A past assignment at last examined: consider what you want to accomplish with your blog. Write down three concrete goals you want to achieve. Live. And. Blog. (not blog to live.)
Having goals helps you focus your blogging energy. If the thing you’re doing isn’t helping you achieve your goals, ditch it. Done & ditched!
Some questions to mull over to help you uncover/refine what’s most important to you about your blog:
Why do you blog? My head’s all full of fluff. To connect with others? Sort-of, (but only kind-of.) If others are to connect with me they will need to be those who have not only smiles on their faces but smiles embedded in their souls, (or are striving for this.) To work through and clarify your own thoughts? Mostly.
If your blog exceeded your wildest dreams, what would that look like? It would be a creative outlet of love. How many followers would you have? Only thing that matters would be: a follower of my site must be one who is intrigued by silly, sappy, genuine love (which can be messy sometimes) & those who care to nurture God’s love in their lives and the lives of others. And MUST be comfortable with receiving hugs n’ blessings! (Yes, this site is touchy & feely.) What sort of community would participate? Builders of character. No conspirators who want to build themSELVES up while tearing others down. What discussions would take place? Godly giggles exhaled through angel breaths. How often would you post? my prayer is to build a routine. God is working on that for me...please be patient with His timing.
You can articulate your goals however you’re most comfortable, my main goal is: unpacking my brain fluff; but we recommend making them simple, concrete, and time-based to create laser-like focus, like: okay….unpacking my fluff ROUTINELY so i don’t become over-stuffed!
How would that look?
Attempt to publish three times each week with: One random fluff-thought, 2 regular features.
Spend one hour each week visiting my followers’ blogs, reading their posts, and commenting on their work.
Create an editorial calendar for the next three months by March 23rd.
Publish posts from respected guests once a month.
(Enlist prayer warriors to pray for me!)
Assignment completed. (no credit received. but my character is redeemed & for that I give mySELF some bonus points!)
hugs n’ blessings!