Sharing Our 2018 Blogging Goals + 10 Ideas For Yours!

Sharing Our 2018 Blogging Goals + 10 Ideas For Yours!

Hey there, guys! Happy Saturday 🙂 ❤ Recently, I have seen different bloggers write about what they’d like to get done on their blogs in 2018, and I thought that I would do the same – only I will be inviting you guys to share yours, too!

I think it’s awesome that the new year inspires the blogging community to step up their game by making little improvements here and there, and reaching higher, too. We all have different ways we’d like to blog this year, and today I have been thinking through mine.

Do you have 2018 blogging goals? Even if they are simply to post more or reach the next follower milestone for your blog, those are beautiful places to start. I’m sure that as we make our way through January, we will be able to more clearly see what direction our blogs are taking.

If you’d like to have some goal ideas to work toward this year, or would just like to get inspired, look no further! I have come up with 10 ideas for blogging goals in 2018. I hope they can motivate you, and that you truly enjoy blogging this year! ❤

10 Blog Goal Ideas

1. Find a new blog theme that you absolutely love.
2. Redesign the layout of your site.
3. Update your profile picture.
4. Write new types of posts / blog series.
5. Collaborate with other bloggers.
6. Get a printable calendar (like this one!) and plan out your blogging month.
7. Experiment with your photography skills to include in future posts.
8. Participate in a 7-day or 30-day writing challenge.
9. Look into going self-hosted (if you’re interested!).
10. Host a blog party or virtual get-together.

My 2018 Blogging Goal

Yes, I only have one true goal in mind when it comes to blogging this year! That goal is to simply blog comfortably. Just like I described in detail back on this post, writing current posts that make me truly happy to compose and share is what I am passionate about on WordPress this year. ❤

Let me know in the comments below:

What are YOUR blogging goals?
Do you have any suggestions for others?

— Maggie

4 Inspirational Bloggers You Should Know About

4 Inspirational Bloggers You Should Know About

Hey guys! Happy Saturday to you 🙂 ❤ How’s your weekend going? I hope you’re doing well! In this post, I am happy to be able to share some of the awesome bloggers that I know. Their blogs are a huge encouragement to me, and I know that you will benefit from the inspiring posts they write, too! I’ve chosen to feature some of the ones I’ve truly been getting a lot out of recently, which means I may have to write a second post like this in the future.

Let me know in the comments below if you’re motivated by these bloggers, too! I won’t be listing them in any kind of order, just where I saw them in my Reader. 🙂 ❤

Inspirational Bloggers
You Should Know About

This lovely blogger, whom I’ve known since last summer, shares posts about what’s going on in her life, what she’s accomplishing, as well as very inspirational thoughts about living life to the fullest! She’s actually the first person I interviewed for my Spotlight Saturday series, and to this day is one of my favorite bloggers. 🙂

Incomplete Thinker’s Most Recent Post: Planning for 2018

Through Ink & Image, a beautiful blog run by artist/blogger Lynn Abbott, is one of the most inspiring blogs I’ve ever come across! Her gorgeous paintings paired with stories from her life, selections from the Bible, and motivational messages are absolutely wonderful. Any time I read a new post of hers, I feel so inspired afterward, and I know that all of her readers feel the same way! ❤

Lynn’s Most Recent Post: Revue: Grace Givers

Mary, a blogger who recently came across my blog, just recently revamped Woods & Roads for the new year! She has written about her new year’s resolutions and they have been a big encouragement to me. I’ve enjoyed talking to her, and I can’t wait to see what else she’ll write!

Mary’s Most Recent Post: Resolution #5: More Reading & Writing, Less Netflix

This is another lovely blog I’ve really been enjoying lately, and it is run by a sweet girl named Jordan! Dreamer’s Outlet is a place for her to write about inspiration from her life, as well as motivation she regularly shares with her readers. Her posts are fun and inspiring to read, especially her ones centered on new years!

Jordan’s Most Recent Post: New Year’s Food for Thought

Thank you so much for reading, guys!! It would make me so happy if you could check out some of these blogs (I love them so much!), and let me know in the comments below if you enjoy them as much as I do. 🙂

Do YOU love these blogs?

Happy weekend!

— Maggie

Staying Organized in 2018: Tips On Setting Goals for Yourself

Staying Organized in 2018: Tips On Setting Goals for Yourself

Hey guys! I hope that you’re all doing well. 🙂 Has this new year gotten off to a beautiful start for you? I’m praying that it has! ❤

In this spur-of-the-moment post, I decided I wanted to share with you some of my tips on staying organized. Over the past year or so, I have really become passionate about organization and being productive, which is why this has been a fun post to write. If you have any tips you’ve learned yourself, make sure to share them in the comments below!

Are you ready? I’m ready! Let’s check out these tips. 🙂 xxx

My 5 Tips on Goal Setting

  • Take your biggest goals, then break them down into steps. I’d like to thank my mom for giving me this important tip! Deciding that you want to do something (especially as a new years resolution!) is the very first step – definitely an essential one to take. However, without little goals to meet along the way, you won’t get very far. Giving yourself multiple steps that will eventually lead to your main goal is a huge encouragement, because then you can see and feel that progress!
  • Make lists and check things off. There are so many different to-do style lists you can create and complete, whether it’s daily/weekly/monthly, or something else that will help you organize your goals. For example, I love making lists of blog posts to write, what I want to get done in the day ahead (these are usually written in the morning before breakfast), books I want to get at the library, etc. You can keep lists on your phone, in a notebook, on a scrap of paper taped to your bathroom mirror – wherever you will see it and be reminded of what you want to accomplish!

Related Post: 7 Tips For Staying Organized With Blogging

  • Give yourself time and space. Just as long as your aspirations aren’t on a time schedule or dependent on something else (money, a person, circumstances – instead, think of the things you simply want to accomplish for you!), work when you’re inspired and take time to rejuvenate when you’re not. Giving myself a month-long break last year from language learning was necessary, because I might have started to resent the lessons if I’d simply continued for the sake of consistency! In some cases, it might be necessary to push yourself a little and just begin (do it, take the plunge!), but if you know in your heart that you need a physical, mental, or emotional break from what you’ve been doing, definitely give yourself that space. Good things take time ❤
  • Clean your room. This tip may sound more like a command from a parent rather than an organization tip, haha, but guys!! Having a beautiful, clean, organized room with everything in its place is a huge encouragement for me to get other things done. When I see the things in my room organized, it inspires me to organize other things in my life, from blog posts to digital photos. This is an easy way to inspire yourself!
  • Reward yourself. Whether the accomplished tasks carry their own rewards (i.e. sharing a blog post and receiving feedback on it), or you buy yourself a treat after meeting a goal, knowing that there will be a fun way to celebrate at the end has been helpful for me on many occasions!

Thank you so much for reading! I pray that these tips can help you (just like they encourage me!), and I hope that you have a beautiful day. ❤

Let me know in the comments below:

How are YOU staying organized this year?

— Maggie