Blog Goals Around the Community
Setting goals can be a way to motivate yourself to reach further and keep going. At the beginning of each year, along with the more traditional resolutions, we tend to set goals and resolutions for our blogs as well. Here are what some other bloggers are working on this year. What are your goals?
Rhonda at Just Your Average Crazy Writer chose goals that not only related to growing her own blog, but that would also help her be a larger part of her blogging community:
[M]ake sure I provide various valuable content on my blog. I'll continue posting topics about writing and publishing. I'll also be posting lists/links to research books that I think may be helpful to others, because I love "paying it forward" and sharing knowledge with others.
[M]ake a greater effort to comment on other blogs (especially for people who comment on mine). Tied in with this is making an effort to add links to blogs that link with mine. That's how ya keep the love going, right?"
Amy at My Friend Amy wants to be more involved in community, grow her niche, and stream-line her productivity:
Be more active in promoting literacy. The kidlit blogs are great at this, but I have noticed that the adult blogs? Not so much. I'd like to write more about the need for literacy and ways book bloggers can help out.
Review more than books. I'd like to try reviewing more than books. Still entertainment (not products really) like DVDs, movies, music, plays, restaurants, television shows, etc. I think this will push me out of my comfort zone a little bit more.
Pre-schedule as many posts as possible. I really need to get better at time management, and I'd like to be one of those bloggers who writes all their posts for a week at once.
Kelly at Pretty Your Blog wants to "learn to use blogging related tools, like Twitter, more efficiently, in order to better build audience and brand."
What are you working toward this year? More traffic? More subscribers? More community? Tell me what's driving you and where you want to be.
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