Never Ask Someone to Do What You’re Not Willing to Do Yourself: My Blog Goals for 2016


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This past Thursday I wrote a post called How to Use Social Media to Elevate Your Goal Successin which I discussed how publicizing your goal(s) on social media can help you achieve a greater success rate.  One primary reason is it creates a sense of accountability to your readers and followers.

Always wanting to be a man that leads by example, I have decided to publish my blogging goals for 2016 for all to see.  I must be honest in saying this makes me feel a little vulnerable, but that is okay.

In the past I have posted my health goals on Facebook and Twitter, but the operation of my blog and my goals has been a private matter to me thus far.

I am lumping a few things together under the category of “blogging”: my blog, the Dream Big book and public speaking.  These 3 are elements of the Dream Big brand and can’t be separated.  Also, I am giving you the mid-year goals and final-year goals, not the daily and monthly.

So with that said, here are my blogging/writing goals for 2016…

By 6/30/16:

  1. Find a publisher for the Dream Big book
  2. Have booked and conducted 10 paid speaking engagements
  3. Generate $3,000 of income from the blog/speaking
  4. Surpass 10,000 Followers
  5. Receive an average of 1,500 views per day.


By 12/31/16:

  1. Generate $5,000 in book sales via speaking engagements, online sales and other avenues.
  2. Finish in the top 50 personal development blogs in the world according to Alexa ranking (currently Dream Big is approx. 85 by Alexa global rank, but we don’t have a Google rank so we are excluded from the Top 100 list.)
  3. Have booked and conducted 15 paid speaking engagements
  4. Have generated $8,000 in total blog income
  5. Surpass 15,000 total blog followers
  6. Surpass 2,000 views per day.


I have all of these goals broken down into monthly, weekly and daily goals.  For instance, I expect to add 30 new followers each day which equals approximately 200 per week and 800 per month.  If I meet those numbers, then I will surpass both of the 6 month goals.

I track all of these numbers on a daily basis via the use of my goal buddy Mead!  He truly is my best friend.  Sounds sad when I say it out loud.

My overall long-term goals are to generate over $100,000 per year in each of 3 categories: blog revenue, public speaking/seminars and book sales.  Also, I want to have surpassed 25,000 followers by the end of 2017 along with 80,000 page views per month.

So you know where I am currently: 7,000 followers, 1,000 daily views (30,000/month) after 1 year of blogging.

So there are my goals for all to see.


25 thoughts on “Never Ask Someone to Do What You’re Not Willing to Do Yourself: My Blog Goals for 2016

  1. Good luck. Goals are good to set up weather you reach them or not. The goals points in the right direction. Never mind if you reach them in next year or the next two years. It’s the way to the goals that counts 😉

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  4. I think this is totally doable for you. I love how you have broken down your goals into specific daily goals. It shows how much thought you have put into it. This is not some fun little hobby, you are on a mission and I think that is great. You keep doing what you are doing ands spreading your positive message and you will easily achieve these goals.

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    • I am so grateful for your encouragement. I put a lot of effort into what I do and take my blog seriously. It helps that I love doing it so it never feels like work! I am excited about my posts this year as I used the month of December to research how to be a better writer. I want to be able to better express my points and give better insight to help others improve their lives. I hope you have a safe and exciting weekend!

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      • I have enjoyed your blog since I decided to be part of the blogging community and I look forward to seeing what you produce in 2016. You have a great weekend as well and a happy and safe New Year

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    • I’m not sure. I have the same issue with a few other blogs myself. I have to check in from time to time. You could go to my page and subscribe via email. That is what I do for several pages.


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