2017 blogging goals

My 2017 Blogging Goals

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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  • Reply joanna January 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    My goals are pretty similar I’d love to increase my social media and blog stats as well as work on some fab brand collaborations.

  • Reply Sarah Cantwell January 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Good luck with your goals lovely. I hope you complete them all xx
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  • Reply Everything Mummy January 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    So good to set some goals, go for it hun and you will definitely get there – have just subbed on youtube so one subscriber closer 😉 xx

  • Reply Lauren January 19, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I love setting goals! I always find if I put them out there I’m more likely to take the steps I need to achieve them! Good luck with your goals for 2017 🙂

  • Reply Laura's Lovely Blog January 19, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Big goals, but exciting ones too 🙂 I look forward to seeing how well you do x
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  • Reply catherine January 19, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Great goals for the year. Sounds like you’ve got real focus and if you put your mind to it I’m sure you’ll get there. I think my social media follower goals would be to get to where you are now lol! #sharingthebloglove

  • Reply catherine January 19, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Great goals for the year, sounds like you’ve really got a focus. Good luck. #sharingthebloglove

  • Reply natalie January 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I love reading peoples new year goals – I definitely need to work on my social media stats I am pretty rubbish on it at the moment. I need to be more brave and put some specific figures on my targets so I have something definite to aim for. Good luck lovely #sharingthebloglove

  • Reply Samsam January 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I think it is a good idea to put numbers on the target you want to reach. I hope 2017 would be a great year for your blogging #sharingthebloglove

  • Reply Stephanie January 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Good luck with your goals, they look great and I am sure you will complete them all!
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  • Reply Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons January 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Best of luck with hitting all of these. I’ve made my overall goal to double my page views too – it’s one area that I do feel I need to work on. The only social media platform I’ve set a goal for is Instagram though, as that’s the area that I feel compliments my blog most – the others I don’t see any real traction from, so I’m not looking to actively grow them. I’m sure they’ll continue to grow on their own steam. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Reply Sarah January 20, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Good luck with your goals, I think they’re all fairly achievable!
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  • Reply RachelSwirl January 22, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Some realistic, reasonable goals. Good luck!

  • Reply Laura - Dear Bear and Beany January 24, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Some big goals, but thats the whole point of setting goals to make them a challenge, but realistic at the same time. I would love to see my blog grow this year and whilst I didn’t think I would set some goals on stats etc, I am now going to do it. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x
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  • Reply Janine Dolan January 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Good luck with the achievement. I think they are all doable.
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  • Reply Cass January 24, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    It’s great that you’ve shared your goals as you’ll feel more accountable fo rthem now – good luck with them all x x
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  • Reply Beth @ Twinderelmo January 24, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Your YT is my inspiration as your videos are really sleek. Mine? Bag of!
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  • Reply suzie January 26, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Good luck with your goals this year. I’m sure you can crack them.
    I’m not very good at goal setting. I tend to avoid it because if I don’t reach them I get discouraged and give up. That’s a bad attitude I really need to work on.

  • Reply Peachy and her Mommy January 26, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I love that you have such specific and measurable goals. It inspires me to set some goals of my own. Best of luck to you! #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Reply biscuit please mummy January 26, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    As a (very, very) new blogger I found this really interesting and gave me some ideas of where I need to aim – thank you!

  • Reply Kimberley | Oh Just My Little Blog January 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Good luck with your goals. I’d like to grow my blog and Instagram too but haven’t set myself specific goals x #SharingtheBlogLove
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  • Reply Steph at Mental Parentals January 28, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Great set of goals and all reasonably realistic too 🙂 I doubt you’ll have any issue with getting to your targets by the end of 2017 x #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Reply Rebecca January 30, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Great goals, good luck with them! I will visit you on youtube I’m always looking for new channels to watch! My blogging goal for 2017 is just.. keep blogging! #sharingthebloglove

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