I’ve decided to take blogging a little more seriously and learn as much as I can. As most things happen in life an opportunity presented itself to me and I grabbed it. I heard Wayne Dyer speak the other day he reminded me of an old Buddist Proverb,
“When the student is ready the teacher will appear”
I’m not even sure where I came across this online blogging course and I have not taken WordPress U 101 but I thought I’d just go for it anyway. I have done a little blogging in the past so I’m not a complete “newbie”. I still have plenty to learn.
Our first assignment told us to ask ourselves a few questions:
Why do you blog? For notoriety? To get a book contract? To self-publish? To establish yourself as a leader in your field? To gain followers? To connect with others? To clarify your own thoughts?
If your blog exceeded your wildest dreams, what would that look like? Would you have a different design? How many followers would you have? How much traffic? What sort of community would participate? How often would you post?
I had not considered most of these questions at all. I am writing a book, however, called “Not My Story To Tell” and it would certainly be my dream to get it published. I have been looking into self-publishing too. I do write to clarify my own thoughts. Gaining notoriety would help build my platform and increasing followers would help to do that.
Then we were told to make what I know as SMART goals.
1) Blog at least 4 times a week until September 8th.
2) Get at least 300 followers by the end of 2015.
3) Spend at least an hour a week reading and commenting on other blogs until October 31st.
Have you ever used “SMART Goals”?