My 2009 Financial, Blogging, and Personal Goals

Blogging Goals

  • Write at least 3 valuable posts a week DONE
  • Continue providing deals and money-saving ideas here and via Twitter. DONE
  • Continue growing traffic by 15-20% per month FAIL
  • Grow subscribers to 2,500 by December 31, 2009 – Subscribe FAIL
  • Double the monthly blog income by December 31, 2009 through diverse sources FAIL

Personal Goals

  • Sleep more (odd thing to say for a guy who’s about to become a Dad) FAIL
  • Spend more time with family and friends EVEN
  • Develop better time management skills (write faster) FAIL
  • Learn to converse in Spanish FAIL
  • Run another half marathon FAIL

The personal goals are a bit generic, but they’ll have to do. Also, could someone please loan me a couple of extra hours each day? That would really help. :)

What are your goals for 2009? Share them in the comments below…

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  1. Nice list PT. I’m with you on the sleep and Spanish. Maybe if I multi-task with osmosis, I can kill 2 birds w/1 stone!

  2. Gotta buy a house so I can stop living at work, literally. Specifically a 2-family; when the other half is rented, it will just about take care of the mortgage payment.
    Stretch goal: get certified in financial management…something I already do for work, but get grossly underpaid for.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Some ambitious goals you have set for yourself. The learning to converse in Spanish is something that I have been thinking about for many years. I have learned a little bit but not enough to have a full out conversation.

  4. @JFunk – yeah, I don’t think the wife would like me blaring Spanish lesson during the night. Guess I could wear earphones.

    @J – Looking forward to hearing about your home purchase. Sounds like a neat investment too.

    @Studenomics – Yeah, gotta set the bar high. We’ll see where I land when it’s all said and done. I’m sure life will throw some kinks in the plan, but it might also throw us a bone.

  5. Millionaire Acts says:

    I also had blogged about my personal financial goals and wish list for this year 2009. I hope that we could all achieve our own goals and really hoping for the better this year 2009.

  6. PTM: it was good read. Good luck for 2009.

    Best Regards,

  7. @Millionaire Acts – Thanks for stopping by and for the comments.

    @Dividend Tree – Thanks! Right back at ya!