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2009 Review–Accomplishments and Plans for 2010

by Jennifer on December 31, 2009

By Jennifer Blanchard

Happy New Year’s Eve!

For today’s post, I wanted to do a recap of the year Procrastinating Writers had. I also want to share with you some of the plans I have for the blog for 2010.

Procrastinating Writers made some pretty huge accomplishments this year.

Here are the 10 I’m most proud of:

  • Grew traffic from 0 visits a month to 5,042 visits a month.
  • Jane Friedman, the publisher and editorial director of the Writer’s Digest brand community, linked to three of my posts in her weekly “Best Tweets for Writers” blog posts.
  • Best-selling author, Larry Brooks, became an advocate for this blog by regularly commenting, recommending it to his Storyfix.com readers and nominating it for the Writer’s Digest “101 Best Writing Blogs” list. (Larry has a guest post coming next week, too!)
  • I successfully maintained a posting schedule of three posts a week. (Talk about overcoming procrastination!)
  • I wrote one of the most popular guest posts on Copyblogger.com this year.
  • My Twitter following (@ProcrastWriter) went from 0 to 1,151 followers, organically.
  • I successfully helped more than 50 writers cross the NaNoWriMo finish line with my 30 Days of NaNo Tips for Procrastinating Writers e-newsletter.
  • I launched a monthly Procrastinating Writers newsletter (the first edition will be debuting in January).
  • I launched the very first “How I Overcame My Procrastination This Year” essay contest. (Today’s the final day to submit your essay!)
  • The blog received a re-design, including a new logo and header, and moved from a blogspot.com address to a unique URL.

Plans for 2010
I’m so amazed and proud of the year Procrastinating Writers had in 2009. And I’m going to keep the momentum going in 2010.

Here are some of the goals and plans I have for the blog for 2010:

  • Grow Procrastinating Writers from 5,042 visits a month to 50,000 visits a month.
  • Launch my first e-book (coming early 2010).
  • Create more video posts.
  • Maintain the monthly newsletter.
  • Have the second-annual Procrastinating Writers essay contest.
  • Create a second round of the 30 Days of NaNo Tips newsletter.

And my personal writing goals and plans are as follows:

  • Attend Blog World 2010.
  • Launch two additional procrastination-focused blogs.
  • Finish re-writing my novel, Celebrity Soulmate.
  • Publish Celebrity Soulmate.
  • Start giving writing workshops in person and via the Web.

I have quite the year ahead of me…and I’m so glad to have you here on the journey with me.

Your readership means so much to me. You are the reason I have been able to write and maintain this blog for almost two years now.

I can’t thank you enough for all the love and support you’ve given Procrastinating Writers.

I couldn’t do this without you.

Thanks for reading, and may 2010 be your best writing year yet.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brittany December 31, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Wow, it’s amazing how much you’ve accomplished with the blog this year. Congratulations!

This is a great blog, and I can’t wait for the newsletter! 🙂

2 Megs - Scattered Bits December 31, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Congrats to you and all you have done! I know a blog is wonderful for overcoming procrastination, but to help so many others do the same thing and get their butts writing is wonderful.

And know that even when I don’t comment, I read faithfully.

3 Laura Lee Bloor January 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Congrats, Jen! I’m so happy for you — Procrastinating Writers is amazing! I love your goals for 2010, too. I’m looking forward to your newsletter.

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