Wow the blog is one year old today.. I can’t believe it’s been a year. I’ve learned a bunch and I’ve got some changes i’m going to make.
So what went right, or should I say “what went write”? A bunch really, I’m happy to say. I have some great content, and some not so great – at least in my opinion, yours may differ. I’ve made significant progress on the book (by my goal, i’m about 1/2 way done with it) and I’ve gotten a few regular followers of this blog.
What didn’t go so well? The blog still looks like a blog, not a professional website. I need to refresh it with a theme of some sort and my go to for that isn’t really hopping on it as fast as I thought she would. I’ll give it a little more time and then shoot the proverbial jackass and move on.
I think the biggest thing that didn’t go so well has to do with my own aspirations. I was wrong in my cadence. A friend of mine suggested that three posts a week was a bit much and maybe even one meaty post a week, if I want to do a really good post, is still too much. Looking at full-time bloggers who do between three and four posts a day, I thought three a week was easy. I was wrong, he was right. It’s not that it’s difficult to do three a week, it’s really not. It’s hard to do three good posts a week, manage a family of five, Do uncounted projects around a house that needs so many, write a book, and work a full time job. Maintaining it all and achieving your goals in a timely fashion when things get a bit complicated.
I was correct in maintaining a regular schedule, and I intend to continue that moving forward. The difference is going to be volume. From this point on my goal is a minimum of one strong post per week and one smaller post. I’m hoping this will give me more weekends to balance my time between all the disparate demands of my life.
Over all, this was a good year for Peluso Presents. I hope dear reader, it was a good year for you as well. I’m looking forward to many more together in the future!