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How to Set Goals That Will Improve Your Blog

Today’s episode is about how to set goals that will improve your blog. Research shows that by simply writing goals down, you are more likely to achieve them. I find setting goals difficult, but this has definitely been true for me! Today’s episode is a special interview with Stacey Roberts, the author of the Vege Mama blog. We talk about what you can do to make sure you have the highest chance of meeting your blog goals, in the most painless way possible.

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In This Episode

You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment). In today’s episode:

  • Why you should make goals instead of new year resolutions
  • A question you should ask yourself to work out what you need to do to improve your blog in the next year
  • 6 ways that goals can help you improve your blog
  • How to make your ‘to do’ list more achievable
  • 5 key areas you should set goals for your blog
  • 6 strategies you can use to increase your chances of achieving your blog goals
  • 3 reasons why people fail at achieving their goals (and how to make sure you avoid them)
  • What to do right now to make sure you include goals into your blog game plan for the new year

Further Reading and Resources for How to Set Goals That Will Improve Your Blog

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How did you go with today’s episode?

What other questions, strategies and tools do you use to help you set and achieve your goals? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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  • Just finished listening to the show, and found it so helpful!

    I’m just about to sit down and write my goals for 2016 now. Keep up the good work!

  • Hollie Sowden

    I really got a lot out of this podcast and I just arrived at the office to start on my goals! I totally get Stacey’s love of notepads and pens!

  • My biggest goal for this year is working on developing an emailing list. Many of your podcasts have hinted at this. Just recently I noticed that my small widget that says “Subscribe by Email” has 24 subscribers (up in one month) for a simple email blast from Feedburner that mentions when a new post goes live. Having listened to so many podcasts, this seems like there is a desire for folks to subscribe by email but a need to do something more engaging. So… my goal is to a) wrap my brain around what this all means and b) improve my email capture / promotion by mid-July, if not sooner. My measurement goal is to see if I can have the same number of email subscribers as public followers. Fingers crossed!

    • It’s the 18th of January and I now have a Opt-In for a mailing list on my site. I’m nervous about this, as I don’t want to annoy people. But, I’m interested in seeing where this leads.