New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 Bloggers: Get Inspired
Are you fired up about the new year ahead?
Imagine where your blog can be twelve months from now…picture the results you want:
- A tribe of devoted fans
- Lots of readers
- Higher level of income
- Creative satisfaction
- Helping more people
- Making a difference in your niche
Ginormous 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 are:
- Write four guest posts in January
- Get 100 email subscribers per month
- Consistently post at least 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.”
I think you should do this right now.
Go ahead, share your new year’s resolutions right here in the comments below. I’m going to be hanging out here in the comments closely over the next 36 hours or so, 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 resolutions at any time.
I’m telling you, this could really be a powerful exercise for you.
Of course, I’ll be here for you more than 36 hours. I’m here to give you a boost any time you’re feeling discouraged.
So, if you have a question about your goals six months from now, just remember your bookmark, return to this post, leave your question here and I’ll respond with my own brand of motivation.
Here’s the thing: Accountability is powerful, and this will provide you with some. An added bonus is how your goals can inspire other bloggers.
Even if your goals do not sound at first like “blogging goals”, go ahead and share them. Chances are these goals will still somehow help your blogging.
A couple of examples:
- Losing weight or any resolutions 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 blogging goals? Read through my resolutions here along with 5 other bloggers for some examples…
My Own List of New Year’s Resolutions for Bloggers
Blogger: Matthew Loomis Website: Build Your Own Blog
Here are the goals I’ve set more myself:
1. Consistently publish at least 1 to 3 new blog posts per week. The number will depend on the required research and length. A quality long form article of over 2000 words vs. a 600-1500 word article. So, at least 3 short articles, two mediums, or one longer form content. This includes videos, btw.
2. Grow my email list by 10,000.
3. 15 guest posts on quality websites.
4. Eliminate distractions that steal time and energy from my business and family.
5. Continue to get to know YOU even better. To know what you need and create better ways to serve you.
6. Double my income. – The first three goals will contribute to this goal.
Check Out What These Bloggers Are Shooting for Next Year
Over on Facebook and Google Plus, I asked bloggers like you to share their new year’s resolutions for 2015. For those who responded, I promised they would get featured right here in this article with a link to their website. Here they are! These bloggers are cool dudes, so be sure to check out what they’re doing online. They are determined to rock the house in 2015!
1. Blogger: Brent Jones Website: Brent Jones Online
“My new year’s resolutions are:
- More guest posts on other authoritative sites.
- First interviews with other bloggers posted on my blog and YouTube.
- Better focus on email list building.”
2. Blogger: Thomas E. Hanna Website: BlogPhoto.tv
“I actually just went through and detailed my major business goals this past week, identifying specific timeframes, milestones, and action steps for them.Some are a little personal – identifying profitability benchmarks and such – but among those that I am comfortable sharing:
- Exceed 5000 email subscribers by December 2015
- Average 1000+ shares on new articles by December 2015
- Launch a new HOA in February and podcast by April, and build an engaged audience around both by December 2015.
- Establish HOA/Podcast sponsors by June 2015, and launch a blogging university series of courses by that same month (if not earlier)”
3. Blogger: Rob Philbin Website: Philbin Media
“Just one goal this year, Matt: Perseverance.”
4. Blogger: Brandon Shaefer Website: 90 Day Pro
“A few of my goals are:
- To be consistent with my content publishing schedule.
- Continue to build strong relationships with authoritative bloggers in my market segment.
- Focus on writing more long form content.”
5. Blogger: Matthew Sidebotham Website: Work Wise Words
“Only a few weeks into blogging, so in no particular order of priority…. grow my traffic, and get people involved in discussion about professional writing; attract guest bloggers and offer more topics and services as the blog develops; have some cross blogs accepted by other bloggers; carve out a unique niche in the crowded field of advice on writing, and turn Work Wise Words into not just a blog but a resource and forum for other professional writers.”
6. Blogger: Jessica Daniels Website: Online With Jessica Daniels
My goals are:
- Create blog posts 5X per week.
- Help as many people as I can.
- Create auto responders to help build my email list.
Okay, It’s Your Turn: Share Your New Year’s Resolutions NowAre you ready to grow, change, and develop into a blogging All Star?
Today is your day to start shining.Be bold. Feel empowered starting today by declaring your goals for 2015.
This is a safe place. There is strength in numbers.
No matter what your goals are, they are uniquely yours. Everyone is different.
Again, if you need help clarifying a goal or just crave feedback, I’ll be replying to comments quickly over the next 36 hours.
This is your year, champ.
Go for it.