Sane at Home Mom in 2018

To be completely honest, when I started my blog, it was with hopes of monetizing. I did newspaper in high school, but other than that have never been much of a “writer”. I would search and search Pinterest for ways of bringing in a second income, so we could reach our goal of paying off all of our debts sooner.

Most of the debt was mine (car and student loans), and I was starting to feel guilty for spending and not earning, while staying home with my kids.

Disclaimer: My husband has never made me feel this way. I just bring this guilt/shame/lameness on myself way too often about way too many things.

Every article I read said to start a blog – it was a surefire way to create an income! People were earning six figures per month by blogging and they could stay home and anyone could do it. I was hooked!

So after a whole like 20 minutes of thinking about it, I signed up for my own domain, downloaded WordPress and started watching YouTube videos about how to set up my blog. Because, I knew nothing. I still don’t know very much, but I really knew nothing other than what I had found on Pinterest.

My 2018 Blogging Goals | Sane at Home Mom

I did a lot of things wrong, like publishing my blog with only one post, and not establishing a strong presence on other blogs, and taking really crappy pictures, and I’m sure I will continue to do a lot of things wrong. But, I have done some things right also!

Here are some things I’m proud of in 2017
  • Got over 300 likes on my Facebook page!
  • Over 3800 unique visitors to my blog from over 30 different countries
  • Earned free product from Ergo | Jord Watches
  • Got my first paycheck from my blog!

I will say though, more than the money that I was initially chasing, the thing that I am most proud of is the response I’ve gotten from people on my writing. Articles like this one and this one, gained so much positive feedback that I was almost moved to tears. Knowing that people are experiencing things similar to me, and that they want to hear more from little old Jordan from a small town in Oregon, brings me so much joy.

Moving forward into 2018 though, I am ready to learn more about blogging, earn more from blogging, and continue spreading what I have to say.

My 2018 Blogging Goals | Sane at Home Mom

My 2018 Blogging Goals
  • 5,000 Instagram Followers
  • 1,000 Facebook Fans
  • Photograph most of my own images or have somebody photograph for me (stop using stock images!)
  • Get my e-mail list up and running, with newsletters going out consistently
  • Develop long-term relationships with brands
  • Write daily, post more frequently

Thank you all for supporting me so far in my blogging journey. Even if I don’t meet all of my goals, I am so enjoying the time to process and sort through all of the thoughts in my mind. Blogging has been a great outlet for me as a SAHM, and I really enjoy being able to measure my progress, and give myself goals to accomplish.

My 2018 Blogging Goals | Sane at Home Mom

Related Reading: My 2018 Resolutions and Goals

Have you thought about starting a blog? What else would you like to see from me this year?

Make sure to follow me on my social media channels, and thank you for reading along!

 

 

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