The Wins: May 2016
It's one day until the end of the month, and I am compelled to write a monthly update as usual.
Here are the goals I set last month:
Rank on top 5 of Google for one keyword.(I ranked number 4!) Continue to experiment with SEO and keyword research.
A quick recap
There has been a lot of ups and down on my side. Fortunately or unfortunately, it has to do with my personal life.
One of the worst is my cat, Meow, passing away. We didn't see it coming since she was so young, but I'm glad she didn't have to suffer for long.
Rest in peace, Meow.
To be honest, I was very destabilized after the event but managed to pull through to be a better version of myself.
I started to create a process instead of working on impulse. Thanks to that, I got a lot more stuffs done 3, 4 times faster.
How did I do that?
I follow this daily schedule with 100% focus:
- 1 hour to write my post
- 15 minutes to get comments on WA + 10 minutes to submit Bloggingthing to an online directory
- 1 hour to learn about content marketing and connect (comment on one blog posted in the day)
It's amazing how I do more in 2 hours and 30 minutes than working all day long. I want to slowly improve on this process as I move forward. To add more tasks while being mindful of my energy level.
If you haven't already, I highly encourage you start a schedule of your own.
Another great thing is I am able to wake up at 7 AM everyday today, something that's impossible only a month ago.
As mentioned above, I managed to follow through my goals with flying colours. Even ranking on Google for my targeted keyword.
I was initially worried I may be off track, but my SERP is clearly moving up.
On the other hand, I fell in love with content marketing more than ever before.
I learned things like the average time for a site to rank on Google is about 3 - 6 months. What success is like for online marketers like Dom, Natheniell and Steve (spoiler: it's a lot of work), and most important of all you digest more information bit by bit everyday than a whole bunch at a time.
Also, after a turn of event, I even got featured on the Huffington Post.
Last month, I only focused on goals outside of my control like search engine ranks, this time I will focus on the things I can control.
For June, I will:
- Keep up and improve on my schedule,
- Improve my content quality and brand awareness,
- Continue to build relationships with other bloggers.
Alright, let's see how it goes!
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