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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.

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!

Our 2017 Bucket List full of ideas for the year
Our 2017 bucket list - a final look at what we achieved!
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Blogging goals for 2018 - what I want to achieve!

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Friday 5th of January 2018

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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Thursday 4th of January 2018

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


Monday 8th of January 2018

Thanks so much! Go get yourself some set xx


Thursday 4th of January 2018

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


Tuesday 2nd of January 2018

Thank you x You too!


Tuesday 2nd of January 2018

Thanks so much Laura. Have a great 2018!

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