Goals really aren't something I enjoy. They make me feel pressured to do things, which makes me not enjoy those things (and then, when I don't do them, I feel like an utter failure), but I really wanted to set myself some goals for the new year, so I decided to pick a few small ones that won't be too hard.
I'm pretty much guaranteed to achieve the first half of this goal, but I still wanted to set it because I think it will help keep me on track. I've only been writing for Weekend Notes for 15 months, and I've already written 144 articles (not including photos or foods), so I'm pretty confident that I'll be able to write 50 within the next 12 months - which is why I went a little further.
The second half of this goal will be a little trickier, as I can't control what articles of mine will be put in the Weekend Notes newsletter, which is how most people find my articles. All I can do is try my best to write good articles that people will want to read. Reaching 100, 000 readers would be such a great achievement. Imagine being able to say that 100, 000 people have read something I've written! I'm currently at 87, 229 readers, so I'm confident that I'll be able to cross this goal off my list by December.
Whether it be NaPoWriMo (or even NaNoWriMo if I'm feeling extra creative), a 30 day Instagram photo challenge, or a Goodreads reading challenge, I'd like to push myself to be a bit more creative this year. I've recently acquired quite a few books that are on the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, so I'm hoping to be able to cross them off that list this year, but I'm not expecting to have it completed.