Set Your Blog Goals For 2009
With the new year coming up soon, now is a great time to set some blog goals for yourself. By setting goals, you give yourself something to shoot for. Here are a few tips when setting your goals.
Take Advantage Of Stats
The easiest way to set goals and then monitor them is to use stats. When I started blogging (and still do), I used my Alexa rank, backlinks, and Google Pagerank as a way of setting goals. So I encourage you to incorporate these stats into your new goals so you can see how well you are doing throughout the year.
Set Big Goals
When setting your goals, make them difficult to accomplish. There is no reason to set small goals that you are going to accomplish right away. You have all of 2009 to accomplish them so you have plenty of time. For example, if you are focusing on raising your Alexa rank throughout the year, set it to the point where you think it is out of reach. This will give you something to work hard towards.
Make Them Clear
When writing the goals down, make them as clear and specific as possible. If you want to get more traffic, write down exactly HOW MUCH more traffic you want to get. If you want to right more often, make sure to say exactly how often you want to write. By making the goals clear and specific, you will have no problems accomplishing them.
Write Them All Down
The last step in creating your goals, is writing them down or typing them up. Goals are soon forgotten if they are not placed somewhere. When I was in college, I used to make a wallpaper for my desktop with my goals written write on it. Thay way, each day I saw them and knew what I needed to do to accomplish them.
So start setting some blog goals for yourself. It will help you take your blog to the next level.