Spring Blogging and Financial Goals

When I read My Debt Epiphany’s post about updating her financial goals from the new year and breaking it down per quarter, I thought that was a brilliant idea! Lately I have been focusing on month to month goals, but not creating any mid or long term blogging and financial goals.

There is a lot I want to accomplish in the next several months and it’s a little overwhelming!

I don’t want to overcommit and set myself up for failure if I don’t reach a goal. I also don’t want to sell myself short for fear of failing.

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Blog Goals

Prior to writing this post, I didn’t have any major goals written down that I was trying to achieve. I have basic goals I want to reach each month, but I’m a little passive about end of the month results. I decided it was best to hold myself accountable and write down what I would like to achieve over the next several months.

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I decided to organize my personal and financial goals into two categories. My mid term goals are between now and the next three months. My long term goals are where I want to be six months from now.

Believe in a Budget Blog 3 Month Goals

  • Get my Alexa rank under 350,000. I am currently at 488,000.
  • Grow my Twitter following to 1000. I am right under 500.
  • Work on creating a newsletter
  • Have a guest blogger on once a month. The interaction and cross promotion with Chonce and Charissa was a lot of fun! 
  • Create at least 2 photos for each blog post that can be shared on Pinterest.
  • Speaking of Pinterest, I want to join more group boards and gain more followers. I currently have a new strategy in place when it comes to pinning and the results are already paying off!

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Believe in a Budget Blog 6 Months Goal

  • Increase my page views to 5000 a month.
  • Apply for sponsored posts or join larger affiliate networks, like Shareasale and Cooperatize.

Niche Site 3 Month Goals

  • I want my niche website up and running by the middle of May. I am only about 25% done and need to spend a good chunk of my free time on this website.

Niche Site 6 Month Goals

  • Publish my ebook for my niche site in mid September. I have the outline done as well as some of the chapters, but still have a ways to go. The ebook will coordinate with my niche site really well!

Personal and Financial Goals

Personal 3-6 Month Goals

  • Save $2000 for car repair. Aside from some standard car maintenance, my car will be needing at least 2 new tires. I also have a feeling it will need some sort of operation as the transmission is running a little funny. I literally have no idea how much this costs, but know it won’t be cheap!
  • Put away at least $7500 in savings. I have put paying off my student loan debt on the back burner right now as I am trying to reach this goal.  This is going to be one of my most stressful financial goals to date, as I am on a time crunch. I can’t reveal exactly what this is for just yet, but I should be able to at my next quarterly review!

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Do you have any personal, blogging or financial goals you want to achieve this spring?

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19 Comments

  1. You have some awesome goals, Kristin! A couple of my goals for the next six months is to guest post at least five more times, develop a social media strategy, and increase my newsletter subscribers to over 100.

    I would be thrilled to come back and guest post again for you anytime, and maybe you could help me with Pinterest since you are rocking it! πŸ™‚

    1. I don’t really have a social media strategy and have no idea how to do that, lol. I am planning a newsletter next month, but want to work on increasing my numbers too. I’m so excited to see your blog grow even more!

  2. I constantly struggle with savings vs. debt repayment so I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts & what you’re saving for! In the end, we only have one life to live, and while I don’t want to be in debt forever, I also don’t want to waste my years on worrying about it constantly or giving up opportunities for adventures. I’d be interested in guest posting and could brainstorm a few topics if you want!

    1. Thanks, I will keep you in mind for guest posting πŸ™‚ The savings vs debt repayment is such a tricky thing. I don’t know if there is a right answer on what to do!

  3. Guest/collaborative blogging could be fun. Give me a shout if you’re interested! πŸ™‚ Ps. I have no idea what my/your guest post would be about, but I’m sure we could come up with something, haha.

    1. Great, I will keep you in mind πŸ™‚

  4. Your goals look great, and I’m also intrigued by your niche site! I’ve been meaning to put together some new personal goals and some blogging goals. There is so much I’d like to do, and this gives me more ideas. πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome goals! I actually need to revise my blogging goals for this quarter and make some changes. I’ve been more active on Pinterest and it’s really paid off. Definitely follow me there and let’s share! πŸ™‚

    1. Oh wow, great job with Pinterest! My numbers are up too and I can’t wait to see how it carried over onto my blog! I’ll check you out on Pinterest πŸ™‚

  6. Great goals! I would suggest the opposite with guest posting. Try posting on some higher profile sites that will draw some traffic to your site, instead of the other way around. Just a thought….it helped me in the past!

    1. Thanks for the tip Tonya! I’m so scared to reach out to other bloggers about guest posting, it makes me nervous!

  7. I don’t publish blog goals because I tend to completely 180 on my thoughts from day to day. Maybe that means I’m not getting what I need to do done? I donno, I still get things done, just not necessarily the things that I set out to do!
    I just tried to follow you on Pinterest, but I got a 404 when I clicked on your link at the top of the page?
    If you’re looking for group boards and more money-related people to follow, I did a big round up a few weeks ago, and started a group board that you’re welcome to join! http://moneypropeller.com/personal-finance-pinterest-people-follow/ To join, just follow me and then pop me an email (It’s WAY easier to add people when they are a follower already.)
    Good luck with your goals πŸ™‚

    1. Oh no! I checked my Pinterest on my end and it worked..I’ll look into it, thanks! I will definitely check out your group board and post! Thanks!

  8. I’m loving your revised goals! Your blog goals are impressive and you’re really encouraging me to get into gear with my own blogs goals because there’s just so much to do. Thanks again for letting me guest post it was fun! And good luck with your savings goals.

    1. Thanks Chonce! I am so glad you guest posted too!

  9. Hey Kristin!! These are great goals! I just started a niche website too (www.becomeafreelancewriter.com) and I’m interested in hearing more about what you’re doing!! If you want, feel free to privately email me so we can chat! Currently, my site is acting more like a blog as opposed to a niche site, but I’m hoping to get some consistent content up on the site and publish an ebook shortly as a way to bring in passive income. It’s exciting – but tonsss of work haha!

    Best of luck to you!! Excited to hear more!!

    1. I thought I replied to you, but I guess it didn’t save, ugh! I am definitely going to email you~ I need someone to talk to about niche sites πŸ™‚ I think ebooks are an amazing product for a website and so helpful!

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