So…..I’ve been AWOL for the past couple of weeks. I had finals for my first semester of grad classes, which I had to get done a week early because we planned our family vacation during finals week, which was totally inadvertent, we planned the vacation before I started back to school, luckily I take my classes online, so I didn’t need to beg the professors for any special treatment.
Things were a little crazy there for a while, but now that finals are over, I’m settling into my second semester and vacation is over, so I’m ready to dive back in to Little Miss List Maker mode and deliver my goals I’ve set for myself for November.
These are things I know I need to work on in my blog and I think that by staying diligent, I can achieve these goals. Some of these goals my seem totally obvious or small, but since this is my first real blog goal list, I want to keep it in the realm of reality so as not to get discouraged.
These 15 goals and how I plan to achieve them will give me a clear outline of what I need to accomplish and will help me to figure out what works and what doesn’t, which will help me when I create my goals for December.
Feel free to join me and use these goals as an outline for your blog if you think that they will help you. I will post at the end of November to show where I’ve landed.
Create 1 post a week
Obviously creating new posts and being consistent is a great way to improve page views and gain subscribers, however, I currently am not doing this on a regular basis, so that is why it is goal number one.
Create 2 freebies for the month
Freebies are a great way to get subscribers. I need to draw people in, I have only created 2 freebies in the 3 months I have been blogging and I am wanting to get more consistent with this as well.
Increase page views by 5000
Currently I am at 1572, I am hoping that once I start to post and create some freebies on a regular basis, this will be the result.
This is a great tool and yet I never seem to use it, at least not properly. I love being organized, but at the same time, when a blog post comes to me, I just have to get it all down right then and there, and end up forgetting steps I need to take or spend way too much time on certain aspects, like creating the graphics or title. If I were to actually use this tool for its purpose, I can schedule out each task in order to complete blog posts in a timely manner and not be so disorganized about it.
Create new emails for current subscribers
I currently use MailChimp for my emailing needs. However, I am a little intimidated by the whole process. I know there are some great “How To’s” on what types of emails to send and step by step instructions on Pinterest for using MailChimp, but I still keep putting it off. Not anymore….
Increase subscribers by 100
My current number is 18. I know, I know, very small…that is why it is on this list. I am hoping this will go hand in hand with creating posts and content.
Improve SEO on old blog posts
I haven’t been utilizing SEO properly on my old posts. It was something I never really paid attention to, I know, stupid…This is why it is on the list!
Each Monday, plan all social media posts and schedule through Buffer
If I set a certain day to plan all my social media posts and do it all at once, I know that it will be more likely to be done. As of now, I only schedule my social media posts around my new blog posts and that is not a successful plan. So for November, I will try it this way!
Gain 300 new followers each on Instagram and Twitter
As of now I have 356 Instagram followers and 331 Twitter followers. I am wanting to be over 600 on both platforms by the end of the month. That may seem like a very small goal to those who set their sights on being over 1k followers, but for me, this seems more realistic at this time. This will go with the previous goal. Posting and engaging on a regular basis will help me to gain new followers.
Each Monday, fill Boardbooster for the week
Just like filling my Buffer queue, I am wanting to spend a certain amount of time filling my queue in Boardbooster as well. Boardbooster is another great tool for Pinterest that will allow me to schedule pins to be distributed throughout the day without having to spend all my time pinning. I can get lost on Pinterest and not accomplish anything else, so this will be a major time saver for me.
Join 15 more Pinterest Group Boards
I am only a part of 4 Pinterest group boards, but I have plenty of lists for Pinterest Group Boards to join and I just need to email the owners to be added to their groups. I haven’t taken the time to do this and it will be a huge asset.
Gain 100 new Pinterest followers
Current number of followers is 140. Once I can get my pins seen more frequently by utilizing Boardbooster and posting in group boards, I am hoping to gain more followers.
Post in a minimum of 5 Facebook Groups daily
There are days I go crazy and post in a lot of different boards then spend my entire evening reciprocating and then some days I don’t post at all, if I can create a plan on where and when I post on the group boards, I can better utilize my time.
Gain 100 new Facebook Page Likes
Currently my Little Miss List Maker Facebook page has 62 likes. I tend to promote my other social media platforms and not focus too much on my Facebook page, so I am planning on changing that this month.
Utilize those email courses
I have signed up for almost every free email course I have come across, my email is full of courses on increasing traffic, freelancing, improving SEO, improving social media marketing, etc. There are also a couple that I have paid for and not taken. I am going to choose one email course a week to start. It may take me a year to get through them all, but I am on a mission!
There you have it, my goals for November. By creating this post, I feel that it will hold me accountable so that I actually stick to this plan. It may seem like a lot to cram into one month, but I think a lot of these goals go hand in hand and the work can be grouped together.
I would love to hear some of your goals and also if you have any advise for me on achieving these goals!
Wish me luck!