加入我们Facebook Community

Planning for the Year Ahead: My Approach on dPS and ProBlogger

Posted ByDarren Rowse 1st of February 2013 Featured Posts,视频文章 0 Comments

I’ve had a lot of questions about the process my team and I go through to plan for a new year of blogging on dPS and ProBlogger, so I’ve put together a bit of an explanation of what happened at our recent planning day:

Although we didn’t have a detailed agenda to work through on the day, our review of the blogs’ current position considered four main areas:

  1. 内容:we looked at the publication rates and types of content, the feedback we got on certain posts, and more.
  2. Community:including comment quality, community signups, and so on.
  3. Stats:在这里,我们考虑交通质量和数量,visitor types, traffic sources, etc.
  4. 营利:我们怎么做,什么其他的可能性都存在,我们可以利用的?


This helped us actually begin to schedule things into the blog calendars for the year—product launches, events, and other activities.

One great advantage of planning 12 months in advance is that it allows us to set some goals, and define the steps we’ll take toward them that will help us generate some momentum with the blogs and our readers—momentum that should, we hope, help us achieve the goals we’d identified.

Delegating responsibilities for various tasks also helped give us a sense that we could actually achieve our dreams for the next 12 months.

The planning day also let us identify gaps in the schedule that would give us the opportunity to try new things—community initiatives, monetization approaches, and so on—or plan time for breaks for our team members to recharge.

I’d love to hear how you approach a new year of blogging. So once you’ve watched the video, do let us know your how you handle planning in the comments.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor ofProBlogger Blog Tipsand数码摄影学校. Learn more about himhereand connect with him onTwitter,Facebook,Google+的andLinkedIn.
  1. 达伦 - 感谢分享此信息!很有见地和大家有用宝宝博客在那里:)

    我不得不承认,我有罪的不是做事情有计划在2013年我有什么我要完成一些模糊的想法,但我还没有坐下来,把它们放在一起在一个有凝聚力的,计划的方式。这给了我一个框架,这样做的 - 更不用说跳入-的屁股提醒我需要做出规划的优先事项:)

  2. 瑞恩说: 02/01/2013 at 2:10 am


    Been following for years and I’ve been disappointed that for a while the site effectively became what I would call an “article marketing site”, there for people to try and get a guest post/link back to their site. And because of this the site has had no real identity, to me at least.


    Really excited for what’s to come…

  3. 伟大的视频,谢谢达伦。


    Thanks for sharing!

  4. 你好,达伦。2013年我的计划是要流利rhythm production of quality content, which is something I still can not determine. Last year I discovered what it was about my blog. Now I’m trying to at least create content regularly. There is, I think, a great difficulty among brazilian bloggers in stipulate goals and objectives and there is not so much discussion about this issue. Anyway, good luck in planning.

  5. We started a new blog niche, different from the tech-geeking. We wanted to share our experience about blogging, we delegated the old and consistently running blogs, and focused on how to grow new projects. We are still on the line anyway. The video gives more inspiration, I think we need to re-shuffle the plans here.

  6. 12 months out is quite a bit for commitment but I definitely see where you’re coming from especially since you can setup those long-term goals. I generally do about 6 months worth of planning at a time just to be sure I can stay flexible in the event something pops up or if I need to shift focus due to travel.

  7. Great video! As the saying goes “failed to plan is plan to fail”, I guess the on-going challenge is to keep up with the plan.

    2. Finding ways to attract more traffics.


  8. 我觉得您的网站上创建的势头是非常非常重要的。此外,它好像你的进程真的很好。我承认,我有点难过,你不采取任何更多的客人博客,但我尊重这一点。

    Keep up the great blog!


  9. Darren, thanks for your info! I love to read your plan. Maybe my plan this year is to learn to write blog content in two languages (English + Indonesia), because I live in Indonesia and I also want to learn to write English. I did this step because I want to learn many things about the content and monetize blogs in various languages.

  10. You really dialed that in. It’s the simple principles that worked for people that have already been where we are heading and desire to be that we should pay close attention to.

  11. Increasing the comment quality is a very important factor to consider. I never even thought about it until I read your post here. It seems that many bloggers focus on the number of comments as opposed to the quality of the comments.

  12. 这是很好的听到更多的重心正在计划在高质量的内容达伦。



    I really admire that you’ve set out in writing and in video what changes you intend and why. Coming out the trenches occasionally and being transparent is something a lot of other bloggers can learn from.



  13. 你好达伦...。大听到你的计划。我花了很多时间抓取您ProBlogger网站的帮助和提示。yabo娱乐我是新的博客和我的计划,今年是尝试,并从中赚了一些钱和一般改善它的外观和吸引更多的读者。如果有人对我来说任何建议,请联系我通过该网站。感谢,并有一个伟大的赛季。


  14. 在此之前,在这样一个完美的时间。谢谢。从潜水到互联网......来传播你的翅膀。这是一个旅程,你帮助我们保持在正确的轨道上。保持博客和共享。- 创业板!

  15. Amazing Video Darren
    Eventually i started Blogging this year so I won’t be having great goals as you are having regarding Traffic but I will surely concentrate over Quality of articles. Thanks

  16. 我觉得您的网站上创建的势头是非常非常重要的。
    I will admit that I am a bit sad that your not taking any more guest blogging,
    but I can respect this.


  17. 我真的很喜欢学习,看的过程中别人怎样进步,如何展开,所以我很高兴听到你提到从独奏初学者你过渡到一个团队中工作。我才开始写博客今年,所以我还在学习我的手艺和流量。我大部分的重点是:1)坚守不管我写和2)发现了我喜欢写作/共享之最。我有很多想法/利益,所以我很容易分心。我也将离开现在的工作更侧重于博客/业务。

  18. Good article and well framed. Increasing the comment quality is a very important factor to consider. I never even thought about it until I read your post here. Thanks.

  19. Yes, it is very helpful when you have a clear cut idea about what to do. For this year, I have planned to create more quality content and bring stability to my site. Though, I am bit confused with my SEO approach. Being motivated throughout the year is also important for me.

  20. Thanks Darren, last year was the first year I made money on my blog so I realised this year I need to start treating it more like a business. Plan the way I would a business and take things a bit more seriously if I want to make a living from my blog. By having a map, content, community etc and brainstorming it yearly it can be really helpful to set the goals and see the progress each year.

  21. i never make plans for future of my blogging. plan according to day :)

  22. 感谢您对这部影片的给我的东西去思考我自己的博客。
    I think it is good to plan for the long term and look into ways of growing traffic steadily, as the saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

  23. 感谢您对这部影片的给我的东西去思考我自己的博客。
    I think it is good to plan for the long term and look into ways of growing traffic steadily, as the saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

  24. One thing I am improving is building my platform as a writer. Yes, I do have marketing projects but I’ve started getting more into traditional publications. In many ways I feel like I am starting from scratch with my business, but I guess that’s part of the fun! :-)

  25. Nice video. I think that you are going on the right way for your blogs but you should take out your time to write for it. :(

  26. Thanks for the video, Darren! My personal plan is to write consistent contents for my new blog, increase traffic and start monetizing it. I’m currently going quite well with it. I hope I get success :)


  27. This was very helpful information for me. Thank you Darren. I’m setting plans in my head as I type… Thank you! Nancy

  28. 这是很好的计划提前一年。Thinking for long terms can make us more successful.

  29. Thanks Darren, just what I needed :-) I was always wondering how others do it. While I am working week by week I also already set the one or other monthly or quarterly goal. I think these are pretty nice to have though so you always have something to look forward to.

  30. Darren – you make it sound so simple and easy – I love reading and listening to your stuff!

  31. This means your looking out for us. And I thank you for that.




    Alexander John

  32. As someone who is new to blogging, this is a great resource and gave me a lot to think about. You have given me some good ideas as to how to be more strategic in my planning. I would love to hear from others on what you think are the most important things to do in year 1 of your blog?

  33. 伟大的文章!这是很好的计划提前一年。

A Practical Podcast… to Help You Build a Better Blog


A Practical Podcast…