The 2018 year is coming to a close – it’s hard to believe the New Year is almost here! I hope you had a terrific Christmas. Ours was really nice, including a terrific turkey dinner that was truly a collaborative effort. A special shout out to my mom for her amazing baking, including yummy shortbread cookies! The days are flying by and now that Xmas has passed, it’s time is to look at what the New Year holds business-wise for When Women Inspire. With that in mind, here are the 2019 blogging goals.
Why Set 2019 Blogging Goals?
Blogging, as with any other career, can benefit from setting goals. In the blog world, the pages and posts are what you as the writer make them. And if it’s your full-time gig, like it is for me, then you’ll have to make it a big part of your life. Hopefully, you have fun doing it too! I consider this career to be a very rewarding one.
OK, now onto the blogging goals for this year. I brainstormed, asked designer Tufail for his input, and here is the list of what we want to accomplish in the New Year. Our goal in unveiling it here is to give you a first look at what’s to come, including new features. Ahem, here goes:
2019 Blogging Goal #1: Content Creation
I would love to share more posts on women who are doing amazing things globally. These spotlights will be single posts that are a sort of biography on a specific woman, much like I did for Grace Hopper earlier in 2018. Expect more of these kinds of posts ahead at When Women Inspire! I aim to write two or more biographical posts per month, beginning in January.
Plus, there will continue to be content creation in areas that are receiving a lot of great comments from all of you, including wellness, lifestyle, and education. As always, these posts will focus on empowering the self and others to make the most of each day and life in general.
#2. Grow the When Women Inspire Facebook Page
Did you know that there are unique photos and posts over at the blog’s Facebook page? Yes, over there you can find great videos, give your feedback on what you’re reading at the blog, interact with me, and more. I plan to spend more time there in 2019 and hope you’ll like the Facebook page to receive updates if you’re not already connecting with us on social media there.
In the New Year, the goal there will be to grow the Facebook page from 383 fans to 600 fans. At first, I had written a lower number of 500. Then I hit the Backspace button. A bigger challenge will light a fire under me. Let’s do this… together! I’ll take more time over on Facebook in 2019 than I did in 2018 and hope to see you there.
#3. Increase the Instagram Audience
In addition to Facebook, Instagram is an awesome social media network for bloggers. You can grow your audience with real followers easier with an alternative to Ampfluence that generates engagement.
Another of the 2019 blogging goals at When Women Inspire is, therefore, to grow the audience there. With 808 followers as of today, I’m really happy with the connections gained and strengthened with other IG users over 2018. The aim is to gain 200 new Instagram followers in the New Year, which will take us over the 1,000 followers mark – that would be amazing!
If When Women Inspires reaches this 2019 blogging goal, you can expect a contest or giveaway. Details of that event will unveil closer to reaching that goal. Not already connected on IG? Then please click the follow button on my Instagram page today. I’ll follow back!
#4. NEW! Create YouTube Videos
Do I mean having a YouTube channel? Yes!
There will be different videos, and the types are bound to increase or change in the future as Tufail and I take stock of what’s working and what’s not so popular with viewers. What’s in the works at the moment are YouTube videos to complement blog posts and to share favorite products and services.
I will let you know when the YouTube channel is in full steam ahead mode – expect a post about this 2019 blogging goal soon!
#5. NEW! Create a When Women Inspire Store
That’s right; you’ll soon see a virtual When Women Inspire store. It will integrate into the blog, so you can find it with a single click from the homepage or via the upper menu that shows on any post or page within the blog.
Shop for products that are original to When Women Inspire. They’ll include positive designs that reflect the spirit of empowerment that you’ll find in the blog posts read here. Expect clothing, such as t-shirts, and more. It’s really exciting, and we hope you’ll like what you see there. A lot is going on with this particular 2019 blogging goal behind the scenes already.
As with the YouTube channel, we’ll unveil the storefront in a future post. Expect this one to launch early in the New Year!
Over to You, the Readers
I’d love to know if there is anything else here at When Women Inspire that you want to see in 2019.
For example, are there blog post topics you’re looking for but not seeing anywhere here? Or other improvements to make? Let us know in the comments section below your thoughts on When Women Inspire’s 2019 blogging goals.
69 thoughts on “5 Blogging Goals for 2019”
Great post! These all sound like great goals but so much to keep up with! I am trying to figure out if I can just do away with FB all together but I know it is such a draw for community. Have you thought of Pinterest? I have heard that is where most bloggers find the best traffic, community, and inspiration! Enjoy your journey to crushing your goals!
Thanks Leela~ I’m on Pinterest too and like it :) I hope you try it out too~
I definatly think you should start a YouTube channel! It will be the best thing you ever did online. I love being a youtuber and wouldn’t trade it for any other platform.
Thanks for the encouragement, Erika! Great to hear you’re enjoying YouTube success :) What’s one thing you’d recommend a newbie over there?
Fantastic goals! Posted a couple of things on producing more content, but love the ambition here!
Wishing you all the best with your blogging journey too!
Those are some great blogging goals. I am just getting started on this blogging journey and your article really gave me some great ideas to go over as I create my own goals. Thank you.
Wow, you will be busy in 2019 as you have set yourself so many goals. BUT …being the person you are, we know you will not only achieve but far exceed your expectations. Look forward to watching all the new growth enfold and what your ideas will send our way.
Sound like you have some great blogging goals for 2019! Cheers to the new year!!
Thanks and cheers to you for the New Year too!!
Well written 👍🏻
I’m new to your blog and really enjoying it 😊 I’d like to see unsung women, women who inspire but on a small scale whether it be inspiring their children, colleagues, blog audience, friends. I’ve found that celebrating small achievements can be most inspiring as they feel relatable but most importantly achievable to the reader. Good luck with your goals I’d love to see the YouTube channel happen!
Yes, every woman deserves celebration for making it through difficult steps in life – and celebrating the good times too! Thanks for being here and I hope you continue to enjoy v visiting :) Aw, I’m excited about YouTube too.
Wishing your success in achieving your new goals in 2019.
Thanks so much ~ and same to you!
Wow, Christy! Those are some very ambitious goals you’ve set, but I’m positive that you will be able to achieve them. I will look forward to seeing you on more media this year, and checking out your store. The best of luck to you.
Your kindness is not lost on me, Amy. Wishing you a terrific weekend :)
Nice Post! Women pulling together on common ground is always a plus in my book. Keep doing your thing! I’ll be here to support you .
You humble me!
These are all great goals, Christy. I shall look out for you on YOuTube, Facebook and Instagram. I like your posts about family related items.
Aw, it’s wonderful to get your feedback, Robbie.
Happy New Year! Good luck with your goals!
Thank you :D And to you!
Best wishes to you in meeting and then exceeding all of your goals. You will certainly stay busy! Happy New Year Christy!
Yes, I’m busy no doubt! I bet you are too, Peggy. I feel very blessed to have a career like this one.
Sounds like 2019 is going to be an exciting year, Christy. Best wishes.
Exciting and busy ~ That’s a good way to be, right? ;) Thanks Norah, I love seeing you here.
I hope so, Christy. I guess it is if you make it so. It’s always my pleasure to visit. :)
True, Norah. And thank you :)
Oh this is nice. I just followed you on IG per your post on here, looking forward to a follow back as you said. I hope we can even collaborate someday on a post! Happy 2019
Some Great Goals you have here Christy … Wishing you the best and great success achieving them
Thank you, truly.
Wow, some great ideas Christy. Looks like your plate is full for 2019. The store idea sounds like fun! Wishing you a beautiful and Happy New Year my friend. :) <3
I’m challenging myself but if I don’t then how can I know what I’m capable of achieving, right… Thanks Debby!
We must challenge ourselves, or how will we know right? <3
Great ideas! Good luck with all of it…challenging and a great way to keep inspiring. I hope you double all your goals and then some! 😁
Woohoo you’re awesome :D
This is really amazing. Loved all the ideas and happy 2019! 😃
Aw, and I wish you a wonderful 2019!
Nice work, keep it up , one day you achieve your goal, n cheer up.
These are great! Creating a Youtube is on my 2019 goal list too!
Ooooh sounds like we both have an adventure ahead :D
You are an inspiration – thank you so much Christy for helping show us that we can do better and we will! Happy 2019!
Wow thanks for such thoughtful words, Joan! You are beautiful!!
Awww, thank you Christy… And that’s exactly how I feel about you – hugs!
Hugs to you too!
Hi Christy!! You can do it!
Love all of you ideas. Did you mean you will only sharing posts from ‘single women’? Some of us married ones have great content too. ;-)
I can give you pointers for FaceBook and Instagram growth if you’d like!!
Haha I meant individual women. Single as in individual… one woman per post rather than several women in one post. Sorry for not being clear – and thanks for calling me on it, Loretta!
Ohhh I would love tips for Facebook and Instagram growth, thanks! What’s the best way to reach you in the New Year?
All the best to you in 2019! Your goals are challenging and inspiring for women!
If we don’t challenge ourselves then how can we know our limits? :) Have a wonderful 2019 too!
Wow amazing! Great to see you move to the next level. Keep evolving!
Ohhhh thanks :D
Cheering you on, Christy! :)
Right back at you, Natalie!
I hope and pray that your blog continues its growth and in the direction you hope for!
Thank you :) And I wish you continued success, Syl!
You’re welcome, Christy 😊 and thank you very much always!
I’m so excited for these goals!
Your enthusiasm is awesome :D
Nice post .. good information 👍
Thanks for stopping by!
I would love to read more posts from your blog 💗