Hey all and happy Monday! I usually don’t post my goals post this late, but this past week kind of got away from me. My plan was to have this post up Friday but right before I went to bed Thursday night I realized I had nothing written! Oh well, sometimes you need a night or two to veg out after work and watch YouTube and the new Sabrina.
October Recap and November Goals
Anyway it’s that time of the month where I share a recap of how last month went and share my goals for this month. Here we go!
(By the way, I can’t completely decide how I feel about Sabrina. Have you seen it? What do you think?)
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Blogtober: I knew this was going to be a lofty goal to begin with. Instead of posting everyday in October, my goal was to try to post every weekday (which was 23 days of the month). But, because I didn’t want to sacrifice good content, I didn’t want to force myself to write something if I didn’t have something to say that day. So I made my official goal at least 15 posts for the month (by the way, is this confusing enough?).
Well I only posted seven times this month. However, I’m still counting this as an accomplishment because I pretty much got back to the posting twice a week schedule that I originally planned for the blog (except last week, see above).
Increase blog traffic: Technically I did this. I beat my highest traffic month by about 15 views, so it wasn’t a significant success, but it was still a success. I had a couple of days in October where I got around 50 page views a day which is a lot for me (this blog is definitely still a baby). This post seemed to be really popular this month, so I guess you guys like reading about makeup.
I also moved on from the free version of Tailwind for Pinterest to using the premium version. Honestly, I didn’t utilize it tons but I guess it helped. I’m still trying to figure out if I like it. I just worry it could make me look spammy but I know tons of bloggers use it and swear by it.
Take better care of myself (makeup, dressing up, my overall health): This was sort of successful. I feel like I had more days where I put a little more effort into the outfits I wore to work, or put on a little more makeup. I can’t say I did very well with being overall healthier though.
Continue to grow traffic and try to diversify blog traffic: I think this one is pretty self explanatory. As far as diversifying my traffic, I’d say 90-95% of my current blog traffic comes from Pinterest. Pinterest is a huge source of traffic for a lot of bloggers, but I’d like to work on getting traffic from other sources. I just don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket, ya know?
Implement a blog schedule: I’m not the best with planning in most aspects of my life. But, I know blog calendars can be super helpful. This would also hopefully help me get a bit ahead with my writing and not have me posting days later than my original plan (see above).
Healthy Habits!!: I recently had my two year anniversary at my job. This job is the most sedentary job I’ve ever had and I feel like my weight and health reflects that. I really need to get serious about taking better care of myself. I currently work out twice a week so I want to keep that up. My diet is not great so I want to work on eating less fast food/take out and cook more meals myself. Also, I want to work on drinking less soda and finding healthier snacks for myself.
Mental health is super important too, and I used to journal more. I think it would be a good habit to try to get back into.
Also! If you have any suggestions for me for healthy eating (meals, blogs, youtubers, whatever!) let me know. I basically feel like when I eat healthy I essentially eat like a healthy five year old because I can be a bit picky.
I’ve also got a couple of other projects I’m working on for the blog. I’m hoping to get a good amount done with them this month, but right now I’m going to keep them secret.
So those are my goals! What are you working on this month?