January – blog goals recap

January 31, 2013 | Get free updates of new posts here

I set out at the beginning of 2013 with three pretty significant blog goals – something I’ve never done before. I love writing this blog as a way to serve worship leaders, to help you find resources and tools to help you lead worship better and more effectively. Serving more worship leaders and sharing more resources and tools is definitely the big goal for 2013 and I’ve broken those down in to three smaller targets.

First, I looked at my stats from the last few years, thought about some new things I wanted to try this year and decided that my target would be to see 100,000 visitors to the blog in 2013.

For some of you, 100,000 is chump change. For others, 100,000 is stratospheric. That’s not the point. The point is that I wanted to be able to serve a significantly higher number of people this year through my blog and that’s the number I landed on.

Blog stats January 2013

So.. how did we do in January?

Number of visitors in January 2013: 6,870

One month’s target to reach 100,000 visitors in year: 8,333

Over/under that target number in January: Under by 1,463

So while I didn’t hit the one month visitor target in January to get me on pace for 100,000 visitors in 2013 there are some bright spots here:

  • There were more visitors to my blog in January 2013 than in all but one month in 2012
  • The daily average for visitors is the third highest of any months since I began my blog in 2007

Second, I told you that I would write and release three ebooks this year. Two of those are in production and will be available soon. I have an idea for the third one but I haven’t started it yet.

Third, I talked about wanting to do more series of posts. In January I posted a few times looking back on 2012 (1|2|3) and also posted the first Final Friday Guest Post from Daniel Bashta. More of those to come each month!

At the very least, I’m glad to be back on the regular blog posting bandwagon and have really enjoyed writing these posts this month. The response from you and others have been fantastic and I’m so thankful that you are finding this blog helpful to you as you think about leading worship and how you can do that better.

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  • Reply NateFancher February 5, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Awesome bro! Is that 100k unique visitors? Love it. Looking forward to following along man. GREAT blog!

    • Reply chrisvacher February 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      @NateFancher Thanks man. Yes I’m using Google Analytics to track unique visitors. It may not be entirely accurate but I figure using the same system all year and comparing it to last year in the same system will give me a good idea of where things are going.

      • Reply NateFancher February 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm

        @chrisvacher Very cool dude. I also use g analytics. Very helpful!

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