Monthly Bucket List – April 2016

Today is April crazily enough, which means that it is time for my monthly bucket list. Here’s how I got on with my goals for March and the goals I have set for April 2016.

Monthly Bucket List

Firstly, this is how I got on with my goals.

Increase my stats and follower numbers

At the end of last month there had been 108,714 site views on my blog, there have now been 119,539 views to my blog since I started it in January 2015. My views weren’t as crazily as good as last month, but it would be greedy to want a viral post every month ;)

My Twitter was at 11651 followers and now I have 12516.

My Facebook page was at 1486 likes, and now has 1582

Instagram was 6157 now 7342

Pinterest was 4080 and now is at 4152 – a small increase, but better than last month.

Youtube – I had 226 subscribers, and I now have 229 subscribers.

Tots 100 – Last month I was number 97 out of over 8000 blogs, this month I have been at my highest ever position of 66! That’s 10 months in the top 200 now :)



Lose a lot more than 1 lb – Absolute failure, I have put weight on. Honesty though, who was I kidding thinking I could lose weight during Easter egg season?!

Get my accounts up to date – Success, they are mostly up to date now, I just need a few finishing touches and they’ll be ready for the end of the tax year.

Get outside a lot more – We have been out a lot for long walks, days out, Easter egg hunts and more. It was a great month overall as you can see from my monthly Things I’ve Liked and Loved post.

Manage to make Fin a costume that isn’t too young, embarrassing, badly made or likely to ruin his life for school this week – I was saved from this by him deciding he didn’t want to dress up, as most of the school don’t bother apparently. I’m guessing that once you go to secondary school these days, you are just too cool to do fancy dress.

My goals for April:

Increase my followers and stats as always

Have a good birthday! – Teeny bit of a selfish one ha, but my birthday is the 15th and I’m hoping it’ll be a good one :)

Lose weight – Literally anything half a lb even would be an improvement

Pitch to a company – So far I have been lucky enough that all of my blog work has come through people approaching me, but I have something I want to pitch to a company about, so I will be brave and do it. I’ll let you know how it goes next month!

I am leaving it at that, short and hopefully achievable! I hope you all have a fantastic month

Stevie x

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  1. 1 April 2016 / 12:30 am

    Ooh good luck with your pitch! Exciting times :) I hope you have an amazing birthday too.

  2. 1 April 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Love these goals :) It is good to keep focused. Good luck with pitching. I used to work in sales so cold emailing and calling doesn’t typically phase me. My top tip – perseverance and confidence :)
    Have a fab birthday! x

  3. 6 April 2016 / 4:57 am

    Having a great birthday is a good goal to have on your list! I should have added that to mine as my birthday is this month too. Good luck with you’re pitch, look forward to hearing how it goes.

  4. The Pramshed
    6 April 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Good luck with the pitch Stevie, let us know how that goes. And, well done on achieving your goals for March, your blog stats are super impressive. Claire x

  5. 8 April 2016 / 7:05 am

    Love a bucket list, I think I should start doing one it might focus me more. Good luck with the pitch, exciting and look forward to hear how you did x

  6. Kaye
    8 April 2016 / 7:42 am

    Wow, amazing stats! Congrats! #picknmix

  7. 8 April 2016 / 8:37 am

    I always mean to write a bucket list whenever I read yours! Good luck with the goals, and hope the pitch goes well. #picknmix

  8. 8 April 2016 / 9:06 am

    Well done on all your stats. I think it just impossible to loose weight over Easter, there is just too much chocolatey temptation. Good luck with your pitch, sounds exciting.xx #picknmix

  9. 8 April 2016 / 9:35 am

    A great bucket list for the month! Good luck with the pitch, and have a wonderful birthday! xx #picknmix

  10. 8 April 2016 / 3:34 pm

    Great goals – I’m always astounded by your stats! You’ve done so well! Good luck with the pitch and good for you, I’ll look forward to reading about how you get on x #PicknMix

    • 8 April 2016 / 6:45 pm

      Thanks lovely, I’m always surprised by my stats although I do work a ridiculous amount of hours at it all ;)

      Stevie x

  11. 8 April 2016 / 5:05 pm

    love these tips :) it would say yay to getting outside more but it looks set to rain all weekend :( at least in Somerset :( #picknmix

  12. 8 April 2016 / 7:02 pm

    I’ll be interested to hear how your pitch goes – good luck! #picknmix

  13. 9 April 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Wow those are some great stats! Hope Arpil is a great month. #PicknMix

  14. 10 April 2016 / 11:20 am

    Good luck pitching! (Something I need to start fact I may join you in this goal) #Picknmix

  15. Madeline
    10 April 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I need to start setting myself goals like this I think! Well done on your stats! x #picknmix

  16. 10 April 2016 / 6:25 pm

    wow so impressed with your goals. I set goals for our homeschooling every month but never personal ones . Will give it a try

  17. mainy
    11 April 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Happy birthday for friday. Well done for even having planned this month, that’s admirable and should probably be the only thing on my action plan for this month:) Good luck with your pitch exciting:)

    mainy – myrealfairy


  18. 11 April 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy it, you deserve some time off. I’m in AWE!

  19. 12 April 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I do love reading your monthly bucket list updates! You have had another great month stat wise! I hope this month is even better for you =)
    I hope you have a great birthday!

  20. Yvonne
    14 April 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Happy birthday for tomorrow! What a great idea to have a bucket list for the month! Good luck with your pitch #PicknMix

  21. 28 April 2016 / 7:00 am

    66? That is just amazing tots score well done!! Top 10 by the end of the year?!?!?
    Hope you had a brilliant birthday. So sorry it’s taken me so long to comment – I thought I had finished them all!!!! More on the ball needs to be on my list haha xxx