Now you’re done with the webhosting and domain name. You even named your blog already, what now?
Aside from fixing you blog schedule, you need to know what are your long-term blogging goals. These goals will set the standard of what you blog about, how often you want to do it, and what do you want to achieve once they are all done.
The goals will set as your destination in the blogging world and would help you create your path or action plans towards that goal. If you don’t set long-term goals you can be misdirected and get confuse.
To help define your goals, you need to first define the big picture. Ask yourself what you want to achieve next month or so. Then, ask yourself what do you want after a year. These smaller questions will then lead you to finding what you truly want. By dissecting the “long-term” into shorter time periods, you can come up with a clear view of where you want to end up and your ultimate path.
Next, you need to make your goals visible. Write it down and post it on your office. Keep them visible until it will sink into your subconscious that every action you do already takes you to your long-term goals.
This can also prevent you from getting distracted and be taken away from your goals. Blogging can attract distractions. You’d always think of a great idea. What you can do is see if you can turn these distractions into steps leading you to your goals.
This leads to one of the hardest thing to do, not just in blogging, learning how to say no. It’s a great big world of opportunities out there. And with blogging, it would seem like the possibilities are just endless. So what you can do is to choose which opportunities you need to take. You need to learn to say no to some and yes to others.
Do you have a long-term goal for your blog? If not, then you may want to take a day or two thinking about what you want and how to get it. Envision the finish line and work your way backwards. You also need to look for the fun factor in blogging aside from its business opportunities. Longevity also relies on how enjoyable it is for you and how you contribute to your clients. Focus on your blog and how you want it to progress.
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