April Blogging Goals

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Welcome to April everyone! I hope you all survived April Fool’s Day….this day is the bane of my existence most years, but, happily, my husband played nice this year and didn’t make me look like a total turd!

Last month I decided to set myself monthly blogging goals to really help me get my booty in gear with this whole blogging thing!

Having published those goals, I really held myself accountable and worked hard to meet those objectives. Here is a quick recap of how March went before I lay out my goals for April.

At the beginning of March I started off with 3,188 twitter followers. My goal was to gain at least 1,000 new comrades in a month. I must admit, I did NOT meet this goal. I came decently close though. While I didn’t gain 1,000 followers I did gain 765. So at least I was on the right side of 500!

My second goal in March was to increase my daily engagement with pinterest to increase my following. I spent about 10 minutes 4-5 days a week increasing the amount of pins on each of my boards and followed about 10-15 each time. I increased my following by 500! This is definitely something to keep doing!

I didn’t do great with my linky goals for March. I did linkup to about 5 linkies a couple weeks in a row, but I found myself so busy with facebook groups that I often forgot to do them. However, the few times that I did link up, I did notice an increase my visitors for the week. Therefore, this is a goal that i will continue to work on. For a list of linkies that I love, click the button below.

Another goal for last month was to engage with facebook groups geared towards blog growth. I definitely met this goal and did see results. I found a couple other facebbok groups besides the one that I had been focusing on for months and have seen a lot of engagement with my blog posts throughout social media because of it. The only downside is that these can be a lot of work. However, it’s worth it! I will be doing a post on which facebook groups are the most helpful soon!

In my never ending endeavor to monetize my blog,  my final march goal was to interact with affiliates once daily. I did NOT do this, however i did find a few new apply to and I did apply to all compensates opportunities that popped up in my feed. I struggle a LOT with this whole money making thing…I like to blame my lack of success on the fact that i haven’t yet gained 5,000 twitter followers…whether that is true or not, I need to work harder on marketing myself to affiliates.

April goals

Pinterest- I want to continue my March goals with Pinterest and also increase those objectives a bit. I will continue to engage with Pinterest daily and follow around 10-15 people each session. However, I also want to utilize the vast array of Pinterest facebook groups more. This will help to see my pins pinned across a wider array of profiles. I also want to increase the amount of people I have acting as contributors to my personal boards.

Apply for Affiliate Membership I have spent so much time simply trying to increase my following that i haven’t paid much attention to how to truly monetize my blog. This month I want to apply to at least 5 more affiliate sites and work to increase reader engagement with the affiliates that I am already a part of.

Twitter- While my goals of increasing my twitter following are still a high priority, this month I simply want to focus on helping more tweeters see my posts. I will do this my engaging with more threads geared towards RT’s and also by attempting to attend my first twitter party!

StumbleUpon- Another blogger I follow has recently discovered that StumpleUpon is  massive, untapped resource for bringing new viewers to your site. I have only recently found StumbleUpon and have taken it very seriously, however, after reading about the increase in engagement my fellow blogger has discovered, I plan to spend a bit more time engaging with StumbleUpon this month!                               

Email Subscriptions- If these is one thing that I have not focused on AT ALL, it’s my email list. I honestly never gave it a second thought. However, after much Pinterest research and reading of advice from seasoned bloggers, I have decided that my email list needs to become a priority. Thus, I am starting of this month with new subscription headlines on my blog (what do you think?) and new FREE printable for new subscribers.

Now I need to advertise this across social media and see how much I can increase my readership for April!

What are your goals for April? Do you have any suggestions that might help me with my own objectives?

 

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