At the ending of each year world-wide people always set new years resolution so that they can better their life for the upcoming year. Setting resolutions is a great way to start the year, having a plan as to what you want to accomplish. Not everyone who set new years resolution always stick with them. You often find persons wanting to do things for the start of the new year but never follow through with it.
I have decided to set some resolutions for myself and I must say that I will complete my tasks set ahead of me. I have dreams that I want to come through for my blog and the only way that I am going to accomplish them is if I set goals and work towards them.
I must say that I am really happy that I have started blogging and, want to thank each and every one of my visitors for the kind support over the past months and I will continue to provide great blogging tips for you in the year 2011.
My 2011 Resolutions
As I stated in the introduction of this article, the only way to accomplish my dreams is to set some goals. It’s really hard to complete certain tasks if you have no goals to follow through. You might be wondering why set goal….
Here are my 5 reasons for setting goals:
1) Goals can give a target to aim for
2) Goals can help to concentrate
3) Goals can provide motivation and desire
4) Goals can provide a roadmap
5) Goals can help establish priorities
So setting goals is the first step to success…
Write More Often
So far I have written 117 articles since I started blogging in March 2010. That’s a whole lot of writing and blogging, plus the guest posts that I have written have not been included. In 2011 I am planning on doing more blogging, but the only way to do this is to write more often. I am not going to write and gibberish, I promise that I will provide top quality content which will benefit my readers so as to help them build up their blogs as well.
Do More Guest Posts
About a month after I started blogging I did my first guest post which did really well. That guest post doubled my traffic and I was really happy as a new blogger to have received so much traffic. This also helped me to gain some exposure to my blog.
So for 2011 I will be doing more guest blogging so as to build a brand plus gain lots of traffic. Guest blogging has been a great technique for every blogger to gain traffic. The more guest post = more traffic. Guest posting also helps in building up your backlinks which is really important for a successful blog.
Onibalusi from YoungPrePro.com has written over 300 guest post in 2010. This is really amazing… Want to find out how he does it? Read his article How I Wrote 270 Guest Posts in 8 Months
Make More Blog Comments
Blog commenting is one of the best ways to get FREE TRAFFIC!!! This also helps to build backlinks so you can rank better on search engines. No matter the blog, once I like the article I will make a comment.
Kick Off My Affiliate Marketing
I have a few affiliate links scattered over my blog but I haven’t really done any marketing to all that. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will notice that most of my articles are about building up your blog and getting traffic. But I think its time to start earning some money from my blog.
I want to make money, but I won’t be recommending stuff to my visitors that will have no use to them. I will be recommending products that I have personally used and tell you how it has helped me in making my blog a success.
Network With Other Bloggers
I have a few friends that I have met since I started blogging. I haven’t really reached out to much of the other bloggers. So what I’m going to start do is networking with these bloggers.
Blogging isn’t all about one person writing articles and publishing, it’s also about networking and building up friendly relationships with each other.
Change The Looks Of My Blog
I am using the Thesis Theme on my blog and this is the theme that I have been using since I started blogging. The skin that I am using is Blogussion. I like this skin, but I think its time for a change. I will continue to use These but with a different skin.
What’s Your 2011 Resolutions
I would like to know your plans for 2011… 🙂