Six months ago I wrote a post titled 2012 Goals, I thought it might be a good time to review those goals and see how I’m doing.
I wrote: The last time I published a post WordPress informed me I have 54 WordPress subscribers and 164 Twitter followers. My goal for 2012 is to double my WordPress subscribers.
Update: I currently have 105 WordPress subscribers, and 187 twitter subscribers. I’m quite pleased with this, if my subscriptions continue in the fashion I will reach and surpass my goal before the year is up!
Subscribers = A
Author’s Note: For some reason WordPress keeps changing the way they show their statistics, a week or so ago they began combining my facebook followers as subscribers.
When I checked the blog and it said I had 475 followers I almost fell over. I quickly checked the front page to see if I’d been pressed.
Being freshly pressed = Epic fail.
I wrote: My plan is to continue to post every, single day. If I make it, that will be two full years of daily blogging.
Update: So far I’ve been able to post every single day, and I don’t at this time see any reason for this to change.
Posting every day = A.
I wrote: I would like to be able to do a product review on this blog. Preferably a product I like, so I can write a glowing review.
Update: I’m holding off at the moment because there are certain things you can and cannot do with the free WordPress account, until I can move the blog to self-hosted, I will proceed with caution.
Product review = C.
I wrote: My Twitter goal is to learn to tweet. Seriously.
Update: Yeah, I’ve tweeted some but it’s just not something that comes naturally. My niece who is a great tweeter, says you just do it. I haven’t figured it out on my phone and I just can’t sit there with my twitter feed open all day long.
Twitter = D-.
I wrote: My other Twitter goal is to get Bob Harper to follow me. I know, it will be tough but I think I’m up for the challenge.
Update: This has proven harder than I expected. You’d think with a twitter name like AuntieJodi you could practically shame someone into following you! Bob Harper, follow your AuntieJodi, I mean really, what must his followers think? He doesn’t even follow his own aunt.
Twitter Goal Bob Harper = Epic Fail.
I wrote: I’m not going to say I want to get a full-time writing job, but I would like to get paid to write something. Anything. I don’t care if someone pays me to write a freakin’ ad on Craig’s list. I just want to be able to say I made money by writing.
Update: I haven’t really pursued this one either. I did enter a writing contest, which technically would have counted.
Yes it would. But I didn’t even place.
Paid Writing = D-.
I wrote: I’m writing a book. There I said it! Now you know. Taking a page from Donna and the Dogs, I will be posting a line at the end of each blog letting you know how many words I currently have.
My goal is to write a little bit for my book each day. In three days I have slightly over 1.000 words, I need to pick up the pace on that, because I hope to have the book complete (in rough form of course) by the time this blog is two years old.
Update: My book has stalled, it’s not that I don’t want to write it anymore, I just kind of lost steam. I’m on vacation this week so I hope to get some writing in. The last time I checked I think I had somewhere around 27,000 words. So it’s not a total loss, I’ve written 26,000 more words than I had in January.
My book = C.
Sampson and Delilah.
I wrote: My goal for Sampson and Delilah never changes. It is to give them the best life I can and enjoy the time I have with them.
Update: I think Sampson and Delilah are doing great, they are happy, fairly well-adjusted dogs. They require a lot of work, but they are totally worth it.
Sampson and Delilah = A+.
How about you, have you made progress with any of your goals, either professionally or personally?