My 2017 Blog Stats are in! I didn’t work as hard as I should have this past year to reach my goals. Something I definitely plan on changing this year! I know I can reach the goals if I sit down and really get serious.
I’ve also listed my 2018 goals for my blog and plan on working hard over this year to reach them!
2017 Top 10 Posts
Putting Together a PCS Binder | How To & Downloads
2017 Christmas Ligh Show to Music
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Hiking in Arches National Park
Why I am Hiking 2200 Miles in 2018
Top 5 Subscription Boxes for Hiker & Outdoor Enthusiasts
Visiting Crushed Corvettes at the Corvette Museum in Kentucky
9 Things You Should Always Negotiate
Black Hills, South Dakota Bucket List
Why Your Family Needs to Visit North Dakota
2017 Top Page
✯ I received the Top 100 Hiking Blog & Top 60 Hiking Youtube Channel awards from Feedspot!
✯ I posted to my blog 95 times
✯ Finally started a YouTube Channel
✯ StumbleUpon featured my blog through their network!
2017 Blog Stats
Total Views – 61,034
Total Visitors – 39,798
Total Posts Published – 95
Comments Left – 517
2017 Social Following
2018 Social Following Goals
2018 Blogging Goals
✯ Write 200 Blog Posts
✯ Maintain an average of at least 5 comments per post
✯ Create 12 guest blogger post / be a guest blogger 12 times
✯ Reach 10,000 blog views in one month
✯ Create a blogging binder & make it available for download
✯ Create a media kit
✯ Finish updating my store for my Fine Art Work (from my travels)
✯ Make sure I am actually sending out a newsletter once a month!
2018 Behind the Scenes Goals
✯ Research brands I want to work with
✯ Network with other bloggers in my niche
✯ Work on creating more YouTube Video
✯ Update my logo/brand and create different versions
✯ Become more active on my Facebook page
✯ Get more serious about promoting my fine art from my travels.
✯ Explore the area more and find more unique things to see!
✯ Start a Facebook Group.
2018 Mantra (Guiding Word)
Inspire (in·spire/ inˈspī(ə)r/) verb.
Definition: to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
My guiding word again this year is “inspire”! I think it is fitting considering my personal goal (resolution) this year is to hike 2200 miles to raise awareness for combat-related PTSD and suicide among our active-duty military.
I hope to inspire others through my writing and my blog to get out there and be creative or do something for the greater good, with no expectation of payment or even praise.