2018 Blogging Goals – What I would like to achieve

At the end of last year after my first 6 months of blogging, I wrote my blogging goals down. What I wanted to achieve in 2017 and at the time those goals I had set seemed a million miles away! I have loved the past 12 months and everything my blog has given me. I have met some wonderful people, attended my first conference, worked with some incredible brands and learnt so much!

I would love to achieve the following by the end of 2017

And how did I do? Well,

  • My DA is 34 – 1 lower than I wanted to achieve, but it has been a lot harder than I imagined increasing my domain authority. I am pleased with 34!
  • My Tots100 score is 281! I have moved 369 places in a year and as I write this December’s Chart hasn’t been updated.
  • I Increased my Facebook following by 1,179, So i have 2,420. A number I am incredibly happy about!
  • Twitter has increased 2,529 over the year! and I smashed my target of 3,000 and I am nearly at 4k!
  • Instagram at the beginning of year went amazing! Then it stagnated when the algorithms all changed and I struggled. I still do. My following increased only by 890 so I am under my 3k goal.
  • I averaged out my monthly views and for 2016 when I wrote the goals I was averaging 1,746 views a month. Over 2017 my average monthly views are 7,051. I have reached 12k views in one month a couple of times but the quieter months counteracted that.
  • Subscribers – I haven’t been proactive in increasing subscribers to my blog or my Youtube Channel.

I am over the moon with my stats, I understand that they are not the be all and end all but I like figures. Having something to look back on and a target to focus helps me to stay on the right lines and as long as the numbers increase I am happy.

3 brothers looking over a lake holding hands

My goals for 2018

  • I would like to reach a DA of 38, Ideally 40+ but I want to maintain it and not fall below 35.
  • I would love to be within the Top100 of Tots100 but realistically? Anywhere within the Top200 would be good, I just want my badge to display a number!
  • Facebook is becoming harder to control and navigate and I am happy with my steady stream of likers. However, I would love to reach 5,000 by the end of the year.
  • Twitter – I have become to love Twitter and really enjoy using it so for that reason I want to hit 10,000!
  • Instagram –  I want to love this platform again! But the ever-changing algorithms makes it extremely difficult. I would be happy to be at 4,000.
  • Monthly Views- Seeing the numbers increase each month makes me happy! I would love to monthly hit 10,000 and keep it at that. By the end of the year, I would love to average 20,000 a month!
  • My plan for 2018 is Youtube! I would love to upload weekly vlogs and increase my presence. So although it will be slow in the first few months learning and getting to grips with it all I can’t wait!

It’s not all about the figures though,

These are mainly statistic based and like I said before figures are not the be all and end all! There are a few brands that I would love to work with through 2018, so building relationships and maintaining them too! Networking with other bloggers I think is really important too! My ticket and hotel room is booked for BlogOn and I would love to try and get a sponsor for another conference. There are lots of local parenting bloggers where I live and I think maybe monthly brainstorming sessions would be great too! If anything for the Tea and Cake and no children to worry about. I would love to improve my photography and since buying my DSLR in October I have noticed an improvement.

 

11 Comments

  1. January 1, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    Well done on a great 2017! Hope you achieve your goals this year too 🙂

    • January 2, 2018 / 8:54 am

      Thank you Jo, I wish I would have hit my twitter goal in 2017 I was so close, but I am looking forward to smashing it when I can x

  2. January 1, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Wow, you have done incredibly well, congratulations. I look forward seeing even more of your success this year x

  3. January 1, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Congratulations! Any tips on increasing twitter followers? I’ve been struggling with that myself since I started my account about 2 months ago. Sounds like you are off to a great start for 2018!

    • January 2, 2018 / 8:52 am

      Thank you! Tips for increasing Twitter would be to just engage with others! Retweet others and comment. It is a hard slog, but I prefer Twitter over Facebook or Instagram

  4. January 1, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    It sounds like you’ve have a fab year, well done you! Xx

  5. January 1, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had an awesome year! I need to set some similar goals to keep me on track!

    • January 2, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Thank you! I love setting the goals as it gives me a kick up the bum when I am feeling deflated! 🙂

  6. January 2, 2018 / 8:54 am

    New reader here. Loved this post and the honesty behind it! I’ve just started out, only a day old, so just a newborn in this new world! I hope you do achieve your 2018 goals, you can include me in your twitter followers now 🙂

    I would love for your support!

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