Our Plan and Goals for Year 2009! [New Year Resolution]

image So here comes our first post in the year 2009!

I would like to take this as an opportunity to write and share with our readers, our goals and plans for the year ahead. This post may act as a to-do list and a reminder for us as well.

As we are busy doing lots of things, right from expanding our blogging network as well as web-development business, we anticipate a need to re-align our focus areas and organize our daily activities in a better manner.

Many suggestions from our readers and well-wishers have helped us improvise in past year and we hope to continue the efforts in the year 2009 with your support and valuable feedbacks.

The two main areas where we will be focusing our efforts are:

Devils Workshop and Blog Network…

It is worth notable that Devils Workshop published 423 posts with the help of 20 authors in the year 2008. These figures are good (we feel so) but they do not count many non-technical posts of various domains that were sent to us by different authors.

We started expanding Devils Workshop’s editorial team in Q4 of year 2008 and within few weeks we realized that we need lot more space on the Internet to accommodate for our rapidly growing family of co-authors and visitors. We have decided to start a full-fledged blog network under its own identity.

As per the current plan we will be formally launching our official and registered blog network by mid February. We have already drafted the list of blogs and the list of probable bloggers that we would be inviting in our expansion.

The entire project plan for the process also includes an exhaustive training session program for people who love to write but are not familiar with the nitty-gritty of this new age media!

We will soon announce the complete details!

rtCamp (our parent company)

In the process of re-aligning our focus areas in this year:

  • We would be setting up a “Say No” cut-off limit for the projects that we undertake, for operational efficiency.
  • Focusing more on complex WordPress, Facebook and OpenSocial related applications.

Here, I would like to acknowledge Prashant Karandikar’s suggestion that helped us terminate many low-profit projects. This was a crucial business decision and in the end it turned out to be good as we can now focus on things we really love to do and things we are really good at!

rtCamp currently has a small office that accommodates 7 terminals and our goal is to setup 2 offices. One office will be dedicated to blog-network and another one for development work.

On personal front…

I want to start a personal blog where I can be blunt and unreasonable! It has started feeling boredom in being nice and sophisticated all the time… after all ‘Devil’ is what I am supposed to be… 😉

That’s all for the day! Wish you a very happy new year … 🙂

Do let us know your plans and goals for new year 2009!

(image credit: sangrea.net)


alok January 1, 2009

hope all goes right this year all it brings lots of visitor to all of us…….

alok January 1, 2009

ya this makes me the first commentator for Dw year.

Gautam January 1, 2009

It have started feeling
Please correct Grammer.
It should be :
It has started feeling

And I am glad to know that you are doing such a good job.
And hey, you didnt start expanding in 2008, You started expanding in 2007. At that time, I had joined and also posted some posts. But maybe they were deleted 😛
I’m also soon gonna be active again.

Rahul Bansal January 1, 2009

Yep… lets hope for the best! 🙂

Thanks for grammar edit. BTW you spelled “Grammer” wrong! 😛

And I am sure DW was closed in year 2007. We had our first guest post published on July 26, 2008

Exact date for expansion was 30 August, 2008. You can check this post!

And you NEVER posted anything on DW for sure. I remember each post I delete or approve. 😀

Maybe you had partied too hard last night… 😉

moon's muse January 1, 2009

hey here!a very happy new year to all.must say i have immensely benefitted from your posts.it solved all my basic nitty gritties.i especially like your posts on blogger.
keep the good work coming people.and waiting for you personal blog!

Pavan Kumar January 2, 2009

Happy new year Rahul and team…

Wish all your dreams and goals achieved…

Gautam January 3, 2009

I didn’t party hard last night 😐

And you cant forget that you had started expanding in 2007. But after that I wasn’t active so I don’t know what all happened.
That time, on your blog I remember this post you posted -> Blogger has a widget called Adsense.. something like this. And also at that time you had DW Orkut Community, there you were active and I too. Then you published a post or wrote a topic in community that you want people to write for DW. I published some posts… maybe they were accepted or not, I don’t know coz I wasn’t active after that, but I did write for DW at that time. And this I remember very clearly.

Rahul Bansal January 3, 2009

Thanks Pavan for your wishes! 🙂

Glad to know somebody knows about my life more than myself! 😛
I already gave you all links I can give in my above comment, we also had chat over this! Now if you do not want to believe it, then all I can say leave it. 🙂

Gautam January 3, 2009

Believe it or not, ok left the topic.