New Year, New Goals

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Another year is gone and a new one begins, which means it is goal setting time! This past year was a whirlwind year for our little family. My wife and I welcomed a baby boy into our family, and we are adjusting well into our new role as parents. Our pups Theodore and Franklin are adjusting to the new little guy, too.

I’ll admit that balancing work, family life, my historical society commitments, and the duties of home ownership make it hard to sit down and write at the end of the day. My yearly blog stats have taken a hit, but I intend to turn that around in 2019! I want to share more of the historical I stuff stumble upon–whether it’s something at work, fixing my house, genealogy or discovering some new historical tidbit I knew little about. So here are three blogging goals I am setting for myself for 2019.

  • Publish Three Vlog/Podcast On My Site

I purchased a higher quality microphone two years ago with the intent of making some recordings for my blog. I just haven’t fully committed to doing it yet. What’s holding me back is the fact that I have a face for radio and a voice for silent movies! I want to conquer that fear this year and make some great content.

  • Publish Two Posts A Month

I am going to push myself to be a better writer, which means I have to actually write! What goes hand-in-hand with this is being a diligent reader. I am going to make it a habit to read before bed again and read at work on my breaks.

  • Top 2018’s Views

A successful blog has a lot of traffic and views. I had about 8,600 views and 4,700 visitors last year. My most successful year was 2015 when I had 38,500 views and 19,500 visitors. While I think it might be a bit of a stretch to beat that this year, I am going to try to top last year’s numbers.

As always, I am looking for some critical feedback! What do you like about my blog and what could I do better? Thank you to all of my followers and those who read my historical tidbits I publish to my blog. Happy New Year!

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