I agree with Siel that goals should be SMART. Inspired by Geekwhat (caution: bust image), I’ve decided to broadcast three goals I have for Jetson Green. They say (I don’t know who exactly, but…), "A goal is not a goal until it is written down," so blogging these should keep me accountable. Here we go.
- Leave 5 comments a day elsewhere.
- Reach the 100,000 total new visitors mark (currently at +14,000 total), need to get about 1,700 new visits a week (versus my current 1,100).
- Publish 2 articles in print magazines.
Aspirational? Yes. Doable? Yes. Although I have one concern. I don’t think the comments goal is measurable, but I will keep a running tab in my notes. The other two goals are measurable and all three goals must be performed by year end. For #2 + #3, I rely on the generosity of others; for example, if people stop visiting, then I will never reach 100,000 new visitors.
What am I going to do to make it happen? Keep generating quality, rich, noteworthy, focused content. Keep tweaking the site based upon visits, site statistics, and reader feedback. Keep blogging daily. And enjoy every minute of it.