Well, first off I went and purchased a new theme. I do almost everything except Admin from my iPhone and I found that I would get impatient with my old theme whenever I was using a PC. It was just too loud to me. I had been looking here and there a bit, but fueled by the BloggingU courses I’ve signed up for (and am committing myself to) I really spent some time in the theme previewer today and made the switch. Let me know what you think…
Well so…good Lord have mercy, you would think someone had told me I have a dissertation to write in 24 hours or something for all of the agony I’ve put myself through trying to define three goals for my blog…
My first thought was “geez, I dunno I just want to write”. I had a direction I thought I was going to take when I started this blog in February but, while my journey to discovering my passions and purpose is still happening, I have also filled my space with other personal insights that really have no context inside of said journey. But, is that really a bad thing since essentially what makes me me shapes the path I am taking?
So the lingering question is then, what do I want out of my blog? Likes? Comments? Follows? Shares? New friends? Community? Well, yes I want all of those things. But why? Mostly because I feel like I can’t be the only one in this big beautiful world who feels like they’re flailing through life right now and is unsure where their personal foothold is to be found. And that big, bold statement of truth lead me right to my three blog goals:
- Gain consistency in the frequency of my posts. Three a week, minimum. This goals aims to put me into the practice of writing and expanding my creativity. To actively pursue my passion for writing. And it keeps me moving forward with my journey – it can’t help but to do that if I am to write about it consistently, right?
- Double my followers by the end of the year. Simply because it may give me greater exposure to like-minded passion and purpose seekers, in varying practices and stages of their journey. It also will help me to feel like what I find along my own path may matter or help others too.
- Spend an hour every day reading and commenting my followed blogger’s sites, and checking out other’s sites as well. (I actually kind of do this already but I’m committing to it as a daily ritual).
As far as honing in on one particular thread of thought as a branding technique…well this is a personal blog with a ‘journal’ writing undertone. Right now I don’t think I want to change that simply because I want more followers. I write what I like and I like what I write. So consistency is really the key element to my listed goals, and that’s just peachy with me. I’m looking for my footing in life and putting it all out there for the big, beautiful world to see. I don’t know if that’s thousands of followers worthy, but I’ll keep writing either way.