My Blogging and Freelance Writing Goals for 2022
After setting a ton of big goals in 2021 and then failing all of them, I’ve decided to flip this bugga on its ass and take a completely opposite approach to my blogging and freelance writing goals in 2022.
I Only Have 1 Writing Goal in 2022
Write one sentence per day.
One sentence a day for any blog post, any article, any guest post, Hubpages, Textbroker – whatever. It doesn’t matter what project I’m working on. The goal is just to write a single sentence every single day.
That’s my 2022 writing goal right now (and I just achieved it a few seconds ago – yay me).
For the first time in forever, I am not even setting an outcome-based goal for the year.
No SMART goals for me.
No lists of achievements to pursue all year long. No huge number of words or number of posts to target. No massive goals requiring massive effort and complicated plans to achieve them.
Not this time.
Not this year.
This feels really awkward.
Goal-Setting Gurus Be Damned
For the past 20+ years, I’ve read A LOT of books and read A LOT of blog posts and listened to A LOT of audio programs and watched A LOT of videos created by experts who all told me I should set goals that are realistic but that also stretch me.
That I should focus on where I want to be by the end of the year and then come up with a monthly/weekly/daily plan to get me there.
That I should choose goals that scare me and excite me at the same time – goals that will require me to push harder than ever to accomplish something amazing in my life.
But that is all going out the window in 2022.
This year I am simply focusing on the process rather than the outcome. My goal is really just to show up every day and write a little somethin-somethin.
And to kick things off, I’m making it as easy as I can to start this daily writing habit in 2022.
One Sentence a Day
It’s not like I SECRETLY have the goal of writing 10,000 words/day by the end of the year or something like that. There’s no detailed plan to start at one sentence a day in January, then up it to 100 words/day in February, then 500 words/day in March, etc all the way to 10,000/day or whatever.
Just one sentence per day.
That’s all for right now.
I will write my one sentence, and then I can stop for the day. If I go beyond that, fantastic. But I will also have some days where I literally force myself to stop at a single sentence, just so my brain gets the message that I am serious about this one-sentence thing.
Why Only Write 1 Sentence a Day?
I actually have a lot to say on this topic, and I will do that in upcoming blog posts. But the basic idea is that I’m just trying to take the pressure off myself and make it as easy as possible to start a daily writing habit.
No high expectations.
Just a fun, relaxing, easy AF approach to establishing the habit of writing every day with no strings attached.
I don’t have to FINISH a post every day.
I don’t have to PUBLISH a post every day.
And I certainly don’t have to write MULTIPLE pieces of content every day.
Not this guy.
I just want to show up every day, and I want to make it as easy as possible to get this habit started. I’ve had MORE DAYS THAN I CAN COUNT in 2021 where I didn’t write a single word. Not even one sentence. And that’s what I’m trying to avoid in 2022.
So that’s it for my writing goals for this year.
Do you have any blogging or writing goals for 2022?
If you do, I wish you all the best and hope that you make great progress in your writing career this year.