Tweet Guest post by: Paul Sanderson Hi all. Mr K is letting me ride his coat tails and allowing me to guest post over here at this wonderful place. A little about me: I’m a Pisces, 26, love long walks along the beach… oh wrong site… (Edit: Bl**dy oath, what sort site am I running?) [...]
A little about me:
I’m a Pisces, 26, love long walks along the beach… oh wrong site… (Edit: Bl**dy oath, what sort site am I running?)
The long and short of it is that I am on a journey to become a dot Com Mogul. Yes that could be a bit pretentious but that’s the challenge. The plan is to use the techniques and advice that other “successful” blog owners are always talking about. Readers of page92 will be able to learn what works and doesn’t directly from my experiences.
One of the main factors that makes me think I am going to be successful is that I have a clearly defined set of goals. Mr K has talked about goals in this post here, but today I wish to let you know the way I went about setting goals.
With goals the first and main goal that most blogger’s set is the “What do you want from this blog?” and then the next favorite goal of blogger’s is “What are your targets for this blog?”. If you are starting out the first goal is relevant, and the general answer the the second one is X amount of unique’s visits. This X amount of unique’s visits is great on paper, but how do you get them?
What I decided to do was break my unique visits goal down into a list of smaller goals (sub goals) that would then hopefully accumulate to my unique visits goal.
Here is how I broke them down:
- Posts per day (already covered but worth mentioning again)
- Feed subscribers
- Comments per day (other blogs related to your niche)
- Forum reply’s – E.g DigitalPoint
- Article submissions per week (related to your site)
- Technorati Authority
- Google Page Rank
- Alexa rank
- New friends in social networking/bookmarking sites.
With these goals set I am one step closer to my “dot com mogul” status.