In the Monday post, Danny had some handy ideas for helping your blog rise above the masses in the new year. And that got me thinking.
What we would we do without New Year’s?
I see it a lot this time of year. Clients send slightly frantic emails. They want site redesigns, a new theme, a big list of fixes. And when do they want it? By the first of the year, of course.
Suddenly those things we’ve been putting off rear their ugly heads, and we say, “Damn, another year gone by.”
We don’t save everything for the new year, but those major milestones seem perfect for January 1. Whether it’s psychological or not, it’s a reality. It’s time for a clean slate. Lose the weight. Shed the excess baggage on our blogs. Time to refresh, reflect, redirect or replenish.
So where am I going with this?
I just started just thinking, what would happen if it wasn’t January 1 this coming Sunday?
If New Year’s Took a Holiday
All those crappy looking WordPress blogs out there wouldn’t get a new look.
Many blogs still wouldn’t work on mobile.
A number of well-read blogs would keep attracting readers but the bloggers would continue to make no money from them.
Posts would still be scheduled erratically, without any plan.
Lots of bloggers would still struggle with hosting companies that suck and have lousy customer service.
And, finally, hundreds, if not thousands of WordPress designers and developers would have to take jobs at McDonalds and Starbucks.
The world of blogging would end as we know it.
Now, get busy on your blog’s goals so you can conquer the world in 2012. You know you want to.