Hey Sassy Peeps!
Hope all is well! So far so go on this home front!
Now let’s talk setting goals for 2017. I have to be honest, I always set a few goals and I am really happy when I reach them. However, lately it seems like it is becoming more and more important for me to actually set them, write them down and, most importantly, execute them. Once they come into fruition, I know that I am on the right track. This year I made it a point to created a list of 2017 goals, both personal and business related.
I have been blogging for about 6 years now, although I am not sure if the first two should be counted. One year I only posted 16 times, and they were just affirmations. I guess that says a lot about my first few blogging years. LOL! But I won’t knock the hustle, because those two years helped to transform Simply Sassy Style into what it is today.
Now on to the good stuff!
SETTING GOALS FOR 2017
Create and Consistently Use Blogging Calendar – Yes! I am that girl who always creates a Blogger Calendar at the beginning of the year and a month, yes month, into the year I can’t even find the darn thing. 2017 is all about accountability and no nonsense for this blogging gal. I am gonna stick with it and I have put some things in place to make sure that even if I don’t last the entire year I will last longer than a month!
- My home girl Lucy from Cruelty Free Beauty is my new accountability partner. She is great at setting goals and organization so I know she will be a big help.
- I purchased a tangible calendar, something I can actually touch. If I try to keep track of things online it will be over before I even get started.
- Along with the calendar, I purchased all of these fruity colored pencils, pens and highlighters. This is to keep my ADD at bay and to keep me focused.
- Last, but not least. I found out the best times to publish on the blog and via social media. I find this part very interesting and also a challenge. So I know this will keep me intrigued.
Get Organized – Getting organized has never been my strong suit. I laugh sometimes when I think of my organization. I remember when I would go on interviews and they would always ask what are your strengths, and yes little miss liar would say “organization”. Sometimes I would duck, thinking I was about to get struck down by lightening, because that was a BIG lie. LOL! I am horrible at it and always have been. Although I am sure that an accountability partner, setting goals and a blogging calendar will help me in this area! Keep me in your prayers peeps! I need them!
Authenticity – In the ’17 I want to maintain my authenticity. I want to share more things about myself other than fashion, automotive and travel. I want to open up a little more with my readers in hopes of creating a deeper connection.
The Comparing Game – I don’t know about you guys but it’s hard not to compare yourself to others, not just in business, but in general. This year I am stopping all of that. I vow that I am gonna keep my head up and shoulders back. While my head is up it will not turn left trying to see if that next blogger/person has that opportunity I wish I had been given. The only time this head will turn is to say “Good Job!” and keep it moving.
Comfort Zone – I totally want to step out of my comfort zone this year and every year after that. I have been dying to create more fashion and automotive videos. I have this GoPro that I still have not learned to use. SMH! #TotalSlacker! I know that when I do, it will be totally EPIC and sooo much fun.
Increase Blog Traffic (Unique Monthly Views/Page Views) – This is something that has been on my mind for awhile. I am really interested in increasing my traffic. I know a lot of people say this is not a big deal, but it still seems to be a very big deal for opportunities. If it wasn’t, so many brands wouldn’t ask for this information and not pick you for campaigns when your numbers don’t fit their bill. So yeah size, I mean numbers matter. No biggie! It’s only business…business that I am dead set on increasing.
Increase Social Media Numbers – I have been working hard on increasing my social media numbers and I have to admit that I am pretty pleased with the progress, and still, they could be better. Some of my platforms need a lot more work than others, but if I could double the numbers on each platform I would feel like I am totally winning.
Cars Reviews – This one will be short and sweet! I am in LOVE with the auto industry and I want to review more cars this year! I reviewed 26 last year and anything above that will make me a happy camper.
Travel – Same goes for travel! Travel is EVERYTHING! I would love to double the travel this year! Again making me a happy camper!
Increase Blog Revenue – True! I love what I do and I feel so blessed to be in the position. However, the end goal is to increase blog revenue, and I feel doing all of the things I listed above will assist in the endeavor.
So Sassy Peeps! Are you working on setting goals for 2017? If so, let us in on a few. Inquiring minds want to know!
Happy Holidays and Remember to Always….Stay Sassy