Blogging goals for 2018 – what I want to achieve!

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Happy 2018! I can’t believe 2017 is over already. I always say that the years/time flies by but it really does. My daughter will be two in just 13 weeks and I can’t believe that either..! How can I have a toddler already?! Anyway, in 2017 I set myself some blogging goals. I performed quite average to be honest, failing at ALL of my social media aims. However, I did achieve all of the other aims so I’m hoping that this year I can just continue doing what I love while having an aim in mind for a number of areas. Here are my blogging goals for 2018 and what I hope to achieve!

Blogging goals for 2018

Blogging goals for 2018

Social media aims

This year I want to continue doing what I love – being social. I love chatting with people on Twitter, sharing images on Instagram and generally just enjoying social media. I’m not immune to the odd argument or seeing the odd rude person, but I utilise the block/mute features on Twitter with ease! I love being able to speak to my readers, see what I can do to help them and sharing my life with people who are always lovely. There are my social media blogging goals for 2018:

I want to boost my Twitter to 15,000 followers. This should be achievable, based on my growth for 2017. I love Twitter and don’t want to play the follow/unfollow game or post controversial tweets just to try and boost my own numbers.

Also, I want to boost my Facebook to 6,500 likes. I gained around 500 in 2017, maybe slightly more, which isn’t great. I want to double this if I can! Facebook is a bit of an odd one for me. Sometimes lots of interaction, often next to none! I DO get a lot of traffic from my Facebook page though so that is great!

I want to boost my Instagram to 10,000 followers. I already know that this is going to be unrealistic to be honest. However, what is the point of an aim if not to make me stretch myself?

Blogging aims

Boost my DA to 40. I’m already at 38-39 but would love to tip over the 40 mark! I’m going to continue commenting on blogs I love, taking part in linkies and doing the things I genuinely enjoy – like featuring in crowdsourced posts.

Be in the Tots100 at least once. Now I’ve been there I’d love to do it again! Anywhere in the top 100 would be amazing but I’d REALLY love to hit the top 50 by the end of the year. Even if it is just once! 

Hit 1000 blog posts. This should be easy enough however I have been removing old unhelpful content and posts for websites that I know longer use myself. So I may go down a few before I come back up again!

Double my traffic. Again. This would be amazing! I’m going to continue trying to write content that people find interesting and helpful. I don’t have any great plans to spend money on advertising or anything else. I just want to help others and love what I do!

Update all my old posts + add pinnable images. I’ve still got a few hundred posts to do so this is quite the job…!

So there you have it… my blogging goals for 2018. I hope that this year will be another great one for my family, my blog and my finances. I’m really excited for the year as I’ve already got my entire year of content loosely planned out. Feeling really motivated and truly loving my blog too!

If you love being nosy have a read of my blogging goals for 2017!

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Find out what I want to achieve with my blogging goals for 2018.

41 Responses

  1. Helen January 3, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Brilliant range of blogging goals for 2018, so inspiring! I need to sit down and think about what and where I want my blog to go in 2018,; it’s all very exciting 🙂

    • katykicker January 3, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      Ooh yes do! It’s really motivating. Just make sure you’ve got a plan of how to achieve your goal, rather than just goal setting and then hoping things will fall in to your lap!

  2. Cora Harrison January 3, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    These are some awesome goals Katy. I think everyone is feeling the pain with Instagram at the moment but like you said, what’s the point if you’re not stretching yourself. Good luck!

  3. Zenbabytravel January 3, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    Very ambitious and structured, best of luck! X

  4. What Mum Loves January 3, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    Good luck! Your goals are very ambitious! What an exciting year ahead of you 🙂

  5. Little Miss Fire January 3, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    Some really good goals! I’m really interested in how you gain followers on twitter? I’m really new to it and still fumbling around in the dark!

    • katykicker January 3, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      I find that just chatting throughout the day and engaging with people is a great way to boost it up.

  6. Debbie January 3, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Great goals! I really want to boost my social numbers this year!

    • katykicker January 3, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you. Good luck to you! x

  7. Ana De- Jesus January 4, 2018 / 12:03 am

    Ooh well I just followed you on Twitter so now you have over 9,000 which by the way is amazing. I only have 2.9 K, do you have any tips for growth on Twitter? x

    • katykicker January 4, 2018 / 11:28 am

      Thanks so much! Personally I find just chatting and engaging with people, rather than just posting links, is what has helped me.

  8. Leona January 4, 2018 / 1:35 am

    Great aims. I am
    Also Concentrating on social media

  9. Rhian Westbury January 4, 2018 / 9:16 am

    What a broad range of goals, but all achievable even Instagram if you work really really hard. Good luck with achieving them x

    • katykicker January 4, 2018 / 11:29 am

      Thanks so much, Happy New Year! x

  10. Mudpie Fridays January 4, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Great set of goals… I can still not get anywhere with Facebook and get very little traffic from it. I am sure you will be and stay in the top 50 soon, you are not far away. I really need to do that with Pinterest… its so time consuming though. Good luck I am sure you will smash it xx

    • katykicker January 4, 2018 / 3:34 pm

      Yeah I found Pinterest quite time consuming when starting out. I’m spending a bit less time on it now but overall really enjoying it!

  11. Alex January 4, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    You’ve got some fab goals in there! I’ve never actually sat down and planned any blogging related goals – thinking I ought to do so though xxx

    • katykicker January 4, 2018 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you! Definitely make some goals but also plan out how you’re going to get there rather than just writing down goals! x

  12. Ruth Makes Money January 4, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    Fab goals! 🙂 Best of luck with them, and can’t wait to see how you get on! Happy new year x

  13. Zena's Suitcase January 4, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I have no doubt you are going to achieve all these blogging goals. I think this post will keep you really focused as well

  14. The Frenchie Mummy January 4, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Very precise goals! I think it is a great start as it will help you to get them done. Good luck with Instagram! It got me so frustrated last year…

  15. Stephanie January 4, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Well done, it’s great to set yourself goals as I think it’s good to focus on. Instagram is do hard to build

    • katykicker January 8, 2018 / 4:10 pm

      It really is isn’t it! Thanks x

  16. Anosa January 4, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    I really want to gain more follows and hopefully I can gain more by engaging with people and adding exciting content.

    • katykicker January 8, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Fingers crossed. That’s what I’m focusing on doing too! x

  17. Chloe Ciliberto January 5, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    I love your goals. You can do it!!! I need to do the same as you and update old pinnable images. It’s going to take so long, but will hopefully be so worth it. x

  18. Kara January 6, 2018 / 8:57 am

    I want to boost my facebook but it is static and everytime I reach my goal people unfollow me again – so annoying

  19. Emerald January 6, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Fab goals! I’ve only just started blogging and have nearly a year’s content planned. I’m working on learning in what all these blogging terms mean. So much to learn – whenever I hear people say it sounds like an easy thing to do I’ll be having a little laugh to myself. 😂

  20. Kira January 7, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Some really great goals Hun! I’m hoping to tackle Facebook – it’s a hard shell to crack! 🙂 xx

  21. Elaine Fitzpatrick January 7, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    I started blogging 2 years ago but found linkies and building it difficult. I’m an intelligent person but somehow couldn’t get my head round building my audience. I don’t understand the DA business. Therefore I didn’t really have any blogging activity last year, however being a persistent sole I’m determined to master it and hope to write more posts and promote my blog more this year. I’ve loved reading many of your posts

    • katykicker January 8, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Hope this year is the year you find your flow. Happy New Year! x

  22. Sophie Durrans January 9, 2018 / 11:54 am

    Some fantastic aims. I hope you achieve them. Good luck. Xxx

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