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August 13, 2017

AUGUST 2017 GOALS

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I’ve seen a lot of these posts floating about recently and since I’ve loved reading them, I thought that I’d write one of my own! It seems like a really good way to track my progress and keep myself accountable. I’ve had my blog for about a week now and I’m so happy with the progress that I’ve made so far, so if it continues like this then I’ll be sooo pleased! Here are the goals that I want to reach by the end of October:

Reach 600 followers on Twitter

I feel like this one might be a bit ambitious, but I’ve had my Twitter account for just over a week and I’ve already managed to reach over 400 followers, so another 200 in the rest of August shouldn’t be too hard (right?). At the moment, Twitter is my main form of promoting my blog and interacting with other bloggers, so it would be fab to have 200 more of you to connect with!

Reach 100 followers on Instagram

I’ve only just made my insta account, and I’m finding it hard to have things to post (especially because my life isn’t particularly exciting), but I would like to spend some time posting and growing my following on Instagram.

Get my own domain

I’ve been toying with the idea of getting my own domain for a while now. When I asked my followers on Twitter whether I should, I was met with a resounding ‘yes’, and I think I agree. Blogs with domains seem so much more professional, from what I can see they’re easier to customise and I think it will be easier to work with brands/get affiliate links if I have my own domain. Plus, if I’m paying for it I’ll be extra motivated to keep up with my blog!!

Set up a schedule + get organised

During the summer holidays when I have no concrete plans or responsibilities, its fine to just write whatever I want, whenever I want, but when I start university in October I don’t think I’ll be able to carry that on (sadly). I think it’d probably be a good idea to get in the habit of posting on set days and planning my posts in advance now. That way I won’t waste time thinking about what I’m going to be writing about and trying to find the time to do it!

Reach 50 followers on bloglovin’

I’m not gonna lie, bloglovin’ confuses me. Most things in blogging confuse me, but I really don’t understand why there’s a whole other website that we have to use to follow blogs, but maybe that’s just me being stupid! As I write this, I have 20 followers on bloglovin’, and I’d love to grow this a bit!

Improve my blog traffic

I think that if I start posting regularly and efficiently, my blog traffic will improve. Since one of my huge personal goals is to be able to work with brands, I really want to increase the traffic coming to my blog to make it more likely that brands will want to work with me!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, and that maybe it got you thinking about what you’d like to achieve this month. Make sure you comment and let me know what one of your goals for August is!

 

 

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36 Comments

  • georgiaheaddon

    I love reading these style of posts, I find them really inspiring!
    And I know what you mean about Insta inspiration…I have exactly the same trouble!
    Best of luck with your goals, Gee x
    thelifeofgee.com

    August 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Grieve

      Yeah me too – they’re fab to read! I know, it’s so hard when so many people have such beautiful feeds haha! xx

      August 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm Reply
  • Jocelyn

    Wow girl you go! Four hundred twitter followers in that span of time is AWESOME, good for you! I agree, I want to get 50 Bloglovin followers too, as well as get into a more routine schedule, I post 2-3 times a week, but it’s always on different days which I feel could be bad? I don’t know! Love this post girl and good luck with your goals!

    xx Jocelyn // lifeinaleotard.com

    August 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Grieve

      Thank you so much! I’m going to start trying a schedule out and see how it goes haha! Hopefully we can both reach our goals! xx

      August 13, 2017 at 4:18 pm Reply
  • lucy-anna

    First time i have read one of these types of posts and its a great idea to set yourself goals and keep track, i may have to right one myself!

    You will definitely reach all your goals above, you seem to be doing so well already!

    Keep smashing it girl x

    August 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm Reply
  • Faye

    I’m loving these goals! I too have similar goals of increasing my following and hence traffic to my blog! Good luck with it!!

    Faye x
    https://cultureeighteen.wordpress.com/

    August 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • GirlMasked

    Brilliant post! I love the idea of setting goals and becoming motivated to complete them. I really enjoyed reading your post! Best of luck with your goals! What’s your insta name? I can go follow you! I’ve been thinking of becoming self hosted too lately.

    August 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Grieve

      Thank you, my insta is jenngrieve_! x

      August 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm Reply
      • GirlMasked

        No bother!
        Oh, I’m already following you!

        August 13, 2017 at 7:40 pm Reply
        • Jennifer Grieve

          Aha don’t worry, hopefully I’ll get there soon!

          August 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • sophiaaxo

    your goals sound great, I hope you achieve them all!

    Sophia xo

    August 13, 2017 at 7:40 pm Reply
  • bubblesandbabiessite

    Great goals inspired me to go set my own xx

    August 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm Reply
  • Eva

    Its so good that you set yourself regular goals! I’m trying to be more consistent with my posts this month – here’s to hoping we both make some achievements this month! x

    whatevawears.co.uk

    August 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Grieve

      Yes I hope we can both achieve something this month! Thank you lovely x

      August 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm Reply
  • Ashleigh Taylor

    I love reading these kinds of posts! I’ll definitely help you out and follow you on Twitter and such! I hope you manage to achieve all of these x

    Ashleigh| http://ashleighwrites.co.uk

    August 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm Reply
  • thebakingbackpacker

    Great targets for the month – if you have gained so many followers in such a short period I’m sure you’ll hit all of these and more by the end of August! Good luck!

    August 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm Reply
  • thelifemeblogger

    Thanks for this post. I’m just started getting back into my blog and it was wonderful to see these goals! You will see me on Twitter. I would love to help you meet one of your goals. All the best! Good luck.

    August 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Grieve

      Thank you so much! I hope it goes well with you getting back into blogging!

      August 13, 2017 at 8:29 pm Reply
  • Styled by Eva

    I loved this post! Can’t believe you’ve got to 400 twitter followers in a week 😱 I’m a new blogger myself so I understand the struggle trying to get blog traffic! We’ll get there though I’m sure!
    Eva x
    styledbyeva.com

    August 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Grieve

      Thank you so much!! Yes haha I hope we both get there, the struggle is real though!!

      August 13, 2017 at 8:29 pm Reply
  • spicyadvicey

    hey there lovely blog post 🙂 I wish you well in achieving your goals for this month! I was just wondering how do you get followers on twitter so quickly? hahah I’ve been considering making a twitter account but I just don’t know how to use it and if it would even be beneficial for me? Thankyou x

    August 14, 2017 at 4:18 am Reply
    • Jennifer Grieve

      Thank you! I think participating in blogger chats on twitter gained me a lot of followers, and people do blogger follow chains which is also helpful! Most of my blog traffic comes from Twitter so I think it would be useful for you!! x

      August 14, 2017 at 8:44 am Reply
      • spicyadvicey

        thankyou so much I’ll have to get onto it then!

        August 14, 2017 at 10:03 am Reply
  • lifeoflarissablog

    I hope you reach some of your blogging goals! Lovely post xoxo

    August 14, 2017 at 9:10 am Reply
  • savannahmay1

    This is a good idea! I love your goals and now I want to follow in your footsteps and set up my own goals for the month! I hope you accomplish all of them.

    August 14, 2017 at 5:36 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Grieve

      Thank you! I hope you manage to set up and achieve your goals too!

      August 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm Reply
  • mariebxmastree

    I enjoyed reading this post, thank you for sharing. I was toying with getting own domain too but I must admit I haven’t looked back since getting it. I would recommend it. I would like to get 50 followers on my blog and 309 on my Instagram account. 9 more to go on instad luck with your goals

    August 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm Reply
  • mariebxmastree

    I enjoyed reading this post, thank you for sharing. I would recommend getting your own domain. I toyed with it for a while but must admit I’ve not looked back. I would like to get 20 followers on my WordPress blog and over 300 followers on my Instagram account. 9 more to go on insta but I’ve only had my blog for 2 weeks so I’m slowing getting used to it. Good luck with achieving your goals. 🙂

    August 14, 2017 at 8:24 pm Reply
    • Jennifer Grieve

      I hope I manage to get my own domain soon! Good luck with your goals – send me your links and I’ll follow you to help you get there!

      August 15, 2017 at 10:38 am Reply

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