Last month I decided to bite the bullet and shared all my monthly (mid) goals, which I normally keep private but hey I’ve got the blogging bug and just can’t help myself.
It’s been quite a challenging month with so much going, lots of visitors, a change in the time/weather, chocolate day as it shall now be known, plus Phoebes having a development leap and on top of all that her molars are starting to come through! Despite all of the above I have actually managed to achieve a few of my set out goals, not all of them I’ll admit but its a good start. So here’s an update.
- [Reach 600 followers on Twitter]
I’ve been working on building my Twitter following by getting involved with more chats and retweeting and my hard work has paid off as I currently have 739 followers from 535!
- [3 posts a week + 2 monthly]
This one I found a bit tricker as I still haven’t found my flow with the monthly posts but I have been keeping up with my 3 a week.
- [List all my favourite weekly linkys for reference and badges]
Link ups have been the best way, so far of getting my blog out there, but I was wasting time (faffing) searching for the badges and all the rules etc. I now have a great weekly list of all my regular link ups to hand, have set reminders, and even have a few in drafts. Finally getting this area of my blog organised has meant I’m able to actually blog and stop copy and pasting badges.
- [Follower new bloggers and comment on posts/ retweets]
By linking up and commenting on lots of posts, I’ve stumbled upon some absolute gems! It’s also been so lovely getting nice comments back and I’m really feeling the love. If you take the time to comment and share the love, you defiantly get it back! I just wanted to say a big thanks to the brilliant bloggers who have helped me so far, I really appreciate all your help and advice.
- [Have a clothes/ bedroom Spring clean]
I wouldn’t say I quote ticked this box yet. I have been steadily sorting through mine and Phoebes clothes, but the bedroom is no where near Spring cleaned. That’s a must for this month.
- [Plan Phoebes 2nd Birthday Party – Peppa Pig Themed]
Been totally on this one, in fact so far it’s been fun! I’ve even written a new post all about it. Peppa Party Plans
- [Sort & File email backlog properly]
I would say this is half done, all blogging emails and social Media emails/newsletter now have nice neat homes, but I still need a good delete session.
- [De-clutter laptop]
iPhoto has been a huge annoyance of mine,so this week I managed to go through and get deleting and filing photos, it felt so good and was nice to look through old photos, it did take me longer than expected but worth it. My desktop is cleared, but lappy still needs some TLC, it’s an improvement.
- [Join body method class X 4]
I love these classes so much but haven’t quite got round to going, mainly as I’ve been so tired from my 6:30am wake up call (Phoebe) then running around after her all day, I’m just done in. I know it’s just lazy and I have every intention in starting again next week.
- [Host online party]
My blogging has kind of taken over my online presence and over the last few week, ive starting to re think my future as an Independent Usborne Organiser. The books can be found much cheaper in shops and I’m finding people don’t have spare cash for lovely books at the moment.
- [Get 2 party bookings]
I haven’t really pushed this as much because of the reasons above but this is the companies main selling pitch so maybe I’ll consider hosting one at my house after phoebes birthday.
- [Plan & advertise our spring members meeting for April]
We have had to postpone the April meeting until the end of the month as numbers were low. Still working of advertising, but lots of interest.
- [Social media updates]
Over the Easter holidays we’ve been posting all the library events and opening times, but not enough really. Me and Phoebe have been there a lot, even though it’s mega busy it’s a good time to talk to parents about the group.
- [Posters in the library]
Still not finished.
Our Ella pouch bin is almost full, so we’ve decided to do a big announcement, whilst going through the process of sorting and sending it off! It’s quite amazing how quickly it’s filled up and we’ve achieved so much for the friends group.
So there you have it, all my progress so far. I am going to try and finish all my half done goals before making a new list, as I don’t feel like I can move on until I’ve completed them. I always like to spend time reflecting on how I could have done better or just giving myself a high five! If you set yourself monthly goals, like me, do you go back over them, review them and see how they’ve gone? I would love to hear about how people do this, plus any tips are all always appreciated.