Monday, 3 February 2020

My 2020 Blogging Goals

Just a few weeks after I shared my personal goals for 2020 and at the very start of February (I know, I've left it late) it's finally time to talk about the blogging goals I'm setting myself this year! To be honest, they're very similar to what I set myself last year because if you saw my end of year look at my 2019 blogging goals, you'll know they didn't go particularly great. I did my best but blogging wasn't as much of a priority last year so I just didn't even really think about my goals until it was too late! I've started 2020 raring to go with my blog so I'm hoping if I can keep this up throughout the year, I might achieve what I've been hoping to for a while now.
Rivelin Woods, Sheffield

Finally Reach 5000 Twitter Followers

To be honest I don't have the highest hopes ever for this because I'm just not as active on Twitter as I used to be but I would like to finally reach 5000. I find with twitter I go through peaks where I gain followers quite steadily but then it comes to a slow and doesn't really pick up again for weeks so I expect more of the same for 2020 really. I plan to take part in lots more comment threads as they seem to be picking up again a bit more now and I hope twitter chats become more of a thing again as I used to love getting involved in those and that was always a great way to meet other bloggers. If you have any other tips, let me know!

Up My Instagram Game

To be honest, I'm not sure exactly what I mean by this so I probably need to give it some real thought and really work out what I want to do with my Instagram this year, I just know I need a change. My style for photos has stayed the same for a while now and whilst I don't post many flatlay or beauty focused photos anymore, when I do I don't just want it to be the same as two years ago if that makes sense. I want to experiment with new backgrounds, new props and try and get creative with captions. I just overthink and get embarrassed if I ramble on too much, anyone else feel the same? My following has been stagnant for a while now so I'm not setting myself an official goal with that as it's just so unpredictable. I definitely want to keep up with my insta stories though as I really enjoying experimenting with different filters, templates etc and I just generally enjoy posting more on there than my actual feed.

Earn A Regular Income

This feels like a bit of a weird one to share because no one really talks about money when it comes to blogging. Everyone sort of alludes to it at times and we all say that we should be more open about it but then never really do it. I don't really want to share what my income goal is each month but I do want to start being more consistent with what I earn through blogging and it feeling like more of a regular income rather than just phases of doing really well and then a month of nothing. I'm sure I'm not alone in that struggle but when you're having a quieter month it does affect you, or so I find anyway, it makes me feel like I'm not quite good enough so I just want to really push myself this year and hopefully have my best year since being self-employed.

Get Organised & Find A Routine

I used to pride myself on being really organised and in some areas I still am but I've let myself get into such a bad routine with blogging over the last few months. Towards the end of 2019 I ended up leaving my blog posts until the last minute and whilst that probably works for some people, it just stresses me out. I had a good few weeks at the start of 2019 where I got lots of content written up, ready to go but I've quickly slid back into that 'oh I'll just write tomorrow's post in the morning, I've got time' no, I need to stop with that. I generally need to just get back into some sort of 9-5 with it too rather than doing the majority in the evenings as then I really struggle to switch off.

Share More Book Reviews

I finally shared a new book review a few weeks ago and that was Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. When I really started to pick up the pace with reading again in 2018 I shared loads of book reviews but then last year I felt like I was repeating myself all the time so I kind of stopped all together and just did my book roundup posts instead. I'm planning on doing the same in 2020 so I can share each book I've read but I do want to get back into writing reviews of the ones that have really impressed me. I know book reviews aren't everyone's favourites but I just want to write about what makes me happy so when I feel a book is worth shouting about, I will.

So, hopefully this years blogging goals go a bit better than last year but we'll see. I'm not putting too much pressure on myself but I do want to push myself so I'm hoping everything will be achievable.

Have you set yourself any blogging goals?

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Hannah said...

Good luck with everything! Having a blogging routine really helps, as it really helps you stay motivated to do it, as you know what to do and when to do it xx

Hannah | luxuryblush

Alice In Sheffield said...

Good luck with your goals! I know the struggle with growing social media it can definitely feel like a hard slog at times

Angelica said...

Wishing you the best!
I completely know how hard it is and have tried to set goals pertaining to blogging myself! Don't give up!

XX Angelica

Daisy said...

You've got this, lovely!! It took me forever to get 5K on Twitter and I haven't grown much since then! xD I think that's because I block all the spam accounts! Ah long as we keep having fun!

Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

jennyinneverland said...

Great goals - I'm sure you'll do brilliantly with all of them. I find Twitter growth is really slow! I also want to up my Instagram game this year. I go for months without posting anything then post like 8 photos in a month - I want to be more consistent and hopefully grow that way! Cos I really enjoy Instagram so there's no reason for me not to use it!Having a blogging routine helps me massively so I really hope you find one that works for you x


Nic said...

Good luck with your Goals for this comming year :)

Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

Sophie said...

Good luck with all of your goals for the year. I found Twitter to be my fastest growing platform in the beginning but it went at snail pace once I hit about 4K. I can totally relate with working on an evening and struggling to switch off with it too, I always find it easier to focus on a night so the routine thing can be a struggle x


Fat Cats & Good Books said...

Sounds like a good set of goals. I agree that bloggers and those in the social media industry can be really evasive when it comes to money and talking about it but I can understand why. It's a very competitive field. I'm sure there are some e-books and blog posts on how to make money through it though.

Best of luck with everything!


Tonyalee said...

Good luck! Those are some great goals to aim towards this year! I also, need to up my Instagram game this year. :)

tonyalee @

Lady Writes said...

So good to set such thorough goals to work towards x

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