So it’s no secret that 2020 wasn’t what we expected it to be, and so I was sat here trying to work out how to put into words my goals for 2021. Especially considering we have no idea what the year will hold. And so I decided it’s not just reasonable to make life goals right now… in my personal life I just hope to stay happy and healthy, to look after myself and to (fingers crossed) hold onto my job. and if I get the to the end of the year and say I’ve achieved those 3 things I will be beyond relieved.
But what I can do, and what I want to do, is share with you my blogging and Instagram goals for 2021. It was in the summer of last year (oh that feels weird), that I truly rediscovered not only blogging, but my love of it! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting back into the swing of things and my Instagram in particular had really excelled! And so I have some goals in mind I’d love to share with you… and hopefully you can keep me accountable.
Keep Posting Throughout 2021
When I blogged constantly in 2018 my blog stats were flying and it was really taking off! And then life got in the way and I stopped! And since then I’ve tried really hard to get back there.. and not even in the stats element but just in the mentality of it! and it’s been a tough slog, but I can truly say I’m loving it again! And I’d love to get to the end of 2021 and say I’m still here!
Do My First Paid Partnership
So I’ve just started getting PR again, which is super exciting! But something I’d love to do, and work up the courage to accept is a paid for partnership. Now I’m not saying I’m going to become a millionaire, but just a bit… would make it all feel very real! And cushion the blow of my WordPress Business renewal in January!
Get to 10k on Instagram
Oh I know this is a mental goal, but I am averaging about +140 followers a week over there and by my maths that puts me on 10k by the end of November. So go big or go home ey! I’ve been really putting so much time, effort and love into Instagram these last few months and I’ve never been happier with how it’s looking! So if you want to give me a cheeky follow you can find me here
Create a Facebook Business Ad Manager Guide
For those of you who don’t know, my day job is in marketing… focusing mainly on digital advertising. So I spend my day with my head in Facebook, TikTok & Google Ad Manager! And with all the training I’ve picked up over the years I think it would be amazing to share some of this knowledge with you guys! I often see people having problem with Instagram ads in particular and many of the solutions I know inside and out! So the plan is to pull this together over January (while it’s quieter at work and so I won’t be Facebook Ad Manager’d out) and then add this as a benefit for joining my mailing list- oh yeah I have one of those!
Post Once A Week (At Least) On YouTube
Another one of those things I used to do a lot, but slowly lost time to put into it… I’ve been posting every Sunday on my YouTube channel and I would love to keep this going! I’ve been such a slow grower over there I’m not going to set any real goals in terms of numbers or stats, but if you want to give me a little follow, you can find my channel here
Post Monthly Roundups
I really really enjoyed writing my 2020 favourites, and as you might have seen I’ve started doing a Project 10 Pan. This paired with the fact I’d really love to set myself smaller achievable monthly goals… it just feels right to share with you a monthly roundup! It gives me the chance then to just chat with no real agenda! Can’t wait to get to know you all better this year!
Host Daily or Every Other Day-ly Comment Swaps on Twitter
Twitter is currently one of my biggest referrals to my blog and I thoroughly enjoy talking to you guys over there! And so this is the year I want to give back… hosting either daily or every other day a comment swap? Don’t know what one of these is? Basically I share my latest or favourite post, and you guys share one of your posts and everyone comments on each others posts! Not only does it help you discover and meet loads of fabulous new bloggers… but it also really does help boost your blog stats!
And there you have it, 7 goals on varying levels that I would love to achieve in 2021. Many of them are most motivational focused than stat focused, as I really want to keep enjoying blogging for what it is (a space to creatively share) than focusing on stats or figures or numbers!
What are your goals for 2021? Would love to know!