Monthly Bucket List – May 2016

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:

 

Bucket List

 

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.

 

Lose weight

 

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.

Stevie x

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20 Comments

  1. 30 April 2016 / 5:21 pm

    YAY for all your stats increases and YAY for pitching!! You will be a skinny minnie in no time! x

    • 30 April 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Ha ha I don’t know about skinny, but I’ll be happy with being able to actually wear half the clothes that I own ;)

      Stevie x :)

  2. 30 April 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Fab list, well done on the new deal with Slimming World. Last yer my husband got my the Nikon D3200 for my birthday, I love it, I was abit scared and used auto for a while, but then I turned to youtube for tutorials and now I shoot in manual all the time, enjoy figuring out all of the settings. xx

  3. 30 April 2016 / 11:44 pm

    I love seeing your blog updates each month, you’re just doing so well, it’s really inspirational. Good luck with the running, you’ll soon be loving it I’m sure!
    Nat.x

  4. 1 May 2016 / 12:59 am

    This is the second monthly bucket list I’ve seen and I love the idea. Job for tomorrow is to get writing and join this linky (hope it isnt too late)

  5. 1 May 2016 / 1:10 pm

    WOW! That is a mega social media following. Well done.
    Wishing you a happy holiday and he best of luck with the month ahead.
    xXx

  6. Rebecca
    1 May 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Fab list. Well done! I am in awe as a blogger of only 3/4 weeks! :)

  7. 1 May 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Looks like there’s a few things to look forward to this month.

  8. 2 May 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Well done on the pitch! That’s briliant news and I hope it helps with the weight loss too. Can’t wait to see how you’re getting on with the new camera x

  9. 4 May 2016 / 12:00 pm

    What a great increase on your stats! You honestly would think you’d been blogging for years and years!
    Can’t wait toes lots of lovely photos as you get to grips with your camera, i have that one too and love it! x

  10. 5 May 2016 / 10:36 am

    Good luck with losing weight! I have quite a lot to lose after having my latest baby and I’m thinking I’ll go down the slimming world and running route too. We have a Nikon 3000 that we’ve had for nearly 6 years and I’m trying to figure out manual mode at the moment I have to say it’s slow progress, I am not a natural at photography, but I do love it x

    • 14 May 2016 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you, Slimming World is amazing by the way I’d definitely recommend it so far!

      Stevie x

  11. 9 May 2016 / 7:12 am

    Glad you had a lovely birthday and what a wonderful gift, well done Si!
    You’re doing so awesome already with SW I think it’s going to be a massive success. Give me a shout if you need any recipes.
    Enjoy the blog meet up and eeeeep for Butlins, going to be so fab. Have to have an evening round out on FB messenger!
    Thanks again for linking up xx

    • 9 May 2016 / 11:37 am

      He is pretty epic at gift choosing! :) As for slimming world I’ve bought huge gammon for this week ha ;) Still gutted we’re going to different Butlins locations, but definitely next time and will definitely message you!

      Stevie xx