Recap: What I blogged about in 2020 and goals for 2021

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Blogging goals by Amar Vyas. January 2021
A blogging journey begins with a single post.

Best wishes for 2021! As we step into the third decade of this century, I thought of throwing some light on my writing. You will find a quick recap of blogs in 2020, followed by my writing goals for 2021. My intention is not to make this post another of those “here comes the boring stuff!” types. Rather, my aim is to keep things focused and clear.

Update January 18, 2021

Check out my 2021 Blogging goal tracker

This post is not going to be a long and boring one, that’s my promise

Recap: Blogging in 2020

In 2020, I published 78 posts own this blog. Including my posts on Low End Spirit and Facebook groups, I published a total of 90 blog posts. Average word count for each post was around 450. In other words,

I published nearly 40,000 words in blogs last year.

Majority of my posts were centered around product (SAAS) reviews, benchmarks of Virtual Private Servers, and content delivery networks. My original goal was to publish one post everyday, but there were many phases when I could not publish a single post for weeks altogether. 

Speech to text to the rescue

In order to overcome the inertia of publishing, I used speech to text to my aid. During my early morning walks with Buddy, I began to record the outline of my blog posts in Otter.ai 

Between March and June 2020, I used otter.ai to record over 30 different blog posts, ranging from 1,000 to 2,500 words.

In the coming weeks, I will edit and update these rough drafts in order to publish them on this site. 

Looking ahead and goals for 2021

One of the learnings from the previous year was that publishing a blog post every day is rather ambitious, and probably impractical. Maybe 2 or 3 posts a week would be more achievable. I will also focus on readability, content optimization, and faster turnaround from concept to posting.


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