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You’ve heard that setting blogging goals is important. 90-day goals are the best ones for your blog, and here’s why.
When you do set blogging goals, they need to be SMART goals. That’s a topic for another time. Right now, we’re focused on the length of time you want to set these goals for. In fact, the T in SMART is “timely,” and 90 days is a perfect time to see if something is or isn’t working. You’ve watched 90 Day Fiance, right?
Chances are in the past, you’ve set blogging goals for different lengths. You may have had monthly goals, or maybe you set goals for the entire year. While just setting goals is great, the length of time really does matter.
Short-term blogging goals you can see are working
90 days is the “sweet spot” when it comes to goals, achievements, and any sort of work. It’s when you start to see the results, but when you can also backtrack and try something else if the results aren’t there.
A 30-day goal is great just to get started. That may be to write one post per day for the month or to do one video per week. You’re not going to see many results within the space of a month, though. That’s especially the case in the world of online.
When it comes to a year, it’s easy t get bogged down by everything you need to do. You lose track of what is working and what isn’t. It comes to the end of the year and you realize you’ve wasted a lot of time on something that simply isn’t working.
90 days fits in the middle (sort of). It gives you enough time to see if something will work. You can start to see the results happening. If you don’t see the results, it means whatever you’re doing isn’t working. You need to work on something else. You haven’t wasted too much time on this.
One of the issue with long-term blogging goals is getting tired of doing the same thing. That’s especially if you’re not seeing the results you want. The idea of a year-long goal can be daunting. Splitting it up into each quarter is much more manageable. You’re more likely to stick with it so you do see the results.
There’s nothing wrong with looking at the year as a whole. You just want to split the big goals up into quarterly goals to work toward.
What are your 90-day blogging goals? What do you hope to achieve by the end of winter? Share your thoughts in the comments below.