your focus on sponsored posts. Your blogging goals can vary from time to time.
Every blogger has distinctive business goals to propel forward with more confidence and motivation. This is why there is an urge need of smart goal setting for bloggers and entrepreneurs.
Ways to create blogging ideas/goals for your blog
I’ve listed down few ways through which you can manage your goals and ideas easily. You can pick whatever suits you better.
- There are multiple digital tools and apps like Evernote, Asana, Trello. I use trello and Evernote most of the time.
- You can use Journals for collecting ideas, daily tasks and reminders. Here are few bullet journal ideas you can use.
- If you love to note down things then these fantastic planners can be a really good option. You can have a project planner and a daily planner separately to manage your work.
- You can make your personal notebook more creative by writing down daily ideas, weekly plans and major goals.
FIVE STEPS TO SET BLOGGING GOALS FOR YOUR BLOG
These easy steps will tell you how to set blogging goals that produce optimum results in the benefit of your blog.
1- DEFINE YOUR UPFRONT BLOGGING PRIORITIES
The first step is about clarifying your priorities. As a blogger, you should have a clear idea about your objective.
At the end, where do you see yourself in the upcoming years? A popular fitness blogger, a successful leadership coach or a popular lifestyle blogger. In order to pursue your blogging goals, you need to be specific about it.
Task-to-do: List down your number one blogging priority.
2-WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
I would personally suggest this step as a compulsory takeaway. You should write down your goals every day. I come up with a rough planner every week to keep myself motivated. I’ve seen better results on my blog.
A research from the Dominican University Of California states that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down.
Writing is the strong asset that helps to lessen your business burdens by half. It explains that if you write down your goals on a notebook or a bullet journal, chances are that you’ll achieve the targets on the set date. While writing down the blogging goals, you should also insert deadlines. It creates a sense of urgency and also has the potential to balance the workload.
Task-to-do: Write down your main blogging goals for upcoming year.
3-AIM FOR CHALLENGES
The third step in setting blogging goals is to prepare yourself for challenging tasks. You should jump into the discomfort zone in order to pursue the compelling goals. People say that great things often happen in the discomfort zone. It entices you to become more energetic to work efficiently.
If you are a travel blogger, you should plan for a new place about which you can share with your audience. You can work on a thought-provoking photography about unique places and introduce giveaways to promote your blog. If you want to improve your credibility as a writer, you can approach for high traffic sites like Huffington, Forbes etc. Maybe, 2017 can be a dynamic year for your profession and business. You never know.
Task-to-do: Make sure your goals are intellectually stimulating so that you can work with more enthusiasm.
4-IDENTIFY GOALS FOR YOUR BLOG
Before we plan to maximize our persistence as successful bloggers, we have to achieve goals that really matter to us. While setting blogging goals think about ‘Why these goals matter to you and your audience’. What will be the profitable outcome you’ll get once you achieve particular goals?
‘People lose their way when they lose their WHY’ – Gail Hyatt
After determining the reasons, you’ve to find out how can YOU stay motivated. In your blogging planner, consider ways to keep yourself encouraged. And, finding reasons to your GOALS will give you the answer for your motivation.
When you plan to set blogging goals, it is significant to break bigger goals into smaller ones. It gives you a clear path to take right steps toward accomplishing your objectives. Narrowing down your focus also helps to work more strategically.
Task-to-d0: Break main goals into small 2-3 goals. Distribute those minor goals in your weekly and monthly planner.
5-TRACK THE DEVELOPMENT OF GOALS
The final step to set blogging goals is the accountability for your overall progress. You cannot miss this step. You might have written down life goals several times but failed terribly to stay in sight about the development of the goals.
This last step helps to determine the procedure to track your success or failures. Basically, this step aims to acknowledge where do you actually stand.
Task-to-do: At the end of each month, track the progress of your goals.
HAVE YOU JOTTED DOWN YOUR BLOGGING GOALS FOR 2017?
I’d love to have your opinion on goal setting.
Is there any tip you want to add that would benefit readers? It can be a small tip to use planner or notebook.
What tools or planners you use for better productivity?
I’d appreciate your plans in the comments section.
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