Good morning, Folks!
Wow, it’s September already, unbelievable right? I don’t know about you but for me, August has just rushed by like a high-speed roller-coaster or something.
I hope your August was better than mine. It wasn’t that bad for me either, It’s just I didn’t put that much efforts towards my blog that I thought off. But it’s time to put August into dust and bring my excitement for my blog to another level.New month, New #goals & Fresh start. I'm not going to waste it. Click To Tweet
I know! I know! A question is popping up in your mind that:
Why the heck I am even sharing my goals on my blog?
I’m sharing them to give you an insight on how a new blog grows in this competitive blogosphere. It’s not like you can start a blog and get rich by a quick snap of your fingers. Blogging is tough and promoting your blog is even harder.
Don’t worry I’m not going to freak you out. It’s just if we work on our blog consistently and strategically we can make it reach to next level every freaking month!
I want to inspire you to start your own blog and along with that I also want to aware of the work that goes into it before you see some big results.
So before diving further into my September goals, let me show you how well I did in August!
If you want to know what my August goals were, you can check it here.
#2 Fitness Goals: Failed Miserably, It’s really tough to control your food cravings especially when you’re working late night on your blog.
#3 Decluttering: As I’m thinking to buy a new laptop so I put my laptop decluttering on hold.
#4 Figure out your life and take some hard career decisions: Still working on it. Ahh, man taking career decisions is seriously a pain in the head.
Meditation: As far this is the only personal goal I got success in.
Success is not built on success, It's built on Failure. Click To Tweet
Post at-least twice a week: I got success in this. Published 12 articles including this one in August and 3 guest articles. Below are some most popular articles of this month.
- Everything changes when nothing’s changing: 80 views, 29 likes & 15 comments.
- Personal & Blogging Goals – August 2017: 68 views, 29 likes & 11 comments.
- Cruel Love: 39 views, 30 likes & 11 comments.
- I’M A QUITTER…: 33 views, 26 likes & 6 comments.
Other posts also performed well but can’t put all of them here right.
#2 Gain 200 blog followers: Failed but not failed. I have got 115 followers this month which is really good for me. Looking further to build a relationship with all of them in this upcoming month.
Twitter: Not only I succeeded in this, I got 2x followers than what I expected. Happy to get 266 followers on twitter. You can check out my twitter account here.
Need to start making a little money through this blog: As my milestone was to achieve 1$ in this month from my blog which may sound funny and I know this 1$ is nothing but at-least I started earning from my blog.
- Google Adsense: 1.24$
Haha, don’t smile now…..even I’m smiling but you can’t smile 🙂 🙂
#5 Monthly Blog Views: Failed. I do get better views than last month as you can see in the graph below but not what I expected. I definitely need to work on my views count this month.
That’s the screen shot from my WordPress stats. I do need to surpass the 2000 threshold value this month. Eagerly waiting to put that much efforts into my blog so that I can turn these monthly views into daily views :)
Read at-least 10 blog posts every day from other users: Success. Reading from other bloggers really helps me out in my personal or mental growth.
#7 Build at-least two genuine blogger friends at the end of the month: I have been interacting with other blogger’s, but I haven’t become as close to them yet. HOWEVER, I am still working on this because there are so many wonderful bloggers out there. Building a trustworthy friendship with others is not as easy as I thought, it will definitely gonna take me some time.
August wasn’t as successful as I had hoped but I got a good many things accomplished. It’s time to try again with a whole new list.Nothing will happen unless you take the initiative to do it. Click To Tweet
September Goals – 2017
Happy September Loves! September is finally here and that makes my heart really happy. Why? Well, because it’s Autumn! It’s my favorite season, though I love winters more 🙂
Ahh!! Before I start my chirp chap, Let’s straight dive straight into the September blogging goals.
#1 Try to keep up my 2 posts/week schedule: This month I will work more on my post quality rather than quantity. Will try to produce longer and in depth articles.
#2 Get 60 blog followers: Last month I targeted 200 blog followers and received 115 but that consumes my entire time. So this month I want to interact with my followers and will work on building the relationship with them rather than spending time on getting the new ones. I also want to discuss the shady things happening inside the blogosphere which I have noticed but will discuss in another article. Stay tuned for that.
#3 I need to figure out the whole social media thing: As I am not that active on social media but trying to be active on it. Last month I used twitter and got a really good response so this month I will put more efforts on Twitter and also include Pinterest into my game.
I haven’t used Pinterest so will do the entire research on it.
- Gain 200 followers on Twitter: Will apply some twitter strategies let’s see what works or what’s not.
- Gain 50 followers on Pinterest: As I’m new to Pinterest so will only target 50 followers.
- Work on my Instagram: I didn’t like what I was doing earlier on my Instagram so deleted my entire posts and will work on it from the beginning.
I don’t want any shady things for my any social media accounts so I will only get followers organically.
As buying followers on social media accounts is a hot topic these days but for me, it’s like cheating yourself with those numbers. It’s not a game that you can download a cheated version and enjoy without putting many efforts into it. What’s the benefit of having those fake followers?… If you just want to brag about your social media following then go “Buy” and have fun. I want to have only those followers who like whatever I’m doing.
#4 Earn money from my blog: Last month I earned 1.24$ funny right. This month will work on it and let’s target 5$. I know it’s funny but as my focus is currently on other things rather than earning money from my blog. But my next month target would surely be 100$ if everything goes right.I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars. I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over. Click To Tweet
#5 Break the 2000 monthly views threshold value: This month I want to target 3K monthly views almost double than last month. I know this goal is going to make the pain in my head but it does need to be achieved.
#6 Will continue reading 10 blog posts every-day from other bloggers: As it is really helping me out to improve myself and my blogging too.
#7 Will try to build relationships with other bloggers and also try to get a blog-buddy, you know what I mean: Hey if you’re a blogger and reading this we can have a little chit chat in the comment box or on twitter and even you can email me at [email protected]
If everything goes at the right pace, I may change it mid month, but this is the plan for now.
Hopefully, I’ll look back on this blog post one day and laugh at what a silly new blogger I was. Until then, I’ll solve the mysteries of social media one platform at a time.
I’m even thinking to show you complete behind the blog scenario next month if I achieved these goals.
AS J.K. ROWLING SAID, “ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE IF YOU’VE GOT ENOUGH NERVE.”
Does sharing my goals helps or Does it strikes any of your chords? Do tell me in comments… So that I get to know whether I need to continue this series here or not.
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