My October Goals

It’s a cliche but I cannot believe that we are in October and heading towards the end of 2018. I really feel like the year has flown by! Before I start talking about my goals for the month, I just have to say - Happy Mean Girls Day! Not only is it October 3rd (which as a British person, feels weird to write it that way around) but it’s a Wednesday! So of course I am wearing pink today! Anyway, back to October. I have some posts that I am excited to share, some seasonally themed, and one which I am hoping will be really interesting to write and read. Let’s stop blabbering and get on with the goals!

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So last month’s goals, I’m not sure I achieved a lot of them. I did not read another book. I did not do any fashion posts and I did not get back into fitness. Whilst I did grow my social media a little, and I did post all the blog posts, although not all on time. Oh well. It is giving me more motivation to continue. I think I will continue to pursue a lot of last month’s goals into this month, but there are specific ones I want to target. 

Blogging Goals

Hit 400 Followers On Instagram

I have mentioned in my two previous goals posts that I have been wanting to increase my social media following, but it is on Instagram where I am most determined. I have been close to 400 followers for a few months now and every time I get a bit closer, my follower count drops. So I am now more determined than ever. If you don’t follow me already on Instagram, click here - I post most days, mainly excluding Saturday but I do try!

I have also found through work some online seminars about Instagram, how to use it for your business etc., so I am going to watch some of these to see if they can improve, not only my following but also my social media in general.

Increase my blog views

In 2017, I would say at least 80% of my blog posts would hit 300 views. However this year, there was a sudden dip and at the moment, my posts take over a month to get 200. For any blogger I’m sure, a drop in views is worrying. I have started to doubt if people like my content, was I being followed by ‘bots’ like you can on Instagram. So this month I am being a bit more strategic with my planning.

As well as doing all of my ‘usual’ monthly posts, I have looked at what is popular right now, what days are coming up that I can incorporate into a post and just do all I can to spread the word out there. If you have any advice for overcoming a blog slump, I am all ears!

Personal Goals

Get Some Workouts Done This Month

Like I said in the last month, at the start of the summer, fitness and I were doing alright. I have never been and never will be a fitness fanatic, but I was running, going to my weekly dance classes and throwing in the odd at home workout too. Whilst I did visit the gym once on holiday, since then I have not done much else fitness-wise, although my dance classes have started back up again. I think in the summer time it is easier to find that motivation to get back into fitness, but in the cooler months.. It is quite easy to do nothing.

I think I am going to start with getting at least one workout alongside my dance classes a week to get me back in the swing of things. Then hopefully I can build it up.

Actually read a book 

I am still failing miserably at this goal. It’s just so annoying. Even using my Kindle has not helped as I have instead got back into a game which I only had on that device.. Which is now on my iPad as well. I think if I instead set the goal at reading one book, I am hoping it will be easier to achieve. If you have any book recommendations, let me know.

So those are the goals for the month, short and sweet but as I mentioned earlier, I am planning to continue a lot of the posts from the previous month as well.

What are your goals for the month?

Ellyn xx

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  1. I am trying to get more workouts in, not to lose weight or tone up but for my own mental health, I think exercise is an incredible stress release! xx

  2. Good luck with your goals! If you find a book you really enjoy then I'm sure you'll manage to get through it as you won't want to put it down! What type of genre do you like reading?

    Jess //


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