March was a strange month and while I think that most of my goals fell short of where they should have, it wasn’t all that bad. There are also some changes to my January goals which should be noted. Most specifically, I will never meet my Textbroker goals as I’ll only be doing select writing at that site. The bulk of the work I originally planned to do there will be done at Blogmutt instead. In addition, the Skyword goals are shot to hell because frankly, there are not enough new articles to warrant setting any kind of goal there so we’ll just count any articles done there as a bonus. Finally, for blogging purposes, my portfolio blog can now be found on the new “dedicated” domain name and I’ve merged No Scam Work at Home with this blog. I am now committed to two to three posts per week versus one a day because frankly, I don’t find I have that much to say!! So with all of that said, let’s take a peek at goals versus what I said in January:
- Blogs – the idea was to update the portfolio blog more frequently which I have been doing. During March, I added some 30 pieces to the portfolio so that keeps me on the right track. I also managed to get 14 posts done to this blog which is not as good as I’d like it to be but passable. Overall, because I made a lot of changes this past month to these blogs this is probably all I could expect to have accomplished.
- Writing – while I did not manage to get anything done at Textbroker this month, I was able to get A LOT of posts done at Blogmutt. In fact, I was able to post 62 new articles from March 1 to March 31 (plus 5 drafts). This number actually meets the goals I originally set for Textbroker (e.g., 2 per day) so I was very happy with that. This was not a good month for Writer Access, there seemed to be far less work than usual and I only managed to get 17 articles for the entire month, though my goals were 2-5 weekly so technically I guess I met that goal. Finally, Helium wound up with 7 new articles this month so that’s well in line with my original goals.
- Microtasks – While I didn’t do much with Croud Cloud this month, I did a fair amount of things on Amazon so I was able to stockpile some funds for my next book – I actually bought Life of Pi during March.
- Social Media – Many of you have read about my War with Twitter. This is still being worked on (shocked right?) so until this is resolved my Twitter may need to remain stagnant for a while. However, I’m still trying to stay somewhat engaged by using Hoot Suite it’s just not as rewarding. I also posted about 30 items to RedGage so that falls within my guidelines for accomplishments.
Overall, March was a mixed month for reaching goals and as you can see I had to change and modify. That’s one important thing to remember is that when you create a plan, make sure it’s flexible enough to allow for changes. I’m pretty happy with the overall accomplishments in March and I”m hoping that April is even better. I also did work for 2 private clients during this time so that was even better! Onward and upward to April!