How To Set Goals For Your Blog To Achieve Success

Goals Setting for Success
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Goals are essential to achieving success because they keep us focused and motivated. 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 successful blogger.  Let’s look at some goal setting strategies to help us achieve success into blogging (as well as in our professional life).

3 Effective Tips for Goal Setting of your Blog

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 think even 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 2000 subscribers till next month or even 2000 followers on Twitter. There may be a lot of goals that you may set to be achieved in some specific period.

Start Small

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 a small percentage, increase social media traffic by some amount etc.

Deadlines

All good plans operate on a timeline that has specific deadlines to accomplish certain things. Big businesses always use timeline and deadlines; that’s one reason they can 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 do 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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Rahul is a part time blogger from Chennai, India. His blog is MazaKaro.com which is a technology and career blog. Apart from Blogging , he is a software engineer. His areas of Interest are Computers, Programming, and Blogging. He is masters in computer science from BITS Pilani. You can read more about him at About me page of MazaKaro.com

20 thoughts on “How To Set Goals For Your Blog To Achieve Success”

  1. I totally agree with You Rahul, The First Point “Know What you Want to accomplish” is the most important, Because Blogging without a Direction and Aim is Bit Difficult and Useless, i myself has Experienced this , But have learned from my mistakes!

  2. I usually set one main goal, and several smaller goals. Sometimes I feel that it’s difficult, because I have goals that are maybe not possible to achieve at the same time.

    For instance, I want to increase my page views (I want readers to read more of my blog posts), I want to increase my traffic, and at the same time I’m looking for a way to increase my income. I try to achieve this by writing better content, and adding more and better navigation between posts, but if I put more ads on my blog more people will get annoyed.

    There are two things I’m saying with this. First, I try to put goals that are easy to measure (like your 50k alexa ranking), and I focus on goals that are easy to accomplish together (one month I might be focusing on increasing traffic, the other month I’m focusing solely on monetizing, another month I’m focusing on page views / bounce rate etc…).

  3. Great Post, what I hate about goal setting is that it gets very frustrating for me when I fail to accomplish it. So I tend to only set small, achievable goals.

  4. Sathish @ TechieMania

    Wonderful article Rahul. Without knowing what you want to accomplish with your blog, you can’t get succeed. Thanks for sharing an useful article.

  5. Dinesh @ DailyBlogMoney

    It’s a nice post.
    I work like this on blogging, and archived well. Set SMART goals.
    S – specific, significant, stretching
    M – measurable, meaningful, motivational
    A – agreed upon, attainable, achievable, acceptable, action-oriented
    R – realistic, relevant, reasonable, rewarding, results-oriented
    T – time-based, timely, tangible, trackable

    Good luck everybody, Good post again Rahul. Busy with guest blogging? πŸ˜‰

    1. Hi Dinesh, Great points.
      Thanks for leaving your valuable comment πŸ™‚
      Not so much busy this is only 5th article of mine πŸ˜›

  6. blogging is not a one day job in which you can easily get success, you’ve to work hard, setup some deadlines and in the end have faith on your self that whatever you’re doing is right.

  7. Hi! I wish the article mentioned some of the techniques of goal setting, as someone in this thread mentioned the SMART model. I think there can be 3 effective techniques of goal setting – SMART, HARD, and WOOP.

  8. Vinay Sharmaa

    Hi, Rahul, you are absolutely right before starting a blog we should predefine the goals for our blog and work accordingly to achieve them in a specified time frame.

  9. Mohit Awasthi

    Very informative post. I would like to add one more point. Goals of individuals might differ because of

    their work ethics.

    Goals can be categorized into two categories –

    1) Primary Goals

    2) Secondary Goals

    For a bigger firm like Apple. Its goal has changed with time.

    Branding and building image is the primary objective of this company.

    They can bear the losses, but they do not compromise with the product quality.

    Take another example of a door step car service provider.

    Their primary goal is to get the maximum number of service orders through their app.

    And if we talk about their secondary goal i.e. to convert their visitors into future customers.

    So it is crucial to know goals of your blog/business.

    For that, you can list down all your goals which you want to achieve and then categorize them.

    That will certainly help you in understanding the vision of your blog/business

  10. Gautam Sharma

    Rahul surely it was such a nice article to read , thanks for sharing. I hope to be more conscious than ever for setting my goal. I am beginner in blogging so I really considering the point of setting small goal.

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