I found this topic over at The SitsGirls under Writing Prompts for September. I love looking through their writing prompt ideas and get my gears turning. After going to the Women Get Social Philadelphia conference, I began looking at my blog and my blogging goals a little differently.
Everything requires baby steps, however I feel like my blogging and blogging goals are sloth-like baby steps. I seem to start off thinking of “I need to set blogging goals”. Then life happens. A few days later, “I need to get back to setting those blogging goals”. Then life happens. A few days after that, “Here’s a piece of paper, let me get started on setting those goals”.
Being a mother, working, and trying to find balance is nearly impossible, because balance doesn’t really exist. And when you try to find balance in blogging and family, it really doesn’t exist. There is no way, I am going to be able to write my blogging goals (or a post) and give even 65% of my attention to The Get Fit Baby.
So I take the time when I get it.
This morning, I am thinking about my September blogging goals.
I’m going to stick with only three because I know adding more to my plate will only discourage me, if one- let alone ten don’t get accomplished. Besides I have so many other goals that need accomplishing in my personal life, that I need to keep it simple.
- What do I what to achieve by the end of the month?
By the end of the month I want to have a clear understanding of what my editorial calendar is going to look like for October and if possible, November. I want to have things planned on my editorial calendar and I want to have consistent content to provide to my readers. I love having my series running, such as Fitness Fashion Friday, Motivational Mondays and Workout Wednesdays. They ensure that I will always have something to write and you to read. They are usually fun, easy-to-read pieces that give you health, fitness, and fashion tips.
- Where do I want to be in my achievement timeline by the end of the month
By the end of the month I want to have every title or series idea listed on my editorial calendar. I want to know what is being posted on each day and how I can either work around it, or through it based on my life’s challenges.
- What will I settle for? Is settling an option?
I am pretty good at settling. I tend to have low expectations in general in my life. It’s not that I don’t want that mansion in the middle of the woods with the 10 feet high windows that have no curtains, but there’s no one around to look in anyway. It’s just that I have always felt that if I keep my end point attainable, then not hitting it won’t be such a let down. Is settling an option this time? No. I am going to make it my priority to have my editorial calendar planned for the next two months. I want to write. I want you to come back and read. I want to have a blog that is crack-a-lackin with visitors. This time settling is not going to get me there.
What are your September goals?