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If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there? – Basil S. Walsh
About Early 2008 Blog Review and 2009 Plans
I know this is still October and way too soon for a year end review. But I like to start off this early. This gives me an ample time to think about what would I like my goals for the next year to be. Moreover, it helps me to start forming habits which will support me to fulfill my goals for the next year. To simply put, November and December will be used to create a platform based on which I can fulfill my goals for the next year – for instance doing basic research, gaining knowledge, taking advice from mentors, forming strategies, making space in life for the new goals etc. In the month of January, I don’t want to scratch my head wondering how to go about with my goals. I rather want to start working on my strategy and get closer each day towards my goals.
Avani-Mehta.com is four and a half month old now. And the journey so far has been amazing.
In the past months:
I was interviewed by Tarun Patel @ Gujarati Bloggers. Gujarati Bloggers is a network for bloggers who are Gujarati. Gujarati is a language from Gujarat, India. People who’s mother tongue is this language are also known as Gujarati. Tarun conducted his first interview in August 2008 and within a span of three months, he is down to 49 interviews.
I became a NBOTW (New Blogger Of The Week) at Blogging Without A Blog. Barbara handpicks blogs less than four months old who provide consistent quality posts. The experience of becoming a NBOTW is truly amazing. People have written such wonderful comments for this blog. It made my days.
I am on Alltop under LifeHacks section. Alltop is an online magazine rack of popular topics. It links to popular sites for each of their category and displays links to five latest posts. Check out my Alltop badge – Confirmation That I Kick Ass
Glen Allsop of Plugin Id has created a personal development (PD) page. It lists PD blogs which rank well in Google PR, Alexa and Technorati. Avani-Mehta.com has made it to the list.
I have been showered with a lot of link-love from following fellow bloggers (in no particular order).
- Ari Koinuma at Our Best Version : #1, #2
- Dustin at LifeHacks
- Alex at Alex Shalman
- Marelisa at Abundance Blog
- Evelyn at Attraction Mind Map
- Maya at Think Maya
- Barbara at Blogging Without A Blog : #1 , #2, #3
- Mark at Mark Salinas
- Sara at #1, #2
- Urban Panther at Urban Panther
- Emily at Remodeling This Life
- Cath at Cath Lawson
- Martin at 1-2-solved
- Amanda at Look Far -Searching For Self Awareness
- Jann at Jann Freed
- Cuppa Jo at Room To Bloom
- Angela at Words Unspoken
- Scott at Scloho1
- Devin at Prosper Student Care
I created this blog to provide value and make a difference in lives of people.
After 62 posts and two guest posts (on Effortless Abundance and Life Optimizer), I can happily say that I have been able to provide value to readers. For some posts, I have received feedback in comments and for some through direct mails. This is the greatest achievement of all for me.
2009 Goals – Draft
Following is just a draft version. I will update this based on your feedback and one more brainstorming session.
Following is what I aim to get done in the year 2009 -
- Start with a newsletter service
- Write an e-book
- Write minimum three articles per week
Your Role In It
This is where you come into picture. Before I finalize my goals for 2009, I would like to know from you following things -
- What kind of topics would you like me to cover?
- What article style did you like – long & detailed, short & to the point, thought provoking, solution centric, funny & meaningful stories?
- Of the articles that you have read, which articles did you like the most? And which did you not?
- On what topic would you be interested in reading an e-book from me?
- If you have any more feedback, do provide the same.
You can leave your feedback in comments below or mail me at avani [at] avani-mehta [dot] com.
I am almost done with finalizing my goals in other areas of my life. Will write about them by end of this week.