Good morning ladies and gentlemen and my loyal readers (big cashers) it’s Darrell coming at you on a rainy Wednesday here in Iowa. Today I have a serious share with you.
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I have received a lot of comments from 1st year bloggers who have quit blogging . So this post is to help and give some encouragement titled “27 Easy First Year Blogging Goals”.
Personally what helps me is I truly enjoy writing and blogging I constantly measure my progress and see that I have made tremendous progress .
That gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Thanks to all of you.I am getting over 500 visits a day. Whoa ! On to the post. Let’s Roll.
Blogging is about having a good idea and working hard to make it a reality. Success in blogging doesn’t happen overnite. It takes a lot of sweat effort and commitment over a long period of time. It is a marathon not a sprint.
And the best way to run a marathon guys is to break up the race into smaller segments and set small milestones in order to make the distance more manageable. Same works for a blog.
When I was in the army, at PLDC (primary leadership development course) my favorite instructor Sgt. Lopez used to say to me Harris if you keep winning battles eventually you will win the war.
Same with a blog, accumulating many smaller milestones and wins regularly over a period of time will lead to big results and achievements of large blogging goals.
Think of Very Simple Yardstick Measurements for Your Progress
Guys no matter where you are at currently the path to where you want to be starts with the step you are taking right now.
Blogging goals are achievable by simplifying it all and taking one small step at a time. Take one day at a time. One blog visitor at a time.
One Facebook like at a time….. think of very simple yardstick measurements for your progress. One mention from Brian Clark of Copyblogger could increase your traffic immensely. Big cashers one step at a time.
How can you know for sure that what you’re doing is moving you forward? It’s important to measure your progress and ask questions. Look for examples. Explore what could go wrong.
Guys there is no magic trick and there is no secret. The shortcut and quick fix promises from certain gurus and their sales pages that you might read online.
Or the secrets and tricks of SEO industry are just empty and will not do the magic trick for you. Instead you must focus on the basics of plain old hard work. If you don’t believe me ask my friend Michael Arrington at at tech crunch.
Get Strategic and Set Your own Blogging Goals
So where do I start and what do I do first? And what do I do right now? First of all you have to figure out your goals, set your objectives and plans you want to reach with your site.
What does it mean to be thinking strategically? It means to identify the purpose of your site and start working smart with a plan and goal in mind.
1. Determine where you want to go. Think about what you want to accomplish in the next year. Things that are important to you and goals you want to achieve.
You need to know what the definition of success. If you don’t have goals you will be like sand in the wind aimless in your blogging and won’t be accomplishing much.
2. Develop where you want to go. Create a roadmap for upcoming weeks and months.
Think about the steps you need to take where you want to go. Break the goals down into smaller and actionable practical steps that you need to take.
3. Take the first small step right away. When you know your goals and what you need to do to achieve them, you become more focused,efficient and strategic in your activities.
That will then lead you to the right decisions and will help you make right choices.
In terms of goal setting and planning I learned the smart system in the Army and it still works for me.
- S – Make your goals specific
- M- Make your goals measurable.
- A- Make your goal attainable.
- R –Make your goals relevant
- T- Make your goals time-bound.
Please read The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris for more ideas.
Time flies by guys days might feel long but a year is short and sooner than you think it is time to do a yearly review.
If you don’t have a plan and don’t know your priorities the year might go by without you feeling any growth and without achieving any big goals.
You have to sit down and make these decisions for yourself this will put you in control of your time and life.
Figure out meaningful metrics and key performance indicators (kpi) that are aligned with your goals.
Repeat visitors and time spent on site are so much valuable than than page impressions for many sites. They show that content works and gets people engaged. It shows quality of your content.
Read one of my 1st Post the Beginner’s Guide.
The following are 27 goals and ideas I have set for small milestones and tiny wins. I am going after and if you’re in your first year you do too. Some are easier than others.
- Registering your own domain name.
- Setting up a new wordpress site.
- Getting a personalized site design.
- Setting up your about page with information and contact form.
- Installing Google Analytics and starting to collect visitor data.
- Publishing your first post.
- Attracting your first visitor.
- Publishing another post.
- Getting the first comment to your post.
- Getting your first visitor from Google’s search traffic.
- Getting your first visitor from social media
- Posting your first comment on another site.
- Launching your own Twitter profile.
- Submitting your first guest post proposal.
- Getting your first newsletter subscriber.
- Achieving the first day of 100+ visitors.
- Making your first affiliate sale.
- Getting an enquiry from a company interested in working with you.
- Getting your first guest post published
- Creating your first product.
- Making the first sale of your own product.
- Publishing your first how-to instructional guide.
- Getting a cool email from a loyal visitor
- Starting own newsletter
- Recording your first video.
- Publishing your first infographic.
- Recording first podcast.
Guys everybody that I know who is successful has goals and when they attain them they , wash rinse and repeat it is always good to have a yardstick measurement for your progress. I hope y’all enjoyed the read “27 Easy first Year Blogging Goals.”
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