5 Goal-Getting Posts You Need for Blogging Success

Did you attend the first #BlogPawsChat of 2018?

We talked about setting goals and declarations for the new year. Everyone had tons of awesome, big, audacious goals. We’re now a few weeks into the new year: How’s your progress coming along on those big goals?

5 Goal-Getting Posts You Need for Blogging Success

Many bloggers and solopreneurs set lofty goals at the start of each year–as they should–but oftentimes the motivation and focus peter out as the days go by. The minutia of the everyday starts to pile on, and those big goals get pushed aside.

If, two weeks into the year, you feel yourself starting down that path, tackling emergent tasks all day long instead of chipping away at your big goals, this post is for you! Check out these five posts that tackle the biggest roadblocks to goal-getting:

If you’re losing motivation…

Go back to basics. Ask yourself: Is my content, is my time, are my goals aligned with my purpose? Be sure to read How to Align Your Why with Your Blogging Strategy for serious inspiration.

If you’re struggling with time management…

Check out Write Faster, Earn More: The Power of the Pomodoro Technique. From the post, “If you’ve ever felt like multi-tasking may lead to your early demise, you’ll appreciate this time-management strategy, which is based off the belief that juggling a million tasks without taking a break simply doesn’t work.” It’s a time-tested, effective method; in fact, my writing group swears by it for our weekly sessions!

If you’re in a slump…

OK, I’m sneaking two posts in here because slumps can happen for a couple reasons: either you’re just in a rut (which happens to everyone!) or you’re feeling stuck. If you’re in a rut–tired of the same old content–check out these 17 Ways to Get Out of a Rut. If you’re in a creative slump and feeling stuck, here are 15 hacks to get past feeling creatively fried.

If you’re looking to grow your technical skills…

Chief among the goals mentioned during that Twitter chat was developing technical abilities. Many bloggers launch because they’re passionate about writing or photography, not necessarily the nitty-gritty of what a blog technically requires. If you fall into that camp (I know I do!), one skill to develop this year is learning Google Analytics. This Advanced Google Analytics post is a great place to dive in!

If you’re being too hard on yourself…

Goal-getters are constantly too hard on themselves. Don’t beat yourself up for mistakes; learn from them. Blogging is an ever-changing medium, and if you’re a goal-oriented person, it’s important to stop moving the bar on yourself. Take time to celebrate your wins! (Or, if you’re struggling with gremlins like imposter syndrome, read How to Be a Confident Influencer.)

Want even more goal-setting, goal-getting inspo? Check out this ultimate roundup of goal-digging blog posts to keep your eye on the prize!

Your turn!

What goals have you set for yourself and your blog for the year ahead? How are you progressing toward achieving them?

Maggie Marton serves as the BlogPaws senior editor. When not hiking with her two pit mixes, Emmett and Cooper, or playing with Newt the Cat, Maggie writes about them (and the pet industry) at ohmydogblog.com and maggiemarton.com

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The Most Affectionate Cat Breeds That You Should Know About

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Cats are mainly known to be aloof and disinterested. But that’s not entirely true. Yes, certain cats like their own space and the luxury of solidarity. But a lot of cats crave attention and are really affectionate towards their owners. If you’re wondering where you can find one of those cats, here are a few of the most affectionate breeds. These cats love to snuggle (yes, I said snuggle), cozy up to you and even sleep next to you. Cats can be affectionate if you give them a chance.

  1. Scottish straight/ Scottish fold
    These adorable cats are as snuggly as a stuffed animal. Many of these cats are so mellow that many of them will even go as far as letting your kids dress them up in their Barbie clothes! More than that, they love to be where you are. They are loyal to the core and will follow you into the ocean. They have such sweet facial expressions that you can’t help but be in awe of. These cats will love you as much as you love them and then some.
  2. Ragdoll
    These cats are called ragdolls because they just go limp in your arms. This breed is not only really loving, but they also tend to have a very laid back and quiet nature. They are soft although they tend to be muscular, they are the ultimate indoor cats because they just want to spend more time with the family. They even have an adorable chirp for a meow that will make you feel blessed if you live with one of these.
  3. Tonkinese
    They are as affectionate as they are adorable. These cats are everything but aloof. They have amazing social skills and thrive on attention. They extend their love to all the members of their family. Nothing holds more value to them than being with their owners.
  4. Birman
    These cats may be able to sense your mood! As soon as they see you happy, they’re there in a jiffy, all hyped up and ready to be played with. If they see you sad, they become the comforters. They’ll be there to console and comfort you through whatever it is that you’re going through. They provide entertainment, as well as a shoulder to cry on when you need it.
  5. Siamese
    They are loving cats who are also outspoken and lively. These cats can also sense your mood and be what you want, when you want. Nothing can be compared to the love expressed in their eyes as they look at their owners. They are the best playmates during the day and the best bed partners during the night.

There are a few other cat breeds which are also overly affectionate. These include the Kurilian Bobtail, Burmese/ Bombay, Main Coon, Sphynx etc.

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