goals

This will be the first time for me to do something like this for my blog. I’m not doing this because I’m just following what other bloggers are doing but rather, I’m doing this so I will have something to motivate me to do my best, improve on my strengths and work on the weaknesses to further improve JaypeeOnline. Since this is my first blog goals post, I don’t have anything to compare it to so I’m setting these goals based on the current statistics and set some “ideal” goals for me and my blog.

1. Reach at least 500 RSS subscribers (currently at 300+).
2. Increase the average daily blog traffic (pageviews and unique visitors).
3. Increase the monthly earnings on Adsense and other affiliate networks.
4. Increase the posting frequency to 6 or 7 weekly posts.
5. Get the blog’s Google PageRank back to 4 (currently at PR 2).
6. Get back within Alexa’s top 100,000.
7. Have guest bloggers write for JaypeeOnline.
8. Improve the community around JaypeeOnline.
9. Continue the Weekend Roundup feature.
10. Host a group writing project (You can share any good topic that you have in mind).
11. Release a free WordPress theme.
12. Have more blog contests/giveaway.
13, Attend a WordPress WordCamp or a Blog World Expo.
14. Attend the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards (more of a wish).

Even though a few of the goals are a little difficult or a bit too high for me, I believe that if I do my best and with your help, I would be able to accomplish all or most of these goals by the end of this year. If you haven’t subscribed to JaypeeOnline’s RSS feed yet, you can help me accomplish my first goal sooner by subscribing via RSS reader or receive RSS updates via email.

How about you? Have you also set up any blog goals or maybe personal goals for 2009? Care to share it with us? Maybe we can help each other accomplish our goals.

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26 Comments

  • JP Habaradas, January 28, 2009 @ 5:45 AM Reply

    @Dexter – Yup, but its only January so I still have 11 more months to accomplish these goals. So far I’ve already accomplished one, which is to attend a WordPress WordCamp. :)

  • Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Net, January 28, 2009 @ 5:42 AM Reply

    Lots of goals.. Hmm. I hope You can at least have 70% of it.. Good Luck :)

    Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Nets last blog post..Visual Timeline of Mac in 25 years

  • JP Habaradas, January 8, 2009 @ 12:40 AM Reply

    @Bunsoi – You’re welcome! IMO, PageRank still helps but its not as important as it was before. It also depends on your blog goals. In your case, since you want to earn from blogging then PageRank can help you but whats more important are SERPs which can bring more traffic to your blog. :)

  • Bunsoi, January 8, 2009 @ 12:37 AM Reply

    Wow naman. Salamat.

    Anyway, is PagerAnk really that important? I heard from other bloggers kasi that PR isn’t really THAT important nowadays as compared before.

    My PR also shrinked from a 2 to 0. But I have no idea how to get it back. :-(

    Bunsois last blog post..Back-To-School & What Bunsoi Wants this 2009

  • JP Habaradas, January 7, 2009 @ 5:20 AM Reply

    @Clayton – Thank you very much! I do hope that you also accomplish your goals for this year. Don’t worry, you’ll get there too. ;)

  • Clayton | Emily, January 7, 2009 @ 5:16 AM Reply

    Good luck with your plan to increase unique visitors, as well as blog income. :) I have similar goals for this year, but it’ll be slow going.

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