Achieving Your Blogging Goals & Free Printables


In this post I noted a few blogging goals that I hoped to achieve this year. I've really enjoyed reading other bloggers posts stating their hopes and dreams whether its related to their personal life or blog. For me, certainly the easy part is writing down (or typing) your goals - its often easier to visualise them when you see them in black and white. However, achieving them is sometimes easier said than done. It's exciting to start working towards the goals you've set yourself but if you find keeping motivated is particularly hard to do then the following tips may help.

1. Set yourself no more than five goals. Its difficult to focus when you have several aspects you want to concentrate on. Keeping your goals to a maximum of five allows you to really dedicate both time and effort to each one without feeling overwhelmed. 

2. Set yourself micro-goals. Creating one or several major goals for yourself and your blog can seem overwhelming. Setting yourself small goals or milestones allows you to gradually work towards the larger target. For example, if your goal is to interact with the blogging community more than a micro-goal might be to participate in a blog chat on twitter once a week. 

3. When you've considered your micro-goals or milestones then its time to think about how you're going to achieve them. Creating a plan of action or schedule alongside your blog is a great way to organise your goals and work towards them. This could be in the form of a daily or weekly action plan with a checklist you can easily follow and bring you closer towards your major goals.

4. Create a visualisation or mood board. Keeping this in your home or somewhere where you can regularly view it helps to keep your targets in mind. You can add clippings from magazines, photos or printables to your board to help focus on your blog goals. For example, if one of your goals is to improve your blog design then you could add images that inspire you, pretty fonts, favourites colours - aspects that will offer inspiration to your new blog design. If your blog goal is improving your photography then why not add images you love to a mood board to offer a source of inspiration for your photography. 

5. Review your progress. Reviewing your progress on a regular basis is a great way to reflect on your achievements and what you need to work towards. You can make any adjustments you need to or even update your overall goals. 


With that advice in mind, I've created a free download pack for your to print out containing worksheets,an action plan and blank mood board for you to use to help you achieve your blogging goals.

Download here

*Note - Its completely free to download and print but please don't copy or distribute this work as your own*

If your a blogger, I would love to know what your blogging goals are this year!



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34 comments

  1. This is such a helpful post! I find myself falling off of my goals as we get further into the year

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  2. I think #5 is most important as one can tend to forget to see what he/she has already achieved. Thanks a lot for this helpful summary and further the deserved success for your blog.
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  3. I am awful and have got so behind with blogging, something needs to change pronto! Need to write some of my own tips!
    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. I'm sure it'll all come together x

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  4. I agree with you set small goals I think it helps us stay motivated. xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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    1. its a bit easier to manage too x

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  5. this is such good advice especially since i've just started blogging! x

    Aine Oh

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  6. Setting micro goals is one of my favourite ways to approach anything! It works so well for blogging and huge assignments as well.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. yes, you can apply it to anything x

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  7. I love this post! & I really like the free download pack.. it's a lovely idea! I'm definitely going to get them printed when I get a chance. I just want to give my blog a lot more love this year - posting more often and being more proud of the posts that I do publish rather than just thinking 'it'll do'. I'd also love to get to know more bloggers! Great post lovely.

    Caitlin Crawford
    - xoxo

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  8. Awesome tips thanks! Microgoals are super important! They definitely make achieving the larger things a lot easier.
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  9. Great advice! My goals are to post at least 3 times per week and to do more collaborations with similar bloggers. :)
    Xo Aubrie

    My Bloglovin Profile

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  10. Love these tips! I definitely think micro goals are something I'm going to focus on in 2015, as it keeps me motivated without making me feel overwhelmed by huge milestones I want to reach!

    Kat x
    KatHorrocks.com

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  11. My blogging goals of this year are too stick to my schedule of posting every 2-3 days and to reach 1000 followers :)
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  12. Great post!

    This year I'm thinking about changing the blog design (again) to make it cleaner and streamlined. I also want to be more interactive, so I'm considering vlogging, Twitter chats, Google Hangouts, etc. And I definitely want to have more giveaways! Finally, I want to improve the photographs I use on my blog.

    :)

    Berry Dakara Blog

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    1. thank you!they're awesome goals x

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  13. So useful and I will be snagging the download to help. Thanks for this.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  14. Thank you for these! Your blogging tips were what first inspired me and gave me the confidence to start my own blog, and I've been a huge fas never since. You never fail to post something relevant, well written and inspiring! Thank you... Mimi xx
    Mimi Flys

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    1. thank you so much!you're too kind x

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  15. This is so helpful! Thanks so much for the free pdf to record goals!

    Mikayla :)
    www.thenorthernjoli.blogspot.com

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  16. This is so helpful.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    I've recently started blogging and I'm finding I need to redefine the goals I set myself to make them more manageable.
    This will be really useful.

    Helen
    x

    www.jumblebug.co.uk

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  17. Great tips, will definitely be taking the advice in these post.

    My blogging goal is to be more organised.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx


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  18. I LOVE this idea! Totally inspired to get myself a notice board and use your stuff to get myself all set up for success :)

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