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Blog Goals

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This week has been all about looking back at 2015 and looking forward into the next 12 months of the year.

What are you aiming for? What do you want to do with your life in the next 357 days of the year (and counting..)

I know I want to accomplish tons!

But let me pause. I have, for the past 2 weeks, watched, read, researched a ton about setting goals for your business and blogs. And they all have a common start:

blog goals - be realistic

I would love to aim super high and say I wanted to quit my day job and live off of my store + blog. But how realistic is it?

Also, a great point made by Alexis, from Strange & Charmed was that a lot of businesses that come from nowhere and become viral usually aren’t equipped for it, and end up failing pretty fast too.

I’d rather go for what she refers to as an organic growth. To be able to set up small steps, and work super hard to achieve them – and to achieve even more. To blow it out of the water.

But I know my limitations. Having a full time job (that usually runs about 50 – 55 hours a week) leaves me with little time to constantly add meaningful content to both my blog, my store, and my social media platforms.

After a lot of research and thought I settled into 3 main overall blog /business goals.

blog goals

I looked at my numbers and realized that they are lower than I wanted, but still pretty good for someone who did no marketing and wasn’t consistent with networking with the blogging community.

I knew there were plans in motion to expand my reach within the community, but it is still what I’m confident I can manage with the resources I have. And by that I mainly mean my time.

I’m confident, though, that these are attainable. And if they are not, no problem. Our income does not depend on how I fair with this blog or my business. So there is a fall back plan in case this doesn’t work.

Regarding the meeting I don’t know how attainable it can be due to already taking some time off for family reunions, travels and weddings. So it will depend on how my work schedule / time off works.

But a girl can dream. I especially want to go to a Maiedae mixer. I have followed Jenny and Savannah for ages, and they have achieved the dream I have. Jenny specially, because of the similar business models/ types is an inspiration as to where I want each lovely thing to be in life.

What about you? What are your blog goals? Do you have any other conferences/ meeting you would recommend me to check out?

And if you want to help me achieve my dream, please take a moment to check out my twitter, instagram and visit my shop. You never know if there’s something that catches your eye for a friend, family member or yourself.

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Author: Andrea T

Happily married to the sweetest guy, mother to a furry kitten, lover of all things shiny and sparkly. Quirky, girly and passionate about illustration and design.

2 thoughts on “Blog Goals

  1. What good advice! To be realistic. I definitely can relate to wanting to set this big, lofty goals, but more often than not I’m just setting myself up for disappointment that way. Plus once we reach our small, attainable goals, we can set new ones!

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