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Looking Back at Post a Day 2011 — How’d You Do?

Remember when you first decided to take on the Post a Day/Week Challenge?

Well, you made it to the end — congratulations! Now is the perfect time to reflect on your 2011 in blogging, and your goals for 2012.

Here are eleven questions to help you determine your blogging strategy for the new year:

  1. Why did you start the Post a Day/Week Challenge?
  2. Describe the state of your blog at the time you started the challenge.
  3. How did your blog evolve over the course of the challenge?
  4. Did you post as often as you had hoped? Why or why not?
  5. What type of blogging strategy works best for you?
  6. If you could go back to the beginning, what would you do differently?
  7. What are you most proud of accomplishing this year?
  8. Name 3 great blogs you discovered through the challenge.
  9. What surprised you about the challenge?
  10. What advice would you give to others who want to blog regularly?
  11. What are your blogging goals for 2012?

Don’t forget to use the postaday2011 tag to make it easy for others to find your 2011 reflection when browsing the latest in postaday2011 posts!

Happy New Year from all of us at The Daily Post!

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  1. I have really loved doing the Postaday. I started my blog in March of 2011. I joined the Postaday2011 in late July. I decided within a couple of weeks to catch up and do the posts for every day—meaning I went back to the beginning of the year. I caught up by September (yeah, high need for playing fair and for completion). During 2011 I have posted 522 posts. I have had more than 8,400 visits from people looking at my blog. I owe that ALL to the postaday and postaweek community. I have learned much. Hoping there will be postaday2012. Here is my analysis for this prompt: http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/looking-back-at-post-a-day-2011-howd-you-do/

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  2. Does blogging a day means a post a day? I seemed to be blogging close to everyday! My husband even suspected I’ve got an addiction to WordPress. Haha.. As much as I try to blog everyday and post everyday, many other things on hand simple bogged me down. But I’m glad I did not give up and I’m still blogging about my life. Cheers to 2012! To everyone, have a smashing good year!

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    1. Hi eMoTuRtLeT84, I kind of like the word “smashing”… Have a smashing good year to you too. All the best in 2012 to you and to everyone here! 🙂

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  3. Anyone else looking to continue the challenge into 2012? I wasn’t 100% successful in my 2011 challenge, but I did well enough. To keep up the momentum I’m continuing with postaweek2012 on my book blog. Hope to see some others join up (even if it’s not a real wordpress endorsed challenge!)

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  4. Why did you start the Post a Day/Week Challenge?
    Describe the state of your blog at the time you started the challenge.
    How did your blog evolve over the course of the challenge?
    Did you post as often as you had hoped? Why or why not?
    What type of blogging strategy works best for you?
    If you could go back to the beginning, what would you do differently?

    Hello Mates,

    i started my blog towards the end of July 2011 when i stumbled across post a day/a week challenge. i didn’t post every single day but more like when a topic interest me. my blog was very new to the blogosphere and i was trying to balance both my blog as well as my interactions with other bloggers. in the beginning of blogging i had no idea what my writing style would be like but i slowing discovering my writing voice, which we all have. my goal was to post every day but with other life responsibilities it didnt happen but GO 2012! i really haven’t figured out my blogging strategy outside of posting about what interest me for that day. i am trying not to take it too serious and be myself. i have found while i am trying to figure out my writing style i would lose my focus the content that interest me versus the increase of my stats. if i could do it all over again i would interact and get to know others versus finding ways to market my blog only. in 2012, i am focus on getting to know others, their passions, networking and building virtual relationships with people of all interest.

    –I look forward to my journey and the journey of WordPress Post a day/week…im going to keep my finger cross and stay focused!

    mannie http://www.theabsolutemost.com

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  5. Is there going to be a post a day 2012? I was late discovering this in 2011 but am up for it now!
    One thing I would really like to know is how to get featured on ‘freshly pressed’ how does that work?

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  6. This is my fist post but after reading everyones post I now believe that I can do the ‘blogging ” thing. I guess in my mind I was making blogging more difficult than what it really is. I look forward to being apart of the WP family in 2012 and hope to post daily like most of you. Thanks again for all of your comments!

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  7. I enjoyed postaweek2011. I didn’t manage every week, but thought it was a brilliant idea and found some lovely bloggers in the process.
    Nice people at WordPress,can we have postaweek2012 please?

    Happy New Year

    Dee

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  8. I just started a blog. I could use some help if anyone can help me. I would like to know how to make my blog better and how to get more traffic, etc.
    Visit my blog and let me know what I can do to make it better! Thanks!

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  9. Just started a similar blog where I post about, well anything frankly, every day.
    Very reassuring to see you, and so many others, have managed to do this!

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