For whatever reason these blog goals are scary to put out there. I'm not sure if it's because I started this all for fun, as a visual way to keep track of my training and my life - but now it's more. Maybe it's because I care more than I'd like to admit, about page views, and comments, and Instagram followers. I thought I didn't give a fuck, but I do get a little excited when I see someone new is following me on Instagram. No sense in lying about it.
I think these other reason these goals are scary is I'm not necessarily sure how to make them a reality. Sure, if I want more pageviews I can work on pinning more of my own content on Pinterest, joining linkups or commenting on others blogs, but, at that point, I've done what I can do, and it's up to folks to stumble on back here.
Blogger Babes, I hope you'll share some of your blogging goals with me, or, if you've got a whole post on it, drop yo link in the comments! I love to see what other bloggers are trying to make happen & how they plan to do it. Because, if nothing else, I'm learning that it's a lot more about the plan & the work you put in than the end result.
Give The Sass a facelift | Pretty self explanatory, I'm rockin' a free little template that I changed some colors on and added a Canva header to. I feel like after 1 year + of blogging I've proved to myself that I plan to make this a thing, and am now willing to invest a little bit of money (But not a lot, 'cause I'm still a frugal bastard).
Consider buying .COM | I say consider because, more $$$. I can't really come up with any cons other than the $. But, still want to see what sort of work would be involved. I am the least tech-y person ever. Like, can I just buy it an all of a sudden people will be redirected there instead of .blogspot.com? Who knows. Actually, if you do know, also please comment and tell me.
Hit 5,000 monthly pageviews (or 15,000 on blogger) | I'm torn on how to represent this goal. Blogger displays my stats in terms of monthly & daily pageviews, but I also have Google Analytics which displays similar statistics. BUT, the numbers they provide are dramatically different. So, I would love to see 5,000 unique monthly visitors via Google Analytics, and 15,000 monthly pageviews via Blogger.
Reach out to 3 brands for collaboration | This is a scary one. But, the worst that can happen is someone says no. I'd love to find some smaller brands, things that fit with my blog // lifestyle and reach out about collaborating. I would love to even do a product give away on the blog!
Grow my Instagram | I have right around 445 followers right now on Instagram. Not too long ago though I had somewhere in the 200's. I wasn't consistently and actively using Instagram until I started blogging, and even then it wasn't until the end of summer that I began consistently posting and using good hashtags. I want to continue to work on posting and hashtagging posts. And work to grow my following to 1,000+ by the end of 2017. I feel this will also help me as I try to collaborate with brands.
Bloggers - what are some of your goals this year?
What's your favorite social media?
What brands would you love to work with?
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