Why Set Goals
This post probably won’t be very interesting to people who are non bloggers, So feel free to skip it if it isn’t for you. I started writing here in January 2017. This was my first post. I would like to think I have found my voice and style of writing in the past year. Although I am sure it will continue to evolve during this year as we all strive for growth in our lives.
My overarching word of the year is action, you can read about this in this post. I want to take action with my blog and although it is still a hobby, I would like to run it a little more professionally and hone my skills. Having set goals will make me more accountable and also help me know what direction to take when I’m feeling unsure of what to do next.
What You Can Expect
First off I want to explain that setting a posting schedule feels me with great anxiety. My brain automatically kicks into you can’t do this territory and starts asking. Who do you think you are? So why am I doing this? Growth comes from discomfort. Ultimately I will grow as a person, writer and blogger following this schedule.
I plan to post two times per week. Which doesn’t seem like much, especially as there are others who post daily. However, I am a very emotional and sporadic writer. This will be a challenge. My plan is to upload content on a Sunday and a Wednesday. Sunday’s will be a linkup and Wednesday’s will be something without a prompt.
I hope throughout this year I will get the chance to do some reviews of products both paid and unpaid. I am hoping to branch out in my content too. Including fashion, skin care and make up as I start to re discover my style again. I also want to share about learning to shop more sustainably and ethically. I won’t be perfect but want to share what happens with you all. I hope to make this blog about me as a whole person and not just as a Mama. I hope you will join me.
Current followers* 275 / Goal 2018 500
Current followers* 87 / Goal 2018 200
Current followers* 585 / Goal 2018 1500
Views for year* 1022 / Goal for 2018 5000
Monthly views* 50-300 / Goal for 2018 450+
* figures true of 31/12/2017
More so than all these numbers, engagement is genuinely what I want. I have a relatively small following on my social media platforms, but I feel really lucky that my engagement rate is pretty high. I love communicating and sharing stories with you all. Please continue to share, follow, like and comment. Let’s see what 2018 brings.
Much love and many thanks