We all have blogging goals and even dreams of where we’d ideally like to see our blogs go. After Becky’s post last week about how to reach one million page views in just one year of blogging (who wouldn’t want to do that?!) I wanted to talk about blogging goals this week.
I think if we’re honest pretty much all of us would like to see crazy-high stats and have hundreds of thousands of followers on all the popular social media outlets. Sometimes we become frustrated because our blogs aren’t seeing the types of growth that we want for them.
So how do we find that balance between striving for our goals and dreams in the online world, without letting it affect your happiness or your day-to-day life with family and friends.
A big part of it comes down to goals. No, not just blogging goals, but real-life desires, plans and dreams as well.
It’s great to want one million pageviews this year, but if you have a lot of other things going on in your day-to-day life, that might not be a realistic blogging goal for you.
You have to look at your blog and your life together, and decide what works for you. Make your goals for the immediate future accordingly.
This way, you won’t feel so frustrated when other blogs seem to be growing faster than yours, or making more money.
Every one is not going to have the same goals or priorities in their lives. Some, have extra time while their kids are in school to devote to blogging, while others are homeschooling and committing more time to that. Some, are able to blog while pregnant, while others need to take a break to focus on the new baby and keeping up with normal life. Some use their blog as a business to help provide for their family, while others view it as a ministry.
Each of these people are successful and reaching their goals for life and for blog, even though their lives and blogs look completely different from one another.
There is no right and wrong here, as long as you are looking at your own life, and your own blog, to figure out what is best for you.
Don’t try to meet some one else’s goals. Make your own, and strive for them. Remember that even if you want to be an author or have a super-big blog, you don’t have to do that tomorrow. Focusing on your kids and your husband here and now, is never a choice you will regret.
If you are able to strive for both your family goals and your bigger-blogging goals simultaneously, go for it! If you are not in a season where you can, just maintain the blog that you have and you love right now, taking baby steps to where you want it to be in the future, and remember that growth doesn’t have to happen over night if you are focusing on things that are more important.
Stay true to yourself and your family, they matter a million times more than the rest.