I am super excited to announce something I've been working on since the beginning of the year: The 8 Weeks To a Better Blog Challenge! The challenge is for people that have been blogging "forever" as well as new bloggers and those who are just thinking about getting started. We'll go over ways to get organized, get goal oriented, small changes that will increase your traffic, simplify your blogging life and much more. It's easy to get stuck in a routine and get comfortable-- let's mix it up with some fresh ideas, resources and tips! There will be worksheets, printables and some videos to go along with the material, so be sure to sign up so you can get notified of any updates right away!
First up, I wanted to start with goal setting. I've always had a ton of goals in my head, but never really wrote anything down or put too much thought into how I would make them become a reality. One day I picked up a book called Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want and Getting It, based on the recommendation of a blogging friend. I started writing down every goal, long and short term that had been bouncing around my head and it really gave me a clear perspective of where I was going moving forward.
Writing down goals turned them into a plan, rather than a wish. I was able to consolidate, purge, reevaluate and turn my goals into manageable "chunks", rather than an overwhelming jumble of seemingly unattainable hopes. I love chunks. To me, they are just simply breaking down larger projects (or goals) into smaller, more manageable sections (chunks).
Please take a moment to print out this goal setting worksheet (or mock up your own if you're like me and are forever out of printer ink). It's a very simple and straightforward worksheet-- I am someone that always wants to really, really fill out all of those super thorough plans and end up getting overwhelmed and discouraged, never looking at it again. Use one sheet for one goal or multiple goals, it is open to your interpretation, just like your goals. I recommend writing down everything, long term or short, big or small. They are your goals and they all matter, even if they seem insignificant right now. Your blog/business will thank you for it later.
If you already set and keep track of goals, have you noticed improvements in your life?
I hope to see you back here for the next challenge!
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