You might have read the post of launching my own blog site. It’s taken me about 3 months to set it up with 18 posts. I spent considerable time working on the aspects like the format, widgets, promotional banners, testing different ad networks, and so on. In spite of all these, I am glad I could write 18 posts in my blog, although my target was 20. After all this, it’s time to shift the focus on other important stuff to be done before applying for Adsense.

Target Posts

I am not going to go all out publishing articles. I can’t do that in the first place, because I am not that kind of a writer who can create posts whenever he wants to. But I have a modest target that is just enough to have a decent case while applying for Adsense. This month I plan to publish 7 more articles and take the total count to 25. And by the end of next three months, I would like to have a total of 50 articles in my blog.

Target Traffic

This is more important to me than the number of posts. I’m getting traffic now, in fact it’s better than I expected. But still it needs to improve. Until now I was just sharing links with my online friends, and in a couple of forums. I just share posts on twitter from the new account under my blog’s name. But I still have a very few followers, so ย need to work on that. I’ve a good number of organic traffic, which is encouraging. However, I have set a target to myself to achieve at least 2000 monthly pageviews and 200 monthly unique visitors to my site by the end of March.

Target Social Media

I’ve set up Facebook and Twitter accounts for Being Blunt. As I said, I’ve been sharing posts on twitter, but I need to get more followers and get more active. Also, I need to work on Facebook, StumbleUpon and Reddit. The next three months my focus will be fully on social media promotion. ย If I am successful in this step, all the hard work done in the past 3 months will pay off.ย The next three months of social media presence and promotion is crucial for me to achieve the second target of traffic.

I just hope everything goes well and I get that prized possession of an Adsense account!!