As I have been thinking about how to improve my blog, I am going to try to set my self some blogging goals for each month. I would really like to learn more about the different aspects of blogging and I think that focussing on a few goals each month will help me a lot.
Blogging Goals for July/August
Goal 1: To continue to take part in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge.
I am now on Day 6 of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge #30DBBC. It is helping me to focus on different aspect of my blogging style and is pushing me to blog more. Lately, I have been writing less and reading a wider variety of blogs. Blogging is a balance of reading, writing and sharing blog posts. I think it is now time to work harder on publishing more blog posts.
Goal 2: To join in with more linkies.
Goal 3: To plan ahead.
I am going to use a blogging calendar on an Excel spreadsheet to think more about which posts I am going to publish each week so that I can get into a better routine with them.
Goal 4: To use Pinterest more to help with my blogging.
I am just starting to think more about how to use Pinterest, with regards to blogging. I am going to join some collaborative blogging Pinterest boards to help to share my posts and to find more posts to read from other bloggers. I am going to time myself, using the stopwatch or alarm on my mobile phone though. Spending six or so hours on Pinterest per day will not be a productive use of my time.
Goal 5: To improve the quality of my photos.
I am very lucky as my Dad has let me borrow his Cannon camera. I call it the big camera. I am hoping to learn more about how to use one of these ‘proper’ cameras. I think all cameras are great but it would be wonderful to know more about the effect of different settings for shutter speed, aperture and ISO. I would love to be able to take better photographs. I was quite pleased with the photo I took for my #MySundayPhoto this week.
I really hope that I am able to keep to these blogging goals. I think that it will be a challenge with both my children at home all summer but we shall see what happens. What are your blogging goals for July and August?