Welcome back to Dossier Blog in 2019! I know the year is well underway already and I was tossing up whether to do a ‘year in review’ / goals type post. But I do love getting these insights from other bloggers, so thought I’d keep the good times coming! 2018 was the first year I set some semi-serious blog goals for myself, and in general I’d say I’m pretty happy with the outcome! Here’s a few of my goals from last year and how they panned out…
Post every week: This was a goal to try to get more consistent with blogging and also put out more content than I have before. By the end of the year, I’d hit forty-something posts. While I didn’t quite make it to a full 52 posts in 2018, I’d say it was a pretty good effort! It was definitely a good challenge putting out 12 posts in the month of December for the 12 DIYs of Christmas.
Start earning revenue: This was something I’d tried to do the previous year but it hadn’t worked out. Then after a bad day at work (and a lot of prayers!), an idea was dropped into my mind on exactly how I would start earning money. The posts and traffic was already there. I added in a few affiliate links to back up what I was writing about and by the next day I’d made $3 overnight! Almost insignificant, but I didn’t care, it was progress!
All of a sudden blogging for an income seemed possible when for so long it had just been like trying to grasp shadows. This continued to grow. Not nearly enough for an income, but money all the same!
Grow a following through mail list & Instagram: These things definitely grew in 2018 but weren’t always my main focus. So they still have a long way to go! But slow progress is still progress, so I’m happy with where it reached nonetheless.