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2014 Blogging Goals – Should and Are

Hi Friends! Welcome back to Finish the Sentence Friday! I hope that you each had a magical, relaxing, and memorable-in-the-good-way holiday.

Tonight, we’re talking about blogging goals. I have to admit that I don’t have any, and I never have, really. I started blogging because I was scared. Our family, and Tucker’s delays, didn’t fit. Anywhere. So I wrote. I wrote and I wrote.

At some point, being completely ignorant about blogging, unless you count Perez Hilton, or FML, I decided to blog. I thought it’d be unique, and fun. I was right about the fun.

So here I am, a year later. And we’re supposed to talk about blogging goals. It would be easy to talk about better balance, how much social media sucks my time, and that I’m grateful for the blogging communities that I’ve built. That’s all true. Some of you will say that you hope to increase traffic, have a post go viral, and to make more money blogging.

That’s how I feel sometimes, but, for whatever reason, those don’t really feel like blogging goals to me. In fact, I’m not sure that I’m organized and proactive enough to have actual blogging goals. Really, I prefer to procrastinate until the last minute, spew words, hit publish, and see what happens in my niche-less, random way.

do i have blogging goals

But.

There’s the whole reason I started blogging thing. That it worked. That I found you, that you exist, and that you reached out to tell me that you, too, live in the Middle World. There’s the whole thing that you are out there, right here, and get us. You share a similar story, and I’m beyond grateful for the fact that we found one another. That you needed to know that we are here, floundering, flailing, failing, celebrating, laughing, and succeeding just enough. That there is hidden magic buried underneath the worry and terror. That the magic matters more.

NO!

You guys. You are my blogging goal. Parents who wonder about autism and special needs. Parents who don’t. Those that relate to 80’s me, and to just-a-parent me. You are why I do this. I don’t do this for the other goal-ish stuff. Maybe I should.

Or not.

So my blogging goals? To keep on keeping on.

You help me to look up when I’m down, and to look everywhere when I’m tall. To remember that each of us has a story that would break your heart. That each of us have stories that would make your sides ache with uncontrollable laughter, and one that would make you cry tears of the happiest, humanest kind.

All of us are all of our stories. Blogging. Writing. Reading. It connects us.

Really, when it comes down to it, each of us should only have three blogging goals:

  1. Write for the reasons that you write.
  2. Speak freely, and with bravery.
  3. Connect when you need to, and retreat when life is better. Which it should be, more than it’s not.

So while of course I hope for more balance, wisdom, and writing breakthroughs, I also am perfectly content with my blogging goal to be to keep being me. To sharing my worries, celebrations, and all of the middle world stuff with you.

To remind you that you’re not alone.

That neither am I.

I think that that’s just enough, and that just enough is more than enough.

Fuck those goals

What about you? Do you have blogging goals? In real life goals? Will you tell me about them?
This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday post. The sentence is “My blogging goals for this year are…”

Janine: Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic
Kate: Can I get another bottle of whine?
Stephanie: Mommy, for Real
me: finding ninee


  • Kerith Stull - Wow. The F-word? Multiple times? Now that’s speaking freely and with bravery!January 2, 2014 – 10:06 pmReplyCancel

  • Dana - I am totally with you, Kristi. I may print out that last photo, color the hair brown, and tape it to the wall above my laptop. And in the spirit of this post, I am linking up and going to get in bed with a good book. Everyone will be here tomorrow.January 2, 2014 – 10:08 pmReplyCancel

  • Janine Huldie - Kristi, you said perfectly why I do blog and seriously just love being able to express myself with all and share. Sometimes, I feel like balance though is now definitely needed, but still how I love blogging and getting to share with all, as well as get to know others better through it, too!! 🙂January 2, 2014 – 10:08 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah Almond - And “You’ll Never Walk Alone” started playing in my head as I was reading this and I can’t shut it off! 😉

    Just keep being you. Oh and the drawings are so fun!January 2, 2014 – 10:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - Kerith,
    Well, really, it’s cartoon me, saying Fuck it, and angel/devil with me on the ride, so maybe it’s only one F-bomb with two echoes?

    Dana,
    I’m happy to vhange the hair color for you!!!! And you’re right. We will all be here tomorrow…

    Janine,
    I love blogging too! Sharing is awesome. But real life is more so. Mostly…January 2, 2014 – 10:16 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - Sarah,
    I LOVE LOVE that you had 80’s rock (it’s 80’s right?) in your head while reading this!!!January 2, 2014 – 10:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah Almond - Kristi-Actually, the version in my head is from college chorus, but I’m pretty sure it’s an Elvis song. But here’s the Celtic Woman version, because girl power…

    January 2, 2014 – 10:21 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah | LeftBrainBuddha - So I just love your 3 blogging goals. And I love your statement that we are our stories. Our stories matter – it’s about finding the universal in each of our particulars that keep us writing and reading. Keep on keeping on, friend!January 2, 2014 – 10:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - Sarah Almond!!!!! OMG I have goosebumps!!! I love this so much more than the version that lived in my head!!!!
    Thank you!!! I’m enthralled!!! GIRL POWER gives me huger goose bumps! Amazing! XOXOXO<3
    ---
    Sarah Buddah,
    Our stories so matter!!! Keep on keeping on to you, friend!January 2, 2014 – 10:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Mytwicebakedpotato - I love the feedback and sense of community that is present. I never expected it and it is important to me. When I am struggling and I read someone’s post…it helps. I like to think that info that for others too sometimes 🙂 Check out my piece about picking a new, important 2014 word!January 2, 2014 – 10:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - MTBP,
    On it! right now! It does help… so much…January 2, 2014 – 10:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Louise - Speak freely and with bravery: I’d say you do that and I LOVE it as a goal. I think finding a voice and a community sums up so much of why many blog – and bringing it back to those basics is a good way to start the year.January 2, 2014 – 10:47 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - Louise,
    YAYYYY to speaking freely and with bravery! Yes to bringing back the basics!!!January 2, 2014 – 10:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ The Meaning of Me - I think if I was going to write the end to this sentence it would be pretty much what you wrote. I started it the month my husband suddenly had his position of ten years eliminated. Boom! No notice, no hints, no nothing. Just “see ya!” And I had to stay on at the SAME PLACE after that. Scared would definitely have been an appropriate word for why I started my blog. And angry. And confused. And a few others. And F*** for sure.

    So I love what you said here and I feel just the same way. It helps me sort things out. It helps me connect with others who are like every version of me – dealing with unemployment, ADHD, chronic illness, parenting, marriage, and all the rest.

    So glad to know (over and over, really) how many other “just because I needed to” bloggers are out there just doing what we do.January 2, 2014 – 11:05 pmReplyCancel

  • Angel The Alien - I don’t really have any specific blogging goals. I don’t like to put too much pressure on myself for blogging, because if it starts being too much of a chore, I know I won’t do it anymore. But it would be nice to start making a little money from my blog. I had a blog many years ago that I used to do sponsored posts with, and I used to make an extra $20-50 a month!January 2, 2014 – 11:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - Lisa,
    YAY (and F#CK) to the “just because we need to” bloggers. But I think there’s still a distinction. There are “we need to connect” people, which we all need. And there are those of us driven to write. It’s a minor distinction, but a big one, too… Here’s to writing!!!!

    Angel,
    I know what you mean. I did some sponsored stuff, and now don’t have any desire to, unless they are worth the time!!!January 2, 2014 – 11:22 pmReplyCancel

  • Tamara - Yes! You said it. Your goals are mine too. Keep on keeping on. Write freely and from the heart and take breaks when needed.
    So good.
    I do want to be a famous blogging rockstar and all but not gigantic dreams. I am building this very slowly and brick by brick. Bird by bird?
    Whatever.January 2, 2014 – 11:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - Tamara,
    Building is building, and that’s enough.January 2, 2014 – 11:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Jean - Connection is so very important and something I do not think is completely understood by those who don’t blog. The stress we do to ourselves is worth that.January 2, 2014 – 11:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - Jean,
    You’re so right that those who don’t blog don’t get it.How could they??? BUT THEY ARE AWESOME TOO!!!January 2, 2014 – 11:48 pmReplyCancel

  • [email protected] Menopausal Mother - Absolutely! We share the same goals, here. I just wish there was more time in the day to read everyone’s blogs. I also wish for a quicker sense of creativity so that it doesn’t take me so long to figure out what the heck I want to blog about!January 2, 2014 – 11:53 pmReplyCancel

    • Kristi Campbell - Marcia,
      I wish there was more time to read other blogs, too! So much!


      Christine,
      Wow, friend, what a lovely comment! Also your pig stories are epic and hilarious, so there’s that. I love that you’re more empathetic to your friends’ kids because of connecting with moms like me. You saying that makes the whole blogging thing worthwhile and more meaningful. Thank you!

      —Brittnei,
      I’m so glad that we connected as well and you’re right that plans often just disappoint…


      Kate,
      It can be draining for sure and I can’t wait to meet YOU IRL! WHEET!!


      Considerer,
      YAYYYYY to blogging to people. Thanks for getting it.

      January 3, 2014 – 6:27 pmReplyCancel

  • christine - First off, holy cow, Sarah, thank you for that awesome bit of a link.

    And Kristi, I love your goalless goals. My only goal is to enjoy myself. Honestly, I have no illusion that I will get rich or famous off of horrible pig stories. I just want to have fun with all my fellow bloggers. Oh, and learn lots of new things. I never could have predicted the people I’d meet or the things I’d learn. One of the biggest things I’ve gained from blogging is a better understanding of families which have a child with some sort of struggle. I only know three families in real life who have kids on the spectrum, and I don’t see them all that often. I learn what I can, but it’s limited. I find myself being much more compassionate and helpful and just having a better grasp on what families go through since reading blogs about families with special needs children, including yours. I’m a better person.
    So, keep on keeping on. You are doing lots of good here in the blogosphere.January 2, 2014 – 11:59 pmReplyCancel

  • Brittnei - Kristi, you are just like me with the blogging goals. I find that my life functions better when I don’t plan so much. I focus on the day at hand and as things come, I make decisions and keep my most important things at the forefront. I used to be extremely goal-oriented and I just planned my life without ever living it. I was either disappointed when things didn’t go the way I planned or I was planning the next thing. So glad we connected. I truly enjoy reading and finding myself and the similarities that we share in your words and stories. 🙂January 3, 2014 – 12:09 amReplyCancel

  • Kate Hall - Kristi, you’re so right on. I think you blog for all the right reasons. Don’t change it, don’t get obsessed like I have – it sucks and is completely draining. I can’t wait to meet you IRL in June!January 3, 2014 – 12:40 amReplyCancel

  • Considerer - Big Goals. All crossed out.

    Still, I guess this whole topic was gonna create synchronicity for a whole bunch of people. There are those who blog to blog, and there are those who blog to people.

    You blog to people. Carry on 😀

    (and keep drawing – LOVE the drawings)January 3, 2014 – 2:01 amReplyCancel

  • Julie Chenell DeNeen - Speak freely and with bravery. I think I want to borrow that!January 3, 2014 – 3:32 amReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Hall - You rock, Kristi! I totally wanna do FTSF!January 3, 2014 – 5:11 amReplyCancel

  • Ilene - Yes yes yes yes! I have no blogging goals – sadly or maybe not? I write when I have something to write and I do this because I’m here and you’re here and it’s nice to know that we’re both here. Everything you say, about the great community to social media being this crazy time suck – I get it. As much as I love Tamara, if for some reason you ever divorce her, will you be my sister wife? Or maybe the 3 of us can work something out?January 3, 2014 – 8:32 amReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ Golden Spoons - Love these goals Kristi! I wrote that I am still trying to figure out my ultimate goal, but I love where you are with it – just writing and making connections and happy with wherever it goes or doesn’t go. I want to get to that place myself. Keep on keeping on with honesty and bravery – that is an admirable goal in anything we do.January 3, 2014 – 8:35 amReplyCancel

  • Tarana - These are the only goals we should really have. Like you, I don’t ruminate on my posts long enough. I just write and hit Publish, and I like that voice of spontaneity. Happy 2014 to you!January 3, 2014 – 8:47 amReplyCancel

  • Sandy Ramsey - Your three goals are right on the money! And we write and publish pretty much the same way! I think I may have scheduled three posts in the past six months. If I scheduled more than that because I thought it would be easier, they probably went to the trash. I love the community too and am hoping to find more honesty and bravery coming in 2014! Great post,as always, Kristi!January 3, 2014 – 9:59 amReplyCancel

  • donofalltrades - Love it! I’m glad you met me through blogging, because I’m pretty awesome and need to be shared with the world. Best wishes to you and your family for a great new year.January 3, 2014 – 10:23 amReplyCancel

  • Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe - I was thinking about how touching this was as I was reading along, and loved your three goals at the end – really does sum it up. Then I got to the cartoon and nearly split my side laughing. 🙂January 3, 2014 – 11:01 amReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ The Meaning of Me - Oh, there is definitely the need to connect also. It’s not that there aren’t connections in my everyday IRL life, but it’s different. And it’s been really great, for sure.

    I do also feel compelled to write, but I often find myself saying things in my head like “don’t say that – you aren’t a writer – you have no business pretending to be” but if I think about it honestly, I really always have been. It’s cathartic and it works for me. I have journals and diaries and books of poetry and all kinds of things that I’ve written from as far back as grade school, I think. Not sure why that’s pouring out all of a sudden, but it might be about a dream I had. I may put it on the blog later.January 3, 2014 – 12:08 pmReplyCancel

  • [email protected] - I love the idea of writing for ourselves and writing bravely. That’s when you really find out about yourself and about other people. If you don’t write for the approval of others — you sometimes have to face the consequences but that’s where true freedom in self-expression lies.January 3, 2014 – 1:22 pmReplyCancel

  • Rebeccafaith - What a great (non)goal! I do agree, this is the way it started and this is the way it should be. It feels like not to be alone, thanks for sharing your journeyJanuary 3, 2014 – 1:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Rebeccafaith - It feels good*** not be be alone, I mean. lolJanuary 3, 2014 – 1:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Lisa Forever Five Blog - Ah, to blog without getting weighed down by logistics! I am in complete agreement with you, Kristi, but I have noticed that people who have monetized their blog usually give up quality for quantity. I think it has to be hard to depend on your blog for money and still be able to produce authentic, quality posts. Actually, I fear that because maybe one day I will want to do that and I don’t want to lose the creative satisfaction I get from it…January 3, 2014 – 1:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Kelly L McKenzie - Yes – to writng and blogging for the community. So very true!

    I also think the “connect and retreat when necessary” goal is the best yet. My FTSF goal for this week was completely deleted by my son falling ill and spending most of yesterday with his face cooled by the bathroom floor. Nothing like that to put things into proper perspective!

    Here’s to writing on our terms in 2014!January 3, 2014 – 3:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Denise Farley - You are such a clark! (she says w/love and admiration). How so, some may ask? Hint: the cartoon at the end. Need I say more Mrs. C.? January 3, 2014 – 3:37 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily - This post made me feel a whole lot better than I’ve been feeling lately about my blogging…no goals over here! Just writing when i want to write and I’ve stopped stressing over promoting it so much. Yes, my readership has probably declined a bit, but since I have no goals, other than to keep blogging because I like it and if it leads me to something/somewhere else, great but if it doesn’t, that’s okay too. I blog because I love to write and I never want my blog to feel like an obligation so right now, this is working for me the way it is.January 3, 2014 – 3:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie @ Mommy, for Real. - Yes! #3 was perfect- connect when you need to and RETREAT when you need to. So many of us feel so guilty when we retreat, like we are disappointing everyone. I try to remind myself- when you take a break, people aren’t just sitting on the edge of their seat wondering where you went. (Well, not you- me. You know.)
    And that last drawing is perfection- summed it up perfectly. xoxoJanuary 3, 2014 – 4:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly - Awesome goals, Kristi! Just stay you!! Happy 2014 to you and all your family!January 3, 2014 – 4:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Shay - I love “Speak freely and without fear.” This might surprise the hell out of you, but I don’t always do this. I worry that my sarcasm and silliness in real life will offend someone when, in fact, anyone who knows me knows that I have a heart of gold. (Is it okay to say that about yourself?) I always tell my sister, “Well, I suppose if someone wants to judge me, they will, but my character will always stand out in the end.” Great post, Kristi!January 3, 2014 – 5:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Susan Zutautas - I stopped making NY’s resolutions and goals years ago. There are things I’d like to do and get done and I’ll try but if I don’t I don’t. If I do, I do 🙂January 3, 2014 – 5:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - Ilene,
    While I am a faithful sister wife to Tamara, I think we could work something out…Also yayy for us both Being Here.


    Lisa,
    I mean, of course it would be fun to get famous from it but then, talk about the kind of pressure that is, ya know??

    Tarana,
    Love that you’re spontaneous as well!!!

    Sandy,
    I’ve only had one scheduled post actually work. Ever. So yeah…mine are probably in the trash, too!!!

    Don,
    Um right. What you said. But you know, except about me.

    Chris,
    Aw!! Thanks, you!!!


    Jamie,
    Here’s to writing for ourselves and to true freedom in self-expression! Well said!!

    Rebecca,
    You’re right that it’s the way it started – I think for so many of us, that’s really the case. Happy 2014!

    Lisa,
    Yeah, so many people who go for big monitization stop writing really. It’s sad and I never want to be that person!! I skip almost all offers I get for sponsored posts…

    Kelly,
    OH NO!! I hope your son is feeling better. Something’s going around…Tucker has a fever today, too. You still have time to link up with us if you’d like to!!!

    Emily,
    Your readers will be back, because you’re that awesome. Also, what you’re spending your time on is so much more meaningful and important. Little Dude needs mom! XO

    Stephanie,
    The realization that people aren’t waiting around for us to post was a big one for me, too. Here’s to retreating when we need to. XO

    Stephanie Life,
    Happy 2014 to you and yours!!

    Shay!
    My favorite skankster!
    I actually know just what you mean. I know my swearing has offended some people but well… whatever, ya know? Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re awesome!!
    January 3, 2014 – 6:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Beth Teliho - Love this. Love the goals…which should totally be everyone’s goals, I agree. I’m going to stick to that this year, too. Everyone seems to be speaking the same language around the blogosphere today. My main goal is to blog when I feel like it so it doesn’t take over every second of my day. I realized how much I’d been missing of real life when I had my little blog hiatus over the holidays. Wow. I need to balance this shit better.January 3, 2014 – 8:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Natalie - The Cat Lady Sings - Your goals sound remarkably similar to my goals…January 3, 2014 – 9:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Real Life Parenting - This! 100 million, bajillion, cajillon times! It’s exactly what I’ve realized over the last few weeks that I’ve stepped away! Just write for what makes me happy and love blogging!! Whatever else happens, happens.January 3, 2014 – 10:48 pmReplyCancel

  • K - “To remind you that you’re not alone.

    That neither am I.”

    Kristi, this gave me shivers. Thank you for reminding me that I’m not alone. Thank you for being there for me when I needed somebody. xoxoJanuary 4, 2014 – 12:52 amReplyCancel

  • Christina Arceneaux - I love your drawings. And the angel said the F word. I laughed really loud. You are great and real and your flailing is kind of awesome–I think you float! You are so effortless in your writing it just fits. And I apreciate a niche-less blogger. It’s so hard to commit to one single topic, just CANT. But it works when you write whatever you write from your gut. I LOVE this stuff. Good stuff here at FTSF!! January 4, 2014 – 1:22 amReplyCancel

  • Kenya G. Johnson - Neeeeeesh! Okay, now that I have that out of the way. I LOVED “retreat when life is better.” Well I love all of them – “Write for the reasons that you write.” Good resonating stuff Kristi!January 4, 2014 – 7:52 amReplyCancel

  • Michelle - I think our goals are very personal in a sense, based on what we want to do. Yours are truly awesome. I love the connect and retreat goal!!! Community has been huge for me as well. I never imagined when I started blogging that there would be this incredible sense of community out there that I would become friends with. Friends that I actually call when I need to bounce things off of, friends that visit and comment often and make you feel like they care (because they actually do!) and friends that I make plans to meet up with in real life! This is the first time I have actually linked up for FTSF and I am so excited to join in!January 4, 2014 – 8:03 amReplyCancel

  • Katia - While I didn’t “stumble into” blogging for the EXACT same reasons, I still feel like this is such an accurate summary of how I feel about blogging and why I stumbled into it and as usual put into much better words, sentences and paragraphs than I would. I too, as I put it, stumbled into it, driven by a need to find some echo, resonance in others who felt the same way. For me it was the fact that baby #2 felt nothing like baby #1. While I adored him I felt so confused by the fact that I’m supposed to have this all figured out what with baby number two and all, but I don’t.

    I love you and look forward to more Kristi awesomeness (and to you changing your mind about a certain conference I might be attending).

    xoJanuary 4, 2014 – 2:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Ginny Marie - This is so awesome! Keep on keeping on is exactly what I think when I get frustrating with my blogging, or anything else for that matter. I’m totally pinning this post to my blogging board!January 4, 2014 – 10:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - Beth,

    Hell yes to balancing this shit better and better!!!! Here’s to us!

    Natalie,
    Word up, sistah!!!!

    RL Parenting,
    YES!!! Whatever happens happens!!!!

    K
    XOXO XO and a billion. Your mom wants to know, I promise.
    —-
    Kenya,
    NEEEEEEEESH! Thanks. NOT!
    You just write for the reasons you write, you.

    Michelle,
    SO glad you linked up, joined, all that. and you’re so right that our stuff is our stuff. Of course I’d like me to go viral but don’t expect it!!!

    Katia,
    I love you back my awesome friend!!! And yeah – motherhood never is the same even when we think we know it!!!

    Ginny,
    Thanks for the Pin!!! Blogging can suck. But it’s also amazing… Sigh…January 4, 2014 – 11:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Seriously Kate - It’s so nice to know that I’m not the only one without “real” blogging goals. I’m just hoping to keep on keeping on. 🙂 Hope your 2014 is wonderful for you! And keep doing what you’re doing, it’s totally working for you!

    KateJanuary 5, 2014 – 2:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Kate - Love your blogging goals! I don’t have formal goals about numbers or anything myself but totally embrace what you’ve come up with!January 5, 2014 – 5:55 pmReplyCancel

  • Disha Sharma - Hi Admin,
    I’m a Blogger & this post is really helpful & valuable for me because of as a Blogger. I must need to everything about Blogging so thank you so much Admin for it.January 6, 2014 – 4:26 amReplyCancel

  • Lizzy - Muddle-Headed Mamma - Well you have well and truly hit the nail on the head here, Kristi. I love your perspective on this and I also love your profanitizing angel! Go forth and blog bravely this year, my friend. That is my greatest wish for myself as a blogger too.January 6, 2014 – 6:17 amReplyCancel

  • Kerri - This, this right here is not only why we connected but why we continue. Our goals are just to keep going to keep up this village we have created.January 6, 2014 – 12:52 pmReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Amazing, inspiring goals…from the amazing and inspiring Kristi Campbell (I’ve felt the need to say your first name and last name twice tonight).January 6, 2014 – 8:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama - Love this, Kristi! With all of the 2014 resolutions and goals and ‘one word’ posts floating around the blogosphere, this is just what we all need to read. Of course, like you, I need that broadway stand-in so I have more time to read great blogs like yours! Happy New Year!January 8, 2014 – 11:17 amReplyCancel

  • catherine gacad - best post ever! what you’ve accomplished in building the community you have—that’s what’s truly important.January 8, 2014 – 5:50 pmReplyCancel

  • Allison - AMEN. I love this. My blogging goals in 2014 are to “keep trying to write” and to “not let myself get bogged down in irrelevant stats” which I promised myself at the beginning of this journey I would not do. I got in to this to share in the community, and that will remain my goal. Thanks for the awesome reminder.
    AND PS- can’t wait participate in Finish the Sentence Friday. I need to get on this. Will look for your post next Friday eagerly. Thx!January 12, 2014 – 8:50 pmReplyCancel

    • Kristi Campbell - Hey Allison,
      There’s a Facebook group for FTSF if you want to join it! It’s called Finish the Sentence Friday. We have to approve you but it’s got a list of all of the upcoming sentences and stuff. Friday’s (we go live at 10pm Thursday nights) is “I once saw the biggest…”
      I hope you’ll come hook up with us! It’s a really fun blog hop!January 13, 2014 – 5:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Manali - At the start of 2012 I’ve tried to set some goals for myself. It’s hard to know if it’s too high or not high enough :/ It’s nice to see a good site for blogging.January 20, 2014 – 7:06 amReplyCancel

  • Mike - #2 Speak freely, and with bravery. Because of you, I did 🙂February 8, 2014 – 2:56 pmReplyCancel

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