New Year, New Blogging Goals (Plus Dreams of Chocolate-Dipped Kale)

Happy New Year to all!

Happy New Year to all!

A New Year means Big Dreams for my blog! And more importantly, lots of delicious things! I’ve got some pea soup simmering on the stove right now, and dreams of faro and quinoa dance in my head. I was watching a cooking show last night and now I’m all about the ancient grains! (For about two days and then it’s probably back to chocolate. Mmm…chocolate! I wonder what chocolate-dipped kale tastes like?)

I rarely do New Year’s resolutions, as my attitude is why wait until the New Year to make life changes or achieve goals? If there’s something I want to do, I generally go after it when I think of it. (As in the case of chocolate-dipped kale. I think this is something I need to pursue!) However, I do have some goals for my blog for this year. I like to dream big — as P.T. Barnum once said, if you aim for the moon, you may hit the stars! So, my goals for my blog for this year include:

  • complete the Elite Blogging Academy 3.0 course (I’ve signed up already, and am waiting for the doors to open)
  • get a sponsored post
  • monetize my blog (specifically by adding in ads, looking into affiliate marketing, but first and foremost, by putting up a page that states my ‘ethics in blogging’ promise to my readers, followed by a ‘work with me’ page)
  • switch platforms to a more polished and professional one (I’m thinking of the foodie pro theme on the genesis platform)
  • switch to an automated email platform (probably paying for mailchimp, as well as continuing to pay for a P.O. Box)
  • hit 10,000 views/month
  • revamp my pinterest strategy
  • build my email list

So, you know, nothing big! *Any readers who blog will now be clutching their sides and roaring with laughter*

These are all doable goals, but will require consistent, sustained effort. Which is slightly at odds with my no-stress-no-editorial-schedule-blogging-as-fun-not-side-hustle approach to blogging. Which I also want to keep. Hmm. But I’m confident that I can reconcile the two! (As in the case of chocolate dipped kale — healthy AND tasty! Now on my list of recipes-to-make.)

Do you have any New Year’s goals? Any recipes that you’re longing to make/conquer/eat? Regardless, Happy New Year’s to all! And may this year be a fruitful and tasty one!

Next Post: For all my talk of ancient grains, I still have some peppermint buttercream sitting in my fridge and staring at me with limpid eyes. So the first thing on my baking list is probably the chocolate whoopie pies with peppermint buttercream that I mentioned earlier! Definitely an achievable goal. 🙂

2 thoughts on “New Year, New Blogging Goals (Plus Dreams of Chocolate-Dipped Kale)

    1. Margaret Post author

      Happy New Year to you too, Mardi! Crossing my fingers that I get to all of my goals, but hey, either way, it’ll be fun! (And tasty, which is the important bit.)


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