In this post I am going to break down the goals from my Blogging Business Goals post. In doing so I will have a clearer view of what I need to do to get where I want to be, and how long it will take to get there. I am going to use the acronym SMART for an understanding of how to set realistic, measurable goals. SMART is the acronym for goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timed.
SMART Goal Setting:
- Specific – Goals need to be specific, not loose so I recognize when I have achieved them.
- Measurable – Goals need to be measurable so I can see the target and hit the mark.
- Achievable – Goals need to be achievable and not out of reach.
- Realistic – Goals need to be realistic. Do I have the ability and commitment to make the goal happen?
- Timely – Goals need to have a set time frame. Having a specific time frame for my goals gives me the motivation to begin working toward them and allows me to monitor our progress.
To get started I must establish my long term goals. This is what I want to accomplish in one years’ time. Then I will establish short term goals (daily, weekly, monthly) that moves me toward the accomplishment of my long term goals.
Long term Goals
- Year 1
- To make a connection with at least six new people via social media and help at least one of them achieve one of their goals.
Short term Goals
- Create a backlog of four posts to be used if I am unable create posts in line with my weekly and daily goals.
- Update Twitter lists.
- Update public profiles.
- Create and post at least two new blog posts a week.
- Create one post to be used if I am unable to create a new post for the week.
- Check LinkedIn Q&A on my homepage and answer Q’s on topics I’m competent in.
- Respond to my LinkedIn groups discussion on topics I am interested in.
- Engage in relevant conversation on Twitter for an hour a day.
- Respond to all comments on my blog.
- Visit and comment on sites of interest.
Now it is your turn. Have you set goals for your blog? I would love to see what you come up with.
- Are You Dumbing Down Your SMART Goals? (salesandmanagementblog.com)
- Did You Set Your SMART Goals? (outpostcrossfit.wordpress.com)