Well its that time again for us all to look back on a old year and look forward to the the new one. Its time to set our goals for 2017.
I wrote an article similar to this one last year setting my goals and plans for 2016. Here are some of them:
- Continue building relationships
- Get more web clients
- Increase passive income
- Design a new product to sell
- Make video tutorials
- Re-design my website
- Launch a second website
Looking Back On 2016
I have to admit that I did fail miserably on some of these goals. I spent a lot of my time last year getting new clients and training. I did do a site redesign, and did launch a new site, robmcdonald.net
My relationship building goal suffered this year. I did continue my current relationships, but did not work on building new ones.
My content creation suffered last year as I only published 6 posts all year. I did not make any video tutorials as I had planned to do. Nor, did I create a product to sell, or increase passive income.
Although I did learn a lot in 2016, I struggled with what and where I wanted my blog to go. I finally figured this out and decided on what niche I really wanted to pursue with this site.
I am a WordPress developer, so I know a lot about WordPress, and how to put it it all together to make a great site that presents the customer’s message well and is easy for the them to use and update. If you you want a custom built WordPress site, then check out my developer site here at www.robmcdonald.net.
I also recognize that this type of website can be costly for someone, who is just starting out, to afford on a low budget.
So, I decided that RobWebDesign.net would be a how-to-use-Wordpress blog. I plan on writing content about WordPress, how to use it, how to set up your site with it, and how to make it your own.
So this site with be everything about WordPress. I want you to be able to use the information on this site to start your own blog, or website, and make it successful. When you first start out blogging, it can be really hard. You may have an idea where you want your blog to go, and you may even be successful with this, or you may not have any idea, but just want to get started right away. Don’t expect overnight success, but if you keep working at it, you will get better with time.
I want you to have the tools and the information you need to get started. I think WordPress is a easy platform to use, but it can still have a learning curve, so I intend to provide tutorials on this site that will give you answers to any questions you might have while learning WordPress.
Let me know, if you need information, that you can’t find on this site and I will publish a tutorial on it.
So, with all that out of the way, lets get to my goals for 2017. I am going to try to be more realistic this time.
Continue Building Relationships
No surprise here. You can’t make it in the blogosphere alone. If you want traffic to your blog, or if you want new customers to sell your product to, you need a little help from your friends.
I have found that the best way to build relationships is by commenting on other’s blogs. I don’t expect them to comment on mine as well, but it is always nice if they do. By commenting, you open up dialogue with others and discussions that can often lead to friendships and often times sharing of your information as well.
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Make Video Tutorials
Its always easier for you to learn sometime if you can actually see it being done. This is where video tutorials come in handy. Technology is always changing so videos can become dated, so it helps to have a recently done video on a task you have questions about or are trying to accomplish.
My goal is to make some WordPress videos this year. Yeah, I know, there’s probably millions of them out there already, but again, the software is changing and there is always different ways to do things and better ways to explain how to do them.
Publish More Content
More content is always good and the best way to get found by search engines. I did an awful job posting new content in 2016, so I can only improve in 2017.
This time, of course, I will have a more focused approach. Its easy to take knowledge of WordPress for granted and not realize that others may be struggling with something you consider easy. So, I am going to take a beginner approach to posting tutorials.
This is not to say that someone more experienced with WordPress would not benefit. As, I have gotten valuable information about WordPress from beginner sites. We are all somewhere different in the learning WordPress journey, so anyone can benefit from how-to articles about WordPress.
My goal here is to publish at least two blog posts per month. I may post more, I just wanted to set a attainable goal to get started so I won’t fail right away. So start looking for them, and if I don’t deliver, then feel free to call me out on it.
Learn More About WordPress
WordPress in continually being improved with each update. WordPress plugins are also continually being updated and made better or functions increased.
I will continue to improve my knowledge with this changing technology. One of the things that I love most about WordPress development is the constantly evolving nature of the industry and how there is always something new to learn. I am always quick to add to my existing skill set and will continue to grow along with the industry.
What Do You Need Help With?
So there you have it. My goals for 2017. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. Let me know what you are struggling with regards to WordPress. If I don’t have an immediate answer for you, I will find it and get back with you about it. And if I haven’t already, I will publish a tutorial about it.
Use the contact form below to ask me any questions you might have about your WordPress blog. I promise I will get back with you as soon as I can.
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