My Goals For Own The Dollar In 2011 For The Blog

by Hank Coleman

2010 has been an incredible year for the blog. I appreciate everyone’s support of Own The Dollar. I have big plans for the blog in 2011. I want to continue to grow the blog over the next year. Thank you so much for all of your support over the past year! Here are my main goals to achieve by December 31, 2011 for Own The Dollar.

Goals For Own The Dollar In 2011

  1. Alexa Ranking: Own The Dollar has an Alexa Ranking of 543,000. I would love to drop it down to 250,000.which would be very aggressive over the next year.
  2. Visitors: The blog currently has over 10,000 visitors per month. I would love to triple that number over the next year.
  3. Feedburner Subscribers: My goal is to add 1,000 subscribers throughout next year.
  4. MoneyCrashers ranking: Own The Dollar is currently ranked 302nd in Money Crasher’s ranking of personal finance blogs. My goal is to get Own The Dollar to under 150.
  5. Twitter Followers: Own The Dollar currently has over 1,940 Twitter followers. I would love to increase that count to over 4,000
  6. Facebook: Currently the blog has 57 Facebook fans. I would love to see that over 100. This is definitely an area that I have been slack on.

I will continue to post updates throughout the year as I attempt to meet these goals for the blog.

Don’t forget the top six things you can do to spread the word about Own The Dollar…

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2. Comment. I always encourage everyone to interact with each article on Own The Dollar. I never censor real comments made by a real, live person. They are a huge part of a blog and add greatly to the lively discussion. Just add your comments to the bottom of a post and join in the discussion.

3. Follow Own The Dollar on Twitter. I refuse to tell you when I am heading to Wal-Mart or what I am eating for dinner tonight through Twitter. I mean….do you really care? I don’t even care about hearing that kind of crap. But, I will post tons of interesting articles, great websites, inspiring quotes, extra follow-up material, financial commentary, and other great personal finance information on Twitter @OwnTheDollar and @HankColeman

4. Send me your questions and suggestions. Send me an email and let me know what you’re thinking, what you’d like to see me discuss on the blog, and any personal finance or investing questions you might have. I respond to every single email, and I would love to hear from you.

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6. Write a review of Own The Dollar on Technorati.

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Miss T @ Prairie EcoThrifter January 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

Best of luck with your blog goals. They are kind of similar to mine. I think they are definitely possible. With the power of the Yakezie network you should reach them in no time.

Suba @ Wealth Informatics January 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Good luck with your goals Hank! I have similar goals but I am a much younger blog than you 🙂 I will visit from my home computer often to help with your Alexa goal. Liked you on facebook as well.

Jeff @ Sustainable Life Blog January 4, 2011 at 10:57 am

Great luck with your goals, Hank. I dont see the badge anywhere, but I was wondering if you’re a member of the Yakezie. A drop of that stature shouldnt be any problem at all if you are. If you’re not, consider joining!

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