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.

About two weeks ago, Lee Odden from Top Rank Blog added this blog to his big list of search marketing blogs and yesterday Liz Strauss over at made me an official SOB.

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.