‘Tis the season for retrospectives, reflections, resolutions and other “re” words that describe paying uncharacteristically close attention to our lives.
As I wrote a couple of weeks ago in Also Bullied By My Blog, my pal Amy Burkert at GoPetfriendly.com and I decided it would be useful — and we hoped, fun — to look back at what we’ve done with our blogs and forward to where we want to go with them. We invited anyone who was interested to join us, and promised guidelines in the form of a questionnaire — which we’re both posting today. Here’s the link to Amy’s post.
The results will become part of The Pet Blogger Challenge on Monday, January 10.
It’ll be like other group efforts such as the Saturday Pet Blogger Blog Hop (here’s a recent example) or the Blog the Change for Animals challenge. We’ll have a Linky tool and maybe even a badge if the talented person that we plan to ask for help agrees.
So join us. Show off your blog, see what your fellow pet bloggers are up to and get a bit more traffic.
We all want traffic — except in the real world.
Without further ado:
1. When did you begin your blog?
2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
3. Is your current purpose the same?
If not, what’s different?
If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?
4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
If the former, how often — and what techniques do you use to stick to it?
If the latter, do you worry about… well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)?
5. Are you generating income from your blog?
If so, how (e.g. sponsor ads, affiliate relationships, spokesperson opportunities)? If not currently, do you hope to in the future — and how?
6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?
7. What do you like least?
8. How do you see your blog changing or growing in 2011?
Note: This is just a structure to help you organize your thoughts. Feel free to follow it or — for those who blog as the spirit moves you — to do your own thing. The only rule is that you post your answers, in whatever form, on January 10.
Oh, and if you plan to participate and haven’t already mentioned that on my last post, let me or Amy know. We’ll keep in touch and send you the code for the badge. If we get one made by the aforementioned talented person.
Any questions? Ask them here or on GoPetFriendly.com.