I have added a minimalist blog design, but all I can think of right now is to look at them grow. Do you know that the only way you’ll ever be content with life (and business) is through progress? Look at my pumpkins, and you’ll understand. It doesn’t matter how much money you already have, or how successful you are, if you’re not experiencing progress, you’ll never be happy.
I remember writing about my one goal for 2012. That’s still a goal, but I have clicked the pause button for my novel, just for a few months. I need to get my business to where I want it to be, before I can continue on my writing adventure. My business is a huge part of my life now. I have more or less finished my Easter writing project, but I’m not sure what I’ll do about it. I might publish it as a very long article on my blog, or maybe I’ll send it as part of my newsletter (or it will end up in Amazon).
The thing is, I am all about progress. And, I’m not talking about earning a lot of money, or writing a best seller. I am looking for ways to fulfill my dreams. So, I have added a few more goals and ways that I’ll be showing progress during 2012.
Remember, progress is about you, and not the people who are looking at you from the outside. It doesn’t matter what other people are saying, what happens when my pumpkins stops growing?
My blog is my home
I want to make slymarketing my home. It’s a lot like my house online. I want it be filled with awesome content, and I want every single person who knocks on my door to feel welcome, and as soon as she enters, I want her to understand everything about me and what I want to accomplish by watching the great structure.
I will continue to hustle to make my blog the central hub of my business and everything I do online. I am creating a Norwegian version for my business, and I’m still not quite sure how to integrate the two. But that’s something I’ll be focusing on during the next weeks.
I will create my business plan
I still don’t have a business plan. I started my business on 1 April, and I love what I am doing. I’m an independent marketing consultant, and I help companies with their marketing strategy, I do speaking gigs, I create content. And do a lot when it comes to social media. I am confident that I have what it takes to be successful, but…
I am a newbie when it comes to business. I need to read books. I need tutorials. I need all the help I can get. And I need examples. I want to learn business from the people who understands business and have the experience that I don’t have. I have already done several mistakes, and I am sure that I will do several more, but I am confident in my progress.
I will write more guest posts and be more visible
I love to write, and I want to write more, and show you what I can accomplish with content. My business plan, the one that I haven’t created yet, will be focusing on creating high quality content.
I believe that one of the best ways to become a better writer, is to practice the art of writing. I still write every single day, and I feel that I am progressing, but I want to write on different levels, and on different topics (related to productivity, self development and everything related to marketing).
That’s why I have decided that I want to write more guest posts. In 2011, I believe that I wrote two guest posts, and that was it. The first one was for Carolyn at Wonder of Tech. The guest post was called The 10 Real Reasons Why I Love Spotify. The second guest post was for Bill and was called How Fanta Destroyed Everything.
So far in 2012, I have given my first interview, and it was to Sonia at Logallot, Blogger Spotlight – Jens P. Berget, and I have written two guest posts and they were both published this week.
This weeks guest posts:
The first guest post was published at Ben’s Quick Blog Tips and is called
3 Things I Would Do Differently If I Started Blogging Today. There are many things I would do differently if I could start all over again, but I thought three things would be more than enough to focus on in a single post (I am not a big fan of list posts). The second guest post was just published at Christian’s Smarty Blog Designs and is called The Importance of Creating Strong Relationships with your Customers. I wrote about an interesting experience with a Mexican friend that I hadn’t seen for about 10 years. I learned a lot about marketing just by meeting my wonderful friend again.
I love feedback and …
The best way to keep growing and to experience progress is to get help and feedback from people. I have many brilliant mentors (I am not sure if they know that they are my mentors, but that’s not the point). I learn something new every single day, and that’s the part of blogging and marketing I really love. When you leave a comment, I always read it, no matter how short or long it is. And I reply, because I want a conversation.
Do you have any tips for me when it comes to creating a business plan, and a strategy for what I want to accomplish, or do you want me to write a guest post for your blog? Let me know, I am all ears.
2012 is a fantastic year.