You know how you get some people who just take to blogging? I was not one of them people. I started blogging for all of the wrong reasons. It was very much a case of keeping up with the Joneses. Many of my competitors were getting blogs and I thought that I should have one.
If you look at the 1st few posts on this blog you will see that I blatantly did not know what I was doing. I would say that I started to enjoy it and get the hang of it around Christmas time. IMO the Mixx review getting linked to by TechCrunch was a complete fluke.
Over the last couple of weeks a lot of the hard work that I have put in seems to have really started to pay off.
Other blogging achievements include:
- Around 150 RSS subscribers
- Linked to by most of the major search blogs
- Technorati top 25K
- Over 100 unique visitors per day (without the main site)
- Good SE authority – most of the posts rank well
Over the next 6 months I would like to achieve the following:
- 400 RSS subscribers
- Technorati top 10k
- 200+ unique visitors per day
I would also like to start making some money doing this. If I can get this blog (including the rest of the site) making over £1,000 per month off advertising I can cut down on doing SEO a bit and focus on doing more blogs. I will start looking at monetization strategies this week.