I may not be doing a lot of discovering of Portland or exercise, but the third leg of the triangle known as Project Discover is getting plenty of attention. I am currently spending a nice chunk of the day working on some aspect of my blog, including social media, SEO and affiliate marketing.
I’m not going to say much more than that because this is the first post that I will both review my previous month’s goals as well as detail the goals for the current month and it could make the post too long if I get any wordier!
Here’s what I set myself up for in February. You can see the whole post here.
1. Blog twice a week.
Nailed it. I actually blogged three times a week and I might get up to four.
2. Work on driving traffic.
I did get a lot of social media scheduled. I set-up dlvr.it to help with Twitter. Tailwind is saving when it comes to Pinterest. Facebook and Google+ I do on the fly, but I need to set-up more updates on Facebook to be more consistent. I joined a few joint blogger giveaways which will help put Misadventures with Andi in front of new eyes.
3. Work on building traffic.
I updated two posts. I would like to do at least one a week.
4. Work on finding traffic.
I didn’t make much progress on this.
5. Revitalize my newsletter.
I thought about it but didn’t do anything. But see the reason below.
6. Think about my “offering.”
I finally came up with my offer for new subscribers! It came to me suddenly over this past weekend. I will create it and then send it out to all current newsletter subscribers and get a more regular schedule going.
7. Start building my Portland network.
I thought about it. I started to do it a few times but didn’t end up sending out the emails I needed. Fail.
8. Update online accounts.
Ongoing, but I think I am getting there.
9. Pay it forward.
I didn’t always get to commenting on three a day, but I made up for it on other days. I’ve discovered a few new blogs that I really like as well as keeping up with old favorites!
This month I want to continue with more of the same.
1. Blog three times a week.
I have so many posts to write, getting to a consistent three times a week should not be an issue.
2. Work on driving and building traffic.
Now that I have set a baseline, I want to create more Pinterest images for my own posts. I want to update an old post once a week, freshening the images, links, reviewing SEO and adding affiliate links where appropriate.
3. Create my “offering.”
Now that I know what I want to do as my offering, I want to get it created in the month of March.
4. Revitalize my newsletter.
If I complete my offer I can send it out to current subscribers and start sending out a more consistent newsletter.
5. Start building my Portland network.
Send out my interview questions to identified bloggers. Contact two bloggers for IRL meetings.
6. Pay it forward.
Read and comment on three blogs every day.
I’d like to come up with a few more, but as my main priority at the moment is finding work, I need to focus my efforts and energy there.
How about you? Any of these goals resonate with you? Do you create and track your own goals? If you blog about it, share your latest post about it, I’d love to see it!
Thanks to Natalie of Cosmos Mariners for inspiring this series.
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