Blogging Goals for 2015
Do you have your own?
Well, this is the first post of the year, and to tell you the truth, after two weeks of having taken it easy, it feels a bit weird to be writing a blog post again. I have to admit that I’ve got a bit lazy and it’s about time to get back to work.
I hope you are ready for a new terrific blogging year, and that you’ve got some exciting plans for your own blog and for your readers. I’ve got some exciting plans as well, for the blog, and for me. I also have some pretty huge goals this year that most likely will affect my blog and my writing, in a positive way.
I don’t know about you, but I am sure glad that this past year is over, and I wouldn’t want to live it again for sure, because it’s been a very challenging one for me.
No matter what we say about a new starting year, it puts your mind in a “new beginning” type frame, and in most cases it’s a positive thing.
I know it is for me this year.
I have several big projects which at times are a bit overwhelming, but it’s always a good thing to have projects and goals that you’re striving to reach for.
Even if you end up not to complete them all.
I hope you have made a list of projects for 2015.
My next post on Wednesday will help you do just that.
I haven’t been online much at all lately, because my computer “died” on Christmas Eve, just in order to end an already difficult year like bomb.
I guess my ignorance was part of this catastrophic result, since I didn’t have a proper power surge protector. Well, you live and you learn, as they say, and learned I did.
So, I’ve finally got my lap top which I needed anyway. This time I made sure it’s as protected as possible, and I’m ready for 2015.
I have 5 main goals regarding my blog for 2015, and I’m so glad that one of the most important one – the redesign of the blog – has been completed at the very end of last year. All that’s left is my footer and a little new giveaway that will be ready very soon.
A New Giveaway
As some people have pointed out to me, with this new blog design, I need some type of opt-in form besides my present writing tips eBook.
Well, for those who have suggested it, I want you to know that I totally agree, and something is cooking right now. Soon to be ready.
Yes, I’m going to have a free giveaway about step to success for those who will opt-in for it.
I also intend to make this item available in some other ways, but that will be the subject of another blog post in the future.
This baby is almost ready, and you can expect it very soon.
I will have regular guests on my blog during this New Year 2015.
By invitation only.
This is something I’ve been wanting to do in a while, but never fully decided to set a goal for it. My goal is to have at least one guest each month, maybe even two at times, since I have 3 main categories for this blog.
As you know, I’m fortunate enough to know a great amount of wonderful bloggers who can really write good stuff.
So expect to see some of them here soon. I know I can’t wait myself.
Writing for my Audience More and Better
As I ingested a nice overdose of French movies over the holidays, I was reminded of a very important blogging thing in one of them. One of the characters said; “Do you know what interests people? That you talk about them, not you.”
Whether I read, watch a movie, or do pretty much anything else, my writer/blogger radar is always on. Yes, even if I watch movies to relax my neurons and even appease my grieving state, my writer’s radar is on the alert, and this statement flashed in my head like a light bulb.
I want to make sure, more than ever, that everything I write has a very targeted purpose. It’s not that I haven’t tried to do that before – because that’s why most of us blog for in the first place – but I’m fully aware that there is room for improvement, in my case.
So, one of my goals for this blogging year is to focusing on writing for my readers and potential clients MORE and BETTER. I want to make sure that each post has a very specific and clear message that people can benefit from. Even be attracted to.
I really want to tune this up a notch, as much as possible.
Of course, it means that it’s going to take more pondering and researching for each post, but I guess it’s very good news for the reader, and necessary for me at this point.
There is no denying that podcasts are becoming more and more popular among bloggers. Of course, podcasts have their pros and cons, because at times it might be easier to read an article than to listen to a conversation. But on the other end, you can listen to a podcast while doing something else.
Either way, more and more bloggers are using this form of content, and it’s something I really would like to include in my blogging this year.
I think it will be fun to do, and fun to listen to as well.
Paid Post Promotion
I intend to promote at least some of my blog posts for pay.
Especially posts that will be talking more directly to my market.
Until now, I haven’t felt the need to pay to promote my posts, but I feel that the time to do so has come.
I feel that at this point, in my blog’s life time, it has become a natural progression of things.
Since I’ve never done that before, I can’t even tell you what difference it will make, but I will be sure to write about my experience and results as time goes on. All I can say for now is that I’m very excited about this one.
I’m sure that this type of information could help some of you who have never tried paid blog post promotion before.
And guess what..?
I’m sure it could be a great guest blogger magnet too.
Having goals to progress in life, professionally as well as personally, is always a good thing.
Since our blog is a great part of our online business, it’s only natural to have goals for it.
Remember that mistakes are allowed. A goal can always mutate and change, but making goals is a very good and smart thing to do.
I hope you enjoyed this and maybe got a few ideas for your own blog.
In the meantime, please, leave your thoughts and comments below.
40 thoughts on “5 Blogging Goals For 2015”
I came in contact of your from Harleena maam, who had suggested me to take ideas and inspiration from your site. I have always found it useful since then.
That’s an awesome list of New Year Resolutions. I am glad it is more focused on the readers and the members of your blog.
Wish you all the best for your resolutions 🙂
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Wow, I’m so glad that Harleena kindly referred you to my blog. How nice of her.
Welcome here, then, and I’m glad you enjoyed this post.
In the hope to see you here again, have a very happy new year!
Hi Sylviane thanks for the welcome,
I have been to your site much before when it was on the old theme. I had subscribed it then itself. I only don’t comment too often . I hope to be a regular here. 🙂
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Ah, nice to hear, Swadhin,
I’m honored that you’ve been visiting for a while and came back. That’s a good sign, isn’t it?
Have a wonderful day!
Happy New Year Sylviane! Here we are back to the usual routine. I also took some time off and have to get back into the swing of work and being on schedule. Sounds like you had fun watching movies. I totally agree with what that character said about how people want you to talk about them. So true! I think it’s great to tell stories and talk about our experiences because that helps people relate, but in the end we have to tie it back to our audience, right?
Good luck working on your giveaway. I look forward to seeing what you cook up! I hope your new year started off well and I wish you the best.
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How nice to see you here bright and early.
I know what you mean, it’s kind of hard to put ourselves back to the working schedule routine, isn’t it? For over 10 days I woke up as I wished, and this morning, the alarm clock was painful 🙂
Thank you for dropping by and I hope you’ll have a wonderful year 2015!
Happy New Year! I’m sure glad you have taken a break. I did too and it is amazing how we can look at our new goals and business with “fresh eyes.”
I like your plans for the new year. You seem to have everything planned out well and organized. I’m sure you will get this accomplished sooner than you think!
When we are all organized, those “big projects” we have can be easier to do. It is all about balance and focus and you know how to do that well.
I wish you all the success this year because it is well deserved!
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So nice to see you back here, bright and early.
Yes, breaks are good. For 10 days I did pretty much what I wanted, when I wanted, and I needed that. Right now, I actually feel rested. That was needed too.
Have a very happy new year and I’ll see you at your blog in just a bit.
Your 2014 computer died out with 2014, all its worries and failure, etc
Now you are starting a new year in newness and freshness of mind. That too after some days of staying off the computer 😉
From your goals, one can see you taking a giant move. I’m going to hang on you so you can pull me along. I won’t miss any of these wonderful promises this year
Happy new year to you dear friend 😉
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I just received notification of your blog post and was going to hop over, but you beat me here:)
I think that goals are important to move forward with our blog. That’s what I like about a brand new year, it pushes us to move forward.
All the best to you for this new year 2015!
Hi Sylviane – Been lurking on your blog for a few weeks, and thought it was time for me to leave a comment.
Sounds like you have some great goals for yourself in 2015, and looking forward to watching you achieve them.
I always aim to set goals for myself in my professional life, especially at the start of the year, and try to measure myself against those goals as I progress throughout the year. I find that keeps me focused and helps me grow as a professional.
I’ve recently taken a new approach with my blog, and have likewise set goals for myself with that as well. Set those goals in early December, now I just need to ensure I create the time for myself to achieve those goals.
Anyway, love your blog, and just wanted to take a quick moment to say hi. I’ll be sure to keep coming back.
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Very nice meeting you here and I’m so glad that you found my blog and decided to let yourself known. Commenting is a great way to do this, isn’t it?
While we don’t have to wait the beginning of the year to make goal, when the new year comes around it’s still a good thing to decided on new goals we want to accomplish throughout the year.
Thank you so much for coming and commenting. I’ll see you on your end.
Very happy new year to you!
Happy New Year Syvliane!!!!
I’m so glad that 2015 is starting off so exciting for you. You deserve it!!!!! I know how hard part of 2014 was for you and yet here you are and stronger for it in many ways.
You can never focus too much on your readers, prospects and customers. But you know my view on this subject? LOL… You do a great job as it is and one of the things I really enjoy about your writing style is how personal you are. You are engaging and dynamic and I know you won’t lose that!!!!!!!
As you know, I too have huge goals in place for 2015 and of the many podcasting is one of them. I’ve already started to interview a number of highly successful business owners around what has made them successful.
I’m really glad you’re opening up your blog to some writers and bloggers and I look forward to reading their work. I’m doing the same and was about to reach out to you this week to gauge your interest in writing an article for my blog?
I’m exciting about 2015 and blogging and networking alongside you!!!
I hope you are having a Happy New Year Sylviane!!!
~ Don Purdum
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Happy New Year to you Don. Long time no see, it seems.
Wow, I love your comment and it goes right to my heart 🙂 I love to hear that my writing style is personal.
You bet how I would love and be honored to write for you blog. And I was about to do the same thing your way. I would love YOU to be one of my dear guests as soon as you want basically. The only reason I had not asked yet, is that I felt that you might be too busy for my little blog 🙂 but here you have it. The invitation is sent.
I’m sure doing my best to be as strong as possible, and that’s what is helping me to move forward.
Thank you so much for coming and wonderful and successful year to you!
I definitely have goals for 2015, some bigger than others, and I set them every year and post them on the blog to try to keep myself accountable (see my link lol).
One thing on your list that I’ve never considered is podcasting. I’ve gotten more into the videos, which could be converted to MP3 files, but I don’t know how popular such a thing would be. Who knows, I might even take the time to learn how to edit them one day. 🙂 Good luck with yours!
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It’s always a good thing to have goals, even if we don’t keep them all. No goals usually leads nowhere anyway, right?
I’ve been wanting to do podcasts for a while, but never took the necessary steps. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂
thanks for coming and very happy new year to you!
Happy New Year
Wow! Great things are happening on this blog this year. I am excited and looking forward to it.
Your goals for this year are awesome. I am most especially tuned to your paid post promotion. I am thinking of doing the same with my blog but don’t know where to start. So I hope to learn from you.
Looking forward to more post updates. Have a wonderful week.
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I think that trying to wet you feet into paid post promotion will be a good thing for you too. If this can help, in my case I’m going to start with getting a paid package on JustRetweet, which also gives you a free account on BlogEngage.
Another thing I’m going to try, starting as soon as my new giveaway is ready, is Facebook post promotion.
Thank you for coming and have a great day ahead!
You have some fantastic goals. I love reading this time of year what every one is getting excited about in their plans for the new year. Mine is engaging because well in the past, I read like a book worm but slacked at commenting. This year my theme is to be committed to engaging with those I follow and read. I’ve even started an engagement directory for myself. = ) I’m not losing my peeps ya know. LOL
I too am also working on some exciting products and projects to launch this year. Super excited about that.
I’m so glad we are tribemates and am looking forward to engaging more with you this year. Like you, my last year was one gigantic bumpy ride. I am ready for a CELEBRATION! Talk to you soon.
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Hi Irish, and very welcome to my blog 🙂
I think that we all started in our own little cocoon, until we understood that we needed to go out more, extend our hand to others, give by way of comments on other blog posts, and try to build those relationships.
It’s great that you have solid goals of your own.
I’m glad you made that first step with me here and I’ll be sure to come see you very soon.
Have a wonderful new year!
Great post and goals.
Interestingly enough you said guest bloggers, because I just started accepting guest bloggers on my blog starting 2015.
Like you, it’ll be mostly by invitation only, but I still created a guideline for those that want to come with a pitch. It should be interesting in that aspect because it was something I never really considered, but the more I thought about it, the more it appeared to be a win-win for all parties involved.
I know some pretty great bloggers as well so I’m going to be reaching out to them and hopefully they’ll be willing to contribute.
One goal that you plan to focus on that’s interesting is podcasts.
I traveled down that road once before and it was absolutely fun. All in all, I managed 26 episodes and it brought me A LOT of new traffic and signups.
So I applaud you for going in that direction. Because people like to take in content more ways other than just reading.
One suggestion I would make to you would be to interview others and don’t really create your own content for the podcasts. Meaning, when you interview people, it’s much easier rather than having to come up with the content on your own and such.
Unfortunately for me, I didn’t interview anyone and I was burning out quickly. But if I had to do it again, and I will at some point, I’ll be doing strictly interviews.
Great post here and great goals. Hope you achieve each and every single one of them.
You bet guest blogging is a win-win situation for both parties. Not a shadow of a doubt!
I’ve had guest bloggers on and off for the past few years, but this time it’s going to be well calendared. Second week of each month, but I may add a few more here an there since I have 3 main categories.
The wonder of knowing so many people is that some are bound to say yes, and so far I’ve already booked until April for my writing/blogging section. I will wait a few weeks before I continue, as planning too far in advance might not be a good thing. Too many things can get in the way.
Indeed, I didn’t intend to do podcast on my own, my goal was just that, doing interview style podcasts. I’m very excited about that. Since you seem to know lots about it, I probably will have some question for you. What about a podcast to help people who want to do podcasts? Now, that’s an idea.
I’m planning on accomplishing every single goal mentioned here, and I’m all fired up about that.
I wish you all the best with your guest posts, and don’t be too surprise if you get an email from me one of these days 😉
Thank you for coming, and have a wonderful day!
Happy New Year Sylviane!
I tend to get a bit lazy when I take time off too. It’s hard to get back into the swing of things. It normally takes me a couple days. Then I’m ready for a day off :).
I am definitely thankful to have made it through 2014. There were alot of unexpected events that occured but the good news is now I know how much I can handle :).
I always think of the new year as a fresh start and it’s a chance to push myself to a new level.
OMG…my computer died over the holidays too! I had to get a new PC and lost all my email folders. Luckily I have my document and other important info but my email folders had so much info I needed. I feel lost when I can’t find a password to email to follow up on. But I do love my new PC. 🙂
I love the redesign of your blog! I bet it saves you time managing one blog, right? I’m glad to see you back Sylviane! It sounds like you have some great goals this year. Here’s to a prosperous 2015!
Have a great day!
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I’m sorry you had to go through a lot too this past year, and I’m sure you’re happy that the year is over.
Wow, your computer died too? thankfully I didn’t lost anything, but even if I did, it’s all backed up, so that’s a good thing for me. What made me made is that my compute was only a year and half, and just got destroyed by some type of power surge issue.
On the bright side of things, I’ve got the lap top that I was going to get later this year, but now it’s done. Maybe it happened for a reason 🙂
I’m glad to see you’re back and I hope that you have wonderful goals for the year.
Thank you for coming by.
I’ve certainly had a few of those years recently that I’ve been glad were over. I’m determined to make 2015 one that I’ll look back on with fondness as a big turning point though!
Having goals is essential for moving forward. If we don’t have goals then where are we headed?
I think one of the biggest challenges is consistency. So many people start a new year with a whole loads of plans, yet how many of them come to fruition? Of course, people start out with the best of intentions but, for whatever reason, they slacken off and those plans get forgotten.
The biggest thing I’m working on right now is consistently posting to my blog each week, on Thursday where possible. I’ve let this slide a little bit but I’m determined to stick to it. I think something that is helpful in accomplishing anything is to have a written plan for each day. Whenever I do this I always find that my productivity increases considerably in contrast to what I achieve when I don’t do this.
Working online it can be so easy to become distracted. But we need to remain focused and driven, constantly keeping our ‘why’ in the forefront of our minds.
I wish you all the best for the coming year, Sylviane, and I’m sure that you will drive ahead and reach your goals! 🙂
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Nice to see you here.
Consistency is key for any type of success and accomplishment, big or small.
As a blogger if you don’t post consistently you lose readers and people may feel that you’re not a serious, so we really need to do our best not to let life get in the way of our blogging schedule.
Writing down goals is very important indeed. When we check things out as done, we don’t have to think if we’ve done this or that. It’s easy and a great way to get things done.
Thank you for your insights and have a very successful year ahead!
Happy New Year!
It’s great to see you back blogging. Yes it can be rough to get back into the swing of things after two weeks of not blogging.
I’m sorry of what happened to your computer, but at least now you have a better surge protector. You must have had a horrible storm that affected your computer. That usually happens when you don’t have a good surge protector.
I see that you have quite a few goals. One of the goals you mentioned is something that I want to get back into and that is paid advertising. I had a lot of success using Solo Ads and Pay Per Click some years ago. The problem was I was getting a lot of leads, but not a lot of sales to cover the cost and build enough cash flow. So now I’m a bit smarter when it comes to this and marketing, so you definitely want to keep checking your metrics so you can get more for your money.
I do see a lot of people doing podcasts. I specifically don’t listen to them a lot because of my time, but whenever I do, I get quite a bit out of them. So I definitely agree that this would be a great move for you, especially when it comes to teaching writing techniques to others.
Thanks for sharing Sylviane. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and my you prosper even more in 2015!
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Nice to see you here and ready to start your blogging new year.
What’s interesting about my computer is that there was no storm at all. Just regular winter rain and a power outage, so, my surprise and even shock was even worse. Weird, but a fact that we can’t ignore. Those things do happen.
Like you, I don’t have the time to listen to podcast much, unless I can do something else while I do. But it seems that’s becoming more popular, and we need to give to the public what they’re asking for, I guess.
Thank you for coming and I hope you’ll have a wonderful successful year.
Happy New Year 2015!
Sorry to hear about the troubles with your pc.
I’ve a “APC” battery backup and surge protection for my computer. It’s useful in many cases, may be you can think about it?
Good to hear about guest posts, I recently started again to contribute to other blogs.
What a great idea, the podcasts.
I think, together with recording videos, is an effective way to reach more audience.
People can listen to your podcasts while doing other things, like running, driving, even cooking.
I wish you all the best for this year, Sylviane.
And have a great rest of this week! 🙂
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As an ignorant mistake on my part, I didn’t have a proper serge protector and I paid a dear price for it, but I do now.
It’s interesting you are telling me about this, because I was thinking about asking you a few questions electric-power-related in Italy. In the US the voltage is 120 and I think it’s 230 in Italy, like in France, right?
Anyways, I’ll have a few questions for you about things like that 🙂 Those are little insignificant details – or so it seems – that tend to worry me. Cloud my head 🙂
I hope I’ll be able to make interesting podcast, and by the way, one should relate to you. I’ve been thinking of interviewing you about Italy 🙂 But we can talk about that later as well.
Very happy new year to you, and thanks for coming.
Timely suggestion, then! 🙂
You’re correct, in Italy it’s the same of France : 230 V, 50 Hz.
Wow! It’s awesome from you thinking about interviewing me about Italy.
Looks a great podcast topic… But I’ve a terrible English accent!
Like many Italians, I guess…
Whenever you want, Sylviane.
Have a great week! 🙂
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Happy New Year, my friend! So glad you took some time off – I did too, and it was much needed. Yes, I have many goals for 2015, and I’m super excited about them.
Started my MasterMind Coaching Club and still want to focus on that this new year – growing it steadily as I go.
Your plans are intriguing, Sylviane, and I’m super excited about your plans to do a podcast. I’ve kept it on the back burner because it’s not really an income stream, but more of a traffic generator, but I definitely want to start one in 2015. 🙂
You’re right, having goals is a good thing and really help to nudge us forward.
Yep, I couldn’t agree more – mistakes are definitely allowed, and I’ve stopped being such a perfectionist because that’s counter-productive for sure.
Let’s make 2015 the best year ever! 🙂
I’m sure taking a break was needed, it was for me too. I woke up later than I had ever did in years.
I feel that doing podcasts could definitely be a way to bring in clients for me. I have a few ideas in my head that could be good.
That’s so true, being too much of a perfectionist can only slow down our progress.
I’m so glad you’re excited about 2015, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store.
Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for coming.
P.S. I think that your Twitter has gone now 🙂
Its good to set goals. Accomplishing all of them is even better but its not mandatory to complete all in a given time. The best thing is you have set those goals which means you think you need to improve and realization is important.
Wish you luck for the new year blogging goals Sylviane. Hope you will do wonders.
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Sure, there is no need to beat ourselves up if we can’t complete a goal. What’s important is that we still build towards it.
thank you for coming and have a wonderful year!
It was great I could visit again here. There are many things that disturb my mind some time ago. I never knew my life would be this hard..hahaha 😀
Same with you, I was lazy to write for some time even though I knew I had to write for my blog. I was wondering, what’s wrong with me?
Well, I have not determined exactly what I would do with my blog in the 2015. But, I hope I can become a better person in 2015. 🙂
I like the word “talk about readers, not you” I agree with those words.
Thanks for sharing this great post, Sylviane.
Have a nice day. 🙂
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I’m sorry you went through a rough spot and hope that 2015 is going to be great.
As a friend of mine put it in one of his last post, if you want paradise on earth, you have to make it. In the end we are responsible for the quality of our lives. I am so convinced of that now. I which I had known that earlier in my life.
Thank you for coming.
Happy New Year to you!!
So glad to hear about your goals and as I was reading your post, I felt how optimistic your are about this year 2015 and you are so ready to adventure into it. Good Luck with achieving all your goals my friend. You deserve the best.
I am so looking forward to see what the new year brings our way and of course I am a regular reader of your blog except for the last two weeks which I was taking a break myself.
All the best Sylviane and thanks for sharing your goals with us. Have a great week ahead.
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Yes, I’ve noticed that you were not around these past couple weeks, and I hope you are rejuvenated and ready to start on a good foot all ready for exciting with new projects and goals.
Just dropped to you blog, and nice to see you again.
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for it…I really like this kind of info and want more of it. I myself am a blogger but still i need so much to learn 🙂
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