Monday, May 2, 2016

Blogging With Intention - Goal Assessment

I have been joining with friends over at Sweet Tea, LLC for a monthly link-up where we share our blogging goals, which keeps us accountable to each other. This month I will be sharing how things went for  April and set a plan for what I want to accomplish during the month of May. 


Here is how I did on last month's goals:
  • Finished reading the eBook by Abby from Just a Girl and her BlogBuilding a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook and have been using some of the printables to help organize my blog information and keep track of my monthly stats
  • Finished Kirsten's e-course on Google Drive and implemented some of her tips, such as organizing my folders and setting up sheets to keep track of my blog payments
  • Joined two more Pinterest group boards and two blogger Facebook Groups
  • I got my first PAID post through Social Fabric (I literally did a happy dance!)
  • Bought my ticket for Haven Conference in Atlanta...I am super excited to be attending my first blogger conference with one of my besties Melanie (It Happens in a Blink)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/17170042299073686/



What I am working on for next month:
  • Finish the post for my collaboration with a paint retailer
  • Continue applying for paid posts, especially since I have one under my belt now
  • Continue working on gaining new email subscribers
  • Continue to work on my Pinterest strategy...I upgraded my Buffer account so I can start scheduling Pins
  • Design and order business cards for my blog

I hope you will join me with setting your own goals for 2016!  Feel free to link up with me at Sweet Tea, LLC if you are a fellow blogger who needs some encouragement in achieving your goals!

If you missed my other posts, you can read them here:
Staying Focused

16 comments:

  1. 1. What is that green blob?
    2. I'm so jealous of your blogging conference! I wish I had a friend to go to one with and that I was going! That is one of my big goals for blogging! I hope you do a post on it :) I'd love to see how it goes!
    3. So happy for your first PAID opportunity! I'm sure many more to come!!

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    1. HAHAHAHA! Ashley, the green blob is a glass 4-leaf clover paper weight. I will definitely do a post on it and if there is ever a conference halfway between us, we should go to it!! I wish you were closer to me! Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement every day!!!

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  2. Congrats on your first paid post! Isn't that an exciting feeling?!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Yes, I literally was freaking out!!

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  3. Congrats on your first paid post! I need to check out that book!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks so much Jill! Yes, It has some great tips and a ton of printable sheets.

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  4. Such a lovely post & round-up of all the achievements + set up of new goals! Love it, hon! So proud of you - you are doing great :)
    Yay for the 1st paid post, well done you!
    I really need to up my Pinterest game, so if you have any tips I am all ears ;) Shoot me a comment or a little tweet any time.
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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    1. Thank you Nadia! Your encouragement really pushes me to do better each month! I am still learning Pinterest, but I will def share any tips with ya! xox Mary

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  5. Great idea for blogging communities with the purpose of encouraging each other and keeping each other accountable.

    Thanks for sharing your goals. They certainly define being intentional with blogging, but in a manageable way.

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    1. I am amazed by how supportive the blogging community is, and I am encouraged to keep going even when I am overwhelmed.

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  6. Your goal setting is goals :P I suck at stuff like this x

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    1. You just need to start small and set a couple of goals, then you can go bigger!

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  7. Check you out, Mary! You are thriving in the blogging world! I love the Building Framework - it's my blogging bible. How amazing is Kirsten? She is a wealth of knowledge. I am so thankful to her and Abby for sharing their tips and tricks with us. It's great to be a part of an awesome blogging community, and it's how we 'met'. All the best for the month of May! Look forward to seeing your business cards.

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    1. Thank you Charlene! The blogging community is great and I have learned so much from all the other bloggers out there. Thanks so much for your encouragement!

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  8. Congratulations on getting a SoFab post! I think I'd do a happy dance too. I've applied to a few but haven't been chosen (insert sad music). I'll pop over and check out the link up you mentioned. I'm visiting from #withhritandgrace

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting. Just keep applying! I have applied for a bunch of others and have not been picked wither, but our time will come!

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