Monthly Bucket List for January 2016

Wow January, Bledhen Nowydh Da (Happy New year in Cornish – just don’t ask me to pronounce it!) everyone, well it will be in a few hours! I hope you all have a fantastic 2016.

This is the last monthly bucket list I will write in 2015, and what a year it has been. I am in the midst of writing my year-long bucket list for 2016, which will be a list of everything I want to achieve and wish for in 2016.

Monthly Bucket List Jan 2016

Here is how I got on with my targets for this month:

Increase my stats and follower numbers

At the end of last month there had been 70841 site views on my blog, there have now been 77731  views to my blog since I started it in January this year – my first blog anniversary is on the 13th of this month! Last month I had my highest ever site views at over 12000, so they have dipped a lot over December, but I did actually give myself a lot of time off for a change and enjoyed family time. So I don’t regret it a bit, and I am raring to go for January.

My Twitter was at 9200 followers and now I have 9832

My Facebook page was at 1142 likes, and now has 1206 – slowly but surely it’s growing.

Instagram was 4241 now 4691

Pinterest was 3906 and now is at 4018

Tots 100 – Last month I was so thrilled to be number 118 out of over 8000 blogs, this month I was shocked that I am number 80! My highest ever ranking, and although I doubt I’ll stay so high after a quieter month, I am very proud and happy. That’s seven months now of being in the top 200, out of the 11 months I’ve been registered with tots.

Give the boys an amazing Christmas

Other than a split lip and a bit of bottle smashing, our Christmas day was brilliant. Very relaxed, the boys loved all their presents and we had some good quality family time just as it should be.

Get posts drafted and scheduled

I’m getting better at this now. I did a bit of scheduling recently, plus I have been organising 2016 and have a plan that will give me posts for once a week for most of the year that will be easy to schedule.

Use my treadmill a lot more

Complete and utter fail… we had weeks of people being ill and at home, and December was so manic blog wise I hardly left the sofa, a fact that my jeans aren’t very happy about.

Make a serious dent in my 47 reasons clothes

Another complete failure, but am I sorry? Not really, I have had some delicious food in December, and I loved it all. January will be my month to kick-start everything again and I have decided to keep my 47 reasons why I will lose weight project open-ended, deadlines don’t really work for me. I have a big incentive to lose weight though, which I will explain in a post very soon.

My bucket list targets for January 2016:

Increase my stats and follower numbers – as always, but I especially want to get over 10,000 on Twitter, it would be amazing if this happened before my 1st year anniversary on 13th January.

Lose weight – any weight, anything other than a gain will be an improvement on December.

Dust that poor treadmill off,

Book and organize Harley’s 10th birthday for February – Hard to believe my ‘baby’ will be 10 in February eek, but I need to pin him down to what he actually wants to do and book somewhere for his party. Expensive where ever he chooses I expect, luckily he’s worth it.

Have a big clean through – as pretty as Christmas decorations are, everything gets a lot more dusty in December as you can;t get to everything past all the Christmas cards and bits and bobs, so the house needs a deep clean.

Clean my oven – this comes under cleaning, but is so disgusting at the moment, that it’s a mammoth task that deserves its own spot, and also one of my most hated jobs.

Get organized with my blogging – I have already made a start on this, but in 2016 I will be more organized and schedule posts when I can, so that I can have more time off at the weekends to spend doing things as a family. To do this, I need to be more focussed during the day, so that I get more done in ‘office hours’.

That’s it for now and plenty to be getting on with, as well as these I’ll be working on completing my overall 2016 bucket list, which I first need to finish writing – I’m still in holiday mode!

Bledhen Nowydh Da (Happy New year)

Stevie x


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  1. 31 December 2015 / 8:54 pm

    Your stats are so amazing! 10,000 Twitter followers would be fantastic! Your resolutions sound pretty similar to mine – family, health and blogging! :) Have a great New Year’s/Bledhen Nowydh Da/Blwyddyn Newydd Dda (Welsh – so similar to Cornish!!) x

    • 31 December 2015 / 10:23 pm

      Thanks lovely, last months were more impressive lol but still happy considering I actually had a break for a change! :) It really is very similar, I have even less chance of being able to pronounce the Welsh version though ha!

      Stevie x

  2. 1 January 2016 / 10:51 am

    Happy New Year lovely! You deserve every success and I’m so pleased for you. What a fab first year of blogging! This year will undoubtedly only get better!
    PS Can you come and clean my oven whilst you are in the oven cleaning mood! xxx

    • 1 January 2016 / 11:30 am

      Thank you lovely and ha I am never in the oven cleaning mood, but I’m pretty sure it’s approaching health hazard standards ;) Happy new Year, I hope it’s a brilliant one for you

      Stevie xx

  3. 1 January 2016 / 11:19 am

    Your stats are fantastic, a true inspiration!
    Good luck with your list for January and Happy new year xx

    • 1 January 2016 / 11:33 am

      Aw thank you Caroline :) Happy New Year

      Stevie xx

  4. 1 January 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Stevie you are doing amazingly well where your stats are concerned, well done hon! I really hope you reach your desired goal by the 13th. I’m sure Harley will have an awesome 10th birthday. I wish I was half as organised as you are where my blog is concerned. Wishing you all the best for 2016 Stevie.xx

    • 1 January 2016 / 10:54 pm

      Thank you lovely, and ha I am only vaguely organised, I’m determined to be more so this year though!

      Stevie xx

  5. 2 January 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Glad you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year! Also, congratulations on making it to number 80 on the ol’ Tot’s Score Board! I think I vaguely saw this when I was absent from blogging and thought it was impressive, but I never got round to congratulating you – sorry about that. Cleaning the oven is probably the worst job of the lot, and I have a normal sized plain old rubbish one. If I had a nice big one (like the one my dad has!) I think I’d just give up and PAY someone to do it for me! I hope you reach all your goals, my lovely! Ray x #MonthlyBucketList

    • 2 January 2016 / 10:21 pm

      I did notice you’d been ‘missing in action’ I hope the break was good for you x We have a regular oven and it really is going to be a horrendously grim job, this is what I get for being a slob lately ha!

      Stevie x

  6. 2 January 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Now that is a list! Wow, most inspiring for me as a fledgling blogger to read of your major successes. Congratulations on #80. Good luck with the treadmill and the oven! x Helen #monthlybucketlist

    • 2 January 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Aw thank you lovely, I am dreading the oven! The treadmill I am kind of excited about, hoping to build back up to running like I used to :)

      Stevie x

  7. 2 January 2016 / 9:15 pm

    Wow, your stats are amazing Stevie! I’m not surprised! Well done for having a break too though, it’s important. Good luck with your January goals! X

    • 2 January 2016 / 10:53 pm

      Thanks lovely, it has been one crazy year and I am so excited to see what 2016 brings!

      Stevie x

  8. 3 January 2016 / 11:59 am

    I love reading your update each month – I am totally in awe of your first blogging year! (My blog will turn one at the end of January!) It’s been amazing to read how your stats have done – I hope that 2016 is even more of a success for you!

    • 3 January 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Aw thank you Jenni, it has been one seriously crazy but brilliant year it’s a brilliant community to be a part of isn’t it?! :) Happy new year sweet, hope it’s an epic one for you

      Stevie x

  9. 5 January 2016 / 11:47 am

    Your stats are fantastic! Great list for January :) #monthlybucketlist

  10. 11 January 2016 / 11:36 am

    Everything crossed for 10k on Twitter! Loved being Tots100 neighbours with you (damn them updating early so we didn’t get to bask longer!!)
    Ah 10! Big milestone there. Hope you manage to find something super fun to do
    I wish I had a treadmill at home – my gym has mirrors EVERYWHERE which I hate!!
    Thanks again for linking up lovely xx

    • 11 January 2016 / 12:45 pm

      Maybe we’ll get to be Tots 100 neighbours again next month :) Annoying to be 101 obviously great to be that high up….but just one place off top 100 this time ha!! I also hate mirrors at the gym….how can I imagine I look graceful and fit when the beetroot coloured baby elephant in the mirror tells me other wise?!

      Stevie xx

  11. 26 January 2016 / 9:24 am

    Very late at these comments this month! It looks like you had a great month with your stats! You certainly seem to have increased so much! Well done at getting to number 80! Hope the 10th birthday party went well! :) x #monthlybucketlist

    • 26 January 2016 / 10:50 am

      Ha I still need to go back and do some more as I linked early on ;) so handy you’ve reminded me! The party is next month, but I have booked it :)

      Stevie x