What will your blog look like in 2008?

December 23, 2007

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Setting goals for any project is always a good idea, so why not set yourself some goals for your blog in 2008. Make them public too, that way you will feel a little more obliged to achieve them.

Friday was meant to be my last post for a week or so. Then I came across 2008 Blogging Goals over at Daily Blog Tips and decided to set myself and the team some blogging goals for 2008.

Increase the number of readers from 100 to 500

Maybe a bridge too far, but I might as well aim high. I would be more than happy with 200-300, but lets go with 500.

Three to four posts a week

I usually try and post 3 to 4 times a week, I would like to see this continue while maintaining a certain standard. In order to archive this goal I will need a health buffer of blog posts ready to go live for the busier periods.

Improve my grammar

I’ll be the first to admit my English isn’t great, I certainly don’t mind when people point out mistakes.

Blog Redesign

I finally managed to get around to moving the blog in the Autumn and then soon after redesigned the blog. Although, I’m not that happy with it, I could do a lot better.

Increase the average number of comments per post

Currently I have 1.4 comments per post, which is probably more like 0.9 after you remove all the track backs and our comments. It would be nice to increase this to 2-3 comments per post.

Get my co-workers to blog some more

Hopefully the guys can blog a little more, maybe once a month wouldn’t be too much to ask?

Be a guest writer

Write a guess post for someone else.

Video/Podcast/Interview

Have a go at doing a video/podcast, maybe interview another another blogger.

What are your blogging goals for 2008?

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5 Comments »

  1. Good luck with your goals, Jamie. You’ve given yourself so many, but I’m betting that you can pull off most if not all.

    If you’re interested in guest blogging and have something to share about job searching – your own experience or something tech-related, etc. – drop me a line.

    Jacob

    Comment by Israel Jobs — December 23, 2007 @ 7:43 pm

  2. You know, it’d be an honour to have you guest author a post on my blog.

    Take it easy mate.

    Comment by David Airey — December 23, 2007 @ 9:53 pm

  3. If the last year is anything to go by then I am pretty sure you will reach your targets Jamie – 500 readers sounds like a huge challenge but you have some great content and if the other members of your team can contribute half as much as you have then you have a winning formula!

    I am still putting off looking at my own blog stats but I certainly need to give some thought to a growth and development strategy so I may be tempted to take a peek at Google Analytics.

    Happy New Year!
    Jas

    http://www.jasonslater.co.uk

    Comment by Jason Slater — January 2, 2008 @ 8:09 pm

  4. Jacob – Thanks, I will bear you in mind. Maybe 6 out of 8 would be good.

    David – I would be honoured David, I will have a think about a post that touches both on our fields. Glad you have your domain name back!

    Jason – 500, what was I thinking? Probably getting carried away with Christmas. Now its Jan, I better get started.

    Jamie

    Comment by Jamie — January 2, 2008 @ 11:33 pm

  5. We are almost at the end of Feb 2008 – isn’t time going way too quickly! How about an update of your goals ?

    Jas
    Jason Slater Weblog
    http://www.jasonslater.co.uk

    Comment by Jason Slater — February 22, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

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