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Experimenting with the blog 3: Blog Goals

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We all know that basic rule of success: set realistic goals. When it comes to my blog, I have yet to set any goals, let alone realistic ones. Typical me really – I think I’m all planned, but really I have just blindly set off and don’t worry about where I’m going.

What else is important about goals? They need to be SMART.

Blog Goal 1

Specific: Post twice per week: one a little short one, one a bit more substantial.

Measurable: Starting in the first week of February, I will be posting twice per week. (Monday and Thursday – unless something significant occurs that changes one of those days).

Achievable: Definitely achievable. Just need to make sure that I don’t get distracted when I am writing the blogs (I’m a grown up – I should be able to manage that – lol). And I will set aside a time to write blogs ahead of time so that if I get caught up doing something else, the blog is already sorted the facility to schedule electronically is wonderful).

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Realistic: I have posted two posts per week in the past – I just haven’t kept it up. But I know it’s realistic.

Timely: Very timely:

  1. I’m undertaking a blogging course so I’m more focussed than usual on the blog
  2. February is four days away – enough time to get organised, not too far away.

Blog Goal 2

Specific: Think of a catchy name for one type of blog by the start of February. Examples from the WordPress blogging course include: ‘Throwback Thursdays, Wordless Wednesdays, Soup Sundays’.

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Measurable: A post written (not necessarily published) under the catchy title.

Achievable: Well – I can certainly think of a title I can use regularly. Whether it is catchy is in the eye of the beholder. It will be catchy to me anyway.

Realistic: What can I say – but absolutely!

Timely: What better time to do it than when I have goals set to write regularly?

Blog Goal 3

This one is a little harder to decide on – especially when I’m happy with the two I have. But the assignment requires three goals. So:

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Specific: Organise a guest poster by end of February.

Measurable: I will have the guest poster named, with a date set, by the end of February.

Achievable: I’m pretty confident I can do this!

Realistic: Yep.

Timely: I can do it by end of February – I think. Yes! Yes I can!

I’m off to start on those goals!



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Kerry A Waight - Author

A writer of historical fiction and paranormal stories.

7 replies

  1. I love this. I tend to avoid goal setting as it was a big part of my working life but your post makes me feel I ought to do it.


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