As we approach towards the end of the year, it is that time were you should stop for a moment and look back to see what you have achieved during 2011. I for one, like to take advantage of this period to spend more quality time with my family and to reflect on the past, the present and at all possible plan for the future.
Before I move forward, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all you who have supported me during 2011. It may sound early, but I don’t see why wait much longer :).
For 2011 I can’t really complain. I have set a plan late 2010 and stuck to it. Obviously as time went by, the actions I took had to be adjusted based on some reality check, but all in all I am satisfied with the results. I have met new people, had the opportunity to create new projects, increased my client base, and most importantly, strengthen even further the relationships I already had.
Recap Of Top Blog Posts 2011
Loyal readers aside, search engines have been friendly with iBlogzone during 2011 (hope it stays that way, lol). The following posts have consistently ranked well throughout the year and if you have missed some of them, here are some, along with my favorite ones (the last one is great, lol):
- The Best SEO Tools, SEO WordPress Plugins For 2011 Part 1
- The Best SEO Tools, SEO WordPress Plugins For 2011 Part 2
- The Best SEO Tips And Practices For 2011
- Google Releases Best SEO Tips Ever
- How To Set Up Google Authorship Markup With rel=author, Real Simple Way
- How Much Does Google AdSense Pay You?
- Make Money With Google’s Affiliate Network
- Speed Up, Boost Your Home Based Business With CloudFlare
- The Best Sites For Guest Posting Opportunities
The Present – Reflection
With some effort from my part, towards the final days of 2011, I intend to review most of what I did on 2011 that did and did not work well for me. It is always good to reflect a bit on what you did in the past as they are indicators of what should you be doing next. I might go on “busy” mode and reflect on just about everything. The results will form part of my plan for 2012.
Definitely going to continue with my online ventures – that’s a given. Perhaps, I will get rid of some other underperforming niche sites and focus on what are giving the best results. I do have two or three projects, that may see the light of day, sometime during the first quarter of 2012. In addition, I am seriously thinking of creating a travel niche related site sometime during the second quarter to take advantage of those last minute holidays. We’ll see.
For iBlogzone, my intentions have not changed and I will continue with what I have been doing since its inception, help as much as possible anyone who is looking to venture with building an online business, home based or otherwise :).
While I am at it, I would like for you to let me know if there is something in particular that you want me to write about next. That will help me a great deal and will be greatly appreciated.
That’s it! Thanks again to you all and a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year.. To your success!
18 thoughts on “Top Blog Posts Of 2011, Reflection”
Lye Kuek Hin
This year really seen me grows as a blogger as i have better time management, better SEO results and better traffic(though it’s still low compared to big blogs). Most important thing is our blog is moving forward and i can see yours are moving in a fast pace too. Here’s to a better 2012.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy your holidays.
Sharon Hurley Hall
Happy holidays to you, DiTesco. I’m glad to hear iBlogZone is on your active list; I’ve had some great advice both from the site and you personally this year – thanks!
I accept that all of them were excellent but the one that i really enjoyed was ‘The Best SEO Tips And Practices For 2011’ as far a beginner like me is concerned, there were some excellent tips!
sam @ goa carnival
Cool seems you teach very well in this article what is the importance of SEO in bloggers life and how they can do much more things for best PR in search engines.
2011 was year of achievements and see dreams coming true. I am very happy at the end of it. Little bit confuse because now I am preparing to play on big around. Working in Zend Framework, planning to launch something big in local market and making my place in blogosphere
This year was surely full of ups/downs. I hope next year will be good for every one. Good luck to you as well and thanks for sharing the above post’s. I’ll have a look on all of them.
Thanks Sahil and good luck to you too!
Expect good and positive and it will happen… I learn a lot from your blogs and I expect more useful article for the coming new year.
Thanks David and will do my best to do better next year 🙂
Happy to be back and commenting on your blog. After a big shift in my focus I will be a regular reader again.
You have achieved some amazing things this year. I like your note also of releasing underperforming/outgrown areas of your life. This is exactly what happened to me 2 months ago.
I was focused on too many things: my cash gifting opportunity, my inspirational quotes, my law of attraction blog. This diluted my message and confused my audience. Even though my gifting team grew nicely I worked like an absolute dog to make it happen, which was unnecessary. So I released the quotes and LOA stuff, focused entirely on CG and I am having great success with it, without going bonkers to do it 😉
Keep up the great work/play Di Tesco. I look forward to reading your blog and picking up valuable insight again.
Hi Ryan. It is good to see you back 🙂 I think that focusing our efforts on “things” that perform is really a wise move. I had way too many “niche” sites that I thought that were going to make it, but sadly, for many reasons, it was all but a success. You are right, rather than wasting my time on those, I shifted my focused on this blogs business model and other sites, and fortunately they are now on the right track.
I will be seeing you around for sure and I wish you much success with your online endeavors. You are going to rock on 2012 🙂
2011 was the year lot of up’s and down’s in politics. I hope 2012 good for everyone and show his countless blessings,paece and love, prosperity upon every people.and nothing repeat the 2011.
This report about your achievements can definitely impress everyone! That’s great that you have already had such results! Hope that next year you’ll get more inspiration and as a result more excellent posts
2011 could’ve derailed me, but it didn’t. There was very little planning – when you have cancer, you quickly learn that your plans are not your own, and you might as well be flexible ’cause there’s just no fighting it.
Fortunately, I’ll ring in 2012 with nothing worse than a lingering cold (and with any luck, I’ll have shaken THAT before Christmas). So, top of my list is to get back on track, formulate a few key goals (nothing elaborate – name of the game is to prioritize and succeed), and see what 2012 brings.
High on my list, though:
Read back issues and use iBlogZone as the useful tool it is…
Get my websites to at least support themselves. That would be super. 😉
HI Holly. If there is anyone I know that is a “fighter” that would be you. You have gone through a great deal and I am convinced that you will get “back on track” with a bang. Actually, winning the “surviving” the blog contest of Kiesha is a great way to “restart”, lol. Will see you around for sure and here’s to a wonderful 2012 filled with joy and success 🙂
Well don on your achievements in 2011 and good luck in 2012. You are definitely doing the right thing in regards of lesson learnt process. In my experience, I learnt a lot from my mistakes but learnt much more from my successes.
Merry Christmas and happy new year 🙂
Excellent posts. All the best for 2012.
I hope you had a great Christmas DiTesco. It’s a great time to spend it with family and friends.
I had a pretty good 2011 and I’m looking forward to 2012. Sure did go past quickly though. I sure hope 2012 isn’t in such a rush so that I can savour it a lot more 😉
I hope you and yours a happy and prosperous New Year.
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