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8 Blogging Goals For 2016! #BeBold2016 Linkup

#BeBold2016 Blogging Linkup: Share your blogging goals for 2016!

Ah, blogging. What a big part of my life you’ve become! I’ve learned so much about myself and met some incredible people over the past year, simply because I started writing my thoughts down and sharing them with the world every now and again.

#BeBold2016 Blogging Linkup: Share your blogging goals for 2016!

Just kidding, yo. It’s a lot more complex than that! I’ve learned that blogging is a huge time commitment if you want it to go anywhere, you have to somewhat get over the fear of being judged, and you also have to deal with a brain that just won’t stop thinking about blog ideas.

That being said, I’m not giving up blogging anytime soon!

On the contrary, I’ve got lots of goals for The Blissful Mind in 2016. Since possibility is my word of the year, I want to focus on the positive opportunities that might come my way if I think big with my blog and really put myself out there.

By the way, if you missed the original post about the #BeBold2016 community and our goal-sharing linkup for January, click here to learn more! This week’s prompt is to share our blogging goals for 2016, and I hope you’ll share yours with us in the linkup below!

My Blogging Goals for 2016
#BeBold2016 Blogging Linkup: Share your blogging goals for 2016!
1. Have one post scheduled ahead of time

I really want to get ahead of myself, even just a little bit so that I have more space to breathe if I don’t have the time or energy to write a new blog post. I’ve been trying to do this basically since the moment I started blogging over a year ago, but it’s never been something I’ve prioritized. I say it’s time to start prioritizing and get ahead! And the idea is that once I get ahead, I’ll always be ahead.

2. Start a YouTube channel

I’ve been wanting to get my blog content into video format for a loooong time now because I want you to get a better idea of my personality and who I really am. Obviously there’s a lot you can express through writing, but some points can be made even clearer through video and audio. The first step is to buy a decent camera that’ll get the job done!

3. Reach 100,000 pageviews per month

I’m not the kind of person who measures success on numbers. I would rather strive to build an engaged community than have a numbers-based goal based, but sometimes it’s nice to have a concrete and measurable goal to keep you motivated. In December, I had around 56,000 pageviews, so I’m basically hoping to double that in 2016!

4. Sell a workbook or workshop

I love putting together free printables and worksheets to go along with blog posts, but I’d also love to do a more in-depth workbook or workshop about one of the topics I blog about and perhaps make a little bit of money from it.

5. Create a newsletter theme and be more consistent

I’m totally inspired by people who send out newsletters with a purpose. You know, they call it something cool like Love Letters or The Lounge and they make you feel like you’re in a secret club every time they send an email out. I’ve been getting better at sending meaningful, encouraging newsletters, but I’d love to get clearer on why I’m even sending them in the first place. Ideas welcome!

6. Get published on a popular site

I would absolutely love to be published on sites like The Huffington Post and Mind Body Green, and maybe even within a print publication like Real Simple magazine. I’ve loved writing since I was young, and having that credibility and recognition would just be legit.

7. Earn $500 a month from blogging

Real talk, I’m not trying to make a career out of blogging. I don’t think that would be realistic or fulfilling to me at this point in my life, but it sure would be nice to make some income from it since I do put a lot of effort into it. There are lots of ways you can make money from blogging these days (selling products, hosting workshops, sponsored posts), so I plan to start exploring some more of these options. $500 was a pretty random number and I have no idea if it’s possible, but that’s the goal!

8. Meet up/have video calls with blogging friends

I had the pleasure of meeting with the lovely Les from The Balanced Berry because we live really close to each other, and we talked for like 3 hours about blogging and health and just life in general. I want to be able to meet even more blogging friends and develop those relationships further, even if it’s just through a video call, because blogging is definitely better with friends!

Your Turn! What are your blogging goals?
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Catherine Beard
Hi, I'm Catherine! The Blissful Mind is your guide to being the calmest, healthiest, most productive version of yourself. Whether you're trying to slow down, de-stress, or feel more content, I’m here to help make life a little less complicated.

35 Comments

  1. I started a blog at the end of December, and have some goals too. Love reading other bloggers goals and love when I stumble across awesome blogs like yours! Can’t wait to read more of your posts in 2016 :) xoxo

  2. Big Goals! And I kill for those numbers in views a month! You are inspiring me! Love each and every single one of them especially the video calls! Callie from Callie Creates and I did this back in September and it was so much fun!

  3. I’ve always wanted to meet some of my blogger friends in real life, it’s such a great community!
    xo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

  4. Yess!! I love all of your goals, Catherine! I feel like we are in similar places and your goals are really motivating me too! I am so excited for you to explore video. I would LOVE to see the videos you make!

  5. I love your goals! I love having more posts done ahead of time – I’ve been wanting to do that, I know bloggers who have most of their content already ready for the next month, it’s insane! I also love the page views goal, having a concrete number is always nice. I’ve wanted to make one for myself but my views were a lot higher in the summer and have been a bit all over the place since the holidays. So if I look at my numbers for too long I get a bit stressed lol. I’m excited to see how you work towards all of your goals!

    1. That is just insane to me haha. I am not that prepared! Mostly because I change my mind about post ideas and I like to be excited about them when they go live! And I totally agree that the numbers can get frustrating, especially because they can change with no rhyme or reason lol. Thanks so much for all of your support, Sarah! xo

  6. I’m also hoping to start up youtube and have more skype dates with blogging friends this year! :) My sister already has a youtube channel, so I can just borrow her camera which is a bonus! And making blogging friends is something non-bloggers just will not understand. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to talk to someone who actually knows what the heck google analytics means!

    And you can TOTALLY attain all these goals! :) Looking forward to seeing how your blog grows, and I will totally subscribe once you start youtubing!

    Rebecca | http://lifeasadare.com

  7. Catherine, first of all thanks SO much for the shoutout! It was so fun chatting with you – we totally need to do it again sometime. Second of all, I am so excited to see you reach all of these goals. 2016 is going to be amazing for you!

  8. Hi Catherine! These are wonderful, thank you!! And thank you for your email response (that I so rudely did not reply to!) – it was majorly helpful! I’m officially dabbling in WordPress with the hopes of launching my blog in the next month or so! You tips are SUPER helpful and wonderful to hear! Sending lots of love! <3

  9. We got a lot of the same goals there :) Would love to start making a real income from my blog, but I’m not so much into that workshop socialite that seems to be the thing right now to make easy and fast money in exchange for inspriation. I recently came across someone who literally said “make up a workshop within 24 hours, and then build upon it as you go along”. Not to sound anything, but when I pay for something I hope the person has planned things through more than 24 hours hah!

    It’s been fun to see your blog grow, really hoping you’ll start a youtube channel! (it’s my only TV nowadays!)

    All the best of luck! ?

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