A New Year resolution is all about setting targets to make better changes! Fixing reasonable goals is an important part of blogging and the bloggers should always have some great aspire in mind to taste the blogging success.
Did you make New Year’s resolutions for your blog? I know that you have some personal resolutions to improve yourself, but it would be good to take blogging resolutions to perk up your blog in 2015.
Blogging is always a field where pre-planning is rewarding. If you have built plans for the upcoming year, then you can carry out them in an organized way than wandering in the wild.
As the New Year is just around the corner, I felt that it is a wonderful opportunity to make a few blogging resolutions which would enhance the performance of my blog.
10 Blogging Resolutions for the New Year 2015
Blogging has some wonderful resolutions to make and I thought to share some common New Year’s blogger resolutions with you.
1. Make My Blog Easy To Find
“You never succeed as a blogger until people know where you’re”
I’m familiar with the above statement and thus I’ve decided to find time to make my blog appear for every eyeball. Blogging is like a business where you can make sales when you catch the sight. Moreover, my most important cause for making my blog easy to find would be because I want people to serve.
I hope that I could meet this blogging resolution through the following ways!
# Getting good search engine rankings for our content is one of the easiest ways to make a blog easy to find. To improve the SERP of my blog posts, I’ve recently bought a good keyword research tool, LongTailPro.
# I have been commenting on many blogs but now determined to leave my footprints in some foreign blogs to grab the attention of its readers.
# Paid advertising is what I haven’t considered so far, but if a few bucks can help people to find my blog easily, I wouldn’t hesitate in doing that. After all, my purpose is to help my audience.
2. Double The Blog Traffic
“Traffic is the fundamental key to the blogging success”
Contributing powerful and useful content in a steady mode would boost your blog traffic. I’m getting decent blog traffic through both organic and referral, but I wanna double my visitors in 2015. For this, I have the following steps in mind:
# Increase the post frequency per week from 1 to 2.
# I’ve already been on various social networks but missing traffic from great places like Reddit, Quora, G+ communities, Forums etc. So, I’ve resolute to show my presence in such social platforms to double the blog traffic.
3. Engage My Blog Community
“Engage blog community is a vital blogging task which would motivate them to devote their time & energy for your blog”
Having a community around your blog will make your readers feel wanted and loved. I’ve already engaging my audience by offering beneficial data and often replying to their comments.
In 2015, I want to make my blog more appealing and I believe that it is a good chance of showing gratitude to my awesome readers (including YOU!). I have a few plans for this:
# I would be available to help my treasured readers in any form I can and have decided to utilize my experience gained over these years to help you if the form of blog posts.
# I’d like to present the posts with better readability by avoiding adverbs and complex sentences and hence I’ve started using an amazing tool Hemingway App.
# I’ll continue to share realistic tips and valuable facts in a controversial tone.
4. Learn New Skills
“Life is a journey of never-ending learning”
I trust the same for blogging too! To acquire good reliability in your blogging niche and to edge over your competitors, you should keep learning the new blogging skills.
MyMagicFundas has evolved a lot since its inception but is not yet full-fledged. I will learn new aspects of blogging this year.
# I am yet to fully explore the Google Analytics which is an awesome tool.
# I wish to learn on How to market a blog in a perfect manner to reap some benefits.
# I crave to gain knowledge on recent Google algorithms for SEO and understand Google Ranking Factors.
5. Add Caring Social Media Followers
“Social media trends will continue to consider important by the bloggers and marketers”
Social Media is an immense prevailing area on the internet and the bloggers should find the ways to leverage this platform to connect with their audience.
Social media followers are not mere numbers; they should give attention to your shared posts on social networks. Thus spending quality time to build rapport with the potential social audience would help to make strong connections and get share your content on their network.
My social media followers have shown their massive support throughout this year. But still I have some inactive and incompatible people on social networks. To have helpful social followers for my blog, I’d like to do the below activities.
# I’m gonna make use of Klout and Kred to measure my own influence and to include like-minded followers.
# I unable to find a direct tool to get rid of inactive followers on Pinterest. May be, I use this helpful guide to unfollow immobile Pinterest followers.
6. Improve My Old Posts
“A wise blogger is the one who improves (or repurpose) the old content”
No blog has 100% updated posts. Old blog posts (even if they are evergreen) might have some parts to be edited. It can be a change in the tutorial you’ve written or a service you’ve reviewed that has been closed now.
Improving your old blog posts with trendy information would not only aid you to get traffic from search engines, but also provides a fresh feeling to your blog visitors which would compel them to come back to your blog regularly.
# I would like to create SlideShare and podcasts for my well-liked blog posts.
# I’ll interlink some new blog posts with old posts.
# After editing the posts, I’ll share them with social media followers to gain some social cues and comments.
# Furthermore, I’ve idea to collect opinions on same topic and republish as a “Expert opinions/group interviews”.
7. Make My Blog To Load Fast
“Google love the blogs that load in no time”
Blog speed actually impact search ranking and hence you should give more attention to make your to load faster. Not only search ranking, quick loading blogs has ability to index faster and also attract more customers.
I use clean theme & cache plugin, delete revisions & spam comments, not having unnecessary widgets/ads and optimize images through Smush.it. But when I checked my blog in website speed test through Pingdom tool, I’ve noticed that it takes more than 3 secs to load. I’m little bit worrying about it and thus,
# I’d would like to have powerful premium CDN solution like MaxCDN or a free alternative like CloudFlare.
# I prefer to use P3 Proflier Plugin in a regular manner to find the culprit plugin that ruins the blog loading speed.
8. Run Contests To Encourage Loyal Readers
“Running contests would grab new readership and trigger idle subscribers to visit your blog”
Contests are not only filled with enthusiasm and engagement, but are also a source to patron loyal readership. My blog has no significant contests till date. So my New Year resolution would be to organize some attractive giveaways for my adored readers and I will follow some important steps to ensure running the successful contests. So,
# You would get some valuable products/services for free or at huge discounts.
# Also, You may expect some exciting cash Giveaways in the upcoming year.
9. Focus On Email Marketing
“Email marketing is the most affordable way to increase brand awareness”
List building is more critical for blog’s growth as it is a cost-effective way of maintaining communication with your clients/subscribers. Moreover, it would help you to reach different audience, keep your readers updated and promote your giveaways/products effortlessly. I know all these facts very well, but truly speaking, I didn’t focus much on Email marketing this year and I’d blame my limited time for this. As I have good no. of active subscribers, I’m planning to
# Choose premium Email marketing provider with mobile-friendly features to get higher quality of attention.
# Have powerful Email marketing strategies to escalate relationship with my subscribers.
10. Think Positive & Health Care
“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality” – Brian Tracy
In blogging, it is compulsory to think positive. There were occasions when my blog’s traffic went down and Adsense service was blocked for a specific reason. But the constant support from my mentor have helped me to stay fearless and thus MyMagicFundas is alive today. I’ve learned from my mistakes and positively build a lively blog from the ashes of my failed attempts.
Even though, I got practiced to stay positive under terrible circumstances, sometimes I easily get demotivated for petty stuff and I wanna get rid of this bad attitude through the ways listed below
# Recollect the good phases of my blogging career.
# Get inspiration from successful blogging personalities.
# Take suggestions (few) from fellow bloggers.
Taking care of health is also on my New Year’s blogging resolution list. I would be more vigilant towards my health by getting proper sleep & exercise and develop healthy blogging habits.
Blogging Resolutions That I’ve Attained in 2014
In the meantime, I have attained almost all of my resolutions I committed last year, here are some glimpse of them.
1. Sidebar Clean-up
I have cleaned up the mess in my sidebar. This now contains only crucial things which would not distract my readers.
2. Network With Influential Bloggers
I know how important networking for blogging is. I have been connected to several influential bloggers and get good online reputation. My “expert tips” blog category is helping me to network with splendid bloggers.
3. Use Blogging Tools
I’ve started using some indispensable blogging tools like CircleCount, Buffer, Evernote, Google Trends, Pixlr, distraction free text writers, Viral tags etc.
4. Change Blog Theme
I moved on to genesis theme framework. This is search engine optimized and secure. I feel a lot more relaxed now.
5. Save Blog Posts In Draft
I tried and achieved saving my blog posts in drafts for future use. This is what I would recommend you in case if you haven’t tried it before. It will help you to publish posts when you are busy or off for a vacation.
I’m stopping here, because I don’t want to bore you anymore by telling my blogging resolutions.
I desired to ask “What is your New Year’s Blogging resolution?” to few bloggers. I always wanna be unique and thus preferred some active bloggers to take part in the discussion than expert bloggers.
Let’s check who are those avid bloggers and their 2015 blogging resolutions.
New Year’s Blogging Resolutions from 5 Active bloggers
Mohit Chabria from MyBloggingIdeas
- Publishing good quality blog posts (minimum 1 or 2) every week.
- I’ve learnt about ON Page SEO in 2014, but the learning process never ends. I’ll try to perform better ON Page SEO as it helps to get good search engine ranking.
- I’ve realized the power of social media marketing and thus decided to spend quality time for it.
- Experiment new things especially some new tools useful for blogging. I believe that the bloggers need to keep trying the new things to achieve grand blogging success.
- I have 2 new categories on my blog like ‘Learn from Experts’ and ‘StartUp Ideas’. I will try to make my blog readers know some influencing stories by writing blog posts under both the categories.
Anirudh Karthik from ExceptNothing
My resolution for 2015 would be try my best to avoid being hit by Google penalties and reduce time in Social media!
Nitin Singh from FullTechTricks
I haven’t thought much about my New year’s blogging resolution but still I’ve many things in mind. In 2k15, I am going to start a tech blog, with a dream of making it the biggest tech blog. I am going to finish up my Procrastinating habit and will make my main blog(Serp Control) be able to help visitors. In addition, I’ll be going to try Affiliate and CPA Marketing.
I’m not going to make this complicated, so that’s it. This is my New year Blogging resolution for 2k15.
Rohan Chaubey from RohanChaubey.blogspot.in
I have planned it well and I am very clear about it. Actually I have a list to share:
- I will not let blogging affect my health. I will start walking more and will avoid sitting for long hours. Walk more, Sit less!
- I hardly share my blogs, so from 2015 I will share my blogs on 12 different social media platforms.
- I will not only write blogs for readers but also help my fellow bloggers to make their blog look beautiful. I have already started helping bloggers to do the same.
- In a week, I will write two posts. One for my blog and one guest post.
- Last but not the least, I will frequently go on digital diets … and will think of ideas and thoughts for blogging as well as video blogging during this period.
Vishal Fulwani from ComputerTricksTips
In 2014, I learned a lot of things and now in 2015 I’m going to implement them all. There are 4 main goals I have for 2015, they’re to improve site performance, blog engagement and make my blog look more professional so that it would generate better revenue.
Another goal is to provide exclusive blog coaching to budding newbie bloggers so that they don’t get lost in their blogging journey and later quit.
The sole reason for publishing this resolution post is to share my thoughts and upcoming changes on MMF with you. It is because you readers are my ultimate strength and all my celebrations & resolutions are focused by keeping you in mind.
I wish all the bloggers to meet their New Year blogging goals and hope that you’ve well engaged in these resolutions for bloggers post.
So, What are your blogging resolutions for the upcoming year? How you’re planning to accomplish them? Do you feel that the New Year is the right time to reevaluate your blog and to focus on new stuff?
I would like to know your blogging assessments for the New Year 2015. Kindly use the comment section to converse with me.
My Heartfelt New Year Wishes To You, Keep Blogging Forever