It has been well over a year of blogging. In that time I have learned much, I have been both encouraged and discouraged.
But this is merely the beginning.
What is the purpose of blogging? Don’t you think that there has to be a point to it? Even if it is to keep you 3 family members involved in some distant land there is a purpose.
My purpose is to connect with like minded people; in this blog’s case – with people who want to make films, especially those that also make use of Social Media to facilitate and achieve this. Ultimately what I do here is intentional in making those connections and hence working towards encouraging engagement.
Also a big influence is my relationship with God and my work in the Church to provide Video expertise and content.
So with that in mind here are my goals for 2010:
- Non Template Theme: I already have the Thesis Theme waiting and ready to go when I self host. This way I can make this blog truly representative of my personality and creativity.
- 200 Subscribers: I have almost 50 subscribers, it has been like that for a while. But to really have a wider audience I need to have a consistent readership, one way is to improve on the number of subscribers. To this end I will be pimping and driving subscriptions.
- 1000 comments: For me this is the ultimate indicator of success in a blog. I understand that Twitter, Facebook Notes and RSS readers actually damped this somewhat. But I would trade 100,000 visits for 100 comments. This is what drive engagement. To achieve this I need to look into my style of writing as well as the content I publish.
- Community: More of an abstract goal that could be measured by subscription and comments. But it would be an ultimate win to say that synapticlight was a community not a blog.
Please join we and be a part of this community.