Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Blogging Goals for February 2017

Blogging is something I just started seriously. I have had blogs before, but more so just to put my work so that I would have it collected somewhere for when I graduate college. However, I decided that as I near the end it is time to start taking blogging more seriously, share my passion of writing with the world, and start branding not only my blog, but myself for future career opportunities. In the short month of blogging I have accomplished so much more than I thought. However, this means I can set new goals to accomplish more.

Here are ten goals that I hope to accomplish by the end of February 2017 by blogging:

1) I hope to brand myself more:
Being a college student is hard within itself. However, being a journalism student is even harder. In an industry that is slowly dying you have to become your own brand to help set yourself apart from others. I hope to brand myself more to become a unique individual so that I can help set myself apart from other applicants for journalism jobs.

2) Have a piece published:
Not only have I started blogging this month, I have started writing articles. These articles have mostly been political opinion articles because of what is happening in our country, but nonetheless are articles. By the end of February I hope to have at one piece published as a freelancer. This one is kind of a stretch, but I know I can accomplish it.

3) Social Media Growth:
I have already gained 100 twitter followers and about 40 facebook likes in just one month. I hope to double these numbers by the end of this month. I hope to be at 100 facebook likes and 200 twitter followers. I know this is a stretch as it seems I have hit a bump in my road of social media, but I hope that I can accomplish it by branding myself more. *self promotion: if you haven't given me a like or follow on twitter or facebook I would love if you could :)*

4) Find blogger events:
I have seen so many twitter advertisements, facebook posts, and instagram pictures of blogger events across the world. I hope by the end of the month I am able to find some more locally to me, to participate in. I love the blogging community as it helps, brand myself in my career, and gain more experience in writing.

5) Blog follows and likes: 
I hope to have 50 followers by the end of month. I am currently only at about 3 who actually follow the blog and don't just click on social media links. This is a little bit of a harder thing for me to accomplish. I know I can do it.

6) Have more page views:
I have currently about 1,100 page views for the first month. By the end of February I hope to have about 3,000 page views for the month. I know I can do it, I just have to advertise more.

7) Join more communities:
I am hoping to be apart of more twitter chats, facebook groups, and even find some instagrams or pinterest users who have blogging groups (I am sure there are some). I love these groups as it is another way to brand and advertise my blog.

8) Have a brand partnership:
I hope to have a partnership with at least one brand by the end of the month. However, the way to do that is to boost my page views, followers, and social media. I can do it, I just need to put the effort in.

9) Have a set series:
Having a lifestyle, beauty and travel blog is quite difficult to balance the amount of posts I post about each topic. I hope to have a few series options going by the end of the month and a theme for some days of the week. I already have the ideas in my head I just have to execute them. I know I can do it and I will, just have to work.

10) Still be blogging:
Okay this one is obvious, I hope to still be blogging at the end of February consistently. I know I will be, but it is always nice to have this as a goal.

What are your goals for the month? How do you plan to accomplish them and stick to them?

Also, don't forget about the giveaway to thank you for supporting my blog and to celebrate one month!

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