Let’s Talk Blogger to Blogger: Advice for 2019 Goals & Resolutions

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This post may be just a LITTLE late, considering we are into our first week of 2019. Most people set goals/resolutions for themselves before this time, but if you’re like me and like to do things differently, then this is perfect!

For the longest time, I struggled setting goals for myself – and sticking to them. I would over-think what I wanted/needed to accomplish, how long it would take, how many to work on at a time, etc. etc. etc. It got to the point where I stopped setting goals because I was overwhelming myself. But this didn’t work for me, either. 

I like to be working toward a goal; in almost everything I do. I like the challenge, and I like having the satisfaction of knowing I am accomplishing something.

After so much time, I’ve finally found what does, and doesn’t, work for me. So now, I’m going to pass that wisdom on to you!

My Advice for Successful Goal & Resolution Setting

  • Be Realistic but Challenge Yourself

Don’t set your goal(s) so far out of reach that they can’t be accomplished, yet, don’t set them too easy. If you’re goals are too high, or too ambitious, you could easily set yourself up for stress, anxiety, thoughts of being a failure, and/or quitting. If you set them too low, you aren’t really challenging yourself and growing, right?

Start small and work your way up if things seem too easy.

  • Set Weekly or Monthly Goals

Setting smaller, attainable goals in a shorter amount of time may help you gain confidence, set and complete more goals each month, and accomplish more in a shorter amount of time. Try it out! 

Example: if your goal is to write 10 discussion posts in 2019 on your blog, change it to 1 post per month. If your goal is to read 100 books in 2019, think about setting it to reading 2 books per week – one physical, one audio (or whatever else works for you.) 

  • Write Them Down – And Track Often

Write down your goals in a planner, a notebook, post it notes, or whatever device/app you use, and check inBut not everyday. Constantly looking at your progress everyday may stress you out. (It does me, anyway.) Instead, check in weekly or bi-weekly, depending on your goal and/or progress. 

  • Celebrate All Your Successes 

Who doesn’t love a reason to celebrate? If you reward yourself with something small, like stickers (hey don’t judge, I do it!) in/on your planner, with a book, or a coffee, you feel GOOD about accomplishing your goal. Celebrate each success with a small reward, and shout it from the rooftops! You did something amazing, show it off. 

  • Don’t Quit

Even if you’re falling behind, don’t quit! Stick to doing what you set out to, and if you don’t get as far as you’d hope, try again! Keep working at it until to get to where you want to be.

Let’s Talk

  • What are some of your goals/ New Year’s Resolutions for 2019; both blog and real life related?
  • Was my advice helpful to you? Why or Why Not?
  • Have any advice to share? Leave it in the comments!
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10 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Blogger to Blogger: Advice for 2019 Goals & Resolutions

  1. Nick

    These are all great pieces of advice. I love the tracking the goals especially because there’s something so satisfying about tracking anything, but I agree that it can get overwhelming if you are trying to do it daily and get stressed over it. Like tracking weight on a weight loss journey! I like to set mini goals to break down the main goal – it seems much more doable that way.
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    1. tonyalee

      It is, right? I love being able to cross something off or make a little check next to it. Yeah checking weight often is still a bad habit I have, it’s hard to break lol

  2. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    Great advice. I haven’t set many goals for the year because of my fear of failure. I can never seem to reach my goals when I’ve participated in challenges, etc. I like breaking them down, for blogging, reading and weight loss in my planner. Even though I still don’t achieve everything I set out to do. Love this post!
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    1. tonyalee

      Thanks so much!

      You’re not a failure. Setting goals is the first step. Just make sure they’re realistic! Set smaller ones and you’ll do fine. But even if you don’t, you’re still not a failure. You’re working towards something. That’s awesome!

  3. Jen Ryland

    Hahaha great advice. I tried this with yoga – setting realistic goals, keeping myself accountable, etc – and it worked. My resolution for blogging is just: “don’t quit.”

  4. Zoie @ Whisked Away By Words

    Hi Tonyalee! I set my resolutions and goals for the year in late January as well, so I can relate to the timing of this post 😊 I agree that it’s best to start small, and write goals that are both realistic but detailed. I used to stress myself out with goals such as “finish my novel” or “eat healthy,” without any mini goals in between to help me reach the overarching destination. These are all great tips & wishing you all the best in achieving all your goals this year! ❤️
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