Keep Moving Forward: June 2016
June has been a roller coaster ride for me. First of all, let's review the goals for last month:
Keep up and improve on my schedule. Improve my content quality and brand awareness. Continue to build relationships with other bloggers.
All of them are dealt with, awesome!
A quick recap
When June came, I decided to make another experts' roundup around the question: "As a blogger, what is your greatest accomplishment?". This post alone took more than half a month to complete but I had so much fun getting in touch with the greatest names in the industry including Yaro Starak, Ted Rubin, Neil Patel, Kyle and more.
To be honest, I am not sure whether the subject of redefining success would be well received. On top of that, over 100 awesome experts replied to me, I was seriously anxious about somehow failing them.
June 18th, I finally published "Blogging Success: 100 Experts Share their Greatest Accomplishment" and the post was so well received.
Here is a tweet by Scott Eddy that went absolutely nuts with over 100 likes and 90 retweets.
To date, it has over 330 shares. It's not a huge amount but I'm happy since it's the first time I wrote about such a personal subject, it's amazing to know that it resonate with others as well.
Here's a comment by Cendrine that made my day.
I've also came around to write a review on Jaaxy. This gave me the chance to talk to great guys like Tmaltz, a successful full-time entrepreneur on WA.
What's even more surprising is that I realised I've done low-competitive keyword research wrong (which I ended up confessing on my blog). It's frustrating to admit your failures but it helped reassess my strategy moving forward.
To quote Charles Ngo: "Want to succeed faster? Fail twice as fast. How do you fail twice as fast? Teams and systems."
Overall, this month has been great, but if we're talking about notable wins, I'd say they are being featured on The Daily Egg and The Huffington Post (again). It's simply amazing to be able to stand next to my admirer, Neil Patel!
Now that I've been featured on 3 major sites, including ProBlogger, it may be time to put up an As Seen On section on the blog to boost my reputation, we'll see about that.
I want to focus on low-competitive keywords to start profiting from the blog. Also I'm planning to improve my writing speed, or accept that a perfectionist really can't write that fast.
For July, I will:
- Develop an efficient writing schedule,
- Continue to build relationships and learn from other folks.
These results may seem fluffy, but for them, I've had more burnouts than I care to count (I'm very sensitive to stress!). During those times, all I could do is to breath, regroup and tell myself to keep moving forward.
So if you are in a pinch right now, keep moving forward. :)
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