At the end of the year, I like to look at what the year brought me, and what I’ve accomplished during the year. I find it helps me to refocus for the next year.
I started Online Opportunity in April of 2007. I’ve stayed true to the original mission of the blog throughout the year, to provide honest reviews of online opportunities and to provide information useful for those just starting out in Internet Marketing. I’ve resisted putting ads on the blog, even though I have enough traffic to profit from them, because I don’t want anyone completely new to Internet Marketing thinking I promote what’s offered in the ads (witness the “Endorsed by John Chow” ad that ran on his site, for a product he did not endorse as an example of this).
For the new year, I think the blog needs to focus a bit, and show more success strategies and less opportunity reviews. I’m not sure what that’ll look like yet, but I’ll be thinking about it in the weeks to come. I also want to provide more support for my readers. Again, I’m not sure what that’ll look like yet, so stay tuned.
Personally, the year was full of huge changes. We moved from a big city to a small village to be close to the college where I teach. My daughter turned two years old in June, and that’s made a huge difference in our daily lives. Keeping up with her is just amazingly enjoyable and incredibly exhausting.
I want to focus more of my time at home on my daughter in the next year, but how that’ll work with maintaining the blog and a handful of niche sites, I don’t know. Lots of things I’d like to do, but never enough time for them all.
I hope you’ve all had a great 2007, and have an even better 2008!