With Peaceful Respite just getting started, I thought it would be helpful to set some goals to keep track of how things are going. I tend to think of goals in three different tiers, short-term, medium-term, and long-term. Short-term goals are within the next month or two and fairly tangible. Medium-term goals are within the next six months, and are somewhat tangible. Usually the numbers are guesses, but they help see data progress overtime. Long-term goals are usually guesses at best, and I like to think of them as larger and more nebulous goals.

Short-term, ~2 months (January 2016)

  • Start the podcast and release 1 episode a week
  • Publish at least three videos
  • Publish at least one review
  • Explore writing news summaries
  • Get setup for recording video & audio content
  • Have at least 100 unique visitors to the website
  • Get 50 Twitter followers
  • Get 10 YouTube subscribers
  • Give livestreaming a try

Medium-term, ~6 months (July 2016)

  • Nail down the flow of content and approach
  • Continue to release the podcast and have at least one episode get at least 100 downloads
  • Have a guest on an episode of the podcast
  • Continue to regularly publish videos, hopefully at least 20
  • Write at least five reviews
  • Based on how the livestreaming goes, regularly livestream videos
  • Have at least 1000 unique visitors to the website
  • Get 100 Twitter followers
  • Get 100 YouTube subscribers

Long-term, 1~2 years (~2017)

  • Continue sustainably publishing content
  • Attend a gaming convention and share my experience
  • Interview a developer or someone in the industry
  • Make a trip to Japan

It is no big deal if I did not hit the goals with numbers. They are more just a way for me to see if the engagement is more or less than my guess.

I am excited to see where Peaceful Respite goes, and I will be sure to continue to share my goals and data overtime. Thank you for going on this journey with me!