How To Stay Focused On What You Want To Achieve From Blogging

What do you really want to achieve from blogging? If you’ve been blogging for some time now you may well be content with your progress so far and reasonably pleased with the achievements you’ve made in your somewhat short blogging journey, but you know the road is long.

Let me ask you this… do you know what direction you are taking? Do you really know what it is you want from blogging and from your blog? Is there a point at which you wish to come to one day that is the pinnacle of your blogging achievements? If you do, then do share with us what it is you wish to achieve from blogging.

The reason I ask is that many bloggers I’ve spoken to in the past, only know one thing, and that they need to be consistent day in and day out with what they’re doing… Putting out great content and building traffic and focusing on building a community for their blog. The thing is we’re all on that kind of ambitious journey, and it’s a good one to be on…

…So what do you want to achieve from blogging?

But I think we deserve to tell ourselves what it is we really want from blogging. There is little point in chopping down a tree if you don’t know why you’re doing it…

Knowing what we want to achieve in blogging will help us create a more visible and accessible path in our blogging journey to success. It will enable us to focus on the things that are needed most to get us where we’re going.

From my blog I can tell you I want to achieve several things, I want to be able to build a loyal community in my niche, share my strategies and teach others how to succeed, and generate enough income from my blog to warrant its worth. Yes I’m not afraid to admit I look for financial freedom from blogging.

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What do you want to achieve from blogging?

So just going back to knowing what you want to achieve from blogging, here’s a little task for you to do, which I’ve found to be extremely useful –

On a sheet of plain paper, write where it is you want to be with your blog in exactly 6 or 12 months from now, it could be absolutely anything. You might want to have increased your Google AdSense earnings or have achieved a certain level of traffic or have reached a particular target. It could be anything.

Now if possible make a few extra copies of what you’ve just written and stick them around your living quarters. Maybe one on the fridge, one by your bedside, one just beside your computer… I think you get where I’m going with this.

Now each time you get up and begin to loose focus on what it is you really want to achieve from blogging, or next time you feel yourself drifting…  you’ll be reminded what your target is or what your focus is set on. You’ll be reminded of what your primary objective is, and stay on course to what you really want to achieve from blogging…

Daft as it might sound but it works…

We all blog for various reasons, reasons only we as bloggers are passionate about. Whether it’s to build a client base for your online business, build an online community, or to build a profitable online business and make money from blogging we do it for a reason… It might even be just for the pure sake of ‘loving to blog’.

But if we have a sense of direction and know what we want to achieve from blogging, we can remain focused, motivated and committed to our passion.

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1. Beyond Blogging: The Secrets to Blogging Success

2. WordPress Power Guide – Using WordPress to Blog Your Way to Success – Blogging Guide

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Comments

  1. Hey Fabrizio,

    Great tips on staying focused on achieving your blogging goals. It can definitely be hard staying committed to our passion when you don’t see any immediate results from the work you’re putting in.
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    • Hi John, thanks for stopping by the blog today. There have been times that I’ve felt frustrated with seeing small results but with consistency and commitment comes rewards, it may be small at first but it’s the first taste that drives our ambitions right?

  2. Samantha Wright says:

    Inspirational tips and great idea on staying focused :)

  3. well, I can also add that before starting up your own blog, it can be more likely for you to write down all the goals that you’d like to achieve and terms in which you ‘d like to get them. It will give you an opportunity to analyze everything and make conclusions

    • Thanks for stopping by BSW, often many people starting out in a blogging business start without a real plan, they hope to decide what their goals are along the way which can sometimes create a false start. It’s important to have a plan and a good idea of the goals you want to set to achieve in a blogging business right from the start.

  4. Absolutely, I think having a clear cut laser targeted focus on what you want to achieve from your blogging business is important when taking the first steps in a blogging career.

  5. Whatever our goals may be, consistency is the key to achieving them.. we have good days and bad days. The difficult part is persisting through the tough days – the days you don’t feel like writing or you feel a lack of creativity. I like your tips Fabrizio about putting little reminders around to keep you on track. Personally, I need to really think about what it is I want to achieve with my blogging – just like you mentioned. Fabrizio, when did you begin to use this tactic…? Have you always, right from the very start of blogging? Thank you – :-)
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    • Hi Brenda, welcome and thanks for your comment. I definitely agree that there we all have good days and bad days and the level of motivation can greatly affect our creativity.

      I’ve been using this strategy ever since I started blogging, mainly because I’m easily distracted when I’m online. I have to keep reminding myself why I’m doing what I’m doing when I’m feeling a little uninspired and what my long term goals are, so the only way for me to stay focused on down days is to place small reminders around my home :)

      I think the best thing to do first is to isolate the top things that you want to achieve from blogging, and then create some kind of strategy that will help you stay focused on your targets.

      I’d love to hear your desired achievements from blogging and what your plans are to reach them.

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