Roughly 6 months ago I decided to set myself some goals; both blog goals and family goals. It is the first time I have ever done this but seeing as I registered as self-employed last year, I figured I should pay a bit more attention to how things are going. We’re now at the end of June so I thought I’d write a bit of an update to show how we’re doing.
Schedule in advance
While I don’t always get this done to be as ahead as I’d like, I’m doing pretty well. I’m always at least 2 days ahead of myself with blog posts but then something happens and I fall behind again. I’d love to try to get to a point by the end of the year where I’m always a week ahead of myself.
I really wanted to spend some time trying to grow my social media accounts this year and I have definitely done that. When I set my goals I didn’t actually think I would hit any of them, let alone all of them. I actually can’t believe that I have achieved my social media goals at only 6 months in.
Beginning of year – 269
Goal – 500
Now – 1560 (Goal SMASHED)
Beginning of year – 2117
Goal – 2700
Now – 2864 (Goal REACHED)
Beginning of year – 960
Goal – 1300
Now – 1540 (Goal REACHED and a bit extra)
I’m still not doing quite as well as I would have liked with giveaways. My biggest problem is forgetting to ask. I know that I should ask every time I do a review or work with a brand but it just slips my mind. MUST DO BETTER!
Interact more often
I’m doing so much better at interacting. I am remembering to reply to blog comments every couple of days and I try to make sure I reply to all Facebook and Instagram comments on the same day. I’m going to devise an every day plan of things I need to get done and schedule in some time for these things.
I started the year with a DA of 27, which I was super happy about. I really wanted to hit 30 this year but I’ve managed to get myself up to DA33.
Unfortunately, I haven’t hit this goal. I started out just being out of the top 500. I wanted to hit the top 500 and work towards top 400. I’m actually pretty much exactly where I was when I set the goal. At least I haven’t gotten much worse!
Did you set yourself blog goals this year? I’m really happy with how I’m doing and there is still 6 months left!