This approach to goal setting is so helpful for people that want to grow successful blogs.
Goals like ‘get 1000 views a month’ or ‘make $1000 per month in six months’ aren’t much good, because you can’t really control that.
It’s better to set goals such as ‘write 10 articles a month for a year’ or ‘find 10 new keywords’.
It puts the outcome of the goal completely in the goal setter’s hands.
In blogging, it’s totally normal to get zero traffic in the first few months. If your goals are based on user metrics, you’ll want to give up, or spend all your time trying to fix issues that don’t exist.