Blogging goals for 2017 – what I want to achieve

I’m really excited for 2017. My blog has gone so much in the last year. Traffic to my website has tripled in the past year and the last few months of 2016 were amazing for me. I was featured by the BBC News website, I was on BBC Radio and so many other amazing things happened for me. As I’m someone who loves to hold themselves accountable in life I want to set my Blogging goals for 2017.

Blogging goals for 2017 - Find out what I want to achieve

My Blogging goals for 2017

Boost my social media

I want to boost my social media this year. Social media isn’t something that I used to focus on. I figured that these things would build with time. Now I’m really pleased with how well things have gone but I want to see what I can achieve when I put some effort in.

I want to boost my Twitter to 10,000 followers.

Also, I want to boost my Facebook to 7,500 likes.

I want to boost my Instagram to 3,500 followers.

I’m thinking these are all pretty big aims, however, I am motivated!

Increase my DA

I want to boost my DA to 35+. Now this shouldn’t be too difficult for me now. I’ve actually got to 34 now, thanks to the most recent update. This was an increase of 6 points, from 28. I was really pleased with this and hope that things will continue to grow for in 2017.

Make it into the top 250 on Tots100

I’m sitting at 408 now. I have risen from 949 (my first entry into the charts) to 408. I’m really enjoying looking at the updates of the Tots100 ranking each month. There are some amazing bloggers featured on the Tots100 and I want to see if I can make it into the top 250. I am mostly going to be working on this just by doing what I do now. Consistently posting, engaging with other bloggers and enjoying blogging.

Hit 750 blog posts

Now I think that this should be relatively easy. I feel like I am constantly writing down new ideas for blog content. Since having my daughter I’ve been SO busy and these last few months back working I’ve got really motivated. This year I’ll be blogging about parenting, lifestyle, all things related to money and much more.

Double my traffic

Based on this year I should be able to hit this. I’m hoping to double my sessions, views AND unique users. This is something that I’m going to do by working on great SEO, using social media and more. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the year brings for me.

These are my Blogging goals for 2017. I’m really looking forward to this year. I think the start of a year is a great time to get yourself motivated for the year ahead. I’m setting out my goals for my blog, my life and everything in between over the coming days. There is nothing quite like getting organised and having something to work on!

Aims for December 2016 – the results!

The end is nigh! The end of the year that is. I’m actually pleased the end of the year is here. This year has been a bit of a mixed bag. With the death of my Dad and lots of other nasty surprises along the way I’ll be glad when 2017 starts. I know that a new year doesn’t actually mean everything is suddenly going to be fine but we can dream hey! Anyway, here is my aims for December 2016 – the results!

Aims for December 2016 - the results

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Aims for December 2016 – Final push for 2016!

Wow – the last month of the year! I can’t believe that I have been doing this posts for more than a year now (I think). I really enjoy holding myself accountable. Every time I’m having a lazy day I think about these posts. I never want to have to come back and say that I haven’t achieved an aim. Also, thinking up new aims keeps me motivated too! I’ve been looking forward to December the most really. It is going to be Daisy’s first Christmas and she is going to be 9 months old by Christmas! The time has flown by and I’m so excited for our first family Christmas together. Today I am sharing with you my aims for December 2016.

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Aims for November 2016 – the results!

I absolutely love this part of the month. I take a few minutes to look back on the aims that I set myself that month. Once I’ve seen how well, or not, I’ve done I think about the coming month. This is a real chance for me to get myself motivated for the month ahead. I think the end of the month is a great time to do this. Money is good, bills are paid for the month ahead and this is the time to get myself sorted. Anyway, here are my aims for November 2016 – the results!

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Aims for November 2016 – What I want to achieve

November has to be one of my favourite months of the entire year. My husband and I met in November and as such we will be celebrating our 9th anniversary this year. I also love that autumn is in full force. Leaves are falling from trees, the air is crisp and fresh and best of all Winter Wonderland begins at Centerparcs! My aims for November 2016 are going to be relatively simple because I’ve got a busy month ahead.

My husband is going to be having a fortnight off work, we have two days out in London. We also have plans for our anniversary, our lovely family holiday and a little work to complete down the allotment. I love being busy, however, I’m really having to work hard to fit everything in at the moment! I’ve been drafting posts in advance and using every single nap time I can to stay organised.

Anyway, here are my aims for November 2016:

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