Half Year Goals

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

Twitter:
Start 2017: 998
Now: 1260
Target: 2000

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.

Instagram:
Start 2017: 498
Now: 743
Target:1000

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.

Bloglovin:
Start 2017:180
Now: 198
Target:250

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.

Facebook:
Start 2017:8
Currently:100
Target:50

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?

Charlotte x

2017 Blogging Goals

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. 





Twitter

Currently 998
Goal:2000 
I really need to start taking part in more of the chats again because this is the way I met so many of my amazing friends. I also feel like it does feel as lonely blogging when you are part of a community. Who knows if I will be able to double and more my following in a year. 

Currently:498
Goal:1000
I really want to start posting more on my Instagram at the moment I can see my following going up but there are a lot of people who are playing to follow unfollow game which is really annoying. This year I have gone from around 100 followers to this so I think this is actually possible. 

Currently :180
Goal:250
I really want this to grow my blog a little bit even though I know not many people are currently using bloglovin this is something which I have seen my following slowly grow on this year. I would love it to see more of you following my small section of the internet. 

Facebook
Currently:8
Goal:50
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.

There are also some things which I would love to do which are not follower related 

I would love to get Pinterest for my blog and really get it going this is one of the elements of social media which I do not use and this is something I really want to change. I have heard that they can bring a lot of traffic to your blog which is something which I would like to experience as well. 

Improve my photography this is an area which I know I really lack in and over the Christmas period have done something about. Currently, I can not justify having a new camera even though I really would love a Cannon G7X but I feel like this is something which I may invest in during the summer months if I am still enjoying blogging as much as I am now.  I now have better lighting and a new background which I will be hopefully using props with so that my background as not as boring any longer.

Continue blogging not just parenting but also add elements of beauty and lifestyle because this is something which I am so passionate about and really enjoy and after all my blog is a reflection of my life. 

What are you goals for 2017?

Charlotte x

October Goals

Hi Guys
I know that this post is going up on a Saturday and I usually post on a Friday but with it been the start of the month today I wanted to put it up today so that is what I have done. Since been back at university I have found myself setting myself more goals again not just academically but also on my blog and this has made me a hell of a lot more productive well I feel I have.

September is a month that has gone so fast for me since starting back at university I really don’t know were my time goes well. I do it is either commuting, at uni or playing with Jess on a weekend because I feel guilty about not seeing her all week well not as much as I used to do.  I have decided that I really like been busy all the time but sometimes I could do with a little bit more me time. 
Anyway on to Octobers goals
  1. 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,
  2. Reach 375 followers on Instagram– Again I targeted 500 for the year so I really need to post more and up my game.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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 hope to be able to do one of these every month were I will update you on how I got on and set new targets, Hopefully this is something that is going to keep me motivated and focused on a working on my blog and having a bit of me time because this is something I am struggling with at the moment finding the correct balance. 
What are your goals for the month of October?
Charlotte x