2013 is the year I brought BloggerJet back to life. This is official.
And I’d like to start year 2014 with a brief overview of how the project has grown in a year.
If that is something you’re interested in – you’re welcome to read along.
(I’m writing this post for my own self in the first place, so I won’t mind if you just skip it)
Below is the list of things (big & small) that I’ve accomplished in 2013 here at BloggerJet:
1. Released The Free Email Course
It took me about two months of very hard work and I’m endlessly proud with the result that I’ve eventually produced. It’s a free email course called:
If you haven’t signed up for it yet, you’re really missing out.
I was able to grow traffic numbers of Photodoto photography blog by 500% in like 6 months and my email course outlines all the strategies that helped me achieve that.
2. Developed A WordPress Plugin
I’ve had this idea for a very-very long time and I’m super excited that I eventually did it!
TweetDis is my very first premium WordPress Plugin.
You can read about it in this article:
I’ve got some nice feedback on this plugin from a few A-list bloggers and in 2014 I’m going to add more features to it, as well as release a few more absolutely unique WordPress plugins.
3. Developed The “Strip The Blog” Tool
This tool was born out of my natural habit of spying on my blogging competitors. As I was running Photodoto I was regularly checking other big photography blogs to see which topics work best for them and “steal” them for our blog.
And then I thought how cool it would be to automate this process.
I told the idea to my good friend Max, who is a genius web developer and in a few months the first version of “Strip The Blog” Tool was released:
Again I’ve reached out to many A-list bloggers and gathered tons of feedback, which resulted in a second and improved version of the tool that you can see live today:
If you’re interested to learn more about “Strip The Blog” tool I recommend you to read the following articles:
- Brand New Tool To Discover Popular Articles On Competitor Blogs
- Behind The Scenes of “Strip The Blog” Tool First Upgrade
4. New Content Published
In 2013 I only wrote ten articles for BloggerJet. Eight of which were written in last four months.
I’m not really proud with my productivity here, but some of you may already know that I’m not the kind of guy who will write one post per day just for the sake of it.
I won’t ever click the “Add New Post” button unless I have something really meaningful to say.
And here are a few posts from 2013 that I’m quite proud of:
- Generating Blog Name Ideas & Launching A Blog. Scientific Approach.
- How To Hire Awesome Writers For Your Blog. The Not-So-Obvious Guide.
- Popup Email Form in WordPress Blog: 6 Tricks To Make Visitors Love It
Hope you’ve liked them just as much as I do.
5. Guest Writer On Board
Last year I was lucky enough to find one outstanding person to share authorship of BloggerJet. I’m sure you’ve noticed his articles here. His name is Ericson Ay Mires and he’s just amazing!
This guy is absolutely great in researching stuff and he sure knows how to present his findings well.
We’ve teamed up on writing a few very cool articles and I sincerely hope this is just the warmup of what we can do together.
My personal favourites from last year are:
- What Elite Internet Marketers Do With Their Bylines That You’re Missing Out
- The Hidden Treasures of 26 Famous Marketing Blogs
- 11 Vivid Examples of High Converting Popup Email Forms
And if you try to steal Ericson from me I will find you and kick your ass. I have 2 years of MMA trainings behind my back, so just keep away :)
6. BloggerJet & Foundertips Merged Together
He launched Foundertips, I’ve launched BloggerJet – and we were competing who can bring more traffic in 3 months.
After the race was over both blogs were kinda abandoned.
But as you can see, I brought BloggerJet back to life. And then I thought if Dainis could give me his Foundertips blog, since he didn’t seem to be willing to continue with it.
And he said “Yes“!
So we merged the two blogs together and you can now find articles from Foundertips here.
My traffic numbers went up and I’m endlessly grateful to Dainis (and kinda feeling I’m his slave for life now).
7. BloggerJet Around The Web
We’ve published quite a few guest articles for the sake of promoting BloggerJet around the web. Some of them are absolutely worth checking.
Guest Articles by Tim Soulo:
- Magic 5-Step Plan To Writing a Post That Will Easily Win Pulitzer Prize @ problogger.net
- 5 Fundamentals That Determine How Fast Your Blog Grows @ problogger.net
- 3 Reasons To Spy On Your Fellow Bloggers and 1 Free Tool That Does It @ bloggingtips.com
- Meet Tim Soulo of BloggerJet.com @ bloggingtips.com
- How To Differentiate Your Blog From Others, Grow Traffic & Make More Money @ bloggingwizard.com
- 3 Amazing Places Filled with Drafts of Your Future Articles @ blogherald.com
- 3 Pillars To “Stealing” Popular Posts From Your Competitors @ dailyblogtips.com
- 3 Long-Awaited Signs It’s Time For You To Finally Start A Blog @ weblogbetter.com
Guest Articles by Ericson Ay Mires:
- 5 Ways To Easily Come Up With Awesome Guest Post Ideas @ webtrafficroi.com
- 3 Smart Tips To Move Past Your Fears And Become A Guest Posting Machine! @ comluv.com
- 7 Tools That Make it Easy to Organize and Simplify Your Blogging Life @ basicblogtips.com
Actually me and Ericson wrote a few more guest articles, but since they were scheduled for January 2014 they didn’t make it to this list.
Back To You
One very important thing to mention here is that I’ve managed to do all that while keeping my 9to5 job (which I actually love and don’t plan to quit anytime soon).
So I guess my list can be a motivation to some of you, who think it’s pointless to run a blog while keeping an everyday job.
And in 2014 I plan to be much more productive than that!
What about you, guys? Did you manage to accomplish a lot in 2013?
Are you satisfied with how you performed?