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.
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.