I’m back and it feels grand to be exploring blogs, absorbing ideas and, most of all, engaging with my followers online.
I had an interesting few days and I was dying to post new ideas and thoughts.
At the start of my blog I aimed for 50 followers and week, that was 6 weeks ago and I just reached 450! A lot more than I had intended and I am more than thrilled to know that I have attracted my blog across the 5 oceans. Thank you to all of you.
There was a reason for my boasting and that was to start the weekly Tuesday discussion.
My short-term goal for each week was 50 new followers. I was posting a minimum of 4 posts a week (I did 5-6) and engaging with new blogs every morning (I still am) before work.
I am in the draft stage of my first novel. I set a goal to write 4 pages (1000 words) a day – 28 pages (7000 words) a week.
This works for me. If some days I am exhausted and I can only write 2 pages and on another day I am inspired and motivated and I write 7 pages. It’s a small enough goal to adjust with my lifestyle. Around all that I post on my blog, my goals still are 50 new followers a week, and a minimum of 4 posts a week (last week I only posted 3, please don’t judge me, I am only human).
These are all short-term goals to help my long-term goal of being a published author.
For me, I work with short-term goals. They are realistic, achievable and small enough to adjust with busy days, which ultimately keep you on track with your long-term goal.
If you haven’t noticed but this week’s discussion is about Long-term and Short-term goals.
I’ve shared you mine and what works for me.
How do you work with goal setting? Work straight towards a big project or, like me, have short-term goals to head in the right direction?
And what are you currently working on at the moment?
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