Friday, August 5, 2011

Seize the day

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Seize the day, seize whatever you can
'Cause life slips away just like hourglass sand
Seize the day, pray for grace from God's hand
Then nothing will stand in your way
Seize the day...
"Seize the Day" by Carolyn Arends

Do you have goals? Things in your life you want to accomplish? Daily goals, monthly goals, yearly goals?

I'm taking an online class by Blogelina about improving your blogging skills. After the first class, we're asked to go through a list of questions about the goals we have for our blogs. They're pretty basic questions, such as What are you going to blog about? Do you want to teach or entertain? Will your blog be purely recreational, or would you like to make money at some point? Who is your target reader? How much work are you willing to put into your blog?

I think I've finally found a groove in the frequency of my blogging. From 2007-2009, I wrote 16 times. In 2010 I wrote 44 times. And so far in 2011, I've written 68 times. Since June, I've written at least every other day. And I'm enjoying it! I do love to write. I might not have many "followers" based on the sidebar over there <--------- , but I am hoping to increase those numbers.

And so all this talk and thoughts about goals has me wondering: Do I keep writing as I've been writing, about lots of different things, keeping this a basic "mom blog" (which seems to be a very popular trend)? Or do I shift my focus to one specific niche, be that parenting or books or music or gardening or something? Or do I start another, separate blog about one of those niches? 

I think once I firm up the ideas in my head of what my focus is for this blog, I'll be able to look more closely at setting goals for things like traffic, content, making money, community, networking, and time...

Any thoughts? What do you like to hear me write about?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am much in the same boat as you are with blogging. I can't seem to find my niche but I know I don't have time to maintain (i think this is a big word here) more than one right now. So I write about a lot of different topics and they all revolve around my family. Things we do, or tried, or want to try and it comes back to knowing my family best.

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