Planning is everything right? Well last year I had some hopes and strategies, but not true attainable goals for this space. I didn’t really write them down and I didn’t tell anyone. It’s been a series of honest conversations and some deeper digging to regain my purpose for blogging. However, this year is going to be different! I’ve been working on 4 BIG intentional goals and a focus word that will steer this blog’s ship. No more wishing it happened for 2020.
I’ve loved (not every moment), of blogging. For the last six years it’s given me opportunities to meet new people, work with some amazing companies, and connect in ways I wouldn’t normally. It’s been great to see my own evolution as a person, mom, and even our family through the years of documentation. With that, going back and forth as to whether I should be satisfied with just writing or trying to make a “name” for myself has been a hang up.
Finding this year’s focus word
So here is my visual review of my posting calendar for the blog. Yikes…
Do you see that? I barely posted and I wasn’t consistent at all when I did. I remember a friend/reader sharing that she enjoyed my content, but never knew when it was coming again… me neither! And that’s where I knew this year’s focus word has to be: Consistency.
I desire growth, not just to gain numbers. But I’ve worked hard enough in life to know that numbers do mean something and I don’t need to ignore them. Also having to encourage myself that it’s not selfish to want to grow in this area, because I do invest money and time.
It’s not just one thing to have a focus word, but you have to have intentional goals. Sometimes I shy away from BIG goals, but I want bigger things for 2020 in this area… so here it goes!
Alright, here are my 4 BIG Intentional Goals!
- Consistently blog 2-3 times a week.
- Share more content of navigating my life and motherhood through my faith and God’s truth & grace.
- Improve my readership with an average of 100+ readers
- Reach 2,500+ for my Instagram
I’m owning these goals, because I feel free enough to not owe an explanation to others. In years past I was always nervous that in sharing I would be wanting too much and not be grateful. However, year seven I don’t want this opportunity of influence to stay stagnant or useless. I’m coming in 2020 with intentional goal setting and a clear focus.
Do you have goals for hobbies or spaces that you occupy? I’m rooting for you friend, let’s do it!