01 August 2011

#SummerBlogSocial ~ When I Grow Up...

When I was just a little blog, I asked the others, What will I be? Will I have sponsors? Will you contribute? Here's what they said to me.... (Modified lyrics to this song.)

Yes, I butcher songs, but as I was reading prompts for the #SummerBlogSocial, this one stuck out. Where do I see myself in 6 months to a year? Or, what do you want to be when your blog grows up?

This is something I've been pondering a lot in recent weeks. I got my start in cloth diapers, but I'm not enough of an addict to be strong in that niche. That I'll talk about parenting is a given, how could I not? Breastfeeding, also a given, especially since I'm planning to start work on becoming a La Leche Leader soon. Marriage? That's one that I didn't really plan on, until a post that was supposed to be about discipline morphed into one about healthy fighting.

I'm only really 2 months old, my 3 month birthday is in a week or so. And I feel like a teenager. I see what I might become, but I'm not sure exactly how to get there. I don't quite know who I am yet. Maybe that's the song, "Que sera, sera. Whatever will be will be."

But my dream? My plan? My goal?

In 6 months I'd like to double my readership. I'd like my blogging to be mature enough with enough (k)clout, that I can confidently approach some companies about reviewing products. I'd like to set up a Q&A day during the week and actually have some Q's to A!

At a year I'd love to be at the point where I can sell some ad space to trusted companies, and be sponsored by others. I'd like to be known for articles, essays, advice from a real mom to real moms. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, marriage while wrangling kids. I know that I might not have always have information or experience to answer every question, so I'd like to have a variety of contributors that I trust to handle those types questions for me.

Is that too much to hope for? Too much to try for while raising two boys? Maybe...but I've never made a habit of doing things the easy way!

Share your thoughts here and then come join me on Google+, Facebook, and/or Twitter!

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This post is part of #SummerBlogSocial 2011 hosted by Liz and Jessica and is a response to the prompt, Where do you see your blog in 6 months? How about a year from now?

26 comments:

  1. No, it's not too much to hope for. It's important to dream! (I'm dreaming too).

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  2. Mommy's Paradise .August 1, 2011 at 6:14 AM

    It's so interesting to read other bloggers goals and learn about the dreams they have for the blog. I would love to put up goals like you have, but I know I would not be able to reach them. But I dream too, and hope.

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  3. I love seeing what other bloggers are dreaming about for their blogs! And your intro made me giggle. Hope that's okay ;)

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  4. You have wonderful goals. I have no doubt you can do them all.

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  5. Oh, how I love your writing style! And I'm also glad to know I'm not the only one who changes the lyrics to songs on her blog. :) I don't think your goals are too much to hope for at all. I wish you lots of luck in achieving them!

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  6. Crystal @ Phases of MeAugust 1, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    This is a prompt I haven't decided if I want to tackle or not. I know having goals is important, but I'm about to re-enter the work force and I'm not sure how working is going to effect my blogging, so I'm not certain...

    I think you can accomplish these goals if you put your mind to it though!

    Great post!

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  7. Grumpy Grateful MomAugust 2, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    I am so much older than you. I just turned 6 months! ;) Your goals sound great and very doable!

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  8. Your goals sound very attainable and I can't believe you've only been blogging for a few months, your blog looks great! So glad you joined us!

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  9. Everyone has to make their own, as long as they're a stretch but still realistic you're good to go! I just hope I can keep up my momentum and not let these flop! Good luck with yours!

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  10. Giggles are always acceptable! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Thank you! Glad to know I'm not alone ;)

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  12. Goals can be changed anytime, give it a shot and see where things go from there! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  13. I bow to your wisdom ;) Thanks for the encouragement!

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  14. Thank you! I'm really excited to be part of things!

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  15. Aim high--definitely aim high! It sounds like you're off to a really strong start for such a new blog! Congrats!

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  16. I think those are great goals and putting them out there is the first step!
     

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  17. Good luck with those goals--you sound like you'll do what it takes to make it happen (and sing along they way, which is a bonus). ;)

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  18. I think those are really great and totally realistic goals!

    It's so bad to say that I've been thinking about this prompt, but don't know what my goals 6 months or a year down the road would be! Gasp!

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  19. I think you've got great goals! Dreaming is always important! I think as bloggers if we quit dreaming then we are in trouble!

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  20. I didn't know until I just started typing and saw where it went... 

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