In this post, I outline my blog publishing goals for June-July ’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.
Why I do this challenge
I wanted to make writing a daily habit, so, I decided to start a blogging challenge. Initially I planned to write about everything that I was interested in. But later I realised that the readers might not be interested in everything I write. Therefore, I decided to publish my posts under specific categories. With the right planning and commitment, I know I could make it happen.
In 2021, during the first edition of this challenge, the rules were simple: write and publish a blog post every day for 30 days. In 2022, the goal was 60 posts of 800 words over 60 days. This year As a stretch goal, I am to publish 100 posts over 100 days.
Blogging Goals for June & July 2023
The blogging goals for June to August 2023 would be as follows:
1. Publish one new post everyday,between June 1 and July 31. i.e. 31 new posts in July, another 30 in June. Total of 61 new posts of atleast 1,000 words each.
2. Every day, refresh or update two 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 120 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, during the first week, for better readability and visitor experience.
Content plan for blog challenge is as follows:
Mypod Mondays: Podcast reviews, tips, and discussions.
Techie Tuesdays: Tech-related content, such as reviews of gadgets, software tutorials, etc.
Webby Wednesdays: Posts related to website creation, online tools, and web design.
Travel Thursdays: Sharing your personal travel experiences, travel tips, etc.
Foto Fridays: Posts about photography, image editing, and related topics.
Sustainable Saturdays: Content focused on sustainable living, environmental issues, etc.
About half the posts I plan to publish in Hindi, and 25 percent of posts in Marathi.
The Big goal behind the blog challenge
By end of July, 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 Jan- Feb 2022 Blog Challenge here
This post was updated on 1 June 2023