January 4, 2010

Stretch Goal for Electronic Village Blog


2010. First year of the new decade. A time for all villagers, including me, to take a close look at our goals and aspirations for 2010. Valorie Burton, a life coach and speaker, wrote,

"I challenge you to set a goal that stretches you - and as a result, excites you enough that you are spurred to action. A stretch goal is like a weight you use to tone your soul. It brings you joy. It develops your character. It taps into your strengths. Stretching doesn't always have to come from unwanted challenges. Stretching also happens when you choose to challenge yourself to grow and experience untapped potential."
Ms. Burton shared three (3) questions to start the new year:
  1. What vision feels just beyond your reach?
  2. What specific, measurable and time-sensitive goal would bring me closer to that vision?
  3. Who will you tell?
I am going to determine stretch goals in the personal, business and blogging spheres of my life. The personal and business goal-setting will be dealt with offline. However, I will share my blogging stretch goals with you here online.
  1. What vision feels just beyond your reach? - My vision is for this blog, Electronic Village, to become one of the top-rated Black-owned blogs in cyberspace.
  2. What specific, measurable and time-sensitive goal would bring me closer to that vision? - Electronic Village will be in the top 5,000 overall blogs as measured by Technorati by the end of the year. We're currently the 7,243 ranked blog in the world with our Technorati Authority ranking of 440. This blog will strive to move up 200 spots per month.
  3. Who will you tell? - We will share our progress with you at the beginning of each month.
We need your help. If you are a blogger ... please be liberal in your link-love with our blog. In fact, I wonder if any other bloggers want to join me in setting stretch blogging goals for 2010?
If you are not a blogger ... please consider subscribing to our blog!

Also, I wouldn't mind any advice from you on ways that this blog can improve itself. We are open to change!

9 comments:

Shelia said...

Go for it Villager! "Press towards the mark of the prize for the high calling..."

Villager said...

Happy New Year Shelia! Have you decided where you want to take your blog this year?

Villager said...

All - We're making our move! Electronic Village blog is now ranked #7010 by Technorati! Our authority moved up a point to 441 today...

Iceman said...

I'll be right there with you in 2010! Let's do this.

Villager said...

Iceman - Asante sana! Do you track any metrics for your blog on a regular basis?

Villager said...

Villagers - Technorati updates its metrics on a daily basis. Electronic Village is now ranked #6,896...

Villager said...

Villagers - Electronic Village blog is now ranked by Technorati as #4,266 overall...

I'm shocked that we made it to the top 5,000 so quickly in the new year. I hope we can maintain this level on consistent basis...

Villager said...

All - I'm stunned by the rapid rise of this blog over the past week. We set a goal of trying to get in the Top 5,000 overall blogs last week ...

...today it turns out that our blog is ranked #3,285 in the world according to Technorati. Our authority moved up to 516 today...

...are you tracking your blogs?

Villager said...

All - ...today our blog is ranked #2,079 in the world according to Technorati. Our authority moved up to 559 today...

My thanx to all villagers that have been visiting us over the past two weeks. I hope you find reasons to come back again in the future.