I'm not really sure what's up with me and logging (Do You Log Your Miles?) and planning, but I'm sensing a theme this year.
I saw some blog posts about some planners this year which got me to thinking about getting myself one. I came across My Blog Plan and decided to give it a try.
I've honestly never given much thought to 'planning' for my blog. Honestly,
I didn't even know that blog planners existed. ;-) And truthfully, I've never really considered myself a serious blogger. In fact, until just a few months ago, I would sort of quietly tell people that I blog - almost in a hushed whispered slightly embarrassed tone (lacking self confidence much? Geez!) And then one day, I realized that I am a blogger. I do blog, and it's actually something that I am proud of.
So this year, when I realized that these planners existed (cause apparently at times I live under a rock as they've been around for awhile!), I decided to put some fears away and realize that I do have goals for myself. And failure is part of growth. So instead of being afraid of failure, I'm being honest with myself and putting my goals on paper.
I don't have any other blog planners to compare this one too, but I have to say so far I'm really pleased. First of all, the tips section (other than Wordpress since I use Blogger) was very helpful to me. I still have a lot to learn, but I found the sections very helpful.
And something about putting my 'yearly' goals on paper made it real for me. As I wrote my numbers, at first I aimed low because I heard a little voice in my head say that I'd never be able to get more hits/page views than that. And then I stopped, looked at what I wrote and crossed it out. You know, I might not reach my goal, but come on, at least be honest with yourself, so I wrote what I'd really hoped to achieve.
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