Daily Blog Tips: 10 Goals for 2008

By Daniel Scocco

This post is part of the 2008 Blogging Goals writing project. If you are not participating yet make sure to, the deadline is the midnight of December 23.

What a roll! This year went far beyond my initial expectations. As many of you probably know, I started Daily Blog Tips back in November of 2006 just to share the tips that I was learning through my other blogs. There were no big plans for it, and I certainly couldn’t have foreseen the success it achieved. In fact if you check the article that I wrote in January of this year outlining 10 goals for the blog, one of then was to reach 1,000 RSS subscribers by the end of the year. Twelve months later and we are counting over 7,500!

Anyway I am sure that having outlined these goals helped me to focus my attention and prioritize the activities to make this blog grow, so here we go again. Below you will find my 10 goals for Daily Blog Tips in 2008 (the numerical goals are to be achieved by the end of the year).

  1. reach 15,000 RSS subscribers (currently at 7,500)
  2. average 20,000 daily page views (currently at 13,000)
  3. generate mid four figures in monthly revenues
  4. increase the posting frequency to 12 weekly posts (currently at 7)
  5. release one new WordPress theme every month
  6. publish one new Bloggers Face-Off every month
  7. host one Group Writing Project every month
  8. enter the Alexa Top 10,000 (currently at 12,022)
  9. keep creating value for the readers
  10. improve the community around the blog

Finally, a big thank you for all the readers and supporters of the blog. I hope to see you guys around in 2008, and I am pretty sure that you will all achieve your goals in 2008 as well!



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39 Responses to “Daily Blog Tips: 10 Goals for 2008”

  • My Deals

    $5K? Shoot for $10K. I think you just need to monetize this website better.

  • Mohsin

    Well, that’s how it always happens. New opportunities arise and you have to revise the whole game plan.

    Even Problogger started off as a personal blog, and now look where it’s at.

    In your goals, I am looking forward to monthly group writing projects. I’ve always enjoyed participating in DBT group writing projects, and have got tremendous exposure as a result of my participation. 🙂

  • Elena

    Daniel,
    Congrats on hitting your 2007 milestones. I want to be you when I grow up! 🙂

  • Young

    Good Job and Good Luck!

    Merry X’mas and have a happy new year with progress and earning more and more!

  • The How-To Geek

    Daniel,

    This blog is great, one of my favorites… I actually like the fact that you don’t overwhelm with loads of posts, and you are consistent. I know that I’m going to read something interesting every day, and won’t ever be slammed with 10 posts in the same day that I just end up marking as read because I get annoyed… like some other blogs do.

    Good luck, I hope you reach your goals.

  • uncle wilco

    Good luck with your goals, Iam sure you will meet them, with ease

    your blog is a great inspiration.

    I have one simple goal, to see more sheds in 2008

  • Justin Dupre

    How does number 9 and 10 follow your rule of being measurable? Other than that gripe, good luck. I’m not shooting nearly 1/100th of that. I’d love to get 1/100th of what you have now.

    Love your blog and enjoying my subscription.

    Best Wishes and happy holidays.

    Justin Dupre
    http://www.moneyandblog.com

  • Lana

    Daniel,
    I wrote my post before I saw yours, but look at it! It seems to be almost a reflection.
    http://www.infogift.info/blog/pondering-the-phrases-1/

  • Daniel

    Justin, yeah the items 9 and 10 are not measurable, but I wanted to include them nonetheless. The other 8 should be enough to allow me to measure the results.

    Lana, good post about goals.

  • Daniel

    My Deals, it would be difficult to monetize this site more without affecting the user experience.

    The money part is not my priority indeed, as long as the readers are coming back, and new readers are discovering the site everyday, I am happy!

  • Karen Zara

    Monthly group writing projects? I can see all your readers drooling over this goal of yours (myself included). 😉

    Congratulations on your achievements! I’m sure you’ll reach your goals again next year, just like you did this year.

    Feliz Natal e um ótimo ano novo para você! 🙂

  • Emma

    Congratulations with all of your success. This is a great blog and you deserve it. 😀

  • marco

    15k rss subscribers … just compared this number to my stats. Man …. i’m so lame 🙂

  • Justin Dupre

    Okay Daniel,

    Sounds good, Good luck in your goals!

    Justin Dupre
    http://www.moneyandblog.com

  • Jaime J Aleman

    Although I haven’t posted here in a long time Daniel, I follow your posts closely.
    You are a great inspiration to many young bloggers out there, thanks for another awesome article!

  • Steven Snell

    Daniel,
    Congrats on the success you’ve had in 2007. I’m sure 2008 will continue to bring more.

  • costa

    Merry Christmas, Daniel. Thanks for everything. learned quite a lot from you for the past few months.

  • Paris

    There is so much to learn as a new blogger that after reading your

    post, I realize that I have to write down measurable goals to give a

    structure and focus as my blog evolves in 2008.

    Thanks for all the great information on your site!

    Congrats on your success in 2007 & Happy Holidays!

  • Mike

    Great goals, Daniel! Go for it! I became your RSS subscriber.

  • David Airey

    Hi Daniel,

    I hope you’ve been keeping well lately, and that you have a fantastic Christmas.

    All the very best for 2008!

    David

  • tarawat

    Congrats & merry Christmas, Daniel

  • Planet Apex

    Hi,
    Congratulation’s on a marvellous year and all the best for next year 🙂

    I still remember the first time I came here about a year ago. I think I found you when you won a top place for a blog project at problogger for that superb post about 101 things you learnt in 2006.

  • Blogging Magazin

    Wow — hard goals and already great stats. Wish you all the best for 2008.

  • the constant skeptic

    I haven’t monetized my blog yet, but I am looking to for the first quarter of 2008. I added your rss to my daily netvibes read… thanks for the great tips and congrats on the goals being met.

  • Daniel

    Thanks everyone for the nice words, I appreciate.

  • Seo master

    Congratulations with all of your success.

  • GG

    nice goals i hope you achieve them all

    good luck

  • Young

    Daniel, here is your goal’s review:

    1. reach 15,000 RSS subscribers (currently at 7,500)

    Young: you got more than 15,000 RSS Reader.

    2. average 20,000 daily page views (currently at 13,000)

    Young: Did you get it?

    3. generate $5,000 in monthly revenues (currently at $2500)

    Young: I think you got it, right?

    4. increase the posting frequency to 12 weekly posts (currently at 7)

    Young: Sometimes you did, but sometimes not, right?

    5. release one new WordPress theme every month

    Young: How many themes have you released till now?

    6. publish one new Bloggers Face-Off every month

    Young: It seams there are no face-off for quite a long time.

    7. host one Group Writing Project every month

    Young: Ask and answer is good.

    8. enter the Alexa Top 10,000 (currently at 12,022)

    Young: Maybe the Alexa is not important at all, yours is 132,472 now.
    9. keep creating value for the readers

    Young: You got it.

    10. improve the community around the blog

    Young: You are famouse everywhere.

  • medyum

    This blog is great, one of my favorites… I actually like the fact that you don’t overwhelm with loads of posts, and you are consistent. I know that I’m going to read something interesting every day, and won’t ever be slammed with 10 posts in the same day that I just end up marking as read because I get annoyed… like some other blogs do.

  • Fun

    Daniel,
    Congrats on the success you’ve had in 2009. I’m sure 2010 will continue to bring more.

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