This is the first post in a new series called “Building A More Successful Blog In 30 Days“. In this series, I’ll talk about some key things you can do to help increase traffic, build your brand, increase your profits, and much more.
I want you to take each day’s topic, and use it in your own plan to build your blog’s success. If you come up with some creative ideas or different ways to implement the topic, then share with everyone else by leaving a comment.
At the end of the 30 days, I’d like to hear from everyone who partcipated. I want to know what progress you saw by following this series, and I’ll write a blog post highlighting the changes that took place.
Day 1 – Setting Goals For Yourself & Your Blog
I could jump off into some key ways to drive more traffic to your blog, or give you the inside secrets to the best programs to join in order to sky rocket your blog to an increased awareness from thousands of other bloggers, but it would all be pointless, if at first you weren’t really sure what you were looking for from your blog.
So to begin our journey, we first must set some goals.
When you decide what goals you want to work toward, don’t simply keep them stored away in your brain. Write them down on a piece of paper, and look at that paper every single day.
If you rely on your memory, you’ll never achieve all of your goals, let alone even remember some of them.
Creating Your Goals
So your ready to decide what goals your interested in achieving. Now what? It’s sometimes hard to form into words what your goals are. In fact, that’s why most people simply know what they want but never write it down.
When you write your goals, it forces you to be more specific, and to really think about what you want.
Here are some ideas to help get you started:
- Where do you see yourself 1 month, 6 months, & 1 Year from now? Aim high with this one. No matter if you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.
- What impression do you want to make with your readers? Do you want to be thought of as funny or more serious?
- Are you interested in gaining readers, visitors, or subscribers? Which is more important to you and how many would make you happy?
- Are you interested in making money from you blog? If so, how much? $100? $1,000? Maybe you want to make $1 Million!
When you’re making your goals, write down a general goal, then break it down into specifics. The more specific you can make it, the better your chances of really achieving that goal.
As you complete each goal, put another in it’s place. Your goal list should never be empty. The key to being successful is always working towards something. Being content with what you’ve already achieved will only leave you prone to having others overcome you.
Now that you’ve created your goals, you’re ready for the next step to building a more successful blog.
Come back tomorrow to learn a key element your blog needs if you want to be considered an expert in your niche.
What goals have you set for your blog? Share some with us by commenting.