5 Rules To Achieve Your Blogging Goals This Year: Jennifer Dagi

On this second Thursday of the year 2019, I’m going to let our featured blogger share with us some golden rules to help us see success blogging this year.

Jennifer Dagi is a full-time relationship blogger and coach. She runs a blog about dating, relationship, marriage, weddings and self-improvement. Jen gives advice and tips to couples to help them grow a healthy and happy relationship.

She also has a free gift for you (no opt-in required) so be sure to read through to the end.

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Over to you Jennifer.

It’s a brand new year full of energy and that means new blogging goals for every blogger including myself. I know you set some awesome goals last year and you really tried to achieve them but somehow you couldn’t. Don’t let that happen again this year!

Whatever you want to achieve in your life; financial success, great health or a rewarding career, you have to follow certain rules. I’m going to give you 5 rules that can help you achieve your blogging goals.

rules to achieve blogging goals

Rule #1 Be clear on what you want

The number one mistake most people make when they are trying to achieve something is not being clear on what they want. If you want to be successful in a certain area of your life, you have to first ask yourself “What do I really want?” It’s easy to say “I want to be rich or I want to be a successful blogger” but that’s not really a goal.

A goal is saying “Before the end of this year, I’m going to be making $1,000 every month from my blog or by September 30th, I’m going to increase my blog page views to 1,500 daily.” Those are concrete goals you can set because you want to be a successful blogger who is financially secure and happy.

So, what do you really want this year and why do you want it? Your answer is going to be your strongest motivation when things get tough.

Rule #2 Visualize your goals

You’ve set your blogging goals for this year, now what? How the heck do you go about achieving them? Are they going to magically appear before you? Of course not but you can make them more achievable by visualizing how it would feel to achieve them. Let’s do a little visualization right now…

Close your eyes and take a deep breathe. Imagine what it would be like achieving your goals. See visualize your goalsyourself where you want to be doing what you love. If you want to be a successful blogger, visualize yourself having thousands of page views, a large network of blogging buddies and a big bank account.

What are you going to do with those page views when you get them? Will you apply for Adthrive? When you start making $1,000 a month, what will you do with it? You need to have concrete answers to these questions because they will motivate you to chase your goals. How does it feel to achieve your blogging goals? Exciting? Be grateful for that and do this exercise at least twice a day.

Rule #3 Take necessary actions

Visualizing your goals can make them more achievable but you need to take action in order to actually get to where you want to be. If you see yourself as a successful blogger but you don’t take the time to put in the work, you’re never going to get there.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve purchased a truck load of blogging courses, if you don’t implement the strategies in those courses, you won’t achieve any results. Many successful bloggers got to where they are right now because they worked their butts off in the early stages.

Whatever you want to achieve this year, you have to pour your time, energy and resources into it. If you’re thinking of starting a blog, do some research, choose a profitable niche and know what it takes to be a successful blogger. But don’t stop at just research, start a blog and take it one step at a time.

Don’t try to tackle all your blogging goals at once; it’s unrealistic. Break your goals into daily or weekly actionable goals. For instance, if your goal is to have 200,000 monthly viewers on Pinterest, your weekly goals would be to create new pins for your blog posts and share them on Pinterest daily.

Rule #4 Network, network and network

Networking should be one of your top blogging goals this year. If you want to be a successful blogger, you have to reach out and connect with other successful bloggers. Find out where those bloggers hang out and network with them. No man is an island; you must connect. Don’t tell me how shy you are; that’s a lame excuse you’re giving yourself. I’m an introvert myself and that’s why I chose to be a blogger instead of an actress.

I don’t like being in the spotlight but here I am getting featured on this amazing blog. It took a lot of courage to be here today and I feel so vulnerable right now but I won’t let that hinder my blogging success.

If you want to be a successful blogger, you can’t do it alone! You need someone to motivate you when you get down, you need someone to be accountable to and that’s why you need to network!

Rule #5 Don’t EVER give up

I would love to tell you all the mushy blogging stuff you want to hear but I won’t because it won’t do you any good so, I’ll tell you the way it is. Being successful requires a lot of motivation, hard work and commitment. It’s not a bed of roses!

There will be days when you feel like throwing in the towel and hiding under your bed. There will also be days when you jump with excitement and even do your happy dance.

No matter what happens, you have to keep going! Failure shouldn’t be an option. Giving up shouldn’t be in your dictionary. Quitting must not be in your vocabulary. Don’t EVER give up on what you want! Be patient, keep working and success will find you.

When I started blogging in 2016, I had absolutely no clue about what I was doing. My blog was just a hobby where I scribbled my thoughts and I didn’t even think of making a dime from it. As time went on, I started reading blog income reports of successful bloggers turning their blogs into full-time businesses.

From that moment on, I knew I wanted to be a successful blogger working full-time from home and earning more than enough money to take care of my family. I’m not there yet but I believe I’m halfway

there and I’m not giving up until I achieve those goals.

My free gift to you

I hope you will join me and conquer your blogging goals this year. To help you tackle those big scary goals, I want to give you my most cherished book “The Confident Me”. Let it be a guide on your journey to success. Have an amazing year ahead!

Click here to download. No opti-in required. Follow me on Pinterest here

Thank you for dropping a comment and let me know what you think about your goals for this year.

24 thoughts on “5 Rules To Achieve Your Blogging Goals This Year: Jennifer Dagi”

  1. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for this motivational blog. I found the networking point to be unique. I wish I will be able to hang out with other bloggers this year. How is the idea about trying to network on Instagram? Will it work out? What do you suggest?

    • Hi Namithaa,

      I dabbled into Instagram a few years ago but I clearly didn’t know what I was doing so I abandoned it. I’m a Pinterest buff now and it’s working out well for me. If you want to try Instagram, you need to have a strategy in place to help you get tangible results!

  2. Thanks for a motivating post. It is true that you need to try to overcome your shyness in this business. I am a little introverted too. That’s one of the reasons I don’t make videos where you show your face. I do make videos but use the option of not talking on them.
    I agree we all need to network more to not only have others to turn to for advice but also it makes you feel you are not alone.
    Thanks again

    • Hi Janet,

      When I see people doing webinars and podcasts, I wonder if I’ll ever be able to do all of that. For now, I’m sticking to what I’m comfortable with- writing.

      But, I know eventually if I want more blogging success, I’ll have to leave my comfort zone and start shooting videos. Until then, I’m enjoying my introverted lifestyle working behind the scenes and creating an impact.

  3. Hi,
    Almost every blogger wants to earn tonnes of money by publishing post & now a days blogging is becoming more competitive. Almost am also trying to grow up. Your thoughts motivating me & more helpful to grow me in future. You may check my site.

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    • Hi Raju,

      I’m so glad I was able to motivate you a bit. We all need this kind of energy boosting from time to time.

      Blogging alone takes a lot of motivation, discipline and commitment because you’re your own BOSS and you don’t have anyone telling you what to do.

      I guess the number one reason why a lot of bloggers fail is because they lack a mentor who keeps them accountable. Don’t give up; you will get there!

  4. I agree with the Networking, I was afraid to network with people because I’m a loner, I don’t really talk to people. But networking has really helped my blogging. I grew my fan base by 1,000 people just by networking. These tips are great.

    • Most bloggers are introverts and loners but in order to achieve success, you need to leave your comfort zone by networking with others.

  5. Hi Lorraine,

    You’re the wizard of words; I could never compete with you. Thanks for adding those extra points! If I really want to talk about all the steps to achieving blogging success, I would have to write an entire book on it. Thanks for reading!

  6. Network is important, and i do think now. This year i will apply this rule. I missed this thing for past few years, but i think now it is a right time to apply this missing leg in blogging career.

    • Hi Samar,

      You’ve been missing out by not connecting with other bloggers. Don’t let that happen this year! 2019 is the year of networking!

  7. Hey Jennifer,

    The network is very important. If you good enough following and contacts you could really make your content go viral.
    I user trello to plan my future posts and also use some popular services to keep in touch with my potential clients.


    • I hear Trello is a great tool for business owners but I haven’t tried it myself. If it works for you, keep using it!

  8. You forgot planning and scheduling, Jenn! 😉

    Also, asking others for help and outsourcing tasks will be a big help if you want to take your blog and your business to the next level!

    Trust me, I am NOW doing this and it’s such a relief to have fewer responsibilities!

    I can now focus more on my business and editing my clients’ works (and earning more money). 🙂

    • Hi Lorraine,

      You’re the wizard of words; I could never compete with you. Thanks for adding those extra points! If I really want to talk about all the steps to achieving blogging success, I would have to write an entire book on it. Thanks for reading!

  9. Hey Jennifer, it’s good you’ve put “know thyself” as the number one tip. It really is the one that spurs action, demands results and won’t accept failure- NEVER!

    Thanks Enstine, for bringing Jennifer here. Her writing style and voice are superb. I was mesmerized.

    • Hi Nikola,

      Thanks for the wonderful comments. I’m flattered! I remember reading a guest post written by you on this blog. It was fantastic!

  10. Blogging is becoming more competitive these days, without following the best strategy success will go far away. To reach our goal I think we shouldn’t give up until success has come.

    Most importantly, visualizing our goal is crucial to get inspired as well as finishing the work on time is one of the prioritizing things.

    I strongly believe to reach our dream we should move forward steadily but surely. Thanks.

    • You’re absolutely right on that one, Sunny! If you want to succeed in any endeavour, quitting shouldn’t be an option.

  11. Hi Enstine,
    Good to see Jennifer on your pages.
    She is indeed a wonderful blogger and I had the opportunity to be on here page several times and also published one of her guest post on my website christmasgiftsforall dot com
    I just downloaded her wonderful offer the online book “The Confident Me” started reading, it looks like an amazing information, the life experience of a person who thought that a total failure, but it really gives light to such thinking people to succeed in life. Thanks, Jennifer
    Thanks Enstine for the opportunity to tell her stories on these pages.
    Indeed a wonderful series.
    Hope you change the zone in selecting the people for the future personalities in these series.
    All the best
    Philip Ariel

  12. Hi Enstine,

    Thanks for featuring Jennifer on your portal. I had to read and re-read her post and have to admit I learnt a lot. I had built lots of blogs in the past, but abandoned them immediately I incurred some challenges.Besides, I had no Mentor who I could ran to if I faced a problem.

    Now I know better. Thank you Jennifer.

    • Hi Akwowe,

      Thanks for reading! I’m glad you learned a few things from my article. It shouldn’t stop at just reading though; make sure to implement any new tips and tricks that can bring you good results.

  13. Hi Jennifer,
    Almost every blogger published his/her first post with an aim to make tonnes of money and make his blog successful. Yet 90% of the bloggers fail in their first attempts. I failed too. This is my second attempt and I wish to make it this time. Thanks for motivating us through this.
    Vineet Saxena

    • Hi Vineet,

      Most people learn by making mistakes and encountering failure. It’s a good thing you failed in your first blogging attempt. Now, you have an idea of what you’re doing and how to avoid failure at all costs. I wish you all the best!

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