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My Goals for the Rest of 2010

March 8th, 2010

I was reading some great stuff from Duane at All American Blogger the other day and I came across his goals for 2010. I have my own goals, but I hadn’t thought of sharing them here until I read his article. It led me realize that I can’t really accomplish many of my goals without help from you, and maybe you’d prefer I didn’t do some of them.

This blog is a conversation, at least that is what I want it to be. That is going to be the driving force behind most of the goals for this year.

Goal 1: Create Quality Content

Duh. Actually what I really mean by this is spend more time creating longer(sometimes) posts with in depth analysis and also engaging posts. Posts that ask a question and elicit a response. Not just the type of post that is a link to somebody else’s work with a paragraph including my opinion. Some blogs have 10 of these posts a day and cover everything that is going on. I have a full time job and can’t do 10 posts a day. It isn’t going to happen. So instead of doing 1 a day, I want to focus on creating better content even if that means there is slightly less of it.

Goal 2: 500 RSS Subscribers

I want to get to at least 500 subscribers by the end of the year. I think switching to more of the quality original content will help get there, but I need your help too. If you enjoy reading this blog and haven’t subscribed yet I would encourage you to do so. If you are already subscribed I’d encourage you to share us with any friends that you think may enjoy our writing. If you prefer email to RSS that is available as well, just put your email in the form in the right sidebar.

Goal 3: 750 Visitors a day

Right now we get around 400 or so a day. It’s not bad but it could be much better. Again I think the original content will help a lot with this. Those are the posts that do well in search engines and they are also the one that do well on stumbleupon and twitter. You can always help by sharing our posts on these services.

Goal 4: More Comments

Right now we are averaging between 4-5 comments per post. That’s not too bad, but the majority of them are centered around a handful of posts. I’ll do my part by creating more engaging content, you can do your part by joining in on the debate and discussion.

Hopefully this will be a change for the better, as well as taking some pressure off of me feeling like I have to post every day. Sometimes I’m just too busy and it can’t be done. Let me know how you feel about this new direction for the blog, and if you haven’t yet, sign up for the RSS feed!

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  1. March 12th, 2010 at 10:38 | #1

    Good luck with your goals.

    Bit of unsolicited advice, keep them visible. It’s very easy to go back to business as usual until the end of the year. Then you stumble on your goals and think, “Oh yeah…I was going to work on this.”

    Anyway, let me know if I can help.

  2. March 12th, 2010 at 12:56 | #2

    @Duane Lester
    Thanks so much. I have that problem sometimes as well. I’ve started putting my goals on my fridge, which tends to work well as I seem to be there more than I should :-)