August 2010 Goals

Have you set your goals for this month yet? I made mine on the 1st:

I also like to take a picture of these goals and make them the wallpaper on my iPhone, so when I’m not in the office, I can look at them and think, “Is what I’m doing RIGHT NOW helping these get accomplished?

In order, I wrote:

HoR conversion rate to 1%

  • This makes me more money
  • It involves many, many, many small little tweaks to the website.

Blog once per day on NevBlog

  • This is in an effort to improve my consistency and writing.
  • I think blogging everyday helps me “find my voice”….it’s hard to write EVERYDAY in a voice that isn’t mine.
  • If I don’t accomplish this goal, I made a resolution to donate $300 to a particular homeless shelter.  That’s a BAD thing for me since I hate that homeless shelter’s location.  (Damn…I just realized what a gigantic asshole I must be.  I’m making myself donate money to a homeless shelter as a PUNISHMENT)!  Oh well…whatever works for each person.
  • It’s also kind of fun and gives me an excuse to sometimes write posts with little substance (no jokes please).
  • It will force me to pre-write posts in advance for days that I am travelling and will get little/no time to write.

NB Redesign

  • I really hate the way NevBlog.com looks after I was forced to move from Blogger to WordPress.  I can barely read it.
  • I want a theme similar to my old Blogger layout…it was simple, ugly, but functional.
  • I have in mind what I want, but couldn’t find a free theme like it, so I’ll get it custom developed.

NB 7 auto responder sequence

  • Whenever someone signs up for the NevBlog email updates, it starts off an auto responder sequence that emails them once a week with a cool blog post (in email format)….
  • …however there’s only one email in that sequence right now.  I want 7 more (formatting them is kind of a bitch).

In the future, I might associate a punishment and reward for each goal.  In school, it was simple:
You didn’t do it, you failed.
If you did well on it, you got a good grade.

I currently don’t have that accountability for all of these.

Blog posted on: August 3, 2010

6 comments on “August 2010 Goals

    1. Neville Post author

      Mark,

      Oh yea, I set long term goals also…but the monthly goals (mid/short term) are important for me also.

      As for new iPhone…they seemed to have hit a sweet spot with the 3GS, and with all the problems associated with the new one (even though overall is awesome as hell), I’ll just wait a few months or for the next one. Not in a hurry.

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    1. Neville Post author

      Got it ;-)

      Very proud of that too!

      Lots of small little tweaks I made to the site. Basically how to improve user experience (whatever that means for your own site).

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