Blogging 201…Setting Goals

Starting a new class is always a challenge, with new goals, new classmates, and a new box of crayons.

Meeting new people and saying hello to familiar bloggers in The Commons, where members get together and chat about our blogs, still has something of that First Day of School excitement. .

My three goals are continuing…re-stated every class, and part of my general attitude and views on life.

Expand traffic to my blog..  Invite fellow bloggers to “Follow” my blog, and to follow theirs.   Actually I have been working on this goal…I just got a notice that September 14 (today) is my best day for “follows”….and yesterday was my best day so far ever for “likes.”    That is a mutual accomplishment there I think–I followed several other bloggers and they followed me.  That’s sweet!    According to my Stats, there is a total of 274 of you guys following me.  I’m not sure how many I’m following, probably more.

Start new features.   Share some of the thousands of photographs that I have taken over the years, when I was traveling regularly.   I love travel sites…and some of my favorites take me vicariously to all kinds of exotic and wonderful places.   I have some wonderful photos to share, myself.  So this goal could also include  stop talking about it and doing it.
Organize, Organize, Organize.     My Menus are badly in need of reorganizing…they are really mixed up.   My Categories need refining.  I need more Pages (as opposed to Posts) and get more photos off of my computers and into my posts.   If I’m waiting for “perfect” pictures…well, let’s just say they are as good as they are likely to get.     I have been yakking about the need for organization for ages, and it is about time…I was saying it was urgent back when I passed the 50 Posts mark way back when, and now I have 103 or 104 posts.    This is fine, except that even I can’t find some of my posts, and I have even forgotten that I ever wrote some.   I hate it when I find errors–like who cares?   I do.
So another goal which is sort of iffy is to write every day, and try to not spend so much time reading other people’s blogs.  I love doing that, and I really read — no skimming (well, hardly any) of posts.   And comments….I always make comments, and I try to help when I think I can.
So see you all in class…by the way, do you happen to have an extra  RED crayon?