I remember when I first started blogging, I had all of these (what I thought) were achievable blogging goals and aspirations of being the next rising blogging star. Now there is nothing wrong with having those goals when you’re a new blogger. In fact having goals and setting milestone markers is something I encourage new bloggers to do. The issue I had, was that my goals were not achievable. Not instantly anyway.
It’s a common theme with alot of writers. Reaching for the stars is great, but there are steps you have to complete before you reach that. And thats exactly why I’m sharing this advice today.
Whenever I write posts about new bloggers or give advice, I’m honestly preaching to myself. I wish I had posts like these when I first started. It would have stopped so many silly blogging mistakes I made when I first started. So enough of the intro, lets get into why you’re really here!
HIT 100 FOLLOWERS
One of the best achievable blogging goals for us to start with is reaching your first 100 followers. I know it can seem very daunting and such a big milestone to reach, especially if you just started. But having that goal in mind is a really good motivator. This goal isn’t too big that its unattainable and isn’t too small that you’ll hit it in a week.
When I first started growing my blog, every 100 followers was a milestone for me. I was always wanting to reach that next number. And honestly, I still do it now too.
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WRITE YOUR FIRST 10 BLOG POSTS
The first couple blog posts really set the tone of your blog. And its also a great chance for you to showcase who you are and your work. Choose your content wisely, but have fun with it too. Once you have published your first 10 blog posts, it will give you a great idea of what content you want to focus on and also you will start to get an idea of what your audience enjoys.
Remember that blogging is as much about what you enjoy posting as it is what your audience likes reading. Finding that balance is important.
Publishing your first 10 blog posts is one the easiest achievable blogging goals you can do. You just need to put pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard in this case!
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NETWORK AND MAKE YOUR FIRST BLOGGING FRIEND
Something I’m sure you never considered when you signed up to your chosen blogging site was the idea of making friends. I know I didn’t! Just like most things in life, making friends has to be organic. It cant be forced or rushed. If they’re apart of your team, they will gravitate towards you.
Networking and making friends as a blogger is something I encourage you to do. Having that support system around you is really something beautiful and magical. You’ll need them more than you realise.
If you need your first blogging friend, I can be that for you! My email and comment sections are always open to you!
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What achievable blogging goals did you have when you first started blogging? Do you have any tips or helpful advice for new bloggers?
It’s so exciting when you first start blogging. I remember how amazing it felt every time I pushed publish, and honestly it still feels that way every time. I hope these achievable blogging goals help you to start planning and growing as a blogger.