1. Provide a link to your post from last year’s Pet Blogger Challenge so we can refresh our memories.
2. What do you consider the most important goals you set out in last year’s post?
3. Have you made progress toward those goals, or have your goals changed over the past year?
I definitely have more readers, but far fewer than I’d like. The readers I have are very loyal and supportive and I feel I’ve built a little community for myself… but my numbers really are quite tiny.
4. Has your opinion of blogging on a schedule or as the spirit moves you changed? Which are you doing now? Do you still worry about lost traffic, momentum, etc?
I have become even more aware of how important blogging regularly is, but that doesn’t mean I do it. 😦 I think once or twice a week should be the minimum, and there have been months where I put up two posts. That doesn’t engender readership.
5. Are you generating income from your blog? Has this changed since last year?
Nope and nope.
If you are generating income, how (e.g. sponsor ads, affiliate relationships, spokesperson opportunities)?If not currently, do you hope to in the future — and how?
I think I’ve given up on that one.
6. Have your likes and dislikes about blogging changed since last year?
Last year I wasn’t reading other blogs, as I hadn’t found them yet. For a while I very much enjoyed reading, commenting, and building relationships. Then I found how easy it was to get overwhelmed and your blog folder spiral out of control. Deleting other people’s posts without reading them makes me feel guilty, and leaving them to be read “eventually” makes me feel pressured… This is a hobby, not a job, and it’s a delicate balance between being fun and being a burden.
7. Overall, are you pleased with the progress you made in 2011?
I love the new friends I have made, and hope to meet some of these people in real life one day!
8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2012?
If I can get into a better writing groove, maybe I can get more readers… or maybe I’ll just plug along and hope to be consistently entertaining for the loyal coterie of readers I have.