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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.

Blog 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.

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Have you written a strategic plan for your blog? Today I’m sharing the template I created for my own strategic plan.

Do you wonder how you can make your blog grow? Have you ever done strategic blog planning? Blog planning tips and a FREE strategic planning template is available for download. This is a MUST-HAVE resource for bloggers who want to make their blogs grow!

Feel free to download and use my 10 page template to develop a plan for your own blog. Subscribers can access the download from the exclusive Deliberate Mom Printable Library. Not a subscriber yet? I invite you to become one using the form below!


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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, and Deliberate Homeschooling. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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