New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 Bloggers: Get Inspired

January 1, 2015
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Are you fired up about the new year ahead?

Imagine where your blog can be twelve months from now…picture the results you want:

  • A tribe of devoted fans
  • Lots of readers
  • Recognition
  • Fame
  • Higher level of income
  • Creative satisfaction
  • Helping more people
  • Making a difference in your niche

Ginormous goals like these are a beautiful thing. Yet, to reach big goals you must first set some specific goals to help you get there.

 

A few examples are:

  • Write four guest posts in January
  • Get 100 email subscribers per month
  • Consistently post at least one new blog article per week

How do you reach the top of a mountain? One step at a time.

There is power in writing down (or typing) your new year’s resolutions. In Habakkuk 2:2 it says, ““Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”

I think you should do this right now.

Go ahead, share your new year’s resolutions right here in the comments below. I’m going to be hanging out here in the comments closely over the next 36 hours or so, and I’ll definitely reply to your comment with some helpful feedback or encouragement.

Then be sure to bookmark this blog article, so you can refer back to your resolutions at any time.

I’m telling you, this could really be a powerful exercise for you.

Of course, I’ll be here for you more than 36 hours. I’m here to give you a boost any time you’re feeling discouraged.

So, if you have a question about your goals six months from now, just remember your bookmark, return to this post, leave your question here and I’ll respond with my own brand of motivation.

Here’s the thing: Accountability is powerful, and this will provide you with some. An added bonus is how your goals can inspire other bloggers.

Even if your goals do not sound at first like “blogging goals”, go ahead and share them. Chances are these goals will still somehow help your blogging.

 

A couple of examples:

  • Losing weight or any resolutions in the “health” category will help you feel better, and this will help you be a better blogger
  • Eliminating distractions will help you be more productive as a blogger

You get the idea.

Need more ideas on blogging goals? Read through my resolutions here along with 5 other bloggers for some examples…

My Own List of New Year’s Resolutions for Bloggers

Blogger: Matthew Loomis     Website: Build Your Own Blog New Year's Resolutions for 2015 Bloggers

Here are the goals I’ve set more myself:

1. Consistently publish at least 1 to 3 new blog posts per week. The number will depend on the required research and length.  A quality long form article of over 2000 words vs. a 600-1500 word article. So, at least 3 short articles, two mediums, or one longer form content. This includes videos, btw.

2. Grow my email list by 10,000.

3. 15 guest posts on quality websites.

4. Eliminate distractions that steal time and energy from my business and family.

5. Continue to get to know YOU even better. To know what you need and create better ways to serve you.

6. Double my income. – The first three goals will contribute to this goal.

Check Out What These Bloggers Are Shooting for Next Year

Over on Facebook and Google Plus, I asked bloggers like you to share their new year’s resolutions for 2015. For those who responded, I promised they would get featured  right here in this article with a link to their website. Here they are! These bloggers are cool dudes, so be sure to check out what they’re doing online. They are determined to rock the house in 2015!

1. Blogger: Brent Jones     Website: Brent Jones Online

New Year's Resolutions for 2015 Bloggers

“My new year’s resolutions are:

  • More guest posts on other authoritative sites.
  • First interviews with other bloggers posted on my blog and YouTube.
  • Better focus on email list building.”

 

2. Blogger: Thomas E. Hanna     Website: BlogPhoto.tv

New Year's Resolutions for 2015 Bloggers

“I actually just went through and detailed my major business goals this past week, identifying specific timeframes, milestones, and action steps for them.Some are a little personal – identifying profitability benchmarks and such – but among those that I am comfortable sharing:

  • Exceed 5000 email subscribers by December 2015
  • Average 1000+ shares on new articles by December 2015
  • Launch a new HOA in February and podcast by April, and build an engaged audience around both by December 2015.
  • Establish HOA/Podcast sponsors by June 2015, and launch a blogging university series of courses by that same month (if not earlier)”

 

3. Blogger: Rob Philbin     Website: Philbin Media

New Year's Resolutions for 2015 Bloggers

“Just one goal this year, Matt: Perseverance.”

 

4. Blogger: Brandon Shaefer     Website: 90 Day Pro

New Year's Resolutions for 2015 Bloggers

“A few of my goals are:

  • To be consistent with my content publishing schedule.
  • Continue to build strong relationships with authoritative bloggers in my market segment.
  • Focus on writing more long form content.”

 

5. Blogger: Matthew Sidebotham     Website: Work Wise Words

“Only a few weeks into blogging, so in no particular order of priority…. grow my traffic, and get people involved in discussion about professional writing; attract guest bloggers and offer more topics and services as the blog develops; have some cross blogs accepted by other bloggers; carve out a unique niche in the crowded field of advice on writing, and turn Work Wise Words into not just a blog but a resource and forum for other professional writers.”

 

6. Blogger: Jessica Daniels     Website: Online With Jessica Daniels

My goals are:

  • Create blog posts 5X per week.
  • Help as many people as I can.
  • Create auto responders to help build my email list.

Okay, It’s Your Turn: Share Your New Year’s Resolutions Now

Are you ready to grow, change, and develop into a blogging All Star?

Today is your day to start shining.

Be bold. Feel empowered starting today by declaring your goals for 2015.

This is a safe place. There is strength in numbers.

No matter what your goals are, they are uniquely yours. Everyone is different.

Again, if you need help clarifying a goal or just crave feedback, I’ll be replying to comments quickly over the next 36 hours.

This is your year, champ.

Go for it.

Author Bio:

Matthew Kaboomis Loomis is the owner of Build Your Own Blog. Connect with him on Google+ and Twitter

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  1. Brent Jones says:    •   5 years

    Thanks for including me on this list, Matthew!

    Here’s to a wildly successful 2015!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Cheers to a prosperous 2015, Brent! This was fun. Thanks for sharing your goals.

  2. EARL LITTMAN says:    •   5 years

    I am not looking to make money. That’s not my goal. I am passionate, devoted and determined to raise $1 billion annually to grant to vetted nonprofits which directly serve our needy veterans, troops and their beloved families.

    On the 29th of this month I turn 88, and am one of a fast dyeing breed of World War 2 veterans.. I have a unique idea to involve every American on a daily basis to accomplish my goal, but I need help. If every blogger would join my movement they each can leave a legacy greater then gold. Interested? Then join this cause which involves 26 million Americans and all 300 million American patriots.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Wow.
      Earl, I wish I could shake your hand. Actually, I’d probably give you a hug if we met in person.
      Thank you so much for your service. You are part of a very special generation of Americans.
      Earl, be sure to drop by again. Next time you can include a link to your site in the comment.
      God bless

      1. Earl Littman says:    •   5 years

        Matt, Hugs are appreciated, accepted and welcomed. All ladies are particularly invited to line-up and take a number because the line to hug may be long as two or three kind people. I don’t want to task my still beating old heart by rushing to return the hugs. It’s important to save some energy to publish a new blog MY NEW YEAR REVOLUTION which I just finished posting to my website; “http://www.backourvets.com.” Take a read!
        You never asked, but my blog niche is every American male and female patriot, young or old, no matter their skin color, country of origin, or their political or religious persuasion. I have the SOLUTION, which is at your finger tips, as to how we all can BACK-OUR-VETS daily. Join me!

  3. Eddie Oxedine says:    •   5 years

    Just getting started. Taking the first step.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Way to go, mate! Your success is a series of steps. That fact you took the first one is awesome, considering some folks let fear hold them back from starting. Proud of you, Eddie. Let me know how things go over this next year.

  4. Rebecca says:    •   5 years

    Love this post, I am starting a new blog for my new career as a freelance copywriter on copywriting, creativity, branding and sales with a personal touch for start up businesses.

    My blogging resolutions are:

    – To publish at least one blog post per week on my blog and on LinkedIn
    – Build a list of 1000 subscribers by December 2015
    – Achieve five guest posts on authoritative start up blogs by December 2015

    I think these are ambitious but achievable and will help me grow my fledgling business into a thriving start up! Here’s to 2015!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Fabulous, Rebecca! You have boldly shared your 2015 resolutions. Now let’s hold each other accountable. Deal?
      I can relate to you well. I started out as a copywriter too. I blogged for my freelance business. Eventually started this website.
      It’s been a fun learning process. Can’t wait to hear more from you as the year progresses.

  5. Sue Chehrenegar says:    •   5 years

    Thank you for sharing your resolutions. I made special note of the fact that you are resolved to compose 15 guest posts this year. I wrote about four or five in 2014. I am thinking that I should aim for ten in 2015.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Love it, Sue. Let’s touch base on this goal down the road. I should write about guest posting. Maybe ask you about your experiences last year for the article. What do you blog about? (There isn’t a link to your site in your comment.)

      Best,
      Matthew

  6. Rin Porter says:    •   5 years

    Hi Matt. Thanks for the encouraging New Year’s pep talk. I saw a cool post of Facebook this morning that I’d like to share with you and other bloggers: “January 1 is the first blank page in your 365-page book. You get to decide what’s in your book.” This was posted by DoreenVirtue444. It was accompanied by a color photo of a blank book open to its first page.

    I’m looking forward to deciding what’s in my book. My blogging goals are:
    –continue to post a long-form (2500+ words) weekly
    –develop a mailing list (so far no one has signed up on my MailChimp form)
    –increase my readership to 250 readers per day.

    If I could reach those goals, I would be thrilled.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Wonderful way to look at the new year, Rin. Tabula rasa.

      I’m not surprised you shared your goals here for people to see. You are a blogging warrior, Rin. Keep learning. You will one day surpass these goals because you seem to be a persevering soul, from what I can tell by your comments.

  7. Matthew says:    •   5 years

    Some good ideas here — it’s very helpful to see what other startup bloggers like Rebecca are aiming for. Thanks for including me on the list. And good luck to Earl in particular.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi Matthew,
      Thanks for connecting with me on Facebook. I hope you’ll share this article with your followers.
      I need to dig deeper into your blog. Looks like you have some good stuff there.
      Keep in touch and good luck with your goals.

    2. Earl Littman says:    •   5 years

      A hearty thank you for wishing me ” good luck in particular.” I have never visited “in particular,” but the formula for finding good luck is persistency, and hard work to execute your plan without ever giving up.

      Just as an aside, I recommend Matt you may enjoy reading my book “THE WIZARD OF COMMON CENTS” which reveals my failures over a long career, but the experiences cast a mold of amazing successes. We each are responsible for creating our own miracles.

      You are such an amazing mentor I would be delighted to send you a signed copy with my compliments. Interested?

      1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

        Hi Earl,I’d be honored to read your book. Did you see my email? Your book would be helpful for what I asked. Reply back to the email and I’ll give you my mailing address. Thanks!

  8. Beth says:    •   5 years

    Wanting to start a blog this year . and find myself while doing so .abd sharing the things that I know and love with others to help them organize and make thing easier for them with tricks.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi Beth,
      Let me know if you have any questions. When you’re ready to set up your blog, just start here.

      And I also encourage you to read my Step 5 that has a lot of writing tips.

      Let me know when you’re blog is up.

  9. M.T Davis says:    •   5 years

    Hey Matthew,
    Happy New Years!
    Sounds like you are hitting the ground running too. Thanks for sharing your resolutions with us, I have done alot of thinking about this and know now its time to get all these “scattered pieces” I have floating around and put them into action. Know what im talking about right? I have all this stuff that’s on my HDrive that today I actually spent cleaning it up. Im going to loose all the noise,& shiny objects that get in the way a finally have written out a plan of action. Im going to make 2015 count starting with my blog!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Happy New Year as well, M.T.! There’s definitely “noise” and shiny objects around us here on the internet that can easily distract us. Not long ago I saw a Facebook post by Pat Flynn where he said he just got “sucked down a rabbit hole” while on Facebook. If it can happen to Pat, it can happen to any of us. It takes a lot of self discipline. That’s why we need goals to focus on and keep us on course and motivated.

      Love your excitement. Let’s make 2015 count!

  10. Andrew Hood says:    •   5 years

    Thanks Matthew you have been a great help to me so far.

    My goals for next year are

    1. Grow my email subscriber list to over 1000

    2. Publish my first podcast

    3. Earn some money from my site

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Thanks for sharing your resolutions, Andrew! Let me know if you need anything.

  11. Ginger Carr says:    •   5 years

    Happy New Year!

    I am brand new to all of this blogging stuff, I am so new that I am still trying to think of a good domain name that will attracted people to my blog. My blogs are going to be on my journey to becoming an artist. I will have lots of my work on display and tips on what I have learned as well as to where to go to find free art lessons or lesson that cost next to nothing.
    So Here is my list of goals.
    1. Get my Domain name and website built and my 1st post done by 1/10/15 or sooner
    2. Do something artistic every day
    3. Spend more time with grandkids
    4. Write 1 new post with art work per week/ work up to 3 post with art work per week.
    5. Earn a little money blogging.
    6. Get healthy
    7. Quit smoking
    Well there you have it, I have been working real hard on a few of these goals for the last week and I really hope I can stick to these goals this year. My biggest fear is failing so I am taking that word (fail, failing) out of my vocabulary and throwing it away.
    Well thats about it for now, just want to wish everybody good luck on meeting your goals and hope to see you all on the web this year.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi Ginger,

      Great meeting you for the first time here…love how you’re going to use blogging to promote your art and ultimately make some sales while you share your knowledge and provide tips about art. Many today call this content marketing, which is a term nobody used just a few years ago. So if you ever hear me use it, what you described is what I mean by “content marketing.”

      I think the fear of failure is huge for most human beings, me included….there’s been some great teachings online about this that I’ve picked up. Really, this fear goes back to our educational process–one that teaches us from a young age to avoid failure. If we can learn to embrace failure, and love it as the teachable moment it really is, we can get over this. Two great memes on this you may have seen: “Our greatest teacher is our last mistake” and “Successful people fail more often.”

      Here’s some info to help you find a solid domain name.

      Ginger, I’m looking forward to hearing about your progress this year.

      Much Success!

  12. Eddie says:    •   5 years

    It seems that every name i come up with for a domain name it is already taken .

    1. Ginger Carr says:    •   5 years

      I am having the same problem.

    2. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi Eddie,
      Don’t give up on the domain name. Check out the link I just shared with Ginger and you should also find some help here on Step 1.
      Let me know if you need anything else.

  13. Thomas E. Hanna says:    •   5 years

    I can’t emphasize enough how essential creating and writing out good, measurable goals are. Having specific, measurable, attainable goals directly relates to how bloggers lay out strategy, implementation, and focus for the long haul.

    I like your goals here, Matthew. I’m curious on a few points:

    1. How did you arrive at the numbers you have set for your goals? For example, what was your basis for choosing 10,000 email subscribers as the goal you are aiming for?

    2. Have you established milestones along the way so that you can measure progress and determine if and when re-evaluation is necessary?

    3. What action steps are you planning to implement in order to meet these goals?

    Defining these really helps with establishing hyper-focus within shorter timeframes, which I have always found important in moving goals from “hopes” to “plans for success.” I’d love to hear what you have in mind.

    Looking forward to 2015 with you!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi Thomas,
      First off, I appreciated you sharing your goals with me on Google Plus. You are a serious blogger and I’m glad this audience is hearing from you.

      Great questions! Let me tackle each one here…

      1. My numbers were based on real data from last year and my own estimations. I pushed myself on some here, because I think that’s a better way to set goals. I think the farther you stretch, the further along you’ll be once your deadline (this case 2015) is met. My numbers are realistically possible, but will definitely take some work and not just “wishing.”

      So, on the new subscribers, what I did was take my best single day sign up number, multiplied it by 365, then trimmed off a few thousand at the top to make a realistic, although stretch worthy, rounded number. I know its a big goal. I’m basing this on some recent changes I’ve already put in place that are trending toward helping this goal get achieved, along with a couple of other ideas that may be implemented to boost subscribers. Shooting for like, 4K subscribers would have felt to me like I was not pushing myself enough…my other numbers are based on what I know about my content calendar, work load, and other plans for next year.

      2. Putting some milestones along the way is a great idea. I’m going to make sure those are in place to help. I need to spend some time on it. How often do you do this? Every three months? More frequently?

      3. Definitely need action steps. Like contacting/networking with at least 4 other bloggers per week on guest posts. I’m considering My Blog U. (Do you use this?) For subscribers, I’ve got milestones in place like adding a few opt-ins, putting together a new piece of free information to give away. Actions steps like that.

      What do you think?

      1. Thomas E. Hanna says:    •   5 years

        I like that you’re basing your goals off your analytics. Too often, bloggers pull numbers that they WANT to hit out of the air, rather than assessing what they CAN hit and looking to stretch themselves. The problem with unattainable goals is that falling behind actually becomes DEmotivating. A goal that is attainable yet stretches you allows you to keep it in the forefront, and hitting your milestones along the way motivates you to keep pushing on.

        I’m actually putting together a resource and article about my process on this that will go up next week, but here is how I went about looking at goals/milestones/actions regarding my goal of 5000 email subscribers by Decembers.

        1. ANALYTICS & GOALS
        I looked at my subscription rates since launching BlogPhoto.tv. I launched in June, and have grown almost 1000 subscribers within those 6 months. If everything stays as it is, I should add approximately 2000 subscribers. I want to double that rate. That should add 4000 subscriber, resulting in 5000 by the end of the year.

        2. ASSESSMENT & MILESTONES
        In order to double my subscriber rates, I need to either double my unique visitors or double my conversion rate. Of course, those don’t change in a simple spike, so I need to look to impact both. I want a 100% increase in traffic, and a 50% increase in conversions. Knowing that, I set progress markers towards both of those, as well as my actual subscription list, and examine them quarterly.

        3. ACTION STEPS
        Because I know that accomplishing my goal relies on a 100% increase in traffic and a 50% increase in conversion rate, I build strategic steps towards these. Some of these overlap with other goals. My traffic rate, for example, ties into my social media goals, guest blogging goals, and content expansion goals such as my upcoming show and podcast. Others are specific strategies, such as my conversion rate. In this case, I am adding a resource section with templates, calendars, and planning worksheets that I can build content series around. Then, those articles offer specific resource downloads that add value to the content being read, which are only made available to email subscribers.

        The great thing about getting super-specific with goals, milestones, and action steps is that it helps keep you focused and motivated. I wake up every morning not only knowing WHAT I need to do, but WHY I need to do it, and a sense of urgency around WHEN it has to be done… because I know the next step is around the corner.

        I haven’t looked at My Blog U in any depth, so I’m not very familiar with it. I really strive to build relationships with other bloggers, and most of my collaboration comes out of that. Have you had much success with MyBlogU?

        1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

          I like your three step process here, Thomas. I’m going to have to steal this. 🙂 You’ve really helped all of us here to see the importance of milestones. In fact, I’m starting to see a blog post about this…actually, I want to offer you a guest post on blog goal milestones, if you are interested.

          I’d like to write one for your site in return. (Feel free to talk more about what you’d like from me in return here or you can email me at matt@buildyourownblog.net).

          As for My Blog U. I haven’t actually used it but have been aware of it. Just yesterday I found something positive on it that sparked my curiosity as a place to network. I’m not endorsing it here, I need to check it out first. Afterwards, I’ll write up a review on it.

  14. Jacinta Yvette says:    •   5 years

    Thank you so much for this email. I took your advice and it actually help me layout topics and other ideas month to month for this year!! You are very helpful and greatly appreciated!! When you get a chance I would love for you to read my post especially for January 2, 2015, that is the one you helped me with producing.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi Jacinta,
      Happy to hear you say that. Thanks for letting me know this inspired you…I did read your Jan. 2 blog and it sounds like you’re going to help people with your blog. That’s a beautiful thing. Be sure to study all my longform blog articles here on building an audience with email, website design tips, branding and more.

      I’m also going to be doing a review on Tumblr before spring, so be sure to watch for that one. 😉

      Blessings

  15. William S says:    •   5 years

    Hey Matthew … great idea!

    Mine are simple:
    Master bullets …
    Master the clock …
    Master clients!

    Happy NewYear!

    William S

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi William! Haven’t seen you for awhile. Great to see you’re fired up about 2015.
      I picked up some great teaching on bullets early last year. Just the other day I started reviewing my notes. Bullets can really do wonders for your blogging goals. All the way to the conversion. They really help the funnel stay super slippery all the way down. 🙂
      May this year bring lots of success to you. Drop by again soon.

  16. lew fong how says:    •   5 years

    Seasonal greetings

    I am researching on Permaculture which touches every aspect of our mundane life on Mother Earth – the recycling of our holographic compostion of Light, Sound and Cosmic Stardust in the material world.

    ” Springing from the Mind, Inspired by God ”
    And the demonstration of all these things is so certain that, though experience apparently contradicts them ,we will have more faith in our reason than in our senses.
    Principles of Philosophy – R. Descartes

    Imagineering:

    It is the art or science of using imagination to intuitively make practical applications from knowledge [ Jeff O’Callaghan ]. The Thought-Form ceases to be imaginative or intuitive in the abstract world when it conforms to natural laws. It has become science.The pyramids of Giza were constructed out of the imagination and intuition of many thinkers and seers. This website likewise is constructed with the many vibrant signatures of highly Imaginative and Intuitive pioneers in The Holistic Hall of Fame.

    I have posted and commented sometime somewhere on these topics,positing

    1. ” I hear colours and see sounds ”
    2. ” The nervous system conducts Light and Sounds – not electrical impulses ”
    3. ” The abdominal Brain ”
    4. ” The rational breathing exercise in Yoga and Meditation is through the
    ” Holistic Nose ” in the Cribriform Plate in the frontal bone of the skull and not through the anatomical nose.

    With the creation and visualization of the Higgs-Boson particle ( The God Particle ) by the Particle Physics Team at Cerne, France, by Intentional Consciousness, there will be enough food for thought for blogging these topics. These topics will be my 2015 themes for comtemplation and blogging. I am starting from scratch and I am glad Matthews Loomis is here to help and to guide.

    On this New Year Day 2015, I would like to share with you all “ The Universal Consciousness “:
    Blind Visualization or Cosmic Vision?

    http://www.ted.com/talks/neil_harbisson_i_listen_to_color?language=en

    Besides working as a locum on Emergency standby in the Outpatient clinic, I am learning WordPress,to build a website and to start a blog and to earn extra money to buy the Newbie Learning stuff. If at all,I can make some money in Internet Marketing, all I want is enough money for maintenance of my two canine friends, Pepsi and Cola, Boy- my feline tomboy, my beautiful pigeons and fish. And,yes, my gourdes and vegetables. When my website or blog is ready, you will be introduced to these lovely possessions.

    With regards
    Dr FHLew

    MBBS
    DRM (Diploma of Reproduction)
    MD (Traditional Medicine )

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi Dr. Lew,
      Whoa! You definitely need to be blogging! 🙂 So much amazing information to share.
      Let me know how the blog progresses through this year.
      Peace

  17. Nellie Evans says:    •   5 years

    Hi Matthew,my blog is about my journey into online marketing.
    My Resolutions are:
    1- Put Procrastination aside
    2- Stay focused
    3- Put things into action
    4- 2 post a week
    5- Ask for help when needed.
    6- Learn the basics first and then build on them
    7- Start building a Email subscriber list
    8- Make my mark on 2015
    Thank you for all of your help

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Awesomesauce, Nellie! Great to see your goals here. Let’s rock out 2015 together.
      You can ask for help here anytime. On anything not goal related, you can email me or leave a comment on the blog.
      Cheers

  18. lew fong how says:    •   5 years

    Apologies

    Typo: DRM (Diploma of Reproduction )
    Please read: DRM (Diploma in Reproductive Medicine )

    Lew

  19. Brandon says:    •   5 years

    Love all the comments and resolutions… especially the ones that include increasing the amount of their email subscribers. This is vitally important in 2015.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Let’s rock 2015, Brandon! Thank you for sharing your goals with us.

  20. Robin Ballon says:    •   5 years

    I’m glad to have found your newsletter and blog! My goal is simple. In 2015 I want to learn the blog lingo, set up my blog and accompanying website, and have a defined mission statement and business name. Easy, right! Ha! My friends keep telling me I need a blog, so here we go…..

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Great to see this exercise motivate your launch, Robin! Take it one step at a time and you’ll be so much further along than those stuck in “wishing” mode. There’s lots of content on this blog to help you get there. Be prosperous!

  21. Darva says:    •   5 years

    Hi Matthew,

    Thank you for sharing this post and to all those who have contributed. Makes for great reading and made me realize I need to set milestones. I have not set up my own blog as of yet. I told a friend that I would help her. I seem to be able to do things for others, so I thought this might be the best way for me to learn to set one up for myself as well. As I am still deciding what I want to write about as well.
    These are a few things that I have set up for myself:
    *Learn..Do…Teach
    *Find out what other people have problems with and help them solve it
    *Be Consistent
    *Be Balanced
    *Hold Myself Accountable
    *Work like there is NO way to fail
    *30-30-30 Rule Thirty minutes in the morning, 30 minutes in the evening for 30 days. Read or listen to pod casts or anything that motivates, inspires and helps me with my mindset.
    *Find my Passion and DECIDE to be unstop-able.

    Thanks for letting me have a voice Matthew. I look forward to reading your posts and the value you provide. I will now go and come up with some specific goals to attain. I do know that 2015 will be a year of being uncomfortable, and that is good because that is Growth!

  22. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

    Incredible comment, Darva! Now put some action behind this! You can do it! If you need help, contact me.

  23. Scott R. Schultz says:    •   5 years

    Enjoying reading your posts. I’ve been posting on my blog Schultzie’s World for almost 2 years now, with just a VERY small Facebook following. My readers seem to enjoy my content – it’s just about anything and nothing at all – like Seinfeld, just on a blog. Only difference, is I prefer to only post POSITIVE thoughts and ideas.

    My readers have been at me to get more exposure, and see where it goes, so that’s my New Year’s Resolution. Any input/suggestions/opinions from your end is welcome, and please spread the word!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi Scott, looks like you’re off to a good start. There are several articles in my blog that provide tips on getting more exposure. Stay consistent and you’ll makes gains in readership over this next year. I’m here if you have any more questions later.

  24. vernetta sims says:    •   5 years

    HI Matt,
    just want to say thanks and happy 2015, If it wasn’t for you I
    would not up and running.
    My 2015 Goals are:
    Stay focus
    Be consistent, build an even larger email list
    Refuse to let anyone or anything eat up my precious time
    Be adamant about me not allowing my self to get off track
    Contemplate daily on how to become better at blogging
    Never give up and never quit
    Keep my eye on the brass ring
    Stay clear of maniacal people
    But first and foremost I will Pray

    Again thank you Matt
    Vernetta

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Vernetta, I know you’re an eager student of blogging success. I enjoy all your emails, and I believe you will make great progress this year! Keep going!

  25. Ellen Contreras says:    •   5 years

    It’s great to see your list of goals and that of other bloggers and your reference to Habakkuk. I always start planning my goals for the year midway through Q4 of the previous year.

    Just before the start of the year, I finalize my plan and set up a notebook for tracking. On my white board in my office, I have my list so it is always top of mind.

    This year I want to launch a blog. That is a big goal for me – launching it, growing readership and monetizing it. I have a lot to learn and am really glad I found your blog.

    Thank you for sharing your tips. I’ve found it immensely helpful!

    Ellen Contreras

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi Ellen,

      I’m glad you were inspired here. Now go forth and prosper!
      Let me know if you have any questions.

  26. Yvette says:    •   5 years

    Took the first step, I want to learn more about blogging to increase sales and make some great connections along the way. I’ve been wanting to blog just never sat down to get started. Thank you for your information and generosity in helping the newbies.

    Yvette

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      The first step is the toughest, so good for you, Yvette! Make 2015 count!

  27. Jessica says:    •   5 years

    So honored that I’m mentioned on your blog Matt! Thanx again!