One of our objectives with WP Daily is to be as transparent as possible with our community here – in fact, we hold this challenge in pretty high regard because it’s the undergirding of our manifesto; we want you to know what we’re up to so that you can become more intimate with our community.
So here are some of our “corporate” goals of 2013 that we’d love for you to help us achieve. Remember, we all win when we create more visibility, more passion, and more adoption of WordPress globally and we want to be a big part of that in 2013.
1. 1,000,000 Pageviews
The first metric is fairly straight-forward: We’d like to hit 1,000,000 total pageviews in 2013. This means that we have to steadily increase our traffic every single month, starting with 20,000 in January, 2013.
We’re obviously going to need your help, especially since this is a brand new blog and momentum can take time to build. If we can hit our stride come late Summer, 2013, then we’ll be on our way. I’ll keep you posted on how we’re doing every quarter so you can join in our quest for the 1MM.
What we need your help in doing:
- Blog about WP Daily – Share your thoughts about this property and what you hope it will accomplish.
- Share Us – On Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and whatever else you use. Let others knows. Share the posts that hit home with you the most.
- Calling All Designers! – Create your own custom-designed 125 x 125 pixel on your blog (or something larger). Show us your work and we’ll distribute it out to the public.
2. 1,000 Published Blog Posts
This one’s fairly straight-forward as well as we want to hit the ‘Publish’ button 1,000 times this year. But that shouldn’t be too hard – the hard part is that I’d like at least 100 of these published blog posts in 2013 to be from contributing authors and writers.
That means that you have to step up to the plate and think about writing for us. You’ve already seen some great examples of guest author work and we’d love for you to contribute as well.
- Consider writing about your experience with WordPress. We’re very open-handed at this point as we’re locking things down with our editorial process. Nothing is off-limits at this point in time.
- The benefits of guest posting are numerous, helping you personally gain more visibility and brand awareness. It’s mutual, let’s be honest.
- It’s a challenge. If you’re up for new challenges then consider using us for a test-bed. We’ll take your first ever guest post and rock it out.
3. Community Development
This one’s a bit more ambiguous as we’re not exactly sure how we want to build a robust community around WP Daily – that’s because we are essentially a signal of the much larger WordPress community worldwide. Questions of how we can “differentiate” are being constantly thrown around as well as making sure that we lose nothing through that differentiation.
We’ve been thinking about local and geographical meetups, seminars, workshops, and neat stuff like that – but those have been done before plenty of times. What I really need is a team of passionate community developers to help me brainstorm opportunities – perhaps you’re one of those “types” of people?
We’d like to look back on 2013 as we march into 2014 and say that we know more people (not just on the blog) than we did the following year and that we can sense the community growing and supporting one another. Sure, it’s a bit touchy-feely at this point but we hope to bring some legs to stand on as we move forward.
You Need Goals!
Having goals are an important part of how we’re going to do “business” so that we’re just not another “blog” out there (or Just Another WordPress Blog).
Do you have goals for 2013? What are they? Let us know in the comments!