When I first thought about starting a blog, my goal was to be a resource for my personal training clients. As I’m learning more about what a blog is and how it works, I want goals that can expand my life not just keep it focused on my job.
Don’t get me wrong! I love my job! And as I define my goals, they will overlap what I do in my work, which is all about health and fitness.
What do I want to do? Why did I even think about a blog? The big answer is that I want to write. Before I graduated high school I wrote constantly—short stories, essays, poems. Writing was my release, my escape, my joy. I want that back. I want to write.
Goal 1: Publish three times each week during the next two months.
Because I love my job and my clients, I am energetic and physically active every minute I’m at the gym. It is physically demanding; when I get home I’m tired. I have become addicted to old TV series on NetFlix. This has to stop. Television time is now going to be blogging time.
Goal 2: Read and comment on 3 blogs a day.
Appearance is important to me. I want my blog to reflect who I am as a person and a professional. This means I have to learn more about design and layout and how to put text/videos/photos together.
Goal 3: Spend three hours per week experimenting with and implementing different themes, widgets, etc. etc.—all those things that boggle my mind right now.
This will be a good start and help build habits to keep me writing.
I’m glad I kept reading all your posts on bloggingbrading or I would not have taken this step. Thanks.