Blogging Goals

Unfortunately, I put blogging on the back burner for my first semester of college. I was hoping to post consistently, but I totally underestimated how busy I would be with studying, working, and having a social life. Now that I have adjusted to college life, I'm determined to get a steady schedule created so I have time for everything important to me.

I shared that I would like to post consistently for 2016, I have created a list of blogging goals that I would like to accomplish by the end of the year and a survey for all of my readers to fill out about Lilly & Lemons. Here's to a year full of girl power + productivity!

U P D A T E  "A B O U T  M E"  P A G E
I updated my "about me" page before I started college, but I would like to update it again. I've seen some really creative layouts, and I would like to come up with my own. I would also like to get a new headshot for the page.

M A K E  A  N E W S L E T T E R
I've been dying to make a newsletter for my blog, but I've been struggling with what I would like the newsletter to have. I don't want it to have my daily posts because people can just go to my blog for that. If there is something you would like to see on my newsletter, feel free to let me know!

I'm happiest when I'm posting every day of the week. To be honest, it has been really hard to even post every once in a while during school. And while on break, I've definitely been uninspired and have hit writer's block. My goal is to come up with fresh post ideas and get back to posting seven days a week.

U T I L I Z E  M Y  B L O G G I N G  P L A N N E R
During the summer, I made a blogging planner that really helped me to come up with great content and jot down points that I wanted to include in each post. When I took a "blogging break," I stopped using my planner. The planner is what motivated me to keep blogging, so I want to get back to using that to keep my thoughts flowing and organized.

 L E A R N  G R A P H I C  D E S I G N  +  C O D I N G
I have always been interested in graphic design and would love to be able to learn how to do it myself! It's especially helpful that I'm a blogger, along with coding, and it would be beneficial to have when I'm a social media manager. I plan on learning through Codecademy, and I would like to purchase Photoshop and learn that through YouTube. If you know of any free helpful graphic design/coding courses, feel free to let me know!

P A R T I C I P A T E  I N  T W E E T  C H A T S  A G A I N
I participated in tons of tweet chats over the summer simply because I had a lot of free time. I loved how helpful they were because I met tons of fabulous ladies and learned a lot of beneficial things about social media and blogging. I had to stop participating in them once I got into the first semester because they all take place at night, and I was simply too tired. I'm hoping to start participating in them again so I can keep learning!

F I N D  F R E E  C O U R S E S  +  R E S O U R C E S
I'm always looking to further my knowledge about social media and blogging, and I especially love when the resources I find are free! I'm a huge fan of Helene's free webinars, but the only problem is that it's hard for me to actually watch the webinar live. I usually have to watch the replay, which is unfortunate because there is usually a tweet chat going on about the webinar while it's live. When I sign up for free webinars, I'm going to make sure to set aside time to watch them live so I can chat with other people watching it.

G E T  M O R E  S P O N S O R E D  P O S T S
I'm thankful for every opportunity I get to work with companies. I blog simply because I love it, but getting paid to blog is a plus because I could really use the extra money on the side. I'm going to keep my eyes open for any opportunity to earn some extra cash!

P O S T  I N  F A C E B O O K  G R O U P S
I'm a part of tons of blogging Facebook groups that I also put to the side. I love being a part of these groups because I not only get to advertise my blog posts but also get to find other blogs. Tons of helpful information is always posted that I get to use for myself. I want to post in these groups more in order to reach a bigger audience for my blog.

I may have gone a little overboard with my goals, but I'm super excited to start working on them. I can't wait to see what 2016 will bring for Lilly & Lemons!

What are your blogging goals?


  1. We have the same goals! I definitely want to learn more coding this year and up my page views.

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. I definitely want to participate in more Twitter chats, they seem like so much fun!
    xo, Syd

  3. I'm so glad you put that you wanted to do more Twitter chats because we are having a #galpalchat tomorrow!!! Haha :)


  4. I love twitter chats! I ignored my blog too, but I'm excited to get back! (know that your loyal audience will be here when you feel well enough to come back)
    I'm looking at graphic design & coding too!

  5. These sound like great achievable goals! Mine are pretty similar as I was in the same boat as you where I neglected my blog for a while when I had other higher-priority obligations. Good luck to the both of us in achieving these goals!

  6. These are great goals! I've found it hard to post consistently in college. This winter break I spent time drafting and scheduling posts for the first few weeks of classes.


  7. I really like that you're financing your blogging hobby through free or mostly free resources... youtube, code academy, etc. super smart :)

  8. I can totally understand why blogging might take the back seat the first semester of college, it's a big life change so I wouldn't feel too guilty about it. Now you are back on track and you have some really amazing goals, I can't wait to see all that you achieve!

  9. You have some amazing goals for 2016! I have many of the same, I'd love to post consistently this year (without becoming too burnt out though!) and get a newsletter rolling too!

  10. These are all really great goals for this year, so many of them are really going to boost your readership! I am definitely going to fill out your survey for you and check out the post on your blogging calendar :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista