Whether you’ve been blogging for 6 years or 6 days, you should have a plan. Unless you’re strictly doing it for fun with no interest in having anyone read your blog, you really should always have a plan looking forward. Do you have a weekly, monthly or yearly goal for your blog? You should!
You can form goals for your blog around many different factors. It’s all about what you consider success from your blog. If you’d like to have as many people as possible read your story, you should place the majority of your focus on gaining readers. If you’d like to make money from your site, your goals should involve turning those readers into money. Whatever your goals are, it helps to write them down.
Writing down your goals leads to self-accountability. If you have something to look at, to constantly remind you of what your goals are, you are more likely to stick to your plans. It’s good to have goals for those days when you’re having trouble focusing. You can look at your goals and ask yourself, “what can I be doing right now to move closer to achieving my goal?”
It’s okay for your goals to change too! If your initial goal is to gain readers, but then you realize that you’d like to maybe start making some money, there’s nothing wrong with re-evaluating your goals! That’s the beauty of this whole thing, it’s YOUR blog and YOUR rules! You can focus on whatever you want to focus on! The main point is to know which direction you’d like to go toward.
So what’s YOUR plan?