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Goals for blogging in 2015

This is day 8 of 10 Days to a Better Blog (I’m one day behind!)

Today’s challenge is to come up with some actionable items that we can hold ourself accountable for at the end of some period.  So using the SMART  goals methodology here is what I plan.  By the way SMART is defined below:

  • Specific – target a specific area for improvement.
  • Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
  • Assignable – specify who will do it.
  • Realistic – state what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources.
  • Time-related – specify when the result(s) can be achieved.

Specific

More writing and blogging.  Originally I had planned on just having this be about blogging, but really I just want to write more. So when it’s that context it becomes more.  But more writing and blogging is what it will be.

Measurable

Blogging is easily measurable however writing is a bit harder to measure.  I’m not sure how to tackle the second of those so for now I’m going to focus on just the first.  I plan on posting something, anything, here twice a week.  If I do more then great.  Less is not acceptable!

Assignable

I think I’ll assign this to my three year old….I jest!  Really I’m the only one that this can be assigned to.  So it starts and stops with me.

Realistic

I think that two posts a week, even if it’s just a photo, are more than possible.  More than that might get in the way of time spent with family and other areas of life, but right now that’s not worth it.

Time Related

This is for 2015 or all 353 days left in this year currently!

I’m a little nervous putting this out there and down on ‘paper’ because this to some extent will keep me accountable.  Granted I’m the only one being held accountable and it will be pretty easy for me to just go off on other projects, but this year will be the year in which I explore writing more than I ever have.  I’m not sure what the means, but I really want 2015 to be the year that I get some writing done.  Whether that’s fiction or writing this blog, or another.