What would a blog be without blog goals, right?
First, I think your blog should have goals. Whether it’s a personal blog, business blog or a mix of both, having goals will help you focus on what to write, how to write it, how to reach people, etc. It makes sense.
I’ve accomplished a lot of bigger goals with my blog — namely connecting with others. I’ve met a ton of great people (some in-person), and that’s led to a host of opportunities.
But what about some smaller, more frivolous goals? Goals that speak to the ego of every blogger who likes to see his/her name in the proverbial lights of the blogosphere.
So here goes…by Christmas, I’m hoping to:
- Get into the top 15,000 at Technorati (Feel free to add me as a favorite there!)
- Get another post on the front page of Digg. Digg is like crack, I can’t help myself!
- Get 220 FeedBurner subscribers (I average around 190 now.)
- Get a link from Seth Godin.
- Run one more group writing project.
- Finally dip my toe into some affiliate marketing (For the experience more than anything. The Bluehost link I have in the sidebar and 1 sale through Amazon don’t count!)
Those are some of my frivolous blog goals. If I achieve any of them, I’ll be happy, no question, but I’m certainly not going to lose sleep over them. Even if I don’t achieve a single one of these goals, my blog has returned incredible value to me, and I’m forever grateful for that.