The end of the secular year is nigh.
Some people take this time to reflect and make resolutions. I prefer to set goals. (Maybe it’s just semantics, but hey, I’m a writer. If you can’t give me semantics, what’ve I got left?)
When it comes to this blog, I’ve got a lot of goals, but most of them rest on one key priority: Growth. In just 5 short months, KOAB has grown tremendously, thanks to YOU.
In July – the first month of this blog – Kosher on a Budget got viewed 1,500 times. Last month, there were almost 22,000 views! (I know! I still can’t believe it!)
But those are just the numbers. The true significance has been the fact that you — friends and strangers alike — are reading, commenting, subscribing and telling your friends. It blows my mind. Thank you!
When I think about how I want to grow KOAB from here, I don’t have a specific number goal in mind. But I do know that I’d love for this place to become a landing spot for people in our community who want a resource on frugal living. (Not live-in-a-cave-and-never-spend-a-dime frugal, but live-within-your-means-and-be-a-responsible-adult frugal.)
As I see it, the best way for Kosher on a Budget to continue growing into that rather tall order is by word-of-mouth. And there’s no better word-of-mouth engine these days than Facebook.
Right now, there are about 300 of you following Kosher on a Budget on Facebook. I’d like to set a really audacious goal of DOUBLING that by the end of the year.
I know many of you have already spread the word and invited your friends to join — thank you! But if each of you who follow the blog on Facebook can recommend that one (more) friend “like” Kosher on a Budget, the goal will have been met!
Since I know that money talks (and ____ walks!), I am going to put a little money behind this goal of mine. If Kosher on a Budget has 600 fans by December 31, I will give away a $50 Amazon gift card to one of those fans as my way of saying thanks! That’s right, you gotta be a fan to win!
P.S. I wish I could make it a $500 gift card — now that would really be audacious! — because truly that is how much I appreciate you and your support of this blog. Maybe one day!