Reflecting on Blog Goals
It's hard to believe that 2016 is just around the corner. With every one's calendar full with holiday parties and festivities sometimes we forget to take a look at our blog goals. This is the opportunity to take a look at your blog goals and assess what worked and what didn't. Having a blog business plan is important and if you did write one at the beginning of the year now is when you should re-visit it. If you don't have a blog plan well that's okay too, next week I am going to show you how to create your blog plan.
- What goals did you set?
- Which goals did you meet?
- What didn't work out and why?
- Is your vision still in alignment with your goals?
Falling short of your goals doesn't translate into failure. I think people give in to feeling like a failure for not obtaining the goal. Maybe you just need to tweak a few things and put that goal onto your new years goals. I am going to share one of my goals from this past year and yes, I did not reach it. I set a goal to have 1K instagram followers by the end of the year. Seemed simple enough right? Yeah... that didn't' happen. I currently have 905. Close, but not there. Life happened and I got busy at work and then forgot to post what was going on... etc, etc. When November rolled around and I could see that the possibilities of having a 115 sincere followers didn't seem obtainable so I took a look at what I could do differently to help my goal. Reaching my goal wasn't as important as what I learned along the way. I took a look at what I was doing and made a few changes and started noticing my following engagement not only changed but grew. (If you don't follow me and feel so inclined to, you can right here) Maybe halfway through the year you decided you wanted to work with brands and take your fun blog to the business level only to find out you really didn't want to after all. That's okay. But what I did learn was that this is my blog/biz and I will and can tweak the plan along the way as I see fit. Being able to look at written goals helps you keep track with where you want to be in 12 months. The race isn't the run, it's in the journey.
Take a break during the end of year hustle and bustle and spend a quite moment with your blog plan and your goals from both the last year and the upcoming year. But let's also applaud you if you did reach all your goals! Pop some corks and celebrate, you deserve it!
Pin this for later and refer to it as a reference once you have time to really spend some time reflecting.