As I sat down to write this morning, it occurred to me that I haven’t set any blogging goals lately. I have my yearly goal of blogging every weekday, but I haven’t set any short term goals. While I believe I’m doing fairly well in my commitment to blog, I’d love to start hitting some specific goals about blogging for certain audiences and on certain topics per month.
Monthly Blogging Goals for March
Based on this, I am going to be setting up several goals for the month of March. There are 22 weekdays in March that I will blogging. So I will need 22 posts. While I do not want to “schedule” or pin myself down, I do want to aim for a certain number of posts on a certain number of topics, even if they do not fill up all 22 posts. They are:
- Three posts on part-time WordPress business owners.
- Three posts on church WordPress sites.
- Two WordPress tips and strategy posts
- Two posts on enterprise level WordPress.
- One post on WordCamp planning.
This list will get me half way through the month. Sprinkling in some personal posts, a few posts I have planned on eCommerce, and a few more should put March on the books. I also have some personal events coming up in March that may take me away from being able to blog but we shall see.
This feels like a strong set of goals to shoot for in March and should provide me with an excellent set of measurements to judge how I’m doing once April rolls around. I find that having goals like this to shoot for allows me to not only be more disciplined as I can track progress quickly, but allows me to really push harder in the future as I can know exactly what needs work and what has been successful. For example, I’ve had a great month in terms of engagement and traffic to this blog with several popular posts including:
- Getting Outside WordPress For A Bit
- WordPress Has A Plugin Problem
- Accessibility In WordPress Themes
The discussion on these posts has been really great and has sparked more conversations both online and offline. I’m looking forward to March and can’t wait to see what happens!