Since it’s February tomorrow (crazy), it’s time for my monthly bucket list. The post I write at the end of every month to set myself some goals for the coming month, and look back to see how I got on with the last month’s goals.
I hope you’ve all had a good month? You can see the good parts of mine in my Things I’ve Liked and Loved this month post for January. So here are the goals I made last month, and how I got on…
Increase my stats and follower numbers
At the end of last month there had been 77731 site views on my blog, there have now been 89558 views to my blog since I started it in January 2015. I’ve pretty much doubled my views compared to my quiet December – phew I was thinking you’d all had enough of me, apparently though you were just busy eating naughty food and enjoying family time like me ;)
My Twitter was at 9832 followers and now I have 10716.
My Facebook page was at 1206 likes, and now has 1311 – slowly but surely it’s growing. Any tips or magic secrets to grow this one, please feel free to say.
Instagram was 4691 now 5313
Pinterest was 4018 and now is at 4079
Youtube – I am adding this one for the first time, as it’s one I want to start working on and doing more videos for – once my current very attractive spotty face clears up. At the moment I have 131 subscribers.
Tots 100 – Last month I was number 80 out of over 8000 blogs, this month I am thrilled to be number 101. I’ve gone down a little bit, but after a very quiet December I expected to drop down by a whole lot more! That’s eight months now of being in the top 200, out of the 12 months I’ve been registered with tots. Wish me luck for next month.
Lose weight – Success at last! So far since I started trying to lose weight at the beginning of January, I have lost 6 lbs. I’m very proud of this, as although it’s come off very slowly it’s steady and staying off. I’m exercising a lot more and feeling a lot better for it.
Dust that poor treadmill off – I have been on the treadmill a bit, though I’ll be upping that this month. Mostly though I’ve been running up and down our stairs (don’t tell the boys as I tell them off for that usually) which is torture, but means my legs are looking more toned already and I’m hoping will improve my stamina on the treadmill.
I’m really hoping to build up to running outside again later in the year, hip and back issues dependent.
Book and organize Harley’s 10th birthday for February – Done. He decided he wanted to do laser tag with his friends at a local soft play place, including food and some time to play. At £15 per child gulp it won’t be cheap as it’s a minimum of ten children there, but he is thrilled and so excited, so it’s worth every penny.
Have a big clean through – Yep I have done this over and over again this month, and yet it doesn’t look like it. Time for another big clean through.
Clean my oven – My most hated job, but I have done it. Admittedly it was yesterday, when I remembered it was monthly bucket list day today, but it has been done. It took hours and I am a teeny bit ashamed of just how dirty it was.
Get organized with my blogging – I am proud to say I have managed this one a lot more so than last year. I have a week to a page planner from Busy B that I am using for planning what post to publish when and I have even been writing in advance for the first time. I’ve even given myself the occasional day off, not as many as I should really but an improvement.
This month my aims and goals are…
As always increase my site views and follower numbers – In particular I want to have reached 100,000 total site views since I started my blog.
Lose another 6 lbs minimum
Give Harley an amazing 10th birthday
Get outside more – the cabin fever keeps kicking in with all the wet weather we’ve been having, we’ve been indoors a lot more than normal. We did have a brilliant day out to Perranporth though.
Catch up with some of my favourite blogs – I won’t list all my favourites here as it’s a long list, but in particular this month I’ve been loving Plutonium Sox by Natalie and What the Redhead Said by Donna, both good blogger friends of mine and I want to make sure I make the time to keep up with their blogs and all my other favourites!
Get to see Mazzie more – This is my poor neglected best friend who I have hardly seen recently. Luckily she’s the type of friend who is fine with that and no matter how long it is in between us seeing each other, it really doesn’t matter as she knows I’m always there for her and vice versa.
Do more youtube videos – This includes learning how to edit videos, as I have no idea what I am doing on that score.
I hope you all have a brilliant February,