Monthly Bucket List – June

I feel so old saying this, but where does the time go? It’s hard to believe it’s the end of yet another month. As always at the end of every month I link up with the lovely Beth at Twinderelmo for my monthly bucket list.

Monthly Bucket List June

Here’s a recap of my previous goals and how I got on with them:

  • Stop being an insect wimp: I’m amazed at myself, but I have partly succeeded at this one. I have actually removed a couple of creepy crawlies from the house myself…admittedly I had to use a BIG piece of card, so that they were nowhere near me and I did squeal the whole time, but I still did it. Believe me this is big progress on my part.
  • Increase my Stats: when I wrote my last bucket list there had been 12115 site views on my blog, as of today there have now been 17109, which I am really pleased about, as this blog has only been live since the middle of January.

My bloglovin followers last time were at 480, they are now at 503 – I have pretty much given up trying to build this one, if it does grow then lovely, if not I’m not that fussed, I’m not a big Bloglovin fan or user.

My Twitter was at 2923 followers and now I have 3655,

Facebook page was at 346 likes, and now has 542, I find this one of the hardest to grow, so I am thrilled to have gotten over the 500 threshold!

Instagram was 1111 now 1494.

Pinterest was 2172 and now is at 2379.

WordPress/Email I always forget about, but last month was at 99 and is now at 120, I really need to work out how to get a ‘follow me on WordPress’ link or badge on my self hosted blog, and work on this one.

YouTube – I’m adding this one for the first time and currently have 32 subscribers.

  • Get into the Tots 100 Top 500: I am very proud to be able to say that I achieved this one! I am currently in the Top 500 at number 365
  • Finish sorting the Lego: We have almost finished sorting the Lego, arghh hard to believe it’s taken so long, but I will soon have my house back to normal. We have also sold a lot of Lego and the boys’ savings accounts for when they are grown ups, are growing nicely from the extra money.
  • To get more confident on You Tube: I haven’t had the time at all to do any more videos! Si did a slide show one for me showing the transformation of our kitchen from the hovel it was when he bought the house, but other than that my poor YouTube account has been neglected sadly.

Now for this month’s list, I will try to:

  • Increase my stats and followers (as always!)
  • Stay in the Tots100 top 500 – really don’t want to lose my pretty badge!
  • Get some more YouTube videos done – I really have neglected it.
  • Do the Type 1 Diabetes posts that I have wanted to do for ages – that mean a lot to me.
  • Find answers to my back, hip and leg issues – I have been in pain for over a year and I’m awaiting X-ray results and then need to have blood tests. I’m really hoping that they can work out what is going on and I can work on getting back to normal. I can’t sleep on my back, front or right side any more and my left is getting worse so hopefully before I start having to sleep sat up!
  • Find some storage furniture – I really need to find something that fits in our dining room, to put all my blogging stuff and other paperwork in as it’s taking over the house, and now that I am self-employed I can’t risk losing any important receipts etc.
  • To have a wicked time at Legoland Windsor! – we are taking the boys at the end of June when they have some staff training days, so we have one day at Legoland and a few more meeting our friends’ baby and other fun stuff! I really can’t wait :)

What would be on your monthly bucket list, or even your life bucket list?

Stevie x

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44 Comments

  1. 31 May 2015 / 11:19 am

    I am very proud of your efforts to get acquainted with the creepy crawlies…keep going on that front!
    And of course I am very pleased and excited for you in all things stats related. You deserve all of your success!
    Can I come to Legoland with you please…? The one downside to children growing up is that days doing fun things are numbered. They may think they are too old to go to Legoland, but I’m certainly not! xx

    • 31 May 2015 / 6:35 pm

      Thanks Bree, I’m pretty sure I’ll never be touching them with bare hands though!! I’m definitely making the most of fun days out whilst mine are still young enough, and we’ve only been to Legoland once before, so they really are very excited!

      Stevie xx

  2. 31 May 2015 / 11:23 am

    Loving the idea of a bucket list! Your view stats are amazing, I have always been a lover of numbers and look at mine all the time. I think the top thing on the top of my bucket list would be to spend more time promoting my posts and increasing my followers. You are so right in that facebook fans is the hardest to grow!

    We would love to go to Legoland Windsor one day, my husband is a big kid at heart!

    Good luck with your June bucket list!

    Rachel xx

    • 31 May 2015 / 6:37 pm

      Aw thanks Rach lovely :) You should join in with the linky, it’s on the last day of every month that it opens, and it’s still open now so you could even do this months!
      Stevie xx

  3. 31 May 2015 / 3:42 pm

    Wow I really think your blog is inspirational the way it has grown so rapidly is fantastic, well done for all of your hard work. Good luck with your goals for this month and have a great time at Lego land I really want to go back we went about 3 years ago and I know the kids would love it now x

    • 31 May 2015 / 6:39 pm

      That’s so lovely of you to say! Thank you :) The boys are really excited about Legoland it was 2 or 3 years ago we went before, and they loved it!

      Stevie xx

  4. 31 May 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Sounds like you have had a good month!my husband would be interested to know you’re selling lego..at 31 he has decided he wants to relive his childhood and buy some lego! Well done with your growing stats and followers, my blog is still a baby so I need to work on my stats too. Have a wonderful time at Lego land :) xx #mymonthlybucketlist

    • 31 May 2015 / 6:40 pm

      Thanks Wendy, I suspect my boyfriend enjoys lego as much as the boys do ;)

      Stevie x

  5. 31 May 2015 / 5:35 pm

    You will love Legoland, it’s so close to where we live and we went a few times last summer. You’re doing so well on the stats front and congrats on Tots! x

    • 31 May 2015 / 6:44 pm

      Thank you! :) We’ve been to Legoland once before and stayed in the hotel there which was amazing, this time we’re keeping it cheaper and staying in a travel lodge close to where our friends live in Newbury so that we can spend some time with them and their baby which will be lovely!
      Stevie xx

  6. 31 May 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Well done with the creepy crawlies and your blog stats are doing really well aren’t they!We’re hoping to visit Legoland during June too.Cant wait x

    • 1 June 2015 / 11:18 am

      Thanks lovely :) I’m looking forward to Legoland almost as much as the boys are ;)

      Stevie xx

    • 1 June 2015 / 11:20 am

      Thanks lovely and Maria you are such a star will get on with adding one asap ;) I should have known to ask you!

      Stevie xx

  7. 31 May 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Congratulations and well done on your growth what great numbers :) and I agree time is flying by crazy fast!

    • 1 June 2015 / 11:21 am

      It’s crazy we’re half way through the year already! Thank you :)

      Stevie x

  8. 31 May 2015 / 10:36 pm

    Great idea to record monthly goals.
    Well done on getting better with the creepy crawlies, I’m useless when it comes to them!
    Massive well done on the stats/followers, what is your secret?! Seriously, that is an amazing increase, you should be so proud.

    Leanne – A Slice of My Life Wales

    • 1 June 2015 / 11:22 am

      You should join in with the link up with Twinderelmo :) I’m going to do a post very soon on increasing followers etc,

      Stevie x

  9. 31 May 2015 / 11:01 pm

    I found your stats really interesting. Your blog has grown very quickly if you have only been doing it since January. I am currently debating whether to buy a URL/domain name but not too sure how to do it (as I am on Blogger rather than WordPress) or if I am going to have time to keep up to the blog once I return to work. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • 1 June 2015 / 11:25 am

      If you do decide to buy one, you can choose whether to stay with blogger or move to wordpress, it’s really easy to transfer everything across. I think Wordpres does deals for godaddy?! Not sure as I started this one self hosted straight away and Thank you :)

      Stevie x

  10. 1 June 2015 / 12:33 pm

    I hope you have a lovely time at Legoland. It’s 10 minutes from us and so is like a local park for my wife and kids. I managed to join them this year and it’s a great place made all the more special when Logan could show me all his favourite places. We really loved the submarine ride.

    • 1 June 2015 / 12:45 pm

      The submarine ride was both of my boys favourites last time we went as well! Being in Cornwall it takes us hours to get there, so this will only be the second time we’ve been and the boys are very excited!

      Stevie :)

  11. 1 June 2015 / 10:41 pm

    Wow impressive stats! I’ve yet to reach 5000 views and mine’s been up since August 2013! But I’m happy if I get one view a day on my blog!

    I have to applaud you on the creepy crawlies! I’m not bad with creepy crawlies – it’s spiders I can’t stand!

    I hope you get your back etc sorted. Must be awkward/painful having to always sleep on your left side!

    What sort of storage furniture are you looking for? I bought an ottoman to keep Little Miss’ toys in. I can send you the link if you like?

    Have a fab time in Legoland!

    • 1 June 2015 / 11:09 pm

      Thank you, I can’t believe you don’t get more views lovely, your blog certainly deserves them! Luckily we found the perfect storage and it was half price :) It was to fit in our dining room to store all my blog stuff that was taking over the house in. I’m loving how much more organised it all is now, and it even fits our new printer on top – I feel a little bit old being so excited by this!!

      Stevie xx

      • 5 June 2015 / 11:18 pm

        Ahh thank you lovely! I think my marketing strategy (or lack of) is lacking!

        You’ll have to show your storage space! :) I desperately need to organise our stuff!

        • 5 June 2015 / 11:54 pm

          It’s just a set of meant for a bedroom drawers ;) Bottom one is bigger and fits most of my review smaller items in, rest has everything separated. It feels so nice being more organised and no more panicking I’ll lose an important receipt etc! The drawers are black gloss to match the top of our table and sideboard :) If you ever get stuck on anything with your blog marketing etc, you know where I am! I won’t pretend to be an expert, but part of my Uni course was marketing many moons ago and I’ll always help a friend if I can!

          Stevie x

  12. 2 June 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Well done on doing so well on your last list hon, especially with the creepy crawlies! Wishing you all the best with this month’s list.xx

    • 2 June 2015 / 8:49 pm

      Thanks lovely, still not sure I can be in the same room as a spider though ;)

      Stevie x

  13. 2 June 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Wow – your stats are amazing, especially as you only started in January. You have obviously put in a huge amount of effort. I would be very interested to read your post about increasing followers. Xxx

    • 3 June 2015 / 9:55 am

      Aw thank you, I won’t even begin to think of the hours of work it’s taken so far eek, but I love blogging and all the lovely friends I have made because of it :)

      Stevie xx

  14. Becky, cuddle fairy
    2 June 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Congrats!! You have amazing stats for a 4 month old blog!! Or any blog for that matter. Well done ️xx

    • 3 June 2015 / 9:59 am

      Aw thanks Becky, I work extremely hard so it’s a nice feeling it’s beginning to pay off! The last 4 months have been pretty amazing and I wish I’d started blogging years ago it’s given me so much more confidence and sanity ;)

      Stevie xx

  15. 3 June 2015 / 4:34 pm

    I love reading your stays and how you’re growing well done! I definitely look forward to your increase your followers post! #monthlybucketlist

  16. LittleOandMe
    4 June 2015 / 3:44 pm

    A huge well done on your tots score thats fab :)
    I need to be less squeamish around bugs as Oliver has started to pick up on it. I really hope you manage to get some answers on why you have been in pain.
    Have a wonderful month
    Becky
    #MonthyBucketList

    • 4 June 2015 / 4:02 pm

      Thank you Becky :) I hope you have a great month as well!

      Stevie x

  17. 4 June 2015 / 8:03 pm

    A great month, I love reading your monthly updates/stats and seeing that you have got such great numbers =) hope this month is even more successful for you!

    • 4 June 2015 / 11:32 pm

      Aw thanks Jenni! So lovely of you :)

      Stevie x

  18. 4 June 2015 / 9:32 pm

    I hope you find out what’s going on with your back, etc. It’s awful being in pain all the time. Love reading your type 1 diabetes posts, Mr M is type 1 too, he was diagnosed at 30 which is quite unusual xx

    • 4 June 2015 / 11:35 pm

      Thanks lovely x My eldest’s God Mum was diagnosed Type 1 in her 40s! Definitely rarer, and although Fin was 5 and it was hard some babies get diagnosed and I can’t even begin to imagine what that’s like! Luckily my back has had a couple good days so I am feeling amazing after actually getting some full nights sleep for a change :)

      Stevie xx

  19. 12 June 2015 / 11:23 am

    Well done on your tots score – you’ve done so well in a short space of time!
    We absolutely LOVED legoland when we went. I saw they’ve opened a new part so let me know if you review it as if love to read
    Thanks for linking up xxxx

    • 12 June 2015 / 12:34 pm

      Thanks lovely, I put a ridiculous number of hours in as I’m not really one to do things by halves ;) I’ll let you know how LegoLand goes, I’m hoping as it’s a term day (boys have a staff training day) it should be a teeny bit quieter than usual crossed fingers! Thanks for hosting, I love doing this one every month,

      Stevie xxx