I’m a small blog, and I am thankful for each and every reader! Blogging has seriously changed my life. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed writing until I started Faith & Fitness. It has kept me accountable in so many ways. It has kept me on track for my weight loss goals, despite some bumps in the road. It has pulled me out of a world of negative body image. But most importantly, it has strengthened my relationship with Christ as I read devotionals and write about them, as I join faith related challenges, and it is a constant reminder of why I am pursuing a lifestyle of healthy living. It’s all for Him. I know I don’t just blog about fitness. It’s not all about the proper foods to eat, or the amount of exercise one can do in a day, or the number on the scale. I blog for a different reason. I blog because it keeps me accountable to strive to be more. Striving to be the best mom I can be, striving to be the best wife I can be, striving to be the best friend I can be, striving to be the best follower of Christ I can be- it all leads to healthy living. And healthy living for the right reason. Living healthy for Him.
With that said, I do have some goals in mind for my blog as I continue to desire to grow in many areas.
5) Give my blog a facelift- While I recently redecorated using my Creative Memories software, I do want to utilize someone who has graphic arts knowledge and can give me the blog design I really want. This is something I am super excited about!!
2) Create everlasting friendships- When I took my first SITS class, they talked about how important it is to find blog buddies and a fairy blogmother. I have to say that finding blog buddies seems to happen naturally when you get more involved in the blogging community. And I am so thankful for that! The sense of community that the blogging world has is pretty darn amazing. Now if I could just find a fairy blogmother 😉 Someone who I admire as a blogger, a mother, and a great writer! Perhaps Nicole at Moments that Define Life would adopt me? Hint…Hint… 😉
1) Increase readership- Now I by no means desire for bloggy fame (although at times I do wish I was the Pioneer Woman). But I do want to use my blog as a ministry to women who have faced or are facing the trials of negative body image. I want my blog to show other women that it is possible to truly love your body. I want other women to know that beauty is more than what’s on the outside. Physical beauty fades, but biblical beauty never ages. I want that to be the message that women get when they come to this blog. I want others to understand that it is not simply about becoming physically fit.
Being spiritually and emotionally healthy is waaaaay more important than getting into a size 2 pair of jeans 😉
If you are a blogger, what are some of your goals? What resources have you found helpful in pursuing these goals?
Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista says
Great goals! I think you should monetize early so that your readers don't feel like it's a big shift. Google Ads is super easy to add to your site, as are other ad networks.
Thank you! I have so much to early, but I totally want to start monetizing soon. It would be great to make some extra money doing something I love!
Nicole @MTDLBlog says
You're so funny! I see your hint! Ask away! I'm no guru but I'm happy to help. Make sure to check out my Blog Idol interview tab too – there are some fantastic interviews from some bloggers who are way smarter than I am – haha! Also, there's a book call Mom Blogging for Dummies that I bought on Amazon and LOVED. Not that you're a dumb TOTALLY not, I always buy books from that series though – I have a library of yellow and black. It breaks down monetizing, SEO, etc… Also, there's the Digital Mom Handbook that's great too. Definitely devote some time to SEO now while you're just learning – I regret not doing that and now I have so many posts not tagged. I still don't do SEO on my personal blog like I should. Also, as you start considering monetizing – set boundaries for what you will review or what you will write about etc…You're on your way!! Keep me posted!!!
Thank you thank you thank you! I have read alot of your blog idol interviews, and they have been incredibly helpful! I still have some more to read, and it's on my ever growing to do list! I purchased the Mom Blogging for Dummies on the Kindle this morning and I'm super excited to start learning! Thanks for your help!
You've got a great blog – looking forward to seeing it expand and thrive 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
Motivated Mommy of two says
When I first started my blog it was all about me tracking my weight loss goal. But as I started blogging more and reading other blogs I knew this blog was going to be about a lot of other things. At the beginning of the year I set an organization goal for my house. To get organized area by area for the whole year, but I still wanted to keep track of my weight loss goal. Than the name for it came Motivated Mommy of Two, I want to stay motivated to complete all of my goals (organizing, exercise, gardening etc) and help to motivate other mommies to do the same. I also just started following the SITS girls and love all of the things I am learning from them.
I love the name of your blog 🙂 I am so glad you stopped by because now I am your newest follower! I love your blog! And I know your organization posts are gonna be used in this household! Looking forward to following you!
KTB Reynolds says
Fairy Blog Mother! I love it! I need to connect more with the SITS girls and use the resources! Sounds like our goals are very similar!
SITS is soooo great! It is such a great resource for bloggers !