Month 8 Internet Marketing Blog Business Recap and Review
Wow, hard to believe it been eight months since I launched The Money Cult. For those that are new and haven’t seen this before each month I take some time to review the previous month and recap what I learned, accomplished and how I am feeling about my site before the next month begins.
First I would really like to say I am sorry to everyone and myself for slacking the last two months but I am officially out of my funk. I am not sure exactly what happed but basically I stop putting in the time and effort and my blog almost died. Enough with that lets move on to review which will be a little on the negative side but you can’t always report the good. This should help me document my mistakes and finally put this behind me so I can move on.
So here is what happened after working early morning and late nights everyday for the last 6-9 months I just stopped doing everything. If you looked at how I was finding time to spend on my business it wasn’t something that was sustainable. I would get up at 5:15am and work on things till 7:00am got to work and then be back on them at 9:30pm till 12:00pm most of the time. This wasn’t everyday but most of the days I would spend at least 2-3 hours on this stuff.
This is not something that anyone can sustain for a long period of time the only result will be burnout which is exactly what happened to me. So what am I going to do differently. I going to limit the time I spend and try to have more a a schedule for working on this blog. I hope that the results will be that I can accomplish more by being more focused during that time. I not going to push myself so hard and just realize that with consistent efforts and time good things will happen. I think part of my problem was I had some unrealistic expectations.
Lessons learned from last month that still hold true.
I don’t have much to say here other then I learned a lot about the effects of burnout and what can happen to your blog if you stop. Take my advice and learn from me on this. Make sure you have some content stored for a rainy day. I lost a lot of traffic and readers which I hope I can recover by taken a unplanned break.
State of Mind
The last two months were difficult for me however I look forward to the future and upcoming year. I am excited that get back at it and really want to spend the month of December doing the following. I will finally get around to switching to more professional looking wordpress theme and recapping my 1st year of my attempt to become an internet marketer. This should be a good serious of post most of what I have talked about to this day is really the last 3-6 months but before I started blogging regularly here I was doing a lot of learning and experimenting. I think others that are starting out can learn from this so I will share.
Month End totals
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As you can see traffic suffered the last 2 most and I am the one to blame. I can’t tell you enough the importance of consistency with blogging.
Goals for next month.
- Get back at it!
- Regular posting, commenting and bookmarking.
- 12 Posts
- Theme Redesign and Overhaul
- Start Building list!
- Become a quicker writer
Thanks everyone for your support, help and comments
I wish you all more traffic and a great month!
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- Free Blog Review – John Tanner
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