In this post, I outline my blog publishing goals for April and May ’23. In 60 days, I plan to publish 60 blog post each of atleast 1,000 words. My aim is to outdo my blog writing this year compared to last year, when I had published 60 blog posts of 800 words each during the first two months of 2022.
Blogging Goals for May and April ’23
The blogging goals for May and April would be as follows:
1. Publish one new post everyday,between March 1 and April 30. i.e. 31 new posts in March, Another 30 in April. Total of 61 new posts of atleast 1,000 words each.
2. Every day, refresh or update upto three previously published posts. This will be an overhaul of the previously published posts to make updated for SEO, content, fix images and broken links. The very ‘ghosts of the past’ that I mentioned earlier. This would mean about 180 previously published posts will get a complete overhaul.
As a trial run, I will publish one new blog post and update atleast one previously published post everyday, for better readability and visitor experience.
The Big goal behind the blog challenge
By end of April, this blog should be back to where it should have been in the first place: offering good content, and quality content with a good reader experience.
I am publishing this goal here because it makes sense to include ‘content refresh’ of old posts a part of blogging goal. This would mean there is more discipline, structure and transparency to my writing. Hopefully this will lead to better visibility and traffic for this site, which of course is one of the goals behind this blogging challenge.
3. I intend to add more video posts. Last year I had experimented with an idea called “One Minute SaaS Review” under which I reviewed a SaaS application in literally less than a minute. You can watch a sample video here.
Changes to the Content Plan
Publishing new content is one part of the equation. Making the site more user friendly, and posts more readable is equally important. This is particularly true for the older posts. Many posts, especially VPS reviews, etc. have horrible formatting and layout. There is also the perennial issue of broken links and images. Many posts are not optimized for SEO. In February, I refreshed the content and republished over 50 posts. But there are over 200 posts that still need to be revised.
You can read my January- February 2022 Blog Challenge here
This post was updated on 16 Feb ’23