As bloggers, there’s one thing we have in common.
And it’s not a lack of quality sleep when reading “just one more post” turns into three hours of getting lost in our readers. Though that’s been known to happen, I’m sure.
We always want more, or at least wish for it. Be it more subscribers, more comments, more followers, more pageviews, more interaction, more opportunities.
Don’t you? I mean, I do. I’ll be honest.
Otherwise why do we blog? Certainly there’s something to be said for sharing a part of ourselves with others, and supporting them in return.
But that’s the thing. We want to share with people. Or else this would be called a journal and it would sit on the nightstand.
So an audience helps. A large, engaged audience helps even more.
What happens, then, when a blogger is trying to grow their blog and the time comes to set a goal?
Because I still want to grow and build and reach and stretch myself in new directions. And to do that, I need a goal and then a plan. There has to be a destination in sight before you can map out the route.
But what’s the difference between a goal and a fantasy? What’s reasonable? What’s attainable?
Once a goal is set, what’s the most efficient way to get there? And what happens after that?
Is there ever an end?
I’ve said it many times: I had no idea what blogging entailed when I started this blog three years ago. I had no goals and no plans.
Things have changed, of course.
But still I work in generalities. More is good. Bigger is better. That’s pretty much as concrete as it gets at the moment.
Now to figure out what that means and how to get there.
Maybe one day I’ll figure out what “enough” means.
Tell me: What is YOUR enough when it comes to blogging? Have your blogging goals evolved with time?
I’m Pouring My Heart Out with Shell over at Things I Can’t Say.