Teacher-blog Branding Day 1: The Power of Goals

Setting Blogging Goals

This is the first post chronicling my journey in Blogging 201. Follow these posts for information and inspiration about going deeper with blogging. You’ll get to learn with me, in real-time, about what it means to be a teacher-blogger and teach blogging.

Day 1 of Blogging 201

This assignment is to be intentional about goal setting, something that is critical with students in all settings. In fact, goal setting has one of the highest impacts of all educational strategies. One researcher found that goal setting “nearly [erased] the gender and ethnic minority achievement gap for 700 students over the course of two years with a short written exercise”.

So in the interest of being a highly effective student, teacher, and blogger here are my goals:

1. Create a weekly post that I can keep up with – perhaps “Tuesday Teaching Tip” But make sure to keep it to 250 words or I think I’ll drown. What do you think?
2. Increase followers/readership/comments – I very much enjoy the interaction when it happens. It’s actually become my favorite part of blogging. Leave a comment!
3. Monetize – at some point I’d like to start monetizing, and I want to do it in a way that maintains the authentic voice of my blog. This is my most precarious goal. How do you feel about monetized blogs? Is there a line not to cross?

Keep Calm and Blog On!



6 thoughts on “Teacher-blog Branding Day 1: The Power of Goals

  1. I like the approach to your blog and the statistical information included. Your goals are interesting, I am going for your second one as well, in relation to gaining more comments to my blog. I am not sure on the monetized goal but why not make money at something you enjoy and so can others?


    • Thank you Sam! Yes, I’m trying to always include resources because I’m using it to teach in addition to talking about my life. One of the best things I’ve found for comments is doing specific challenges that require people to comment on one or two posts before sharing theirs. It feel very supportive when you do it in a group like that. All the best!

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  2. I like the idea of goals and need to set some for myself. I have been out of town but I have a few days before I leave again to get something posted and check out your other resources. I am in and out of town for the next few weeks so I know my posting will not be regular. My goal was to at least get the blog up and running. Over the next few weeks, when I return, I will focus more on setting goals and posting weekly. I like the idea of Tuesday Teaching Tip; it fine tunes your weekly goal. I think your goals are realistic and reachable. I don’t know a lot about blogging and I have no idea at what point you began making money from it. I am no where near that! Keep blogging. You are a great inspiration.
    I will be following along your journey.

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    • Thank you One Inspired Teacher! The thing that kicked me into gear was doing Blogging 101. It made everything so accessible. The facilitators are responsive and it is a good way to begin a community to you don’t feel like your in the dark. Baby steps. I’m glad you’re still reading and can’t wait to see yours!


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