You can check out the post here, Youth Ministry Media’s Goals for 2013.  I love being able to work through a plan, and execute it.  Here are the goals for the year, and I am looking for help to accomplish them!

Here is the update for february:

1.  Have 2000 facebook follows.   

  • Currently 1,039. 1,101  It is slowly moving along.  We are waiting expectantly for the new Facebook update!

2. 15,000 hits per month.  

  • In February we it 5,948.  We have seen a Drop. We are already seeing this increase in March to hit closer to 10,000.  I need to spend more time on quality content.  I feel like I have hit a blogging wall.  This gets tiring.

3. 30,000 twitter followers.  

  • Currently at, 22,433.  22,569.  I love twitter, and I feel like we are still building this.  One rule I have followed is that I will follow any youth pastor who is following me.

4. Build my email list to 1500. 

  • Currently at 635.  This list is slowing down.  I need to think of creative ways to connect with this community better.

5. Write 2 more ebooks.  I am going to write one ebook called, “31 days to build a better youth ministry”, and another one on using/developing a texting system with digital download.  I am not sure if I will sell these ebooks, or release them for free!  

  • Next ebook to drop in July, and the other one in September.

6.   Comment 10 times a week on different blogs.  Done!  I need to read more posts.  Know of anyone that I need to read?

7. Use google+ better!  

  • I am going to use this sparingly.  I am not going to build a strategy.  I don’t get any traffic as it is.


This is a ton of work.  I feel like things are going well, and I love being able to have a writing outlet.  Thanks for all your support.  I really do love this community!

Those are my goals this year! What do you think?  What are the goals for your website? 

  • It’s interesting that you had a drop in traffic in February because I did too. It’s now picking up again but it had me worried there for a while. And as for Google+, I’ve been experimenting with it a bit lately and I will keep on doing that for a while, but so far I’m not getting any traffic out of it. Obviously, that’s not the only reason to ‘be’ there but still.

    • We had a drop in February as well. It’s interesting to see those charts of global internet traffic, and the patterns of internet use as a whole does fluctuate month to month. Weird that february was low this year, it was so high last year.

    • Thanks for the comment Rachel. It was a weird month. I am glad to be on the upswing. I always wonder if people are sick of hearing me yet! haha.

  • Agree with you and Rachel about g+. Maybe Jeremy Smith could enlighten us all on the strategy he has behind it, but facebook, twitter, and pinterest still reign supreme. I’ve been reading a lot about email subscribers being the only real subscribers you have, though, so might be changing our strategy with that.

    • We could all learn from Jeremy about google+. Email lists are the way to go!

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