Blogging goals 2012, a great start!

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2012 GTDWizard.com challenge

At the start of the 2012 I set myself a goal to get +1000 visits a week on one of my other blogs GTDWizard.com, all through 2011 since I launched GTDWizard.com in July I was averaging around 50 – 120 visits a day, around 400 – 700 visits a week. +1000 visits was just a figure I pulled out of the air that seemed achievable and measurable, with some work.

So, I’ve been blogging regularly this year and had been watching the numbers grow a little each day, seeing a few extra twitter followers and email subscribers… and then yesterday BOOM, I had over 1000 visitors in 1 day! (1003 to be precise!) Not quite viral proportions I realise, but still a nice milestone for a fledgling blog like own!

I think this weeks visit figures will be handsome, but Im not going to relax on my laurels, I’ve found getting 1000 visits on one day easy, I still need to bring in +1000 visits per week consistently for the whole of January.

Why blog at all?

When blogging here at ‘The Life and Times of Marcus P’ its for therapy! No really, I do it to unwind a little. Currently Im on the train on the way home with my laptop on my lap and I’m able to loose myself in some writing for a while. (Writing or Meditation, 2 great things to do on a train!) My blog-a-day 2012 challenge is progressing nicely, no idea if anyone’s reading it! (I’ve hidden the stats as thats not why I blog here!)

When I blog at GTDWizard I do it as I have a passion for the subject matter, I love being productive, being in control of the things I need to do and I like finding ways to improve my productivity. So I like to share what I find with like minded souls.

Blogging for a business?

I earn a few £’s from my blogs from a  few ads and affiliate schemes, which comfortable pay all my internet hosting costs and my app purchases each year. Last year there was enough left over for small hotel break with my girlfriend, Im not looking to make money but Im not going to say no to a few free payouts! So, Blogging for a business? No, Im not going full time blogging anytime soon, but one can dream can’t one?