1,000 People Bought Me a Pair of Boots

wpid-20130603_113238.jpgA while back, I wrote a post about pinpointing milestones that lead up to a major goal, and rewarding yourself when you achieve those goals. So often we set our sights high, and don’t celebrate all the little steps it takes to reach the final destination.

On a stack of note cards, I wrote out the my short-term goals for my novel and for my blog. Under each goal I wrote the reward I would give myself for achieving that goal. Then I stuck those note cards in a place where I could see them whenever I work.

One of my goals was to have 1,000 email subscribers to my blog. This past Monday, I reached that goal! As my reward I’m buying these pretty little boots I’ve had my eye on for months. Ye haw! I’m going to think of all my awesome readers whenever I wear them πŸ™‚

I cannot thank you enough for reading my posts. It makes my day when I get a notification that someone is following my blog. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you! If you happen upon a blog that you like, I suggest you follow it because you have no idea how encouraging that is for a writer.

Now the main question is: what should I reward myself with when I get 5,000 followers?!?


  1. Oh and very cute boots too! I like adding little incentives like this for reaching goals. I need to be better about treating myself. Congratulations on the followers and the boots!


    1. Thanks! I can’t wait to wear them. I actually found it really difficult to think of rewards for myself, but it’s so much nicer to buy something when it represents hard work. Good luck on your goals and treats!


  2. How about a gorgeous bag? But I think you should reward yourself at 2500 followers with a bag and with a complete ensemble – shoes, outfit and bag at 5K. At 10K – a trip you’ve been putting off, and at 15K – a new computer!


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