About a week ago, a friend of mine came at me with the question “What is your blogging goal?”
I had to stop for a second before I gave her my answer…
“I don’t really have one, except to do BETTER this month than I did LAST month.”
I want to reach MORE people.
I want to inspire/help MORE parents.
I want to help MORE kids get the time that they need from their parents.
I want to help my family by making MORE money on my blog (my income report).
I want to help other bloggers by giving them MORE info on how to be successful.
I just want to do MORE this month than I did last month.
I know that most bloggers have specific goals like “I want to be at 500,000 FB fans by December 2015” but my goal has never been specific, because honestly, I don’t think that our goals can keep up with us, as bloggers. Yes, I just said that.
I never dreamt that my blog would become the success that it has become. If I had set my goals, I would have far under reached them and maybe I wouldn’t have my dreams set so high (yes, I have DREAMS… lots of those!)
I don’t set specific goals because I try hard EVERY DAY at blogging.
I don’t try to reach one goal, just to reach it. No.
Every.Single.Day I work my hardest at blogging (well- minus the weekends… that time is for my family).
For my blog, I just don’t let up. If I had goals, would I stop when I got there? Would you? Probably not… So- I don’t set them.
The truth is that I really can’t set goals because blogging doesn’t really allow for that.
Some days my FB page is fantastic, other days, I hear crickets.
Some days I get so many page views that my overage costs are hundreds of dollars, other days, I’m under my normal view amount.
Blogging is like a roller coaster. There are up days and down days, but I can’t tell someone where I want to be in a certain number of days, months, years… because I don’t know myself. The sky is the limit!
I can just say that I want to do better tomorrow than I did today (just like being a Mom, I guess). I want to do better next month than I did this month. I take it day by day (well month by month!) and enjoy the fact that I am spending time at home with my family, making money, and making other people happy with my words.