So I know I didn’t post my goals last month – oops. 😉 To be fair, I was planning a lot of awesome stuff to make this blog better for my lovely readers!
Okay, so I really cannot believe 2016 is almost over! It’s crazy. We’re down to crunch time now; time to work my butt off to try to get the rest of the year’s goals done! Or try, at least.
October was great! I had scary movie marathons, drank cider, carved a pumpkin, and embraced fall. I learned a lot, made some great plans, and I made the most income from my blog and writing so far. So yay for all of that!
I also wanted to address something and be real with y’all. Some of you may have noticed that I did a couple of sponsored posts recently and they seemed to be one right after another. I just wanted to let you know that I’m sort of just getting started with this whole sponsored post thing and I wanted to make a couple of promises since I want to be 100% transparent with you:
- I’m not going to overrun this blog with sponsored posts – those opportunities just came all at once last month.
- I’m completely honest with my opinions in those posts – I won’t ever promote a product/service/etc. that I don’t truly like and recommend.
I know there are some blogs that only ever seem to post sponsored content or affiliate-link-ridden content. It makes you wonder whether they’re really advertising good products or just trying to make money. I won’t be like that! I’m just recommending things that I like and hope that you can benefit from. 🙂
Now onward with the goals! Most of them are going to be pretty simple this month.
1. Complete NaNoWriMo!
So I’ve decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this month (you can check it out here if you don’t know what it is.) I’m hoping to have a book written by the end of the month and I so hope that I get this done. I can’t wait to share it with you guys!
2. Read 3 books.
I’ve been reading Columbine by Dave Cullen. Ugh. Guys, I’m a seriously emotional person and reading about topics like this is hard for me sometimes. Like this book is tugging the hell out of my heart-strings. I honestly started reading it a couple of years ago but I stopped because I was already struggling with depression. I definitely recommend it if you’re interested in learning the truth behind Columbine but be prepared; it’s not for the super sensitive people like myself. I’m hoping to finish it and read 2 more books this month, if I have time.
3. Plan out Christmas gifts.
I know some of you may think it’s early, but I’m just so excited for Christmas! I’d just like to plan out everyone’s gifts and start buying/making them. I seriously love giving Christmas gifts to people! I’d also like to plan out a big giveaway on the blog when it’s closer to Christmas so that I can give one of my readers an awesome present. 😀
4. Get back into my healthy habits.
Confession: I’ve been so stressed out lately and I’ve been slipping in my eating habits and workout routine. I need to set aside a self-care day to de-stress and get back to eating right and exercising regularly. I’m hoping to lose some more weight this month!
5. Increase my social media following.
I’d like to increase my following across all social media platforms (+ my subscribers) and I’m going to keep track here so I can compare next month. 🙂
- Pinterest: 4,219 – Goal: 4,500
- Facebook: 155 – Goal: 250
- Twitter: 805 – Goal: 1,000
- Instagram: 976 – Goal: 1,000
- Bloglovin‘: 33 – Goal: 50
- StumbleUpon: 4 – Goal: 10? 😅
- Subscribers: 626 – Goal: 800
Feel free to share your goals with me in the comments – I’d love to see what y’all are up to! And if you’re a blogger, feel free to leave some of your October blog posts below so I can check ’em out! 🙂