Goals are essential to achieve success because they keep us focused and successful blogger. Let’s look at some goal setting strategies to help us achieve success into blogging (as well as in our professional life).. Without goals we would aimlessly go down the path of life without any direction, ambition, or hope. Goals are not only something we aim to achieve, but are also markers that let us know we are doing the right things to get ourselves to places we want to be. Setting goals into blogging is more important to become a
Know What You Want To Accomplish
The most important thing about goal setting for success is to know what you want to accomplish. Some people might think this is obvious and perhaps it is, but you’d be surprised by the number of people who have no clue as to what they want to do with their life. If you don’t know what it is you want to accomplish then there is no way you can begin to even think about setting goals.
Thus knowing what you want to do is the most important element to goal setting. In terms of blogging your goals may be achieving 50K Alexa rank till next month or achieving 2000 subscribers till next month or even 2000 followers in twitter. There may be a lot of goals which you may set to be achieved in some specific time period. For my own blog I have set 50K Alexa mark to be achieved in the end of month October [link] and now my Alexa rank is 48K(Last 3 months) and 38K(Last 1 month). You can also set achievable goals like this for your blog (here by achievable I mean that do not set goals to achieve 10K Alexa rank from 100K in 1 month ).
Every major goal consists of a series of smaller goals. For example, if your goal is to get a college degree there are things you will have to do to get it such as selecting a college, taking entrance examinations, enrolling, etc. These are all the smaller or short-term goals that will lead you to the main goal of receiving a college degree. And often smaller goals such as these consist of even smaller goals.
Once you know your primary goal you will want to make a list of the short-term goals you will need to accomplish to get to your main goal. A list like this is the first step to developing your plan and becomes like a road map directing you along your way. Without a plan or map it is easy for us to get lost or take the wrong turn on our journey.
So set small goals like increase visitors’ count by small percentage, increase social media traffic by some amount, improve Alexa rank to some extent, etc.
All good plans operate on a timeline that has within specific deadlines to accomplish certain things. Big businesses always use timeline and deadlines, that’s one reason they are able to grow. Your goal too can be seen as a business venture. On your list of short-term goals you should specify, in realistic terms, the deadlines you wish to have each one completed within. But be realistic and flexible in defining these deadline dates, as things do happen in life that could delay the accomplishment of certain steps.
If you have decided that you will publish an article for your blog by tomorrow then you must meet your deadlines. Because a lot of your visitors are waiting for your new article to get published. If you will not take interest in working for your blog’s success and don’t devote time for your blog then you will lose your old visitors.
I have covered some simple steps to take in-goal setting for success. As was mentioned, the key factor in any goal setting is to know what you want, make a plan, and then take the necessary steps to accomplish your goal. I set small goals to achieve my final goal to become a successful blogger.
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