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My aims for this blog

April 8th, 2009

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I haven’t set out to make money off this blog, or to become an Internet celebrity, but I do a few things I want to do, so I figure if I list them here, we can all see if I did, or didn’t, achieve them in a few months time.

Given that I am a world class procrastinator there is every chance none of these goals will be met, but maybe, just maybe, I might pull my finger out and do them!

So here is my list, the target date will be 3 months from now which is the beginning of July [and yes unfortunately I had to whip out my calendar to figure that out!]

Get 100 RSS Subscribers

It sounds obvious but why write a blog if no one reads it? So I have set myself what I would consider to be a fairly modest target of getting 100 subscribers.

Get 100 comments

I can’t figure out if this will be harder, or easier than the first one.  Comments usually occur on established blogs where the reader has some sort of relationship with the author or content.  As this is a new blog I am going to have to rely on compelling content where I can; you can let me know if I actually achieve this.

Write an adsense checker tool

I saw that Paul had done something similar on his site, I downloaded it and really liked it, but being an alleged C# Professional I reckon I could give it a good go.  Whilst I am re-inventing the wheel a bit here it is (a) something I want to do and (b) might help some of you folk out there, so its all good baby!

So there you go, three relatively easy targets that loads of people can easily do.  So, you ask yourself, why set them at all if you are some kind of Internet Marketing Guru?  Well firstly I am not, and secondly I don’t blog so this is all new to me.  But more importantly setting yourself targets is the way to achieve anything in this life.  The only way I got through college and university was by setting targets for myself.  I do it every day at work, and if you treat your internet marketing like a business, you should set yourself targets in that… no matter how big or small!

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Chris About me

  1. Uzi Bitch
    April 8th, 2009 at 20:10 | #1

    Comment 1 of 100 ;-)

  2. Darren Steadman
    April 8th, 2009 at 20:18 | #2

    Also being a world class procrastinator I’ll be interested to see how you do. You never know it might even inspire me to pull my finger out and actually do some web stuff.

    Good luck mate, you seem to be on fire so far though, 4 posts in one day that’s pretty intense.

  3. April 21st, 2009 at 00:50 | #3

    I can tell you right now that getting 100 comments is easier than you think. Just comment on 100 blogs and watch you can 100 comments back. (If their building their blog)

  4. April 21st, 2009 at 07:53 | #4

    I have 10 at the time of writing – woop!
    I guess you are right, I do prefer to let them come naturally rather than artificially inflating them by commenting where I otherwise wouldn’t!

  1. April 24th, 2009 at 11:23 | #1