The first week of August has ended, and as we inch closer to fall, I am dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes, cheering at football games and the click of my cognac heel boots as I walk down the street. I have “Fall Fever” for sure, and it’s a bad case. I don’t want to wish the summer away…but I cannot wait for those leaves to turn red, yellow and orange!
This past week, I made some headway on quite a few of my goals. After reading a ton of blog posts about boosting blog statistics, building a mailing list, and growing social media…I feel confident that I will get the hang of this as each week zooms by.
Last week, I set two goal for myself (in addition to 3 existing goals):
1. Begin my Thrifty Finds series – This has been a personal goal of mine for a few weeks now, and I am happy to announce that I have actually drafted a few posts for this series. There are a lot of different posts around the topic of “thrifting”, and because of that, I have been working extra hard to make my series stand out. It is nowhere near “finalized”, but in the next week, I am hoping to release a post on some thrifty finds that I have found in my travels…we’ll see how that goes!
2. Be more active on neglected social media platforms – I just cannot get the hang of Twitter. I do know how it’s supposed to be used. I follow a number of celebrities, actors, bloggers through my personal account…but cannot for the life of me figure out how to use it to better my blogging platform! I am just going to have to keep on reading!!
3. Learn Mail Chimp – Well I have actually signed up for Mail Chimp…that is a step in the right direction! I just need to learn how to use it for personal blogging newsletters. I pick things up quickly (with the exception of Twitter, of course), so I am confident that if I just dedicate an hour or so this week to actually learning, than I may be able to accomplish this goal!!
Reach 1000 Instagram followers – Hooray!! It finally happened!! Okay, well it did happen. The number has been fluctuating between 997-1001 throughout the week, but all that matters is that the count hit four digits on Wednesday (August 5). Plan, plan, plan! – So I have done a lot of planning this week. I have been writing like crazy so that all of my posts will be written before they get released. I have the whole month of August planned out (each day) and will be working towards getting all of the posts written over the next week (hopefully!!). Technically, this is an ongoing goal…but since last week I specifically wanted to pre-write and plan series…I can check that off as complete!!
This week, I have no goals to add to the list of outstanding goals. I really want to work on getting the three above goals that I have existing from previous weeks complete. Whether I will complete them or not, I think focusing in on these three goals are most important for Pearls and Polkadots right now!!
New goals will be up next Sunday, and I will update you on how I did this week! I think I am going to be using Twitter a lot more this week to update you on what I am up to!! Make sure you head over and follow me at @mystyyle.
That’s all for this week…see you next Sunday!