Friday 29 December 2017

2017 Goals Review

Back at the start of the year I shared my 2017 goals with you all, and then done a little check in during the summer. As we saw from the check in, I hadn;t done super well, but had made some progress with it. So, as it's now the last post I'm doing of this year, I thought it was due time to do the final review!

Personal Goals
  1. Read 4 books ✖
    • I started to read a book, and then I gave up with it. I've just not been in a reading mood this year, sadly - will try again next year! 
  2. Drive somewhere new ✔
    • Though not completely new to me, I drove to a few nearby villages for outings this year, and even done the motorway once - yes once in a whole year! I can improve on this sooo much next year, so I class this as done!
  3. Go to the cinema 15 times ✖
    • I managed 7 trips this year, which although not 15, was difficult enough to do. With my new hours and odd shift patterns at work, it's been a bit tricky to go as often as I would have liked.
  4. Start & uphold, the 52 Week Saving Challenge
    • I really thought I would fail this. The aim was to save £1378 by the end of the year, I managed to save this, plus an extra £150 on top of this! I'm so happy with this, as it means I finally have a good savings pot in case of emergencies or if anything bad happens to my car!
  5. Get into a better sleeping routine ✖
    • Nope. Not with finishing work at 10pm and then being back in at 6am the next morning. Hopeless task!
  6. Lose some weight/tone up ✖ 
    • I have lost about 4lbs in the year since January 1st. I had lost about a stone during Florida, but that's all come back with all the damn Christmas chocolates!
  7. Carry on with the job search/get a new job ✖
    • Nope
  8. Organise my room better ✔
    • Although not super organised, I've managed to sort a lot of it out. I'm going to do an overhaul of it all in the new year and see what happens.
  9. Get into a better skin care routine ✔ 
    • So happy to have finished this!
  10. Eat less junk food and more fruit ✔ 
    • Don't get me wrong, I'm still eating copious amounts of junk, but I've been having fruit pretty much everyday this year, which is a lot better than my once a month back in 2016.
  11. Be smarter with my money ✔
    • As I finished that saving challenge, I class this and done!
  12. Start and finish writing a book ✖ 
    • Wrote two chapters and then forgot.... 
  13. Drink more water ✔ 
  14. Purge possessions! ✔
    • Managed to give 6 black sacks of clothes, bags, and shoes, to charities this year. I've also sold a few boxes worth of items as well.
  15. Go out more often ✖✔
    • Yes and no. I had a month of socializing, and then it dipped again. I could have done better, but I think that one month made up for the lack of it afterwards!

Blog Goals
  1. 1200 Bloglovin followers  ✖
    • Ended the year on 1080+!
  2. 5500 Twitter followers ✔
    1. Done! Managed this a few days before Christmas!
  3. 1250 Instagram followers ✖
    • Let's all collectively laugh at this one. That stupid new algorithm has made it sooo hard to get followers and to keep them this year. I've also purged the followers and blocked a load of bots, so I finished on 1060+
  4. 400 YouTube subscribers ✔
    • Finished on 460+!
  5. 350 Facebook page likes ✖
    1. Again, so close! I have 341 at the time of writing, so I'm not far off!
  6. 200,000 total blog page views ✔
    • I hit this at the end of July! Going to set a higher target for next year! 
  7. Post 3 times each week ✔
    • I managed this all year!
  8. Allow myself 2 weeks off from blogging - twice this year ✖
    • I only had a two week break while I was in Florida!
  9. Start advertising on my blog again ✖
    • I done this once this year. To be honest, I had little time to do this in 2017, so fail!
  10. Take bulk photos for posts more often ✖
    • I did this maybe 5 times during the year, but I ended up using stock pictures for a lot of posts... Oops!

How did you do with your personal and blog goals for this year? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :) And happy new year for Monday!

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  1. Oh jesus don't even get me started on Instagram. I always feel like I joined way too late because the algorithm hit and I pretty just hovered on the same frustrating follow count the entire year. Talk about annoying!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    1. The algorithm sucks! I used to average 80-130 likes a post, and now I'm lucky if I can get 30! xx

  2. Looking at your results, you did pretty well with your goals in 2017! Don't be disheartened. Be grateful and proud of what you achieved :) x x

    1. Thank you! I don't think it was too much of a fail - I did okay in a lot of places, but could have worked harder at the rest! xx

  3. You ticked off quite alot and have actually inspired me to create my own little list of accomplishments I can reach if i work on them. Hope 2018 is amazing for you

    1. I've not done bad this year, but could definitely do better! Hope your list is a fun one to do! xx


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