It’s only been 33 days since the Buzz launched and I’m happy to report things are going well! There’s been 29 articles published, 654 people have visited and 4,126 pages have been viewed. I’m happy with those numbers but I want next month to be even better! This means I need to get serious about setting some goals.
So this last weekend I sat down with my wife and we wrote some goals which I want to share with you.
(I’ve found writing goals in the present tense is more effective then the normal “My goal is too…” You might write goals differently — that’s fine, this is what works best for me.)
I started with one year goals and then broke them down into monthly goals. Here are this month’s goals.
It’s November 1, 2011 and…
- I have my advertising package created for the Buzz.
- I’ve figured out a way to advertise on the Buzz that does not take away from my reader’s experience.
- The Battle Ground Buzz now has a complete restaurant directory that includes every restaurant in BG.
- There’s now a free product available that I’ll give away to people who sign up for the newsletter.
- Two businesses have paid to advertise on the Buzz.
- I have a total of 50 articles on the Buzz.
4 weeks to accomplish this
It’s October 3rd which means I have 4 weeks to meet my objectives. I’ll follow up on this post in a month to let you know how I did. I’ve found that in order for goals to become reality they need to be specific, have a deadline, and shared with others (in order to create accountability). So now I’m accountable to all my readers — and I know you guys will hold my feet to the fire.
Now let me ask you – what are your goals for the remainder of this year? Have you written them down, set a deadline and shared them with someone?
Maybe you want to buy a house or would like to take the family on vacation. Maybe you want to lose weight or quit smoking. Whatever you want to accomplish I’d encourage you to make some written goals. And if you feel like it you can share your goals with us by leaving a comment below. I know it can be scary but sometimes it’s good to take a little risk.