Blogging goals for 2017 – find out what I achieved!

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Wow, the end of 2017 is here. I can hardly believe it! At the beginning of the year I made blogging goals for my blog for 2017. Now I’m back to let you know how I got on, and what I did and didn’t achieve.

Blogging goals for 2017 - the results

Blogging goals for 2017 – the results!

Boost my social media – Bit failure here! 

I wanted to boost my Twitter to 10,000 followers. At the time of writing this post, I still need around 600 followers. Failed…! Always tomorrow for a miracle to occur!

Also, I wanted to boost my Facebook to 7,500 likes. Failed too. Oops. This was just really unrealistic. To be honest I struggled really with Facebook. I only gained maybe 500 followers all year. I think this is because a number of my followers were just compers who have cut back on the pages they follow. So while I’ve gained a couple of thousand followers I’ve lost 1,500 odd too.

I wanted to boost my Instagram to 3,500 followers. Failed too. Well this is a great start isn’t it..! I just didn’t love Instagram much this year. I’ve been getting back into it the last few months but it was a bit late to hit 3,500 I think!

Increase my DA

I wanted to get my DA to 35. Achieved. It is currently 39. This means that I get lots of backlinks from other websites and my links are seen as being fairly trustworthy.

Make it into the top 250 on Tots100

At the beginning of the year, I was at 408. Achieved. I’ve made it into the top 250 since then, and even the top 100. My highest ranking has been 85 so far!

Hit 750 blog posts

Well, that was pretty easy… Even though I deleted some old dire content. Achieved. Hoping to continue the same sort of posts next year. Parenting, lifestyle, money, everything that I personally love to talk about!

Double my traffic

When I had a look at the beginning of December I was at a 98.77% increase on last year, so I’ve beaten it by the time this goes live! Woohoo! I’m so pleased! Achieved!

2017 has been a fantastic year for my family, my blog and my finances. I’m really motivated for 2018 now and looking forward to getting started on my next year’s aims! Check back in a few days if you want to read those.

Happy New Year to you!

39 Responses

  1. Faith A. December 30, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Wow congrats on everything you’ve achieved this year, sounds brilliant to me. Do sympathise with hoping for a Twitter miracle – would love to hit my own milestone with an extra 160 followers in the next couple of days!

    • katykicker December 30, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      Thanks so much Faith! Good luck with your aim x

  2. Helen at Casa Costello December 30, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Ooh this is really interesting that your readership has gone up so much but social media stats are not quite where you would like (They are still pretty impressive though!) Says a lot about how the digital world is changing. I’m looking forward to reading what goals you set yourself for the coming year – You have inspired me to have a think about mine x #Shareyouryear

    • katykicker December 30, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks so much! Hope you have a great year x

  3. Lisa Jackson December 30, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Well done. I wouldn’t see any of your achievements as failing. You’ve given me the inspiration to set financial goals for next year and beyond. Here’s to a great 2018 x

    • katykicker December 30, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      Thanks so much, I’m so happy that I could inspire you too! x

  4. Rebecca Smith December 30, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Well done on hitting some great goals, doubling your traffic is incredible!

  5. Starlight and Stories December 30, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Wow it sounds as though you have had great year. What a lot of fantastic achievements.

  6. Kim Carberry December 30, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Well done you! You have had a great year blogging! #ShareYourYear

  7. Wave to Mummy December 30, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Well done! Even if you missed out (narrowly too) on some goals you’ve done great this year 🙂 da39 is seriously impressive too!

    • katykicker December 31, 2017 / 8:34 am

      Thanks so much! Happy New Year x

  8. Laura Dove December 30, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    Go you!! You’ve done so well with your goals, I never think to set myself goals or even log them, I really should! Your traffic increase is huge too!

    • katykicker December 31, 2017 / 8:34 am

      Thanks so much! Hoping to do the same in 2018 to be honest!

  9. Vicky December 31, 2017 / 6:02 am

    Great achievements Katy. I’ll steal these for 2019 hehehe. Next year is likely to be too hectic so I’ll be focusing on planning ahead and scheduling. Have you got goals for next year?

    • katykicker December 31, 2017 / 8:34 am

      I have indeed! They will be going up in a few days (the 2018 blogging goals) and tomorrow my monthly aims for life will be up x

  10. Kara December 31, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Well done on achieving your blog goals. I find growing social media is really tricky. Twitter is easier but my facebook is stuck fast – everytime I reach my 5k goal, people start unliking my page 🙁

    • katykicker December 31, 2017 / 8:32 am

      Thank you. Ahh yes Facebook is the worst for this. I’ve been at 5,600 FOREVER. So annoying!

  11. Maisie December 31, 2017 / 11:35 am

    Congrats on all your amazing achievements! I’ve found it super hard to grow my socials this year too!

    • katykicker January 2, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks so much! It has been hard hasn’t it x

  12. Clare December 31, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    What a fantastic year you’ve had! I’ve only recently started taking my blogging seriously after a crap start to 2017 due to illness, BUT I’m setting goals for 2018 and really excited for where I’m headed (fingers crossed!) Hope you have an even more successful year in 2018!

    • katykicker January 2, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Sounds like you’re heading in to 2018 with the right mindset. Hope you have a great year x

  13. Laura December 31, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    Besides the social you have done so well and your not even that far behind on the social and I am sure you will hit them soon.

    Laura x

    • katykicker January 2, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks so much Laura. Have a great 2018!

  14. Emma January 1, 2018 / 7:59 am

    Well done, that’s amazing! I think building a good social media is extremely difficult these days, so you’ve done really well! Good luck for 2018!

    • katykicker January 2, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks so much, same to you! x

  15. Amanda January 1, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had an amazing year blog wise – you’ve achieved so much!! Social media is a funny one, though, isn’t it? Good Luck for your 2018 blogging goals x

    • katykicker January 2, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks so much! Good luck for you too x

  16. Elizabeth January 2, 2018 / 7:59 am

    These are great goals – keep up the great work! Wishing you all the best for the New Year! 🙂

    • katykicker January 2, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks so much. Happy New Year!

  17. Zena's Suitcase January 4, 2018 / 11:27 am

    I think you have achieved a lot. There are so many balls to keep in the air, that hitting all those goes would have been quite a challenge. I don’t think you’ve failed anywhere at all

    • katykicker January 4, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Thanks so much! That’s lovely of you to say x

  18. Lauren Scrapbook January 4, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    Loved reading this, well done! I find twitter and facebook so hard to grow too. I love these specific goals, I need to set some specifics I think – I tend not to for fear of failing, ridiculous!L

    • katykicker January 8, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Thanks so much! Go get yourself some set xx

  19. Sarah January 5, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had a great year to me – I think everyone is finding it harder to grow social media now so if you’ve increased your follower at all you’re doing well! #ShareYourYear

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