15 Blogging Goals for November

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.

Utilize CoSchedule

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!




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76 thoughts on “15 Blogging Goals for November

  1. These are great goals! It’s awesome that they’re very clear and attainable (while still pushing yourself, I think). You’ve inspired me 🙂 My traffic has taken a dip recently and I need to get it going in the right direction again.

    1. Yes, I needed to have it all written down and by posting it, it holds me accountable more too. I hope I can achieve them, but I won’t beat myself up too much if I can’t. This is my first blog goals list after all, I need a starting point! I will check the twitter course out! Thank you so much for the invite!

  2. Great goals! You are being very ambitious and I love it! I am a highly ambitious person too and this really motivated me to implement some of these goals for my blog/life too. I am a newbie blogger and am at 1200 page views for the month and 50 subscribers. I understand your ambition with wanting to increase those. It is hard but we can do it! I wish you best of luck. You can do it!

  3. These goals are great and seem achievable, too! Although it can be hard to balance school And blogging along with everything else, so don’t be too hard on yourself! I am learning that, too…. I need to get on all of this SEO and scheduled posts thing too.

    1. It seems a little diacouraging with so little subscribers but im still fairly new to all this, so i just keep reminding myself to work hard and I’ll get there. I would love to join, thank you for the offer!

  4. I love this list! I recently went self-hosted, so I am going back and looking at my old posts, realizing how bad the SEO is. I’ve been revising them one-by-one, but it is a lot of work when you want to also create new content! Good luck

    1. Thanks! Unfortunately I can only give myself an hour each day to work on my blog. If I want to keep growing bigger I will probably have to figure out how to dedicate more time to it, but it’s working for now!

  5. Wow, very detailed and specific goals! That’s good! The more you know what you want, the more likely you’ll be able to achieve it, right? Awesome post!

  6. I am going to make a start on my list of goals for november. Mine too is to understand SEO and short out old posts. I still haven’t got my head around Pinterest, so I am going to do that this month. I also have a couple of courses I have paid for but not signed up to yet!!! Who knew that having a blog was a full time job, not me before I started!!!

  7. Good luck with all of your goals 🙂 Im only just getting to grips with blogging so im hopint to be inspired and motivated by your goals 🙂 xx

  8. These are awesome goals! Once I learned a bit more about SEO and got a plug in for it, I went back and SEO’d my old posts. I had a few hundred, so I made a goal to do about 5 a day. I think it actually helped page views a little bit, so it’s worth the hassle 🙂

  9. These are such great goals! I love that you made it into a blog post because then it’s somewhat easier to hold yourself accountable. I am having the same issue with keeping up with my blog during school and tests. Maybe making a list will help me out too!

    xx Victoria

  10. Ambitious, I like it! Blogging takes so much work behind the scenes. It is crazy! Upping your SEO and subscribers should hopefully get the ball rolling again. My goals are to create Pin-able images for my old posts and really start utilizing Pinterest more in general. Best of luck with your goals!

  11. These seem 100% achievable! My goals are similar, and I should consider writing them out and actually making a plan so that I can achieve them. Great list!

  12. So many goals! Wow, good for you! I am currently working on my blog traffic. I am at around 1400 views a month and can’t seem to make it grow very much. I only post once a month so that is probably part of it! haha

  13. Good luck on your goals! You’ve got a pretty comprehensive list going here. I’m sure you’ll be able to prioritize a few of them and make it happen! You don’t want to spread yourself too thin and then only end up making a dent in a handful of places instead of crushing your main goals.

    It took me a while to get going with my email list too. I had no idea what to send, how to send it etc. If you ever want any suggestions feel free to reach out!


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  14. These are great goals! I understand how hard it is to blog consistently in school. I am getting my masters (graduate in December) and work three jobs on top of blogging. It is HARD. But I believe in you! You can totally accomplish all of these goals!

  15. Wow, these are quite some goals! November will keep you very busy indeed, but kudos for you to setting yourself this challenge and I hope that you achieve everything on this list.

  16. I struggle with getting one post per week done. I am impressed with your goal of 5000. I would like to get there myself. I also would like to get more into Pinterest. I hear that you can get a lot of good traffic from Pinterest.

  17. I love that you put your November goals out there. I was thinking on challenging myself to write a post every day for 2 weeks. I am hoping to find my voice. Your list is very detailed good luck, it’s inspired me to challenge myself too. I hope you smash your goals!!

  18. I feel like your blog name goes hand in hand with this post! Great list if I can just be consistent I would be happy. The popularity is great, but a bit overwhelming for me. Good luck. ?
    xo, Nicole

  19. It definitely takes commitment. It’s a good list and with blogging I think many think it is an instant success thing and it is far from it. I love co schedules blog and their headline analyzer is awesome.

  20. Great goals! I am right with you on all of them – as I’m sure you know since I linked to your site from a comment you left on my November Goals post in Glitter & Grandeur. I totally believe you can accomplish all of these goals! It will take time and focus but you can do it. It is so nice to see another grad student on here. I graduate with my masters degree in December – THANK GOD! It is a tough balance but you can do it! I will totally be helping you out along the way. After I send this, I will be subscribing to your email list. I love lists and am always looking for new ways to be productive so I’m sure you will be a great resource! <3 xoxo

  21. This is amazing:) Loving this post so much.
    I actually learned so many new things today, like that program CoSchedule. Super cool. I’m totally subscribing to your blog and social media. I would like to connect with you ?

    Good luck with everything.

    (btw, what comment system do you use girl? I love this!)

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