Being a numbers guy with an analytical mind, I can understand why someone might ask this question.

But do you want to know how I know this is a bad question?

Let’s go back about a decade when I was in a relationship that I thought was going to be just perfect.

This girl was pretty, fun to be around, had her own goals and hobbies, and a decent social circle.

For the first few months, everything was going great.

Then all of a sudden things started to feel a bit off, and I had no idea why.

Certain things she did started annoying me.

I got frustrated slightly easier.

Some of her decisions confused me.

It wasn’t until years after the relationship ended that I could actually understand what the real issue was.

Assumptions and expectations.

First off, I shouldn’t have assumed anything at all.

Secondly, I realized I had some high expectations for how she should have acted or done things a certain way.

Thirdly, I had a lot of growing up to do at that point and to be frank, I still do.

You know the most insane part?

Hardly anything she did changed one bit.

It was just the conflict between what I thought she should do and what she actually did.

Even though she done did nothin’ wrong.

So you might be wondering what in the heck this has to do with how fast your blog should grow, right?

It’s exactly the same thing.

Too many people go into blogging with high expectations.

Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with setting lofty goals.

In fact, I actually recommend it.

But there is a point where you have to understand where your skill level is at compared to your goal.

For example, if your goal is to reach 1,000 visitors per day but you aren’t quite sure what SEO is, then chances are you’re going to struggle.

On the other hand, if your goal is to make one sale and you are going to post every day and share on social media while building your audience, chances are you’ll reach your goal.

The honest to goodness answer to how fast your blog should grow is…

It depends.

I know, the world’s worst answer.

But it truly does depend on your skills and the amount of action you take.

In my case, I’m documenting my journey to reaching 100 visitors per day which is a fair goal based on my own skill set I’ve developed over the years.

If you want to follow along and see how I do it, then join the email list here:

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Talk soon,
-Gabe