As some of you may remember at the start of the year I set some goals of what I wanted to achieve on my blog in 2017. Now we are nearly half way through the year, yes I know it has gone super fast I almost can not believe how fast it has gone. I have managed to achieve one of my goals which means that I think that I am going to make my target a little bit higher so that I have something to aim for the rest of the 6 months.
Without any further, ado I am going to start
Start 2017: 998
As you can see I have managed to gain almost 300 followers in 6 months and I have had huge periods where I have not been using Twitter for some reason I actually fell out of love with it and it used to be my favourite social media. I am sure that if I take part in more chats and actually use my Twitter more I may be able to gain the just over 700 followers which and achieve the goal this year I can tell this one may take a little bit of work but I love interacting with you guys.
Start 2017: 498
This is has overtaken Twitter for me as my favouite social media I have found myself using the stories more which I think is a great way to interact with other people I know I have followed people because of it. I am sure that this is a goal which I am going to achieve because I am only 250 off this target and I have some fun things planned which I will be sharing on Instagram. This is a platform which I struggled to grow on but in the past six months, it is one which I have managed to do pretty well on.
After all of the drama with bloglovin I have found it hard to grow because of the fact that so many people have quit the platform which has meant that I have lost some followers even though you may be unable to tell because of the fact that the numbers have actually managed to grow. I am unsure if I will get 250 followers by the end of the year but we can only hope.
This is one platform which I had only just started at the start of the year which is the reason why I only had 8 followers as you can see I have managed already to double my target which is something I am so proud of. As personally Facebook is something which I rarely use. I am going to up my goal to 200 because this looks like something which at the current rate could be achievable.
I also had some non follower related goals which were getting pinterest for my blog this is still something which I have not looked into this is something which I may look into over the summer as I have heard people say it is a great way of getting more traffic to your blog. So keep your eyes peeled for that I will share on social media if this is something which I do.
I have just got my new camera which I got for my birthday it is not something which I have had out of the box and played with yet so my photography will not have improved that much yet but I am loving been able to use natural light instead of articial with all of the nice weather we have been having.
Do you have any goals for the rest of the year?
I have decided that 2017 is the year which I am going to be consistent on my blog. I was doing blogmas however, life got very manic for me there have been some amazing highs this month and I am glad that so many of you have stuck around with me even though I have not been an amazing blogger.
I am one of those people who love to set goals it gives me something to I don’t want to set my goals way above what I’ll ever reach I want them to be realistic and ones which I can reach.
I really don’t use my facebook page very much however, 2017 is going to be the year this changes I have seen so many people state that they get some grteat interaction from people on there that I now want a piece of the action as well. I am setting my goal small because I really don’t know how long this one will last.
The end of another year has approached we have had some amazing highs and lows this year. Memories which will be treasured for a long time to come with some people who we hope are going to be around for a long time. Let’s hope the curse of ill health does not follow us into 2017. I was tagged by the lovely Lorna to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the upcoming one.
What was your highlight of 2016?
Personal I would say it was been accepting into York St John after my year out because I was doubting if I would ever be able to finish my degree, I might have had to go back a year so am in my second instead of the third year but this is something I am so thankful for. Being a mummy I would say my other highlight is spending more time with Jess and watching her grow up with some amazing people around us.
Name one thing you are likely to remember about 2016 if asked in five years time?
I have a confession to make I did a post about a month a goal which was my October goals. I have to admit now I failed at them some I managed to get closer to which makes me happy. However I managed to neglect my blog for the whole month of October as well as a lot of my social media. This is due to the fact that University started to get busier for me and I have not had as much time to dedicate over here. I have had some amazing opportunities which I will be sharing with you none which would have been possible without you guys.
On to my November Goals:
Take more photographs– Make sure that I take at least a couple a week because I really do love documenting how much Jess has changed personal not just for my blog also it will help me have some Instagram content
Post more often- I want to get back to posting 3 times a week this is also depends on how much work I have to do from Uni but hopefully I can get scheduling which means that you will have new content going up.
Be more active on social media- I want to talk to you people more because I feel like this is something which I have not done recently and I hope to take part in more chats which will mean that I can expand and meet even more people
Watch a film a week- I love watching films but I rarely do anymore and they are something which I love. I might have to start watching them on a night as they help me relax even if I don’t watch it all in a night I can watch it over a couple of nights and I will class this as a success. I might even post some reviews on here if I manage to do this.
Make sure have me time– I really need to make sure that I am not constantly doing work commuting or sleeping because this seems to be all I am doing at them moment. I really need to give myself sometime to me. The reason behind this is if I am not careful I am going to make myself poorly for been too ran down so maybe if I aim to give myself just one bath a week as a bit of relaxing. I want to see if this helps me.
What are your November goals
- Reach 800 followers on Twitter- I targeted 700 for the year so now I want to see if I can get 1k before new year,
- Reach 375 followers on Instagram– Again I targeted 500 for the year so I really need to post more and up my game.
- Keep track of my spending– I don’t have as much money now I am back at uni so I need to make sure I know were my money has gone.
- Take more photographs – I used to always be taking them of Jess and things but I think I have only taken about 2 since her birthday a couple of weeks ago. This is something which makes me annoyed with myself
- Read two books for pleasure– I have found that on my commute I could either sit on my phone and run out of data in about 2 weeks. However I want to start reading again due to the fact I have hundreds of books that are on my to be read pile and I want to get it down.
I am really sorry that I have been lost in action. The is I have found it so hard to have the time or the motivation to blog when I have had free time I have been catching up on Youtube, I really want to start blogging more because after I completed the #TTLmaymamachallenge which was ran by the lovely Sophia.
This challenge saw me posting on Instagram every single day and I loved I have decided that I am going to use it even more in June and possibly post more than once a day. Jess loves all the lovely comments and likes she gets and I have seen the number of you who follow me rise by around 50 in one month. This has prompted me to set some goals for my other social media and my blog so that I use them more often and get the most out of them.
My goals are the following:
Twitter- I currently have 511 followers something which has been so constant for a while but I have noticed I used to be super active over there and in the last few months have hardly used it. I used to take part in chats which is something which I would love to start doing again so I can speak to more of you. I want to start chatting more to people and hopefully it 750 followers by the end of the year.
Instagram- I currently have 249 followers and I have noticed a huge rise in it this year because I have started been more active. I would really love to hit 500 followers which is something that might happen if I post as often as I have been recently. I would love to do baby outfit of the days over there and maybe share my monthly favourites with you guys.
Bloglovin – I currently have 145 followers of there which is something which has only gone down in the last few months. I am fully aware of why this is because of the fact that I have not been posting so I can not expect you guys to stay around and follow me. I would love to make 200 followers and start posting more regularly I would ideally love to post 3 times a week. I would love to incorporate Jess more onto my blog because of the fact that she is a huge part of my life now.
I have realised that if I am maybe more active on my social media and promote my blog more maybe people will come over and read what I have to say. This blog hopefully is going to be a lifestyle, beauty and mummy blog but who knows what direction it will go in only the future will tell and I am looking forward to this.
Thank you for all your support