2015 Review and 2016 Goals

Happy 2016 Everyone!  I just rounded out my first year, well half year, of blogging and decided to share my stats and goals.

In June of 2015 I decided to create a blog for all of my hobbies.  I had previously owned my own business and managed a website and blog for years, but I wanted this to be different.  A blog just for me, just for fun.

I started really strong posting three times per week and I felt I was doing great.  I even got my first sponsored post not long after starting the blog.  Then, I lost all my motivation for the blog out of nowhere.  I still don’t know why I lost interest but I’m betting I was burnt out.

After a two month break, I came back to blogging in December and excited to dive more into blogging in 2016!

*New monthly review design.  What do you think?*Welcome 2016 Update

2015 Top 7 Posts

2015 Top Page

2015 Achievements

  • I started blogging!
  • I earned $9 on an Izea post my second month blogging
  • I transferred my blog from Blogger to WordPress.com
  • I bought a domain and applied it to my site
  • I increased my social following by 84%
  • I posted to my blog 40 times
  • I had over 4500 views in December.
  • I was featured in Bloggers Spotlight with  Modest Couponing Tips

2015 Social Following

2016 Social Following Goals

2016 Blogging Goals

  • Write 60 Blog Posts
  • Maintain an average of at least 3 comments per post
  • Create 2 guest blogger post/ be a guest blogger twice
  • Reach 5000 blog views in one month
  • Create a financial planning spreadsheet and have it available for download
  • Create a media kit
  • Create a work-with-me page
  • Develop a strategy and begin executing to gain WordPress/email followers
  • Create 2 YouTube videos
  • Create 2 Posts about my eBook: Alex and John’s Scientific Adventures: The Big Explosion!

2016 Behind the Scenes Goals

  • Research sponsors and their requirements
  • Discover new ways to get viewers
  • Prep to transfer to WordPress.org for 2017
  • Regularly engage in Facebook blogging groups
  • Participate in Linky Parties regularly
  • Use Instagram and create photos for blog posts
  • Use a blogging notebook for organization
  • Create a standard logo/banner photo


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