affiliate links // I’m a very goal oriented person. I really thrive off of working towards goals and I feel a bit stagnant and stuck if I don’t have anything to actively work towards. And since blogging is my full-time career, most of my goals are blogging related now. However blogging can definitely be a very goal centered thing, with us all looking for that next milestone.
Although it’s important not to make the goals the ONLY focus of your blogging life, they are an incredible tool to help you move forward, stay focused and keep momentum up. I’m also a firm believer in achievable goals, especially when you’re setting monthly or even weekly goals.
There’s simply no point setting something totally unachievable that we all just end up crying over which makes us never want to write a blog post ever again in our lives.
I’ve spoken to a few people (other bloggers) – through coaching them and general chit-chat – who don’t set goals for their blog but when I mentioned it, they realised how much it might help them progress. And guess what? It DID.
If you’re new to goal setting with your blog, no worries.
In this post I’ve suggested 40 different goal ideas for you to set for your blog to help you grow and stay motivated. Of course with each of these goals, should you choose to use them, you should add your own numbers and things to fill the gaps and make the goal suit you and where you are in your blogging journey.
40 blogging goals for growth and motivation:
Stat and number goals:
Stat and number goals are always great goals to set because they’re so black and white. There’s certainly no question as to whether you’ve hit these goals or not; you either have or you haven’t. And there’s definitely nothing wrong with wanting to grow in numbers too – I don’t personally agree with the numbers don’t matter argument but that’s another post for another day!
- Hit __ Twitter Followers
- Reach __ Facebook Likes
- Gain __ Instagram Followers
- Hit _____ Monthly Page Views
- Get ___ Blog Subscribers
- Increase My DA Score By ___
- Hit ___ Mailing List Subscribers
- Get ___ Downloads of My Podcast
- Grow Engagement Rate by ___%
- Get ___ Monthly Views From Pinterest
- Reach ____ Monthly Views On Pinterest
Resources + blog posts to help with your stat goals:
- Blog DA Score: What It Is, Why It’s Useful and How To Improve It
- The Ultimate Pinterest Marketing Guide eBook
Money making goals:
If you’re a blogger who’s making money from their blog or WANTS to start making money from their blog then money related goals are a great idea! Making money through blogging (or becoming a full-time blogger) can be a long process, so having these goals to work towards will help you keep up the momentum.
- Pitch To ___ Brands About Collaborations (sign up to my mailing list for access to my freebie library, where I have a full guide on pitching to brands – including a template!)
- Brainstorm ___ Brands To Pitch To In the Future
- Sign Up To ___ New Blogging Platforms
- Purchase An eBook On _____
- Schedule ___ Affiliate Tweets Every Day
- Sign Up To New Affiliate Programs
- Create Or Complete An eBook
- Establish Advertising Packages For Bloggers (check out my advertising packages here)
- Apply For ___ Blogging Opportunities
- Reach ___ In Blogging Income
- Make ___ Sales of My Course / eBook / Program
Resources + blog posts to help with your money making blogging goals:
- A Beginners Guide To Affiliate Sales eBook
- Top Tips For Using Get Blogged
- 6 Ways To Think of Brands To Pitch To For Collaborations
Content creation blogging goals:
I love these types of goals because they’re the fun goals out of the lot of them. Content creation is what I’m here for and what I’m passionate about the most, so these sort of goals are usually my main focus throughout the month! There are also so many different avenues of content creation, so this is where you can get creative and have some fun!
- Create All Content For Next Month
- Plan Blog Content Until the End of the Year
- Complete A ____ Gift Guide
- Create A New Freebie For Mailing List Subscribers
- Take Photos For Instagram
- Create ___ New Pins for Pinterest
- Write A Guest Post For Another Blogger
- Schedule ___ Mailing List Emails
- Create ___ Graphics For Twitter / Facebook
- Create Printables / Worksheets etc For Your Store
Resources + blog posts to help with your content creation goals:
- Styled Stock Society Stock Photo Membership
- 40 Pretty Pinterest Templates Starter Kit
- The Ultimate Guide To Planning Blog Content
Maintenance and admin goals:
Okay these are the boring goals. For me at least, this is the stuff I don’t like doing but I know I have to (or at least SHOULD do) in order to keep my blog, social media platforms and business ticking along nicely. Sorry – there’s simply no way to make these goals sound fun!
- Fix All Broken Links
- Update ___ Old Blog Posts With SEO + Keywords
- Keyword Research For ___ New Blog Content Ideas
- Schedule Pins For ___ Days
- Schedule Tweets For ___ Days
- Fill Out Your Tax Return / Tax Books
- Spend ___ Hours Working On Improving Your Site Speed
- Create A New Media Kit (+ Rate Card)
Resources + blog posts to help with your maintenance goals:
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I absolutely love this post. Blogging up to now has just been a hobby, but I recently decided to put more work into it. This post is a great way to stay focused. Thank you 😊
You’re welcome! Hope this helps 🙂 x
Thank you for this. I am currently setting blogging goals & was looking for a post like this.
Really helpful info
Glad you found this helpful!
Thanks for sharing your Goals, I think taking small steps with my blog and focusing on one at a time helps 🙂
That definitely helps!
I love these goals. Since working in the office more, blogging has taken so much more of a backseat, but I’d love to spend more time on it. I love your pitching guide and I’ve managed to get a few gifted collaborations from it! Next stop, getting paid to do what I love. Thank you for these goal ideas 🙂 Em x
Thank you lovely! So happy to hear about the collabs you’ve got from the guide too! x
Thank you for sharing these ideas. I definitely agree with setting realistic tangible goals. Each month I’m striving to do more on my blog and with my blog. My main goals are to reach more people and hope to monetize this year. Great post!
Thank you! Glad this helped!
So many good ideas here…quite a list!!! Thank you for posting this! 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Thanks for sharing these! I also think setting goals for ourselves is so important and it keeps us motivated. 😊💕
Totally agree 🙂
It sure is!
wow! This was so helpful!
Glad you thought so!
Fantastic post Jenny! Setting up reachable goals is so important and so rewarding at the end. Great suggestions and will go back to my drawing board to get more focused on what I need to work on. xoxo
Thank you, totally agree too! X
I am currently trying to learn how to pitch to brands. I hope to get my first brand partnership soon. I love making blogging goals. It helps me stay focused.
I have an ebook you might find helpful for that: https://gumroad.com/jennyinneverland#qTnrJ
I love setting goals for each month – it makes me feel a bit more grounded. I’m currently working on my DA so have been writing a few guest posts, as well as fitting in as much content as possible for next month! It’s hard work, but I have the summer off to go full time with my blog for a couple of months 🎉 Really helpful post xx
It’s definitely hard work but sounds like you’re on the right track!
Awesome post. Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome 🙂
Thank you for sharing such clear goal statements that we can personalize!
You’re welcome 🙂
I’m saving this and sharing it with the girls because we really need to set up some goals in order to get to where we want to be, and your list here is very inspiring indeed!
Yesss! Good luck! You’ll hit your goals no problem 😉
This is such a helpful post! I am not very good at setting goals for my blog. I sometimes have a non-concrete goal in my head, such as “I’d love to hit x number of Twitter followers by this date” but I don’t have a good system for my goals. This has given me a lot to think about and I’ll have to go through the list again to make sure I’m actually doing these tasks 🙂
Ah I’m glad this helped! Good luck with those future goals!
I learn a lot from your Blogs. Thanks a lot.
Thank you, I’m glad.
This is such a detailed blog post with some real actionable goals with some really helpful resources to help achieve those goals. I love making goals as it keeps me motivated. Thank you for sharing Jenny.
Lauren – bournemouthgirl.com
Thank you! Same, it helps me SO much!
These are great ideas, Jenny! I definitely am not as active with setting goals as I would like to be, but that has inspired me x
Thank you, I’m so glad!
Fantastic post, Jenny. Very motivational. I wish I had your motivation, though. I just want to draw and sleep lately and I think it’s the weather! (Or me lol)
This is so helpful! I am struggling with goal setting with my blog as I have just started but now I am gonna set some practical goals and in numbers to track easily. Your blog is my go-to guide for learning blogging. Thank you for sharing!
Harsha | https://www.dreamwithharsha.com/
Awh thank you so much! Easily reachable goals is a good place to start.
Thank you my love! Haha I’ve been sleeping lots lately too!
Such a good posy Jenny. I don’t have goals as such but I do look at my numbers occasionally and wonder how I could improve, but I guess that’s what goals are for! 😂
Yes that’s exactly what goals are for! Helping you create that plan to get those numbers higher!
I always try to challenge myself to plan ahead – I’m already scribbling away for Blogtober haha.
I have arbitrary goals in my head for stats, but I never set them down properly as my content is quite fluid.
Cora | https://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/
Planning ahead can be super fun too!
There are some blogging goals in here that I didn’t realise I needed! A great post Jenny! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Thanks lovely x
I love this post Jenny, and so helpful for someone like me who’s just starting out with earning from their writing 🙂 I’m going to bookmark this and fill it in soon x
Thank you! 🙂 good luck with all your future goals!
Thank you 🙂
I have quite some trouble not with setting goals but with achieving them. It’s like there is a door in my mind that shuts close and stops me doing what I try to achieve as soon as I set a goal. Am currently working with positive affirmations and challenging negative thought patterns to over come this. Thanks for this great list of blogging goals. Happy Thursday to you and yours 🤗😊
Challenging those negative beliefs that make you feel that way is a great place to start, well done!
Thank you for sharing, I am going to use some of this tips you have shared and use them to set my goals.
Glad to hear it! Good luck 🙂