My Internet Goals for 2009
This post is part of the What Are Your Internet Goals for 2009? Group Writing Project. Some of the readers asked about my own goals, so I will share them too.
First of all let me see where I am regarding my 2008 goals though, which I have also stated in a post last year. Keep in mind those goals were for Daily Blog Tips only, and not for all my Internet projects.
- Reach 15,000 RSS subscribers (it was at 7,500) – Check!
- Average 20,000 daily page views in Webalizer (it was at 13,000) – Check!
- Generate mid four figures in monthly revenues – Check!
- Increase the posting frequency to 12 weekly posts (it was at 7) – Failed
- Release one new WordPress theme every month – Check!
- Publish one new Bloggers Face-Off every month – Failed
- Host one Group Writing Project every month – Failed
- Enter the Alexa Top 10,000 (it was at 12,022) – Can’t know as Alexa changed their algo
- Keep creating value for the readers – Check!
- Improve the community around the blog – Check!
As you can see, out of the 10 goals I reached 6, failed on 3, and 1 became impossible to judge as Alexa completely change its algorithm in 2008. Overall I am happy with the results though, especially because the main goals (traffic and money) were achieved.
Now for the 2009 goals, I want to write them down as my Internet goals, so they go beyond this blog.
- Reach 50,000 RSS subscribers among all my blogs (currently at 30,000)
- Reach five figures in monthly revenues among my “Daily” blogs
- Diversify the revenue streams, and make the blog earnings account for 50% of the total
- Incorporate my company
- Increase my portfolio to 200 domain names
- Attend the Blog World Expo 2009 (I missed the past 2 editions)
There you go. This year I will go with only 6 goals, but hopefully I will be able to reach them all.
What about you, have you written your goals yet? You have until Wednesday to send your entry to me (leave a comments with the URL of your post here), and next Monday I will post a roundup with a link to all of them.
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40 Responses to “My Internet Goals for 2009”
Thanks so much for this post!
This will definitely help me as I try to grow my blog in 09!
I know Iâ€™m way out of time to submit my blog goals for the writing contest. But I thought it was an interesting exercise, and worthwhile. I enjoyed thinking through what I wanted to achieve in 2009. Thanks for the idea. Here are my 2009 blogging goals:
by the way i like very much your article
wow…great goal. when i can be like u. thanks for all tips
My writing goals:
1. Build a following of 1000 subscribers for my company’s product blog. It’s market is fairly limited so 1000 would be an incredible number.
2. Write at least two posts a week. One about the company’s progress and one to showcase the company’s products.
3. Double my twitter followers by providing consistently good information and links.
Thanks for the inspiration in creating a list.
Congratulations Daniel on reaching most of your goals and the great lessons I’m sure you learned along the way on all of it. Your group writing projects is a great idea. It is personally and community stimulating. You’ll do great!
Daniel, article about you in Russain bloger newspaper – http://www.gonchaya.com/chelovek-snabzhayushhij-kontentom-polovinu-runeta/
And my My Internet Goals for 2009 –
good idea. so here my goals
@TechZooming, $2,3k is close to $2k not $3k where I live, but anyway.
Blueverse is monetizing aggressively I noticed (sponsored reviews, sponsored wp themes, banners on the header, etc). Two different strategies. It remains to be seen how the growth rate on the blog will be.
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