At the end of month I write my bucket list for the coming month, in an effort to try to keep myself focussed and organised. Sometimes it even works ;)
Here is my list for March 2016 and how I got on with the goals for this month.
Increase my stats and follower numbers
At the end of last month there had been 89558 site views on my blog, there have now been 108,714 views to my blog since I started it in January 2015. My aim this month was to get to 100,000 site views and I definitely managed that, thanks to a post that was very important to me. This was my open letter to the BBC, which went a bit mental and was even mentioned by the Daily Mail online eek!
My Twitter was at 10716 followers and now I have 11651.
My Facebook page was at 1311 likes, and now has 1486
Instagram was 5313 now 6157
Pinterest was 4079 and now is at 4080 – I may have completely neglected this one this month ;)
Youtube – I had 131 subscribers, and I now have 226 subscribers.
Tots 100 – Last month I was number 101 out of over 8000 blogs, this month I was number 97 back in the top 100 again! That’s 9 months in the top 200 now :)
Lose another 6 lbs minimum
Epic fail, I have lost 1 lb this month… well actually I have lost a lot more, but I also put a lot on to lose. I’m now wearing a fitness tracker that I started wearing over the weekend, and I am hoping this will get me exercising more to try to reach my targets each day. However failure or not I am just pleased to have gotten rid of what I put on!
Give Harley an amazing 10th birthday
Definitely aced this one. He had a great birthday, was spoiled rotten and loved his birthday party. He and lots of his friends plus Fin went to a local soft play centre to play and also do laser tag, which they all loved. Apparently I was the best Mum ever that day.
Get outside more
Failed at this one. Not entirely my fault though, as Fin was really ill for part of the month and I was stuck indoors. Plus the weather misbehaved when we did attempt to get out and I have had a lot of work on. Looking forward to spring when we will be out whatever the weather so long as it’s warm.
Catch up with some of my favourite blogs
Semi managed this one, I visited and commented on a lot of my favourites’ blog posts, but still have several I keep meaning to visit. I could really do with more hours in the day.
Get to see Mazzie more
Unbelievably I have still not seen my best friend, she tends to be just as busy as I am, but I am determined to get over to hers asap. No one makes me cry with laughter quite so easily and I’m overdue a bit of that.
Do more YouTube videos
The boys did a toy opening one on my YouTube channel as they’d been nagging me to do one for ages and I think they did a brilliant job, plus Si made a video showing Charlestown in the stormy weather we had down here. He also taught me how to edit, so this one was a big success. I am planning some more videos when I get the time!
So some successes and some epic fails, but overall I am happy with how my month went.
My goals for March:
Increase my followers and stats as always – I need to remember to work on my Pinterest this month. There is no way at all that my site view numbers will increase this month, as they’ve been crazy this month, but I’ll still try ;)
Lose a lot more than 1 lb
Get my accounts up to date – I keep a record of everything on my blog financially, but I need to write it all in to my accounts book properly before I lose track. The tax man is not someone to mess with!
Get outside a lot more – I am hoping the spring weather will arrive this month, but if not I plan to get outside as a family more anyway.
Manage to make Fin a costume that isn’t too young, embarrassing, badly made or likely to ruin his life for school this week – Tweens aren’t demanding at all….and this will be really easy honestly ;)
What are your goals for this month?