First things first: let’s set some goals and plan for success. Via The Daily Post’s Blogging 201 program (20th October 2014)
A brief one from me today but I wanted to check in on Blogging 201’s first day and set out my three goals.
This is quite a hard one since I haven’t really thought about what I want to achieve yet, even though I’m over 100 posts in.
- Get discovered and offered my own column in the Telegraph
- Get paid filthy obscene money for one day’s work every week
- Work from home blogging in my pants for the rest of my days
You know, realistic things.
I looked over the examples on this prompt and picked out a few I thought I could genuinely achieve. Not very original but there’s plenty of time for that in my writing, right? Right.
- Create an editorial calendar for the next three months by November 1st. Honestly, I really need to look this up as I like the idea of having a plan, even if it’s not set in stone – but I have no clue how to do it.
- Start, and maintain, a regular (weekly?) feature. Once I figure out what that will be.
- Publicise and engage more on social media. And maybe think about gaining more followers.
The last one feels a bit forced since I’m honestly not in it for 1 million new followers. One more meaningful one would be enough.
Anyway, I’m going to go away and think about my new goals and I hope to start implementing them soon. Good luck if you’re doing the 201 as well.