Goals Shmoals

Apparently today’s Blogging 201 assignment was to set your blog’s goals. For some reason, I’m not getting the assignments on the WP app on my phone. I was uberbusy today at work and had no time to go online so I’ll look into that tomorrow, I hope.  I probably didn’t get Tab A properly into Slot B or something.

I don’t want to be THAT student; you know the one I’m talking about right? Doesn’t pay attention in class, doesn’t participate in discussions, doesn’t do the homework. However, I have always maintained that JDB is for me alone. It isn’t a vehicle to gain a following or awards. I’m not trying to “wow” my readers with deep messages, spiritual insights, savory recipes or helpful tips.

So what ARE my goals for JDB?

1. To post at least twice a week – at least until November. All bets are off when NaNo starts.

2. Since my favorite part of writing this blog is making people smile or dare I say, laugh, I’ll try to keep my posts on the lighter side. I think posting from my smartphone to take advantage of the autocorrect feature might be cheating, but that won’t stop me if that’s all I have access to.  (You HAVE heard of the humorous website devoted to autocorrect boo boos haven’t you?)

3. Here’s an anti-goal to round things out: my regular readers know I don’t “do” social media. Not as Janey, not as the woman behind the curtain. I just don’t. So the only way this blog is going to grow is kicking and screaming. That said, I won’t turn away readers and I truly hope you’re entertained.

So a NOT regular reader, or possibly another Blogging 201 classmate might ask what the hell I’m doing here if not to brand or grow my blog. I may not be interested in the stats, but I do want to learn the nuts and bolts. I love the changes I made to JDB via Blogging 101. Plus I met some awesome bloggers and follow a bunch of them. I imagine I will meet and follow more this time around. It’s going to be interesting, amusing and thought-provoking and I’m looking forward to it!

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9 thoughts on “Goals Shmoals

  1. Like you, I don’t do social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) either. This is it, right here on WordPress. But unlike you, I do follow — obsessively — my stats. They’re addicting. What can I say? Anyway, good luck with Blogging 201. I’m looking forward to your posts.

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  2. You seriously want to do nanowrimo. I can give you a way that absolutely will get you through your 50,000 worded tome. Post your daily work. When you are about to give up, you’ll find yourself thinking you can’t do that. It would be embarrassing. Tell your readers what you are doing and we will be rooting for you. It got me through one year.

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