A Blogger’s New Year’s Resolutions

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I’ve been blogging consistently for the last year, and I blog because I enjoy it and feel like I have valuable information to share with the right audience. Of course blogging helps to reinforce my professional credentials, and at the end of the day, it’s always nice to generate leads and develop business from my blog. clipboard

To help achieve my goals, here are my blogger’s resolutions for the next year (if you have anything to add, I would really appreciate your comments at the bottom!):

1.  Write shorter blog posts and post more frequently. This could mean taking a longer post and breaking up to post as a series.

2.  Comment more frequently on other blogs that fall within my online communities. This includes being more generous with comments on The Bloggers’ Bulletin. The goal is that by doing a better job of supporting my communities, they in turn will support me with comments on my posts.

3.  Increase activity on Twitter and social bookmarking sites. Increase followers on Twitter

4.  Develop a “Power Group” of Twitter followers that I most frequently retweet. Ideally, identify people who will return the favor

In my experience, a shorter list of resolutions has a much higher likelihood of being accomplished, so I’ve stopped at 4. Please share your comments and feedback below as I know that I’ve not cornered the market on this topic. Thank in advance!

  3 comments for “A Blogger’s New Year’s Resolutions

  1. January 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Sound advice Blase and a timely reminder that one of my own resolutions is to reinvigorate my own blogging after a 3 month hiatus!

  2. January 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Nigel,

    Thanks for your comment and best of luck to you! I find it helpful to blog at a specific time each week, so Wed night is my default blog night. It only gets easier after you get going again!

  3. January 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Nice list of goals that I myself wish I could do. I started a new job in November and my blog/social media efforts came to a screeching hault.

    I’m keeping my resolutions small and attainable. Check them out and let me know what you think!

    http://mothershaffer.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/setting-goals-taking-names/

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