January 2016 Goals- Allthethingsido.com

January 2016 Goals

I really am liking this whole goal setting thing. I’ve talked about it a lot on the blog last month, with it being the New Year. I’m making a lot of changes here at All the Things I Do. I really want to focus on helping my reader balance the pressures that some with starting a new blog  or online business. I’ll be revamping  the blog, slowly but surely you will notice changes to the sections and blog format. I would love to shut down for a few days and just get everything done in one foul swoop but time is money and page views. I am in the process of preparing for my first webinar and building my email list which is super exciting.

Before we go over my goals for January lets remember you have to hold yourself accountable here is how December went…

December 2015 Goals


  • Finish reading Sounds Like Me.

Done! Look out for my review, which I will warn you pretty much sounds like a platonic love letter and a cry for Sara Bareilles to be my best friend so far. I also finally read, “Not that Kind of Girl,” by Lena Dunham.

  • Throw an amazing Christmas Party!

It was a blast. I also got some awesome housewarming gifts. I made wings from scratch AND jello shots because, WHY NOT.

  • Hang up my art in the new apartment.

Still haven’t done this. Between being super busy, Christmas decorations and not being sure what I want to hang and where, this didn’t seem important.

  • Don’t get a sinus infection. This one may sound silly but I get them almost every holiday center and I feel one brewing. 🙁

So far so goos. Didn’t feel great the week of New Years but made it to 2016 without one. Hoping I can keep it up now that Texas has joined the rest of the country in finally having winter weather.

I actually only got annoyed once and that was when we had lunch right before I left to come back home. We actually spend a good amount of time hanging out. Christmas eve she stayed at my mom’s and we played Headbands. Then Christmas night we went to the movies to see SISTERS! It was hilarious! Go see it.

Blog and Freelance Goals

    • Post twice weekly


    • Work on Content Upgrades for popular posts.

Have done some work but haven’t published.

    • Work on my first webinar.

This got put on hold for some person projects. I am planning on going full steam ahead and hoping for a March date.

    • Publish at least 2 pieces on other sites (at least one paid)

This month has been full of rejection to be honest. I’ve submitted stuff to al the sites I’ve worked with before (and a few more) and heard lots of crickets most of the month. 🙁 I was contacted by a Romance website and will be sharing that post soon. I also had a post published on She Knows Media, Fat at A Funeral.

    • Gain at least 20 new subscribers.

Did not happen. This is why I need to really go hard on my content upgrades and start making it clear what the focus of the blog is.

    • Have 220 Instagram followers

243! Yay!

    • Have 840 twitter followers

904! Yay!

    • Have 130 Facebook Page likes

149! Honestly I’m floored by this. I know it’s not a huge number but I saw some unlikes the week of Christmas and it got me a little down, can’t believe I surpassed my goal.

    • Have 325 Pinterest Followers

328! Wow I have been trying to be more  active on Pinterest and since adding rich pins and making a board for my site I think it helped

    • Clean out my emails

I did this before Christmas but after Christmas it all piled up again. 🙁

    • Take awesome pictures with my new camera!

I did take some pictures but none that I’ve posted or used yet….next month goal figure out how you connect camera to computer lol

    • Finish putting together my Mastermind Group. I’ve been in talks with several wonder bloggers the past few days and want to have the group ready to go to kick off the new year.

  I’ve put together a wonderful group of women. We tried to have our first meeting but there were technical difficulties and not everyone could make it and it got cut short. We are trying again this week!


Health and Fitness

  • Get back in the habit of eating all meals at home at least 5 days a week.

I don’t know that I did this totally but I did cook a lot more this month.

  • Get back into meatless Mondays.

I haven’t but I’m starting today.

  • Work out at least 4 times a week 30 minutes to 1 hour or 12 hours a month.

No just no.


January 2016 Goals


  • Read Year of Yes and Yes, Please . Trying to read 2 books a month. 
  • Deep clean the new tub so I can get back to weekly bubble baths for relaxation.
  • Hang up my art in the new apartment.
  • Don’t get a sinus infection. Hopefully I can keep up the good health. If I make it past February I should be in the clear. 

Blog and Freelance Goals

    • Post twice weekly
    • Be more consistent with newsletter.
    • Be more consistent sharing my posts on other sites.
    • Work on my first webinar.
    • Publish at least 2 pieces on other sites (at least one paid)
    • Gain at least 15 new subscribers.
    • Have 275 Instagram followers
    • Have 930 twitter followers
    • Have 170 Facebook Page likes
    • Have 360 Pinterest Followers
    • Clean out my emails- My constant battle.
    • Create a blogging consistency for irregular posts like recipes or funny stories.
    • Create a Facebook Group for the Mastermind Group and have 2 meetings this month.


Health and Fitness

Keeping these the same since I majorly failed on them!

  • Get back in the habit of eating all meals at home at least 5 days a week
  • Get back into meatless Mondays
  • Work out at least 3 times a week 30 minutes to 1 hour or 12 hours a month want to have the group ready to go to kick off the new year.


I really want 2016 to be a good year and I want to make some big changes, with my career, body and personal life.

Now tell me, what are your big goals in 2016? What do you hope to get accomplished this month?


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  1. Angela Tolsma

    Oh goodness I love that you made jellow shots! I think they are great things to have at home parties and they are so easy to make.
    Congrats on all your blog goals! That is so exciting!
    Love your goals for 2016! Email will always be a constant never ending battle 🙁 I’m with you on that one!
    If you are up for it, I am hosting a Goal Link-up on my blog, would love for you to join!

  2. Chelsea

    OMG I seriously get a sinus infection EVERY SINGLE year so I FEEEL you!!! They are the worst. Best of luck in 2016!!

  3. Julie

    You have great goals here, I like how specific they are. Yes, Please is a great read, also a great audiobook – try that if you have the time.
    I would love for you to also link these up to my #GratitudeGoals linky 🙂

  4. Robin G.

    LOVE this! I think it’s so important to make goals for yourself because it’s something to strive for! I just started a self love series and prompt one is all about setting a daily goal! I’m so impressed that you met all of your social media following goals!! Congrats!!

    Penn&Quill || Robin

  5. Dia

    I’ll have to check it out! Thanks so much for commenting. You’re right…you delete 5 emails and 10 come in lol

  6. Clare Speer

    I love that you break down your goals into “groups” – this is a great idea and I truly need to do this! And so encouraging that you have accomplished a lot of your goals! Blessings!

  7. Dia

    I am so sorry you are a part of that unlucky sinus infection group. Stay strong sister 🙂

  8. Dia

    Thanks for stopping by Jessica

  9. Dia

    I can’t wait to read it. Last year I started to listen to audio books when driving home to see my family and it’s such a great way to pass the time and stay entertained. I beat hers is awesome.

  10. Dia

    Thank you so much Robin. To be honest I was shocked. I’m just hoping to keep increasing them

  11. Dia

    Thanks Kari! Happy New Year

  12. Dia

    Thanks Clare! The groups help me from feeling to scattered. I’m a bit of a list maker lol

  13. Megha

    Hey Dia…nice to connect with you! 🙂 Do visit my blog!

  14. Nancy Laws (@chicmompreneur)

    Find an agent for my book is my #1 goal this year, I just feel like I have to put so much energy to get there…I have so much to do lol…I love your list by the way, I actually enjoyed reading through everything, you may hear from the platforms you submitted to in the coming weeks, sometimes they take forever and a day to respond

  15. Dia

    Yeah I thought of that but the one’s I’ve written for before normally respond in a certain time period or tell you it’s a no after X amount of days, so it was just recejection but no tears on my pillow I was so busy last month.
    I’m glad you enjoyed reading it. I also hope you find a book agent, I wish I knew where to direct you.

  16. Jen

    Working out is ALWAYS on my list of goals and I NEVER do it. Ugh. 2016 is the year I get it together, I swear! And eating at home more is on my list too. I’m focusing on meal planning and prep in the hopes that it will help keep me on track. Fingers crossed for both of us!

    And I’m excited to see what you have in store for your webinar!

  17. Leslie Rossi

    These are some great goals! I’m sure you will surpass them all 🙂

  18. Paola

    You did quite well. Well done!
    I also had a list of goals and managed to achieve quite a few things but others not so much.
    This year I have different goals.

  19. Missy

    Great goals! I really like your blogging goals. I love writing goals but honestly, I have never written goals for blogging. I think I will start doing that this year! I like year long goals for my health and fitness goals but I think monthly goals for blogging would be a great approach.

  20. michelle

    as bloggers it is not only important to have personal goals but goals for the blog as well. that is very encouraging that you have been able to grow your social media following. and i feel you on the lack of subscribers it can be hard to get readers to sign up for emails

  21. Dia

    You can make some awesome meals at home it’s just the issue of wanting to lol
    Good luck gettng back into the gym! If I can fight this cedar fever I’ll be right there with you!

  22. Dia

    Thanks so much Leslie!

  23. Dia

    Good luck with your goals Paola I think it’s important to know when to adjust goals and plans!

  24. Dia

    You should Missy. I love your blog and I hope I get to see it keep growing!

  25. Dia

    Thanks Michelle. I’m just hoping if I keep working at it I’ll find my following 🙂

  26. jennyb

    I hope you’ve hung your art up by now!!!! I think it makes you feel good when your home looks good.

  27. Kimberly Fairchild

    I like that you space these out and do different goals for each part of your life! This always looks like a way to go if you’re really wanting to accomplish your goals, in my opinion. Good luck!

    xo, Kimberly

  28. Dia

    I haven’t lol A huge part of it is, it’s all stuff I did myself and this place is much nicer than my old place so I’m not sure it still fits lol I love the apartment! It’s already home after 2 months lol

  29. Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    I always get sick around the holidays too. I got the flu this year. On New Year’s Eve, so that was fun. 🙂 I’m glad you were able to avoid getting a sinus infection! Good luck with your new goals. They look great!

  30. Dia

    Thanks Kimberly it does help you from staying focused and not getting overwhelemed.

  31. Dia

    Awe. I’m so sorry Crystal I hope you’re feeling better!

  32. Brooklyn Jolley

    I think the idea of meatless monday is so great! For the past few months I’ve been working on my eating a lot. I didn’t eat vegetables much growing up so I don’t like most of them :/ trying to make them more of a staple in my eating !

  33. Dia

    I am happy to say this week I was successful at Meatless Monday!

  34. Chel

    Love the goals set! Great job crashing through every social media goal as well. It seems that for me I can only focus on one social media at a time.

    Totally need to get back into the healthy side of things. Meatless Monday’s? Interesting. I’ve heard but never really looked into it.

    I hope this new year will be even better for you! Cheers

  35. Candice

    Great read, and congrats on your 2015 accomplishments! Did you have any strategies that helped you gain more Pinterest and IG followers? Thanks!

  36. Jessica

    I LOVE making goals each month! Helps me stay on track! Happy New Year! Congrats on meeting so many of your goals!

  37. Ramona

    This is a great post. I love your blogging and personal goals. They are very specific. I have a few goals but I see I need to add more specific details to measure success. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Dia

    Thanks for stopping by Ramona.You are so right, that is why I try to get as specific as possible (I even have my private version of these, I don’t post) that get even more detailed. Good luck on your goals.

  39. Dia

    Yes! Thanks Jessica! Havign specific goals also calms me. It helps to know what I need to get done and the time frame for it.

  40. Dia

    Hi Candice. Thank you so much. For Pinterest to be honest I just started making better graphics for my website and pinning more often pins my ideal reader would enjoy.
    For Instagram it was all about the hashtags!

  41. candy

    Dia if you look back on everything you have accomplished you would be surprised and pleased at how well you are accomplishing so very much.

  42. Dia

    Oh Candy I am very proud of myself. I know I have worked hard to get to this point. Not afraid to toot my own horn haha

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