2016 Blogging Goals

In order to maintain growth I am setting myself some blogging goals for the rest of 2016. Here I have shared them - lets hope I can follow through

It is nearly 8 weeks since I started OddHogg. I’m actually quite amazed by how far its come already! I thought it might be best to set some blogging goals for the rest of the year. I hope that will keep me motivated!


  1. Post 4 times per week – I am aiming to post every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  2. Post 1 evergreen post per week – In order to maintain a readership I need to put in some time working on evergreen posts.
  3. Meet Other Mums blog – I have just become a regular blogger on so I want to make sure I brainstorm good content that is relevant to the site.
  4. Guest Posts – I have already done some guest posts and I’d like to find opportunities to do some more. I’d also like to offer some space for guest posts on OddHogg where appropriate.

Social Media

  1. 3000 Twitter followers – This is quite an optimistic goal as it is almost doubling my existing followers. However twitter is by far my fastest growing area of social media so I might as well aim high!
  2. 750 Instagram followers – I think this one should be achievable as long as I stay consistent. I have over 400 followers on instagram at the moment and I am getting a good number of new followers each day.
  3. 150 Facebook followers – I don’t spend much time on my facebook and so for now I will continue my focus on Twitter and Instagram and work on my facebook whenever I have spare time.
  4. Get to grips with Pinterest – I know this one is not really measurable, but Pinterest is an platform I don’t really understand and I can’t expect it to grow until I know what I’m doing!


  1. Newsletter – I want to set up an e-mail newsletter, once I eventually work out how!
  2. Better Photography – I have pretty much no understanding of a camera, other than point and click. I want to be taking better, more consistent photos and editing them.
  3. Regular Linkys – I am currently dipping in and out of a few linkys. I want to find out which ones are the best fit for me and dedicate my time to them.
  4. Blog/Life Balance – I need to organise my time better and work out the best time to do my blogging activities.

Hopefully come the end of 2016 I’ll be able to come back and tell you I have achieved most, it not all, of these!

If you have any tips, or suggestions for other blogging goals I should be aiming for, please leave them below.

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  1. // Reply

    Only 8 weeks?! It looks great, as though it’s been around for at least a year, not a matter of weeks! Good luck with all of your goals, I’ll go and follow you on social media to do my bit to help you get there! #FartGlitter

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    Amazing 🙂 You’ve achieved so much in such a short time. I like your goals too. I really need to evaluate what I would to achieve from my blog and how to make some time for it!

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      Thank you 🙂 I do better with targets in mind! No big deal if I don’t hit them, but I like to have something to strive for!

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    Wow – I can’t believe that you’ve only been blogging for 8 weeks? I actually had to go back and check the date you published this as I wasn’t sure I believed you! Sounds like you’re already flying lovely! If ever you fancy writing a little rhyme I would love to feature you on my #cheers series if you fancy it?

    Thanks for linking with #fartglitter and good luck! Here’s to the rest of 2016! Dawn x

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      Thank you 🙂 I’ll certainly have a think about trying a little rhyme – it’s certainly not my forte but I’m always willing to try something new!

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    You’ve done so much in such a short time – wow! Best of luck with all of your targets for the year – I’m sure you’ll get there! #Fartglitter

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      thank you – it’s nice to have a goal

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    oo good goals – i think you’re at a similar level of numbers to me too so I shall be following your success 😉 #fortheloveofBLOG

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      Always good to have a target I feel 🙂

  6. // Reply

    Those are some challenging goals.

    For Pinterest it depends on what you want to do with it. Is it about sharing more of your work or is it about becoming an influencer by sharing other people’s work or interesting articles?


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      I don’t even know! Thats the sort of thing I want to have established before the end of the year and made headway on tidying it all up

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    I’m about two weeks behind you in my blogging journey and I have to say you are doing amazing, like everyone else said, you’d think you’d been at it forever. i stared right at the beginning of the summer holidays so the vast majority of posts have been about our days out but now it’s over I want to get working on some evergreen content too. Good luck with all your goals, I’m sure you’ll do fab x

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      Thank you! Since Piglet isn’t school age the holidays haven’t made any difference to my content – just continuing on with the same blabber!

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    Your blog looks like you have been blogging for a lot longer. Well done on what you have achieved already. It is good to set goals, I find it kind of helps to organize what I am doing if I am working on something specific.

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      Thank you – I’ve worked pretty hard on it! I try to set goals in most areas of my life – I work better to a deadline

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    Good luck with your goals, I’m sure that you will achieve them by the end of the year. I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for 8 months, and these are some fab goals to set yourself. I’ve always found with blogging that having these type of goals really help you to achieve your blogging dreams. Amazing that you are posting 4 times a week….go girl! Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x
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      I work better to a deadline thats for sure! I think if I’m going to fail on any of them it will be post 4 times a week. Its easy enough at the moment but as Piglet gets on the move I might struggle to find the time as much

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      Thank you – I like have a target to work towards!

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