Saturday, October 2, 2010

Goetz Everything Annual Report - Top Level Summary of my first year of blogging

So, it's been just over 1 year since I started this blog on a whim on September 19th, 2009.  I started my blog really just to see where it would take me, and it has been a roller coaster of a journey.  I've never been much of a writer, so I knew that would be a challenge.  This post will give a short high level summary of the past year of my blogging and some thoughts of where I may take it.  I will also follow with a couple of follow up posts using a similar headline starting with "Goetz Everything Annual Report" where I dive deeper into this topic including Traffic Stats, Top Posts, My Traffic Strategy, The Future of Goetz Everything and more.

Over the past 1 year and almost 2 weeks, I posted 36 times.  The highest month of posts was October of last year where I posted 10 times, the next highest posting volume was 6 which I did in Sept 09, Nov 09 and Sept 10. I even had a four months where I couldn't even get 1 post out.  In September 2010, I tried to set a posting goal of posting Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which helped but proved to be way too lofty.

My drive to write would go up and down.  Somedays, I felt like I could write a handful of posts. I would usually stop at 2 or 3, and other days I wouldn't even want to write a single word.

It has been a fun experience and I think I'm starting to straighten things out in my head with where I want to take this blog and will probably tighten up the content to be more focused.  Hopefully I can create a strategy that allows me to continue to blog and hopefully drive more value to those reading.

More detail to come on my first year of blogging.  Thank you to those who have read and commented.