Since it’s the end of April – can someone please let the weather know? – it’s time for my next Monthly Bucket List, my monthly goal setting and looking back over the previous month to see how I’ve done.
I am so pleased that Beth at Twinderelmo started the Monthly Bucket List linky, as it has helped me keep so much more organised and I now have a record to look back on of my blog’s growth – a bit like a bloggy baby book ha.
Anyway here is my monthly bucket list for May 2016:
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 119,539 site views on my blog, there have now been 131,403 views to my blog since I started it in January 2015.
My Twitter was at 12516 followers and now I have 13357.
My Facebook page was at 1582 likes, and now has 1686
Instagram was 7342 now 8281
Pinterest was 4152 and now is at 4280
Youtube – I had 229 subscribers, and I now have 259 subscribers.
Tots 100 – Last month I was number 66 out of over 8000 blogs, which was my highest position ever, so I am happy to be number 68 this month! That’s 11 months in the top 200 now :)
Have a good birthday!
I had a fantastic birthday, Si booked the day off and we went to Looe and Downderry beach just the two of us for a ‘date day’. I was also spoilt with a new camera (Nikon D3300) and just had a perfect day.
Complete fail, but considering how I got on with my pitch (see below) I’m okay with that.
Pitch to a company
In my 15 months of blogging I have never before pitched to a company, without them being the ones to contact me first, so was slightly nervous. However I pitched to Slimming World about working with them and them helping me to finally lose the weight I’ve been banging on about in posts like 47 Reasons and they said… Yes!
I’m feeling a lot braver about pitching in future and so pleased that I did. I’ll let you all know how I’m getting on with my weight loss in fortnightly updates in future.
My goals for May are:
Increase my stats and followers as always
Lose weight – I’m sure with Slimming World’s help I will manage this one at last
Have Fun at the Blog Event – It is rare for there to be any sort of blogging event down here, but next weekend there is one on near Plymouth, and along with some lovely bloggers I have already met, I get to meet lots of new ones, including two of my faves Hayleigh from Budget Food Mummy and Jess of Mrs Puddleducky.
Be all Packed for Butlins – As part of being a Blogger Ambassador for Butlins for 2016, we should be going away on the 30th May to stay there – the day of my next bucket list in fact – and I want to make sure I get packed in plenty of time and don’t forget anything for a change! Really looking forward to it :)
Practice a lot more with my new camera – It is taking a bit of getting used to, but so far I am loving having a DSLR camera and I’m even trying to use it without the ‘auto’ setting turned on, so I’m planning to try and practice a lot more. Hopefully I can show you a favourite I take in the next bucket list.
Run at least twice a week all month – Along with changing my diet, I want to up my exercise and get my fitness back.
I hope you’ve all had a great month and have an even better May.