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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.
In This 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
- How to Do an End of 2015 Blog Audit: Take Stock of What You’ve Achieved and Where You’re Headed
- The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting – Michael Hyatt
- An example of a blog review post, on the Money Saving Mom blog
- The tool I mention that’s great for to-do lists, Wunderlist
- Keep your goals to yourself – the TED Talk by Derek Sivers that we mention
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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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