I knew it was coming up but did not realize until today that as of my Orange Cranberry Sauce with Pecans Recipe post on Thursday, I have reached my Publish 60 Blog posts by December 31, 2012 blogging goal 5 weeks early!
Over the past few weeks, I have been watching my stats across a few different services as my blog gains traction and can see that my blogging efforts are paying off. Since my How to subscribe to a website post, I have only seen my Feedburner stats drop back down to the single digit of 9 once.
Between the effects of that post and helping a few different people locally who are learning WordPress, I came to realize that maybe there is benefit to my readers in posting some business and technology posts from time to time. Even though a few years ago I was fully submerged in blogs on how to make a living off the Internet, I forget that not everyone reads those types of blogs and that there are people with similar interests to mine who could use information that up until now, I have not been disseminating on this blog. I also take for granted at times just how much knowledge I do have about business and technology.
Without diving too far into the bowels of technology (which can go pretty deep), I will from time to time, write posts on how to use WordPress, blogging, the various tools available for optimizing them and what you need to get a website up and running. Because there is already so much information out there on how to do this from a technical perspective, I am hoping I remember to stick to explaining in plain English and posting YouTube videos (because I’m a visual guy) the actual “how-to’s” for implementing the technology. My goal is to provide my readers with useful information that they may not already have – such as how to subscribe to a website.
Now that I feel comfortable that I can maintain blogging on a regular basis, I have moved my blogging goal down to completed although I will continue to update through the end of the year the number of published blog posts. I have added a “Maintenance” section where I have my first maintenance goal to publish a minimum of 10 blog posts per month. There is a part of me that is hoping I can reach 100 total posts by the end of the calendar year but I have a feeling that post number 100 will not come until closer to March.
Having not been able to get in the habit of regularly blogging and having tried since at least 2001, it certainly feels good to be achieving my goal of blogging on a regular basis!
Have any of you tried getting into blogging but can’t? If so, what do you feel has prevented you from doing so? I know that technology was certainly not the reason for me!