My Blogging Goals for 2017

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We are really here! It’s 2017 and in a couple of month’s I will be celebrating my 2 year blogiversary. 2016 was crazy!

A few days ago I wrote my Year in Review, looking back over what I’ve achieved in my personal life and the blogging world. Now I’m looking at what I can do in 2017.

I have never been great at keeping to goals. Maybe for a New Year’s Resolution I can make one by sticking to my goal plan! Don’t get me wrong I’ve been very good at keeping to my bucket lists which I have made each month but they are not ‘proper’ long term goals.

To turn my blog to where I want it to go I need to come up with acheiveable goals. I have been taking part in Aby’s course’s from You Baby Me Mummy to help me get on the right track.

blogging goals 2017

So here we go!

Ultimate Blog Goal for 2017  – Turn the Blog into a Part-Time Job

My 2017 Blogging Goals

  • Post 4 times a week
  • Set up a linky
  • Earn £500 a month from my blog
  • Increase my subscriber list by 50%
  • Increase my social media following by 40%
  • Complete 4 courses to help me achieve my blog goal
  • Comment on 90 blogs a month
  • Create a content timetable
  • Complete 12 guest posts

I have divided my blogging goals into the 4 quarters of the year to make them much more manageable.

Quarter 1

  • Create a content timetable
  • Complete 1 course – Blog Growth Accelerator from You Baby Me Mummy
  • Earn £175 each month
  • Increase social media following by 10%
  • Comment on 3 blogs a day
  • Seek out guest post opportunities
  • Update my Media Pack

Quarter 2

  • Set up a linky
  • Research & Complete 1 course – Pinterest
  • Increase social media following by 10%
  • Earn £250 each month
  • Increase social media following by 10%
  • Comment on 3 blogs a day

Quarter 3

  • Brainstorm ideas for subscribers and come up with an action plan
  • Research & Complete 1 course – Photography
  • Increase social media following by 10%
  • Earn £375 each month
  • Comment on 3 blogs a day

Quarter 4

  • Research & Complete 1 course
  • Increase social media following by 10%
  • Earn £500 each month
  • Comment on 3 blogs each day

I have made my husband my accountability buddy to help me achieve these goals. He is always very interested in my blog. Mind you I think I’m always chattering away about it to him so he doesn’t really have a choice!

Happy New Year!

I hope you have enjoyed reading my 2017 goals. I would love to hear what are your goals for 2017, blogging or personal.



  1. September 20, 2017 / 8:29 am

    Great goals! 4x a week is totally insane though, I can barely get done 3x and I consider it already a part time gig!!! ;(

  2. January 2, 2017 / 11:40 am

    You are so well organized. I hope you manage to do all of them.

  3. January 2, 2017 / 8:01 am

    They seem like sensible and achievable goals. I have even finished Aby’ s course. Argh. And I’ve got 5 courses I paid for last year to finish. My nemesis and I’m finding I have less time for them. Good luck with your goals

  4. January 2, 2017 / 7:23 am

    These are so organised and quantifiable. I need to get more with the programme than ‘post more x’ and this has inspired me. Thanks!

  5. January 1, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Love all of your targets! I want to try my hand at some guest blogging this year too. Your plan looks really realistic and achievable. Good Luck!

    • Rachel
      January 1, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks. I thought bitesized chunks was the way forward xx

  6. January 1, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Great idea to ask your husband to support you in this mission! Love your target about commenting on other blogs! Good luck!

    • Rachel
      January 1, 2017 / 6:04 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. Good luck to you as well on your blogging journey xx

  7. January 1, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    These are really realistic and achievable goals – I look forward to seeing how you get on. Happy New Year lovely x

    • Rachel
      January 1, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks Donna, Happy New Year to you too! xx

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