April Goals – March Results

April Goals – March Results

Happy April, everyone!

Here we are on the first Monday of April, ready to review another month gone by (March), and ready to set some goals for the next few weeks. On the first Monday of March, I was happy and proud to post that Team EMGN had met all of our goals for February. Once again, we have met (or passed) all of our goals for March.

Without a plan, things don’t happen so the goals for this blog for March were set as follows:

a- Continue reading and writing as in February
b- Update a different ‘page’ each Monday
c- Increase followers by 12% to 250

Accountability is always fun when things are going well so I’m happy to report:

a- I continued reading and writing in March as in February
b- I updated a different ‘page’ each Monday and added a new ‘page’ entitled ‘D-I-Y’
c- Our followers increased by 29% to 286!!!

New goals for April include:

a- Complete the online class, Writing 101 – Building a Blogging Habit
b- Develop a Thursday feature
c- Increase followers by 10% to 315
d- Continue the basics of reading, writing and updating

As always, I cannot thank you all enough for your continued support and input as we continue to travel and grow throughout this extraordinary journey.

“We relish news of our heroes, forgetting we are extraordinary to somebody too.” –Helen Hayes

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March Goals

March Goals

Happy March, everyone!

Another Monday morning, another new month, another opportunity to set some goals for the next few weeks. Last month, on the first Monday morning, I posted that I was participating in a Blogging University course that required we post our goals/aspirations for our blog. I did so and promised you I would report back on the first Monday of March with our results, so here I am.

Without a plan, things don’t happen so the goals for this blog for February were set as follows:

1 – Write daily and publish here at least three times weekly (once will be the Friday Frolics Feature).
2 – Read and comment on other blogs at least three times weekly.
3 – Increase the followers of this blog by 50% by February 28th.

Here’s where the accountability part comes in – reporting the results. Please forgive the rather cut-and-dried formatting – my business background is coming through:

1 – The previous month’s results versus goals:

a-I wrote daily and published at least three times weekly as well as initiated a weekly recurring event – Tuesday Treasured Tidbits.
b-I read and commented on other blogs at least three times weekly.
c-Here’s the exciting part: Our followers increased from 15 bloggers to 26 (73%) plus I used ‘publicize’ to expand our viewership to include Facebook and Twitter for a total of 223!

2 – Recovery plan for any shortfall(s) to goal(s).

We are good-to-go this month – way to go Team EMGN!

3 – The new goals for the new month:

a- Continue reading and writing as in February
b- Update a different ‘page’ each Monday
c- Increase followers by 12% to 250

Thank you all so much for your support and input as this project grows. I’m so looking forward to our continuing to grow together in content and depth on this journey.

“Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.” – Zig Ziglar

February Goals

Good morning, everyone!

Another Monday morning, another new month, another opportunity to set some goals for the next few weeks. Perfect timing since I’m writing this blog now and participating in The Daily Post’s Blogging University Blogging 201 course and our first assignment is to set three goals for our blogs.

Why am I telling you this? Because I think of this blog not just as a place for me to spew forth my thoughts on the printed page but, rather, as a community of sorts where we can share thoughts and ideas. As such a community, goals affect the members since the members affect the goals. Also, as a community, I have an obligation to you to let you know what to expect from me.

To be honest, the thought of setting goals for the blog gave me pause because it felt a little ‘corporate’ but, then I thought about it and realized it’s no different than planning to do anything else. When I need to go to the grocery store, I have a plan so why shouldn’t I have a plan for this activity? Without a plan, things don’t happen so here goes with the goals for this blog for February:

1 – Write daily and publish here at least three times weekly (once will be the Friday Frolics Feature).
2 – Read and comment on other blogs at least three times weekly.
3 – Increase the followers of this blog by 50% by February 28th.

Now, that I’ve set some goals for the blog, there needs to be some follow up (accountability) as well. To that end, on the first Monday of each month I will update you (the followers of this blog) on:

1 – The previous month’s results versus goals.
2 – Recovery plan for any shortfall(s) to goal(s).
3 – The new goals for the new month.

I’m looking forward to growing this blogging community to share more thoughts and ideas as we grow.

“If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn