After looking back at 2007, it’s time to look forward to 2008 and set some goals for myself and this blog. When year 2008 ends, I’m going to dig this post from archives and check if I was able to achieve them.
Goal # 1 : A new blog theme
I am not satisfied with my theme now. Although I followed Selaplana’s advice on changing to a new theme, I’m not really that satisfied with my theme now. Personally, it looks so empty. I need to look for a theme that’s better than this. So pardon me if I’ll try to join as many blog contests for now where the prizes at stake is a free blog theme.
If you can suggest some nice themes for me to use, feel free to do so. Thank you very much!
Goal # 2 : Increase number of unique visitors per day to 1000
As of today, I checked, it’s currently hanging at 200 to 250 unique visitors a day. I got 12 months to increase this to 4x or 5x or even more. I already have some ideas that I think will work on achieving this goal. If ever I’ll get desperate, I’ll just convert this into a pr0n blog. haha Just kidding.
Goal # 3 : Increase RSS Subscribers to 300
This goal is more difficult that increasing the number of unique visitors since it takes more work to convert a visitor into an RSS Subscriber. However, I will not let this dampen my spirits. I will look for ways to make you subscribe to my feeds.
Goal # 4 : Decrease bounce rate to 50%
According to Google Analytics, my bounce rate is 65% up. This means that for every 100 visitors that comes into the blog, 65 of them leaves right away. I think this has something to do with the “seo rich” posts. This is something I need to work on because I don’t know how to lessen my bounce rate. Do you know how?
Note to self: Must study this bounce rate thing.
Goal # 5 : Must not be late in reaching out weekly
Haha I had a good laugh when I reread this goal of mine. This is more of a personal issue. This is a blog feature that I introduced to this blog so I must not be lazy or late in dishing out my weekly issues. However, there are times that I’m not available to write the issue but I should not make it as an excuse since there is such a thing as post scheduling in wordpress.
Goal # 6 : Increase Page Rank to 4 or 5
Oh Google, raise me up! I’m currently at PageRank 3 for my homepage only. I lost the pagerank of my other pages when I changed my permalink structure. Woe is me.
Goal # 7 : Reach a five figure Alexa Rank
My Alexa currently is 222,660. As far as I know, Alexa rank is a combination of your traffic and number of pages they view. So I guess if I lower my bounce rate (Goal # 4) and increase my traffic (Goal # 1), my alexa rank will go up too. t
Goal # 8 : Set up another blog
Yeah! I need another blog. But I need a niche. Something that I’m really interested in and hopefully can help me achieve goal # 9. What do you think? What niche should I blog about? I’m currently looking at my blog stats in order to learn which of these are searched often enough and has enough traffic to be in its own individual blog.
Goal # 9 : Earn $100 a month through blogging
Ehem! A typical goal of a lot of bloggers. Let me join in too.
Goal # 10 : Have fun blogging!
Yup yup yup! With all these goals, you’d think that I’ll be blogging very seriously and think of it as school work or office work. Well, you are wrong there. I am still blogging to have fun and to learn. I’m not ready to make it my world or something. Unless I achieve goal # 9. Hehe
So that’s my ten goals for this blog. I will not say, “I hope to achieve my goals for 2008” but instead this is what I’ll say, “I will achieve all of my goals for 2008!“.
How about you guys and gals? Have you set your goals for year 2008? I want to know your goals too. ^_^