February 3, 2015

#Blogging 201: My 3 Goals Etched on My Virtual Concrete Wall

Category: Blogging 201

Blogging 101 did my head in. Barely 2 weeks into it and I couldn’t wait for the course to be over.

I could barely keep up, as, apart from my crazy work demands, managing a household and running after my 2 little critters while trying to get life sorted, I am also taking up a language lesson on the side, squeezing some time to cook in between and simultaneously wanting to write a new post… wanting to work on the 101 assignments and wanting so badly to catch up with the assignments in which I was lagging behind, I felt that I could hardly breathe.

I was barely getting enough sleep, averaging at 4 hours a night in the past month and thinking to myself that there just isn’t enough hours in a day. I must be friggin’ MAD. WTF was I thinking?!

A mad is, as a mad does (if there’s such a saying!)…and shortly before 101 ended, I decided that I should just sign up with 201 because…I am just a sucker for punishment! The truth is not only was I having fun, I  was slowly, but nicely gaining some momentum. I am meeting new bloggers and learning new stuff which otherwise I would not have been exposed to.

My head has never felt so full and the neurons in my piddly, little brains are running so quick that my mouth could barely keep up with it, stumbling on words as I try to decipher the cryptic messages from my head. So here I am again, enrolled in Blogging 201; still lagging,  but full of zest and excited as to where this journey could take me.

When I first started blogging, I never gave it much thought. I had no goals, no vision and apart from the fact that I blogged mainly as an update of my life abroad for the benefit of family and friends, I had no confidence whatsoever that it would fly. It was more of an outlet to journalised my thoughts of which I assumed people would not be interested in, and so, for a long time, it remained an island. I was convinced that no one would bother.

Over the years though, I realised from feedback that the contents I generated could have more to offer than I have given myself credit for. A resource ain’t good without followers, yes?

With my personal vision to create a community for an honest sounding board to inspire open-minded individuals seeking genuine street-smart accumulated “wisdom”, what better time is there to respond to the first Blogging 201 assignment with setting 3 concrete goals I want to achieve for my blog:

    1. Gain +100% followers in the next 3 months (small base, small base!)
    2. Spend 45 minutes once a week to connect with 5 blogers bloggers reading and commenting on their posts
    3. Spend 1.5 hours every week to schedule a post with 2-3 days intervals, with Fabulous Friday Flavour as a weekly feature

My wildest dream? Being able to blog for a living while collaborating in food or parenting projects. And, I want to KNOW that my street-smart accumulated “wisdom” has somehow inspire to help people navigate along their rut. How I don’t know, but maybe I could be some sort of Goddess.

Yep. I’ve completely lost it. Sleep deprivation does that to me. But, one can dream and I’m going to go to sleep laughing about this crazy goddess crap image I have in my silly head! 😀

I’m low maintenance and I’ll be happy to get to 100 followers in the next few months. So..help!


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  1. I enjoy reading your blog – glad you could make it to Blogging 201. I jumped as well. Now I’m just wondering about something I heard about a net appearing…hmm.

  2. Congratulations you have been nominated for inspirational bloggers award

  3. The trick is one day at a time…..love all you are doing with the blog!

    • Ann Grubbs 'n Critters

      Thanks Faraday. Yes..one.day.at.a.time….one day at a time. 🙂

  4. Harriet Yoh

    Ann, you are so inspiring, juggling alllll the stuff you manage to fit into your life – and your spirit is strong and contagious! I’m a fan

    • Ann Grubbs 'n Critters

      Thank you, Harriet! I’m truly humbled by your kind words. 🙂

      Life IS crazy and sometimes, I wonder how I haven’t gone mental yet! Maybe it’s just a matter of when. :p


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