Last year I made the decision to make more of my blog. The blog started as a hobby, and still remains a hobby, but it’s so much more than that now. I decided 2017 would be the year I start to take things seriously here at BloggerMummyLauren. I’ve seen many people posting their blogging goals for the year, and thought it would be a good idea. Writing down my goals holds me accountable, and gives me something to refer back to when I’m losing focus. I know I’m late to the New Year goals party, it is the middle of January after all, but better late than never.
My 2017 Blogging Goals
Get 1000 Youtube Subscribers
I’m kicking things off with a target which may be a little unobtainable, but aim high and all that. Why is it unobtainable? Well I’m currently on 208, so I’ve got a long way to go. But I am going to make a big effort with my Youtube this year, and hopefully that will pay off. Last year I didn’t focus on Youtube, my vlogs were rubbish and I wasn’t consistent. This year I’ve decided I’m going to publish new content twice weekly, and make an effort to comment and be part of the youtube community. Whether I can grow my channel to the degree I’m hoping remains to be seen, but we’ll see how I get on.
Work on some big brand collaborations on Youtube
Following on from the last goal; If I make good progress with my channel I’d love to work on some brand collaborations on Youtube. During 2016 I worked with some wonderful brands here on the blog, and I hope that continues, both on here and on Youtube. Video is a great medium, and I do like to create content. I did a foundation degree in this, although it was many years ago now. I’m trying to tap in to my old skills and create better content, and hopefully I can do that with some brands in the future. First, I must focus on my previous target of growing my channel though.
Double my blog stats
Another big ask, but something I want to focus on a lot more this year is getting my viewing numbers up on the blog. I’m not a big blogger by any means, and my stats can vary month to month depending on how much work I put in. In previous years I’ve lacked consistency but I’m working on that. At the end of 2017 I’d like to see a significant increase on 2016’s page views. Double if I can, but any increase will be good.
Increase Social Media Stats
On the 1st of January I took a note of my social media followers across all platforms, and I want to increase them all significantly. Here are the individual numbers and my goal numbers for the year:
- Twitter – 6649 / 2017 Goal – 10k
- Instagram – 1660 / 2017 Goal – 3000
- Facebook – 678 / 2017 Goal – 1500
- Youtube 189 / 2017 Goal 1000
They are the four main 2017 blogging goals that I’ve made. I’m confident that with hard work I can really improve my blog, youtube and social media over the coming year. Have you written any blog goals this year? I’d love to hear about them in the comments
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