Blogging Goals for 2017: Declare Yours Now! Begin Your Quest for Freedom & Financial Independence

December 31, 2016

blog goals 2017

Ready for a reboot?

2016 is now behind you. Staring at the rear-view-mirror for too long will get you in a wreck.

Looking back can be productive only if you are doing so to learn what NOT to do going forward.

I just wouldn’t dwell on it.

So if you need to, find a quiet place and reflect on what you’ve learned. Write those lessons down in bullet points.

Afterward, come back to this post…

Now let’s get to the fun part!

Imagine where your blog can be twelve months from now…picture the results you want:

•A tribe of devoted fans
•Lots of readers
•Higher levels of income
•Creative satisfaction
•Helping more people
•Making a difference in your niche

Super ambitious goals like these are a beautiful thing. Yet, to reach big goals you must first set some specific goals to help you get there.

A few examples of specific goals that take you where you want to go are:
•Write four guest posts by Feb. 28
•Get 120 email subscribers per month
•Post one new blog article per week

How do you reach the top of a mountain? One step at a time.

There is power in writing down (or typing) your new year’s resolutions.

In Habakkuk 2:2 it says, ““Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”

You should do this right now.

Go ahead, share your new year’s declarations right here in the comments below. I’m going to be hanging out in the comments closely over the next 72 hours, and I’ll definitely reply to your comment with some helpful feedback or encouragement.

Then be sure to bookmark this blog article so you can refer back to your declarations at any time.

You know, this could really be a powerful exercise for you.

I’m here to give you a boost whenever you’re feeling discouraged throughout the year, so don’t worry about making mistakes along the way.

Here’s the thing: Accountability is powerful, and this will provide you with that. Plus, your goals can inspire other bloggers.

Even if your goals do not sound at first like “blog goals”, go ahead and share them. Chances are these goals will still somehow help your blogging.

A couple of examples:
•Losing weight or any goals in the “health” category will help you feel better, and this will help you be a better blogger
•Eliminating distractions will help you be more productive as a blogger

You get the idea.

Need more ideas on blog goals? Read through my resolutions here for some examples…I gotta practice what I preach, right? 🙂

Declare your blog goals for 2017! Feels good! Do it now!


matthew kaboomis loomis

Here are the goals I’ve set for myself:

1. Get the Blog Chronicles on iTunes

2. 4 guest posts on some sites I’ve never posted before that I admire.

4. Add 6,000 email subscribers

5. Read 25 books. Share reviews on the books that are a good fit for you, the Build Your Own Blog audience.

7. Double my income.

Now It’s Your Turn! Share Your Blog Goals for 2017 Below

Everyone who did this last year had fun and many were empowered by putting their goals down “on paper.”

I hope you will join us this year.

Let’s inject some momentum into our future–together!

Tap me on the shoulder in the comments.

Be bold. Declare your blog goals! (In the comments. 😉

Today I declared my 2017 blog goals! #blogging


Author Bio:

Matthew Kaboomis Loomis is the owner of Build Your Own Blog. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter


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  1. Heidi Cleaveland says:    •   3 years

    Thanks for doing this Matt.
    1. Join a blogging community so I can engage with people who have similar goals and struggles.
    2. Post 3 small weekly posts.
    3. Set a monthly theme to my posts.
    4. Understand more about how some of the technical things work on blogging, search engines, advertising etc.
    5. Be extra nice to Matt.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hi Heidi,

      Ha ha I appreciate your fifth goal. 🙂 Thank you for being so nice! 😉

      This blogging community here is a place where you can engage with other people with similar goals, as you can see in these comments. The more we all engage in the comments, the more we will receive. 😉 Keep us posted on your progress.



  2. Lisa Head says:    •   3 years

    1. Advertise my book: Got Inspiration? Inspiration Does the Mind Good by Lisa Head (?)

    2. Get my second book ready to publish.

    3. Continue A Daily Dose of Inspiration in my blog.

    4. Thank you Matt.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hi Lisa,

      These are fabulous goals! You should include a link to your blog when you comment so people can check it out. 🙂

      Thank you for sharing your goals with us.



  3. Magnolia says:    •   3 years

    1. Post at least once a week.
    2. Make time for creative writing.
    3. Find the best way to promote my blog with minimal time and effort.
    4. Make income from my blog.
    5. Get organized.
    6. Get healthier.
    7. Write my book.

    Thanks for this opportunity Matt!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hello Magnolia,

      Great goals here. Here on the site I can help you with your third goal and your fourth goal.

      To help with organization, do you use a content calendar?

      Good to see you here taking part, Magnolia! Drop by again and let us know how things are going.



  4. Jo Moulton says:    •   3 years

    1. Learn how to set up a blog and all the technical stuff.

    2. Star with weekly messages of wisdom I have learned in my life to uplift and encourage my readers.

    3. Do one larger message monthly.

    4. Get a good following and earn a nice income.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hey Jo,

      Love these goals. Not let’s put some action behind them. I’d love to help you with your first goal. My blog setup guide is here to help you get rolling. You can message me if you need any help using the IM tool in the bottom right corner of this website.

      Let’s get you heading in the direction of your fourth goal!


      1. Jo Moulton says:    •   3 years

        Thank you Matthew. I will get it going and then maybe you can help me get my domain. Thanks again and have a Blessed 2017.


  5. Subulola says:    •   3 years

    1. Get my own Web blog Domain

    2. Launch my ‘Fiction/Flash fiction’ Page on my blog!

    3. Upload posts once every week (I’ve been lagging 🙁 )

    4. Make money from blogging!!!

    5. Get at least 5 awesome, admired writers/bloggers to feature on my blog!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hi Subulola,

      That’s a great first goal you listed here. You will feel more solid with your own domain and self hosted blog. I’d love to help you get an awesome domain name so you can cross this goal off your list. ‘d

      And on your fifth goal, you can email me for an interview request and we’ll make it happen.:)

      Talk soon,


  6. Martha says:    •   3 years

    Well, since I am usually my own worst enemy at doing what I set my mind to, my goal is to simply

    A. Get Started

    B. Have Faith

    C. Start with At Least one blog a week!!

    Thank You Matt!!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Fabulous, Martha! Let me help you get started!

      My setup guide is quite helpful, and you can email me if needed.

      Let’s do this! Make 2017 special.


  7. Ryan Biddulph says:    •   3 years

    Hi Matthew,

    Really digging these intents 😉 Kudos for that 25 book total too. I’d like to keep reading for 30 to 60 minutes daily to entertain myself and to sharpen my creativity, for my audience, because when I read regularly those words flow super easily through my fingers to my blog.

    I just wanna keep having fun and to continue doing things from a place of love, blogging-wise and life-wise. 2 inspired intents I want to hold near and dear to my hear, every moment of every day, to make my 2017 and beyond rock out. Because I see the energetic momentum building steadily now and feel inspired about what the coming days, weeks and months have in store for me.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great week!


    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hi Ryan,

      I can feel the energetic momentum you are building these days. This year is going to be a great one for you! And me too! 🙂

      I like how you keep your audience in mind even when reading books. Super giving of you and pretty cool.

      Enjoy the first week of what will be awesome year!


  8. mia johnson says:    •   3 years

    1. Decide if Blogging is really something I want to do, how I want to do it, where I want to do it. 2. Provide Open ongoing Groups for my many different programs, making information an affordable option.
    3. Match my former income when I was able to leave mother with Dementia to go outside to work,
    4. Write at least an hour a day
    5. Set aside an hour before bed and an hour when I wake to finish the pile of books I’ve meant to finish, but never seem to have time to.
    6. Be more proactive in conquering my lack of technical and computer skills.
    7. Refuse to open closed doors.
    8. Avoid Toxic and Negative influences

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hi Mia,

      I want to start my reply by saying I admire how you are caring for your mother. What a caring person you are.

      On your fifth goal, have you ever used Audible dot com? That could help you digest books in your busy schedule.

      On your sixth goal, when you start a blog through my setup guide, you can also use my free WordPress video tutorials to help you “be more proactive in conquering my lack of technical skills.”

      Goal number seven is fantastic! Sometimes we do waste a lot of time trying to open a closed door that isn’t meant to be opened again.

      Stick around this site and hang around other bloggers who are taking action instead of the toxic naysayers.

      Let me know when your blog is up!


  9. Renee says:    •   3 years

    Thanks for the encouragement Matt:)

    Some of my major goals for 2017 are:

    1. Focus on creating content!!
    Creating music

    2. Make time to get my website up–even if it’s only the Home, About, and Blog tabs!

    3. Publish/produce at least some portion of what I create.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hi Renee,

      Let’s get your website up together! Then you can publish your creations!

      I’m happy this has encouraged you, Renee. Let me know when your blog is up!

      You can do it.


  10. Bellybytes says:    •   3 years

    These are my goals

    Reorganise, clean up and re-design my blogs.

    Generate some income from my blogs

    Learn how to sort out glitches, write perfect posts and double my followers.

    Find time to organise my thoughts and become a more regular blogger.

    Read other blogs and engage in building a community

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hey Bellybytes,

      I enjoy your comments. Can you share your first name with us? 🙂

      You’ve got some work to do this year. On your last goal, be sure to read more posts here throughout the year. 😉

  11. Alicia says:    •   3 years

    Hi Matt,
    My goal is to start a blog to share my experiences of both cancer treatment, survival and life after you’ve beaten it because life never really goes back to the way it was before. I’ve helped a lot of people in my local community by sharing my experiences and I’d like to widen the net. So in point form…

    1. Start a blog
    2. Write content at least weekly that will help and inspire others
    3. Learn more about what I can do as opposed to what I can’t post cancer

    Cheers for the inspiration ?

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Wow, Alicia. Sounds like a pretty incredible blog!

      I’d be honored to help you start it. My blog setup guide will take you there in roughly 15 minutes.

      You inspire me. 🙂

      Keep me posted on your progress,


  12. Zara says:    •   3 years

    My goals for my blog:

    1. To convert the views I get into comments;
    2. To be referred by lots of people;
    3. Have authors approach me to review their books.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hi Zara,

      One author I would recommend is Pamela Wilson. Her book Master Content Marketing would be a great book for you to review. You’ll learn some great blogging tips in the process!

      Keep me posted on your progress,


      1. Zara says:    •   3 years

        Thanks Matthew

  13. Pam MacKenzie says:    •   3 years

    1. Read all of the messages you sent, Matt so that I can get my act together and get blogging!
    2. Go over my initial notes to sharpen my niche.
    3. Make this a priority this winter. The real issue for me is just getting started!

    Thanks Matt. I look forward to immersing myself in your information and then shaking my feathers for a great start!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hi Pam,

      I’ll be watching your open rate on my emails. Just kidding! Ain’t nobody got time for that. 🙂

      I am here though to help you however I can. Let me know if you if you have any questions about getting your blog started.

      You can message me anytime.

      Come join the blogging family real soon, okay?



  14. Sheila says:    •   3 years

    Hi Matt!
    What a great idea to get all of us readers to participate and to put our thoughts/goals down on “paper”. That is always the first step 🙂
    I have walked through all of your steps on setting up a blog and have actually set mine up to the point of the domain and the hosting. (A Big Big Thank YOU!!) It is not live yet as I have to “fill it out” so that there is actually something there to read.
    My goals are to:
    1. Start the blog and add content (so many ideas that I think I will have to have multiple areas on the blog)
    2. Post weekly
    3. Monetize the blog so that I may help my hubby by bringing in some income
    4. Pay off the credit cards and my SUV so that we can purchase hubby a new truck
    5. Eat healthier which will also aid in balancing my daughter’s blood sugar as she has Type 1 diabetes

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Hi Sheila,

      Congrats on being bold enough to do this. 🙂 I’m happy you enjoyed my blog setup guide.

      Like I always say, you eat an elephant one bite at a time. Focus on developing the weekly content habit and then you can start thinking about your third goal. The fourth goal won’t happen unless you start blogging. 😉

      Keep me posted!


  15. David Lilly says:    •   3 years

    1. Start a blog
    2. Write 3 to 5 blog posts weekly
    3. Make posts 350 to 500 words each, or longer
    4. Write blog posts using my usual vocabulary, in my own voice w/o concern for current trends.
    5. Use the word “awesome” only when really appropriate.
    6. Possibly incorporate video
    7. Have at least 1 guest blog post
    8. Do at least 1 guest blog post
    9. Make money from my efforts.