Inside My Mind: Personal Goals

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About a month ago, I was introduced to a blogging community that has changed my outlook on blogging completely. As I am approaching my six month mark (just four more days!!), I think back to when I first began…how I was completely new and didn’t know anything about running a website. After much support, and encouragement from so many different bloggers, family and friends, I have truly blossomed and really gotten the hang of writing on things that are true to my heart.

Recently, I wrote a post, featuring 11 things you may not know about me, which you can read here. This was all attribute to this wonderful community that I have been active with lately. One of the things that I have been picking up on through this blogging community, is the theme of personal goals. I had never considered writing my goals…and even more so, I never considered to actually share them with everyone!! So, I am going to join the clan and share my goals with you today. I’m going to try and make this a weekly occurrence…but we’ll see what happens!

Reach 1000 Instagram followers. I began my journey on Instagram when I started up an account to showcase my daily outfits. Day by day, I passed each “100” milestone and watched as my followers rose and fell. It was completely surreal to see that 500 people were interested in what I posted, and then as it jumped to 600, 750, and now 946 (as of today). I really can’t believe how big my following has gotten, compared to six months ago.

When the day comes that I reach 1000 followers, I will be overjoyed. I’ve been so tempted to get some assistance from companies such as socialfollow to help reach this goal! It’s one of the major milestones I am looking forward to. I don’t know if that will happen in a week, or a month…or even in the next six months, but it is a long term goal to grow my following to 1000+ followers (on Instagram). Oh, and by the way, if you aren’t following me yet…follow me at @mystyyle.

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Finish the #30DayWriter Challenge. This month, I joined a challenge, hosted by Nisha over at Mag Pie Hut. One post per day, for 30 days. Seems easy, right? Well…that’s what I thought when I took the challenge on. I figured, “hey, I have so much to say…it will be a breeze getting it all down and posted!” WRONG. Very, very wrong. It is hard, but so far, I am doing very well (if I do say so myself). It’s Day 12 and I am staying strong.

So let’s just see if I can make it to Day 30…

Begin my Thrifty Finds Series. Awhile back when I was new to blogging, I read a lot of series posts that I found on Pinterest. Series posts (for those of you who do not know), are posts that are weekly, and continuous for a certain amount of time. You could have a series about one topic for three days in a row (Part 1, 2 and 3). Or you could do a weekly series that designates a certain day of the week to a topic of your choice. I do this already with #WishlistWednesday, but when planning in the early stages of Pearls and Polkadots, I came up with a really great idea to showcase the thrift finds that I find all the time (I find pretty great things…).

So let’s just look forward to that, because I am making it a summer goal to make it happen (when I have the time!). Thrifty Thursdays? Potential blog title possibly…

BONUS GOAL: Pre-write my blog posts a week in advance. I have done this in the past and it has been a life saver. Usually, if I know that I won’t have time to write posts the night before or if I don’t want to be up until the wee hours of the morning (like I am now, writing this post), I write my posts in advance. However, I have only ever successfully done that once. If I just allocated 2-3 hours to blogging on a Saturday or Sunday, I could write multiple posts that I could just release throughout the week!! Now, wouldn’t that be a stress saver? Well, I am going to try harder at that, I just have to get more organized!!

Well there you have it…I have shared with you, my goals. I don’t know if I will get all of these complete in a week (like some bloggers I know), but its a jump-off point.

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14 Comments

  1. July 12, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    This is an awesome set of goals!!! 🙂 I’m so glad you decided to start a blog, I love your posts! As for writing your posts before hand, that’s something I’m working on too! I need to get myself together here haha!
    xoxo Adriana
    Daily Dose of Design

    • July 14, 2015 / 12:23 am

      It all has to do with getting into a routine!! But it is for sure a tricky thing to do!! I love reading your blog as well, and read it every morning 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

    • July 14, 2015 / 12:22 am

      Thanks 🙂 I appreciate you stopping by!! I’m going to go check your blog out now 🙂

  2. July 12, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Great goals! I try to pre-write my blog posts when I get a chance and it’s definitely a good way to make things easier 🙂

    • July 14, 2015 / 12:21 am

      It is such a stress reliever. I only used to blog 3/week, but with me blogging every day – I have seen a rapid increase in page views and uniques, so I am quite happy with myself!!

  3. July 13, 2015 / 12:03 am

    Great set of goals. 1000 Instagram followers is amazing. I’m going to make sure I’m following you as soon as I get done here. Thank you for sharing your 11 things, and I’m glad to have “met” you doing the #30DayWriter challenge 🙂

    • July 14, 2015 / 12:20 am

      Thanks Shann! I really love how this challenge has connected me with so many different bloggers from various niches!! I love your blog and so glad I met you through this 🙂

      1000 followers is a huge goal and I think I can make it, but it’s all in posting the right content (especially when it comes to style accounts!) Thank you for the follow – I followed you back!

  4. July 13, 2015 / 5:02 am

    Writing posts for 30 consecutive days does NOT sound like a piece of cake to me! I’ve managed 6/week for the last three weeks, and I’m thrilled, but oh my, it’s not easy! Way to go and good luck with your entire challenge!

    • July 14, 2015 / 12:19 am

      Thanks Brooke! It has been hard for sure…I literally have to plan everything way way ahead of time. But that’s what the challenge is all about – getting into a routine and it sure has gotten me to stick to my plan that I made well in advance.

      I hope you come back to read more 🙂 and I so appreciate you stopping by today!!

  5. July 14, 2015 / 2:33 am

    Great set of goals, always interesting to see what goals others are setting for themselves 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  6. July 14, 2015 / 10:44 am

    Love seeing the goals that others set for themselves…. I definitely want to start pre writing my post!!! Well done on the instagram followers, nearly there!!! I will head over now & show some love x

  7. July 14, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    These are really great goals! I’m here to check out your site and see if you’re a good fit for contributing to my personal blog Clear the Way. I’m delighted to see you’re a new blogger since my business was created to help people just like you. I’ll be emailing you about both today! =]

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