Alexa has updated my traffic ranking again – this time to 262,259. Wondeful! While the jump is not a tremendous as the previous one, it is still an improvement!
I was doing my homework, analysing the successful blogs on my daily reads, and I realise that some blogs have Alexa Rankings in four digits, and Page Ranks of 6s and 7s… and the best part is – they have also started only early this year. Maybe some are like 10 months old or something like that.
I’m encouraged, and I will work hard.
Another one of Easton’s hilarious post was about his blogging goals and his agreement to give away his Yoda PEZ dispenser. Haha! This is funny.
But I think the idea by ProBlogger Darren Rowse about making blogging goals public for motivation makes sense. Its a different feeling when you know that you have visitors keeping an eye on you everyday.
So everyone, listen up! Here are my goal for this blog!
Goal number 1: I will post at least 10 posts a week, until the end of this year! These 10 posts must be of quality, at least 350 words and above, and relating to either or both of my two main focuses, which are corporate blogging, and blogopreneurship (making money though blogs). Of course, I think I should stray away sometimes to post news and updates of the blogosphere, but yeah, 10 posts related to either of these two topics. The only time I am allowed to take a break is in December, where I think I will spending some time in the wilderness conquering mountains in Malaysia.
Update 2: I can’t stop! I guess I shall stick to 6 “very much researched” posts a week like the one on Google Loves Blogs but still, at least 10 post a week.
Goal number 2: I will contribute to the web (whether it is through forums, submission to blog directories, other people’s blog comments, trackbacks etc) and leave an inbound link to my blog at least 40 times each week. This should build up substantial IBLs for my off page optimization, and help me to focus on the social aspect of blogging.
I hope this one goal is good enough to get me through the less controllable goal of achieving an Alexa Rank below 100,000, and at least a PR4 by 31st December 2006.
If I don’t achieve these goals, what happens? I don’t have a PEZ dispenser to give away… but I shall sing 10 nursery rhymes, and put them in a podcast for everyone to have a good laugh at. BTW, my singing is horrible.
Since today is a Monday, its a great day to start! The rule starts right after this post! Are you looking forward to the nursery rhymes?