Blogging Plans for 2017

Blogging Plans for 2017

Can you believe it, I’ve been officially blogging for two years. I can honestly say I never knew where this Journey would take me when I began back in January 2015 and I certainly had no idea much I would learn and grow.

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Blogging has been an education to me, a new world I have been able to take part in whilst being unwell with Adrenal Insufficiency.  It’s been brilliant and now I am setting new goals for the new year with the hope of working towards my 5 year plan, my goals and dreams for myself as a blogger.

So, I have created a list of 10 Goals I want to focus on this year. I’ve set very specific goals and have created a 90 day plan to work towards my specific goals. This can be reviewed at the end of each 90 days and I can tweak and make changes as I need to but here are my initial goals which I plan to work towards.

Angela’s 2017 blog Goals

1- Create a Blog Content Plan for 2017 on my Editorial Calendar (90 days at a time)

2- Check old content which has the DaysInBed brand on it. Repurpose and change Images and links to The Inspiration Edit. Complete 50 Posts every 3 Months.

3- Sign up and learn how to use Tailwind. This is totally out of my comfort zone and something I need to learn.

4- Complete 3 Pages/Recipes per 90 days for my 2018 Cook Book.

5- Guest post once a month on peer blogs throughout 2017.

6- Grow my Email Subscription List and create monthly downloadable content for subscribers. Again something totally out of my comfort zone.

7- Complete 4 Educational courses to help me improve as a blogger. One every 3 months.

8- Grow my Instagram following to 9000, Facebook to 5000 and Twitter to 20K. This will be very hard especially the Facebook and Instagram but I will work towards it.

9- Find an accountability Buddy who I can check in once a month to discuss blog work.

10- Learn to Vlog! Very scary and something I have no idea how to do well. Create two vlogs per month with one focussed on a recipe or cooking idea.

So these are my very specific 10 goals for 2017. I am a little nervous as they are either really hard to do, or they are totally out of my comfort zone. Some of these things I’m afraid of. I think it’s due to lack of knowledge and fear of the unknown. I need to learn to be able to improve and grow and I’ll do my best.

I also hope to focus a lot more on writing my own content for me. I will work with brands and continue to review and write sponsored content in addition to my own random thoughts and our experiences but I want to try and have a good balance on the blog so I can earn an income and enjoy myself at the same time.

Angela x

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27 Comments

  1. January 2, 2017 / 11:20 am

    You are planning a cook book! Wow, that is so impressive. Good luck with your goals. xx

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      I am hoping to Anca.. more a kids cook book but yes..it’s a goal I have for 2017.

  2. January 2, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    That is a fantastic list of plans. Wishing you the best of luck for 2017 x

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Thanks Kim 🙂 I hope I can do this!

  3. January 2, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Love your goals- I wish I had the time to do half of what you have set. Working full time as a restaurant manager with no set work schedule makes this dream so much harder for me. Wishing you the best!

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      I guess there is a time and season for everything and for me it’s now. If I wasn’t sick with Adrenal Insufficiency I’d probably be out at work as a teacher as I’d planned originally.

  4. January 2, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Looks like you have a spectacular plan in place for the first quarter on 2017, and while those goals may be daunting now, just wait and see how proud you’ll be when (not if) you reach them.

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks Brandi. I cant wait to see what becomes of this!

  5. January 2, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Good luck with this! I have some of the same goals. I was tempted to vlog but it’s just really not for me. Occasionally I share videos of my daughter with a new toy or a silly cat video, but that’s about it.

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      I’m going to give it a go and see what happens. I do think it’s something I kind of need to do as a blogger but not every day or week.

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Thanks Mihaela.

  6. January 3, 2017 / 2:35 am

    Love how specific you goals are. They all sound great. Having an accountability buddy is so important. Good luck finding one.

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks. I hope to achieve them all and more! Fingers crossed!

  7. Jasmine
    January 3, 2017 / 5:52 am

    Best of luck with your goals!!

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Thanks Jasmine,

  8. Anne
    January 3, 2017 / 7:24 am

    Wish you all the luck for your blog. May you grow more in 2017.

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Thank you Anne. I’m sure it will grow as I put in the hard work.

  9. Elizabeth O.
    January 3, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    It would be awesome to be able to plan ahead for your blog. It means having the time for other priorities and more time to improve what you need to improve as well.

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      I agree. I think planning ahead is something I’m trying hard to accomplish.

  10. January 3, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    those are some pretty ambitious goals! Good for you!

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Thanks Steven. I can do this!

  11. January 3, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    You’ve laid out some great goals. I’m sure you’ll be able to achieve them. I do 90 day goals too. I think they’re much more attainable. Plus you can make adjustments as needed.

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      That’s true. I am sure I will be making adjustments come 90 days. I am all ready thinking about this as one of my goals i’ve done in a week.

  12. Kerry
    January 3, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I want to start blogging too this year, I’ve put it off due to self confidence issues, but I need to just get on with it!

    • Angela
      January 3, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Good luck Kerry. It’s fun and hard work at the same time anyone can do it if they are prepared to make the sacrifice.

  13. January 4, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    50 posts every 3-months is just WOW. I’d be lucky if I could do 4 in a month. I always wish that I had extra time to blog. Goodluck with all your plans – it’s a lot of work but you seem to be a go-getter so no doubt that you’ll accomplish all of them. I wish you a happy blogging life this 2017. I’m rooting for you 🙂

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