Setting Goals for Blogging U.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be participating in WordPress’ Blogging 201.

In addition to my normal posts, you’ll most likely see a few “extra” posts related to course assignments.

This is the first of those posts.

They say sharing your goals with others helps you achieve them.

By the end of the course I hope to

1. Grow a more connected audience. By that I mean I don’t just want more followers or likes – although to be honest, those are nice. I want to have more people commentating and contributing to a conversation.

2. Grow my social media following. Although I have a Facebook page for my site and encourage others to follow me on Instagram / Twitter, not many do.

3. Finish developing features for each day of the week. Having such a schedule will allow me to work ahead on my posts, make my blog appealing to a wider audience, and may help others develop their own blog.

In my wildest dreams, I would have between twenty and fifty consistent readers who comment on my work and share it with others via their own blogs or other social media.

Thanks for the understanding.


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5 thoughts on “Setting Goals for Blogging U.

  1. When I first joined WordPress, I used to participate in a blog hop. Are you familiar with those? Two bloggers ran it. There was a topic once per week, and the everyone linked their responses to the prompt. There were usually a readable number of posts linked (i.e.12 or so). It was useful in meeting writers with similar interests. It appeared to bolster readership for the bloggers who hosted the hop, as both women had their own blogs in addition to the blog hop site. Anyway, you could start something like that up if you’re feeling energetic. You’d be good at it.

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  2. I’ve just happened onto something like a blog hop. has a Thursday Prompt where you can contribute a post and link it to his blog. The entries are listed for people to click on and respond. I’ve done my first one and found it a stimulating challenge.

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  3. In order to reach your goals it is a good idea to be very specific. For example ” I would like to have a 25% increase in people commenting by November 1st”. SMART Goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. Good luck!


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