I only have one goal for this blog in 2011. And that is to build a "following" of at least 10 people by the end of the year.
I'm looking for 10 people I wouldn't otherwise be able to encourage and challenge to follow Jesus. If this goal is reached, I will most likely continue to blog in 2012. (And at the same time I want to write like 500 people are reading... Each post should be well thought out and have quality content.)
The toughest part about this statement is finding a way to measure followers. I'm not sure asking everyone to raise their hand will do. Comments aren't a great way because not everyone leaves a comment. Pageviews are hard to quantify as well. (For example, at the writing of this post, I had seven pageviews from Pakistan. And while I want to give a shout out to my Pakistani friends, I'm not sure I would consider you followers... yet.)
I'll probably try to quantify a number of followers by smashing the following equation together:
Followers = (Comments + Google Reader usage + E-mail Subscribers + Pageviews) / Healthy dose of reality
And since I'm only counting to 10 I think that the above equation will work.