Friendship Friday – Blogging Goals

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday – a week-long event where you can:

  • Share what’s unique about you and your blog!
  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Expand your social media networks!

Each week, I’ll provide a Theme/Question to ignite your creativity! To participate, simply share your response in a Friendship Friday post or in the comments! Be sure to add the Friendship Friday button to your site/post so that others can join the fun!

While you’re visiting, please take a moment to explore my site and follow Create With Joy through the Social Media Icons on my sidebar! Please leave a comment so that I can reciprocate!

Have fun – building friendships is what this community is all about! For more opportunities to create and connect, join us for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

You can also join us for the One Word 2013 Blog Hop through the end of January, as well as for one or more of our 2013 Reading Challenges throughout the year!

This Week’s Theme – Blogging Goals

This weekend I’m participating in the
Winter Biannual Blogathon Bash!
It’s a great way to set aside time to
Work on your blogging goals!

How many of you are also participating?
You can still sign up if you’d like!

Now on to this week’s topic:

What are your current Blogging Goals?
Do you have a plan for achieving them?

Have a fabulous week and here’s to your blogging success!

79 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Blogging Goals”

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  1. Rachael says:

    Thank you for this link up – ive only had my blog since november so i have many goals but my most important one is to meet new people and make some new friends

    Thank you again

    Rachael x x

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Well, you’ve come to the right place Rachael!
      Be sure to join us each week for Friendship Friday – and be sure to check out our other parties and events as well! 🙂

  2. Thanks so very much for the link up this week and happy to be here again!! 🙂

  3. Loy says:

    I try to break down my blogging goals on a weekly basis. This week, I hope to get my very own ‘fan page’ on Facebook! Thanks for hosting Friendship Friday!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Awesome Loy – I just recently opened mine!
      If you’re working on blogging this week (setting up your fan page counts) –
      you should join us for the blogathon (you could win a prize for your efforts!)

  4. Teresa from NanaHood
    Twitter: thenanahood

    Thanks so much for the link up and yes I have goals….but I also have lots of other jobs besides blogging and it’s hard to cram it all in. Faith, Family, Friends are the 3 things I try to focus on. Blogging comes after those things. Blessings to you! Teresa

  5. Sharon--Around the Table

    Thanks for hosting this Friendship Link up!

  6. Marit says:

    Thanks for letting me be a part of Friendship.
    There are so many fine blogs and images to look at.
    Good weekend from Marit of Norway cold winter.

  7. @mfashforward
    Twitter: mfashforward

    I am working in two style guides this year so my biggest goal is for those to be smoothly launched 🙂

  8. Kiril Kundurazieff
    Twitter: KGkundurazieff

    For mst of my 10 years as a blogger my goal was just to keep on blogging, and somehow attract an audience.

    Over those years I’ve been invited to events, invited to review films, concerts, books and products.

    I never gave serious thought to getting my work published.

    Didn’t know how, didn’t think I could afford it, didn’t think I had the time.

    Stories, poems, humor, essays, reviews, travelogues, recipes, and more is what I have done on 4 blogs, as myself, and posing as my cats, Nikita and Elvira (

    In the past 2 years, especially the last 7 months, I’ve been encouraged to think about this in new ways.

    I am a writer, not just a blogger, and I can learn to do more with my writing, from earning a living, in a job, to self-publishing whatever I have worth sharing from a decade of blogging, into books.

    I moved from Ca. to Houston, to start fresh with my life.

    I am hoping to be accepted to give a presentation, in May, at a Pet bloggers Convention.

    I recently set up a writer’s facebook page, seperate from my personal page.

    I, only yesterday, exported each of my blogs into Word Docs.

    I am redesigning the looks of my blogs.

    Where this will all lead, I do not know, but it’s a whole new way of approaching my career as a blogger than I ever had considered when I first started.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dear Kiril

      Thanks for sharing your awesome goals and background with us
      (though, I must confess, I’m shocked to hear there is a HUMAN behind the voice of Nikita and Elivra – lol!)

      I think it’s awesome that you are stepping up and stepping out as a blogger and I want to encourage you to pursue your goals!

      Best of luck to you in getting accepted for your pet bloggers convention (are you going to Blog Paws?)

      Keep us posted on your plans and progress. Join us for the blogathon this weekend if you can (sign up, you could win a prize!)

      And be sure to join us for Wordless Wednesday (we love cat photos!) and Inspire Me Monday.

      Writers need all of the encouragement they can get! 🙂

  9. Susan Cooper
    Twitter: SusanPCooper

    Always fun to be apart of this. 🙂

  10. nan says:

    Thanks for invited.

  11. Paula J says:

    My blogging goal is mainly to meet new friends and interact with others. It’s so interesting to see how everyone is interconnected in some way…

    Thanks for hosting 🙂


  12. My goals with blogging are to spread God’s Word & glorify Him! Thanks for hosting & God bless!

  13. Megan Maguire says:

    My blogging goals are to get up to 500 followers on my blog. My aim for 2013 was to just hit 100, but I’ve already reached my goal 25 days in so I’m holding high hopes for the year 🙂


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Megan, that’s AWESOME! I am thrilled to hear that you are setting your goals high and that you are having success so early on in the year!
      Joining events like this will help you to make great connections and to meet your goals with ease!

      Best of luck – look forward to hearing about your achievements! 🙂

  14. I think your post was just the inspiration I needed. I have been working at continually improving in every way possible. But, why had I not thought to write down my goals for the blog? Thanks for the push Ramona!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      So thrilled I could inspire you to move forward with you goals!
      Writing them down can make a huge difference!

      Thanks for joining us this weekend Diane – hope your weekend is extraordinary!

  15. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    Goals: 1) keep up with comments, and posts. 2) run it as I feel and not let the system get the best of my decisions.

  16. Thanks so much for hosting;)

    My Bloggy Goals are…. OK, maybe I need to work on them, LOL.

    Have an awesome week!!

    PS I have Making Goals now on my To-Do list:)

  17. Gosh, I haven’t really sat down and thought a whole lot about my goals. I might want to do that huh? 🙂
    Thank you for the invite to the link up!

  18. Jennifer @ Geek Chic Mama says:

    Hello! I’ve got a brand-new blog and so I have lots on my to-do lists! My “big three” right now are probably 1.) Keep writing content regularly, and get a few extra posts ready for days when I’m having trouble finding the time, 2.) Get my social media outlets more established and 3.) Find/make a widget that shows post preview pics in my sidebar.

    Thanks for hosting, and I’ve hooked up with you on twitter and Facebook 🙂

  19. Jackie says:

    This is my first time and I really enjoyed it. I am exhausted tonight and will make my rounds visiting everyone tomorrow.

    Thanks for hosting this and I hope everyone has a great weekend! 🙂

  20. What Jean Likes says:

    Hi lovely!! Linked up (of course) Thank you for hosting!!

    Come on by and check out the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven’t yet! Aloha Friday Blog Hop {HERE}



  21. xmasdolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Thanks for hosting the linky once again my friend. Have a great weekend.

  22. Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters
    Twitter: RaisingSkaters

    I’m participating in the blogathon this weekend! I’ll publish my goals for the blogathon in my post in the morning! 🙂

  23. Lisa says:

    My blog started as a way to share what my children were up to with family and friends who didn’t live in the area, and although that is still a part of it, it has really become a living scrapbook or memoir, if you will, of our homeschooling and faith journey. It is something I want my children to have to look back upon with pride and to share with their families someday. 🙂

  24. Donna Heber says:

    I hadn’t really thought about any blogging goals for the new year, but perhaps I should. Thank you for hosting and have a fabulous weekend!

  25. Thank you for doing this, I think it is a good idea to help promote each other’s blogs.

    I have added both my blogs as I have just started a new blog and am hoping it does well.

    I will be posting my goals on both of my blogs.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Wow, Angela, more power to you!
      I dream of multiple blogs but it takes all of my time and energy trying to keep up with one!

      Have a fabulous week and look forward to seeing how your blogs evolve!

      P.S. Quick tip: In the future – if you leave separate comments with each blog in the “sign in” URL – it’s easier to click and visit!

  26. DeDe says:

    Would you like to list your party on my blog? I have my party page set so you can add your own link! Stop over when you get a moment!


  27. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    Hi Ramona – Well, it has been a long winter already and it is only January ;o) We’ve had the flu and colds since before Christmas, but finally we are now back to health. I’m trying to update my blog to include lots of clickable buttons for all of my bloggy friends, as well as keeping new content posted daily (as often as possible!)

    I love the Friendship Friday hop and have written again today about one of the precious friends that God has brought into my life through blogging. Thank you so much for your faithful, consistent hosting this blog hop. It gives us so many opportunities to make new friends!

    Looking forward to the coming months (especially the eventual arrival of spring!) and many more opportunities to participate in your weekly blog hops. Much love, Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Nina – so good to hear from you! You’ve been on my heart. We spent most of our holiday season sick too and are finally getting on our feet again as well!

      Look forward to catching up with you, your blog, and the “treasures” in your life. Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

  28. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    Mornin’ Miss Ramona. Hope you are staying warm today. Got my Blogathon2 kickoff up in the linkup.

  29. Ugochi says:

    Thanks Katie! Have a super blessed day!

  30. Thanks for the hop! I will enjoy hoping to the blogs this weekend, I added the cute button you provided to my latest blog post.! I hope I have return hoppers! I love making new friends. As far as my goals for my blog this year I would say blogging more often would be number one. I do not blog every other day as I wish to at moment. I also want to gain more friends in the process. I love also doing reviews. My goal is to increase reviews. Also to grow in numbers & to simply have fun!

  31. Oh… this is such a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for hosting!. I want my blog to help me to stay present in my life and to uncover its beauty-

  32. Tess says:

    My goal is to earn a living while having fun doing so!

  33. KalleyC
    Twitter: Kalleyc

    I took time to think about the direction that I want to my blog to go. For now, I would like to be able to write consistently throughout the week. Also, I would like to add more photography to my blog and maybe even a video of every now and then. For now it is all plans, but we will see as time goes on where I will take my blog. Right now, I am just trying to keep things together with a three year old and new born baby.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Wow, Kalley, with a three year old and a newborn, that’s where your priorities shoud be!
      Congrats on being a new mom!

      Look forward to reading your blog and seeing which direction you head in! 🙂

  34. Naila Moon says:

    Made it in finally. See you later at the next Twitter party?
    ~Naila Moon

  35. I shared my link and am very excited to join up- thanks and have a great weekend all!

  36. Eloquent Obi says:

    thanks for this! my goals are to continue to reply to each and every comment that someone leaves me so that they know i read what they wrote and to come up with cool topics. maybe some themes for each day of the week?!?! hmmm.

  37. Thanks for linking up with us and hosting this hop this week. My blog goals are well known…at least I’ve talked about them before and that is to interact more meaningfully with those that read, comment and share our blog!

  38. Cassandra Janey
    Twitter: CSJaney

    New follower here 🙂

    My blogging goals are to either win (in the Blogathon!) a new theme or buy one that I like better so I can customize it more. I want to expand what I write about and so I am focusing on finding my ‘niche’ – although my main goal is to share my writing as I am an aspiring author. I also want to follow others and share interesting things! Mostly I have to quit procrastinating to accomplish things…I am horrible at doing things without a deadline and a ‘bribe’ Lol. Anyway, nice to meet you!! 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Cassandra, it is a pleasure to meet you!
      Good luck with your goals (and in the contests) at the Blogathon!
      DO join us for Inspire Me Monday and Friendship Friday share your writing with us!
      Hope to see you at the weekend Twitter parties!

  39. Debbie says:

    Thanks again for Friendship Friday Linkup. I am participating in the #Blogathon2.

    I’ve mentioned you in my recent post too 🙂

  40. Hazel Moon says:

    Thank you for the invitation to join with you at your lovely site. My entry is about my stories and how they usually contain a message. My daughter once asked me, “Mom, why do you always speak in parables?” I supposed I hoped she would get the message, but often you need to come right out and tell them what the message is! 🙂

  41. I tried to do the blognation. I’m not in the know.

    My goals right now is to expand readership. Make friends. Keep sharing content.
    Able to afford a wordpress blog.

    Happy Friday!


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