So – something I felt wise to incorporate was a monthly update on what has transpired on my blog. Not so much links, as just how many posts, viewership, etc. This is based on Kara Bentz’ Boho Berry blog, which I follow due to her insights on using Bullet Journal. (Which I will blog about in my tools blog upcoming). But she does a monthly Traffic and Income Report (check out her August 2016 report here), and I thought this was a brilliant idea, so I’m stealing it and incorporating it into my blog. As this is a report on month 1, I don’t have any traffic, nor do I advertise or sell anything, so I don’t have any income… But I can still list what my goals were, how I did, and what my next month’s goals are. So here we go!
- To start with, my goals for August were:
- 9 blog posts
- 4 comments on other blogs
My # of blog posts goal is based on my desire to have 2 blog posts / week avg (104 per year) + 1 monthly update (12 more) + 1 Quarterly update (4 more) + 1 Annual Goal Review (done very near to Jan 1) which should put me at a minimum of 121 posts per year… This goal will help me towards making a meaningful push towards relevance. 9 comes from each Monday & Thursday in the month (which are my target posting days). Since I started the blog in late July (1 post simply announcing the blog), there was no reason to have a monthly review.
My comments on other blogs is based on my desire to help get my name (Musical Coder) out there, so I find other tech blogs, and try to make meaningful comments on them. That will also help links on other sites to get some people to my blog. When I create my tools blog, I will tell you what other blogs I pay attention to and ‘subscribe’ too.
So, now that I’ve stated what my goals were, lets see how I did:
- Blog posts in August: 12
- Comments on other blogs: 11
So I can definitely say both goals met!
So with all of that out of the way, it’s time to announce my September goals!
- 10 blog posts (9 Mon/Thur posts + 1 monthly update (that would be this one))
- 8 comments on other blogs (I’m shooting for 2 a week avg, and once I consistently hit that, I’ll bump to 3 a week)
So there we go… goals to shoot for!
Truckin’ – Greatful Dead