Last week, I shared how I launched into my blog building journey by surveying my existing readers. This week, I want to share how I developed a plan for my blog.
Pretty much every person who is successful in business will assert that you need to develop a strategic plan. I learned about strategic planning while I was taking my Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree. A strategic plan often creates a solid foundation for a business.
In December, I decided to take this concept and apply it to my blog. So I created my own strategic plan.
The elements in my plan are as follows:
* My vision (one sentence elevator pitch about my blog)
* My mission (the primary focal points of my blog)
* My values (the values I wish to emphasize and uphold when writing articles for my blog)
* My priorities
* The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for my blog (SWOT analysis)
* Goals (short, mid and long-term goals)
* Action plan (to achieve goals)
At the end of the plan, I have a space to document any milestones I met throughout the year, as well as a space to evaluate my plan at the year’s end.
I find this document keeps me focused, organized, and purposeful when I budget time to work on my blog. Decision making is also easier, as I can base my decisions upon whether or not they will help me meet any of the goals which I have set for the year.Strategic planning for your blog! Come get your FREE printable planning template! #blogging Click To Tweet
Have you written a strategic plan for your blog? Today I’m sharing the template I created for my own strategic plan.
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