Before 2010, I had wanted to write a book for years. In November of 2010, I did just that. In 2011, I published it. In 2012, I published two more. In 2013, I plan on publishing at least four. Since I’ve written two already, that shouldn’t be too hard, but I’m going to try to take it up a notch and do six.
Here are some of the ideas I have. I’ll publish Church Video Summer School, Creating Church, Church 2063, Basic Video Production (working title), Twitter for Beginners (working title), and one more.
I’d love to finish the first volume of my video loops (in 1080p). I’d love to finish my Twitter compilation book, too.
Last year I spoke in Maryland at the Blueridge Baptist Association Training Day, sponsored my church’s conference with a vendor table, was scheduled to speak at Infocomm for Technologies for Worship Magazine (which didn’t work out), taught a class on self-publishing, and spoke at the Business of Writing Today International Summit. In 2013, I’d love to do six to eight events. Right now, I’ve only got a couple scheduled, so that will be quite a task.
When this year started, I had about 3 people on my mailing list. Now, I have just shy of 400. In January, I had about 5,000 twitter followers. As I’m writing I have 9,490 and I expect to cross 10,000 this week.
I need to figure out Facebook engagement, get more active on Google+, and become more reliable with my blogging, podcasting, and creating tutorial videos.
I’ve blogged a lot more this year than in previous years, writing up to two posts a day. That needs to be normal in 2013.
I need to podcast once a week, every week. I need to put a new video on YouTube every week, as well.
I really think the future for what my church calls my “grace path” (the unique call God has given and created me for) is training, writing, and speaking.
Things are tough in the Clifford household right now, but the future can only get better.
I hope to end 2013 making the money I made in 2010 and helping more churches and ministries every week. Let me know how I can help you.
What are your goals for 2013?