October 2016 Goals

October 2016 Goals

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It’s officially October and let me say thank goodness. I love October, it means football, cooler weather, and fall TV. Like the rest of the year, last month flew by and was super busy and only a few days into October and it’s already been a busy month. This month I am in super launch mode! I am so excited! Seriously I am…I say this yawning after a flight from a wedding to watch two of my best friends say I do in Houston. Check these guys out, sorry I love to blog about my friends and their love (P.S. I was apart of the crew that set them up). Look at these gorgeous people.


Okay, I’m done gushing. Let’s do a recap on the month of September and see how I did.

September Goals

Personal Goals

  • Read one book this month.

Flopped! This month has been crazy with a lot of different things and a large percent of my time has been spent working on my E-course and preparing for it to launch. I am reading a book but it’s few nd far in between right now it’s really just “bathroom reading.” 

  • Clean out the books and papers in my office.

I did. In fact, I’ve even been using it a lot more. Mostly for recording audio and video chatting with other bloggers.

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Finish the scheduling for the e-course marketing.

It was not all smooth sailing that is for sure. But a lot of work has been done and a lot more to do. I’m very excited!

  • Have 440 Facebook page likes

489! Almost at 500! This has been one of the hardest and slowest to grow but it’s happening!

  • Have 2300 Twitter Followers

2399! Just one follow short of hitting my goal plus 100! Feeling really good.

  • Have 800 Instagram Followers

914! I am so happy about this! I’m almost nervous at the idea of shooting for the full 1000 in October.

  • Have 640 Pinterest Followers

731! I wish I could say, “I got this up by doing XYZ.” The truth is I don’t know what one thin helped me accomplish this. I did start scheduling pins opposed to just posting when I had time. I’m using the lowest version of board booster but just signed up last week so hopefully, this will continue to help my Pinterest and traffic  grow, 

  • Create at least one new Resource for my Resource Library

Yes! You can grab the Tash Crusher worksheet here! 

  • Post at least 7 times this month

Focusing on my launch I only did 6 this month but I am really happy with my progress and the post I published this month.

  • Publish 1 post on another site.

I actually did 2 guest posts this month. Woot Woot! 

Maybe guys should try asking someone out before complaining they’ve been friend zoned

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  • Spend at least 10 minutes a day engaging on each of the above social media sites. That means repinning, responding to tweets of others or seeing what their links are, etc.

Thanks to Todoist I have been keeping track and doing this well. 

  • Update 2 older posts

Yes and no. I have been working on adding audio files and my e-book so while I didn’t do the traditional post update I try to do but I did do a lot of work on the site.

Health and Fitness

  • Walk 7,000 steps a day

I feel like I walk a thousand miles a day. I know I didn’t hit it every day but I did really get my muscle going and after a doctor visit discovered that my muscle mass is up  (that’s not from steps but from meeting with a trainer). 

  • Make meals at home 80% of the time or only eat out 4 times of the week.

I am a garbage person who eats garbage. Seriously, I just ordered a pizza. I haven’t been cooking as much as I’d like to this past month but I have been trying to eat healthier options when going out instead of deep fried fat. 

  • Go to a gym class at least 3 times a week.

I hit every month this week except this past week I only made it twice. I had kind of a rough week and with the weather drop allergies arose. 

I feel pretty good about September and all the progress I made. I’m super excited for what October will bring. I have some good friends coming into town, lots going on with All The Things I Do!

October Goals

Personal Goals

  • Figure out if I’m moving apartments in December and if so find said apartment.
  • Clean car out. I tend to keep it pretty clean but I really want to detail the inside.
  • I also want to find a body shop to fix the damage from the hail storms in the spring.
  • I have had a crazy year and really want to print some of the photos from this year for my home and office.
  • Have a safe and fun Halloween. Also, I’m curious what you guys are doing for Halloween, I have no idea what to be. Thinking of getting “A girl has no costume shirt.”

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Market and share The Balanced Side Hustle like crazy!
  • Finish the content for my Start here page.
  • Do the two sponsored posts I have in the funnel.
  • Have 500 Facebook page likes
  • Have 2450 Twitter Followers
  • Have 1000 Instagram Followers
  • Have 740 Pinterest Followers
  • Create at least one new Resource for my Resource Library
  • Post at least 7 times this month
  • Publish 1 post on another site.
  • Spend at least 10 minutes a day engaging on each of the above social media sites. That means repinning, responding to tweets of others or seeing what their links are, etc.
  • Crush the webinar I have coming up October 9th!

Health and Fitness

  • Walk 7,000 steps a day
  • Make meals at home 80% of the time or only eat out 4 times of the week.
  • Go to a gym class at least 3 times a week.

So what are your goals this month? How did your Septemeber go? Excited about anything this month? Tell me in the comments.


  1. Paola

    Wow I totaly support your goals!
    I have very similar goals on the fitness wise.

  2. kp

    Way to go on crushing your social media goals last month.
    That’s SO EXCITING that you’re launching an e-course, way to go! I see big success in your future 🙂
    I hope you accomplish all your October Goals.

  3. Dia

    Awe thanks KP 🙂

  4. Dia

    Thanks Paola 🙂

  5. Taylor Mobley

    YOU GO GIRL! I reached ALMOST all my goals this month. I am really hoping to hit 5500 this month on instagram! Good luck!

  6. Laina Turner

    Great goals. Getting steps in is hard when us bloggers sit a lot:)

  7. Kate

    I struggle so much with creativity/motivation while I’m pregnant. I really, realllllllly need to work on a goals post… Or maybe just a goal list for myself

  8. Cori

    Good job, sweetie! And congrats on getting your e-course closer to launch!

  9. Jenn

    These are great goals! I always make goals for my business and personal life every month. I did not mean my fitness goals this month though, hoping October to be better.

  10. cara

    Yay to having so much growth this month! It’s always nice to start reaching those goals! I’m determined to start focusing on Pinterest growth too. 🙂

  11. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    I find writing down my goals helps me in working towards them. I have been trying to read more, I love reading and have to allow myself the time to relax and do it.

  12. Heidi

    You’re so smart to write your goals down. That’s a great way to make yourself accountable. Way to go!

  13. Valerie

    Happy Fall to you. You can do this. Very attainable things.

  14. Southern & Style

    I would love for you to share how you’re growing your instagram so quickly! That’s my favorite platform, but I just struggle with it!

    Good luck with your goals for the month 🙂

    xoxo, SS

  15. Emily

    Every month I read your Goals blog post and it reminds me how desperately I need to actually WRITE down my goals. lol

  16. Courtney

    Wow you did such a good job with your social numbers! I can only imagine how many more you will get this month!

    La Belle Sirene

  17. Dia

    Awe thanks Courtney!

  18. Dia

    I think that really exploded for me when I started taking 10 minutes to like and comment on my target demographic a day. It seems to get me more noticed.

  19. Dia

    Do it! Come on Emily!

  20. Dia

    Thanks Valerie

  21. Dia

    It really does help me stay focused. Every 15th of the month I personally check in with my goals to see if I’m on track.

  22. Dia

    For me a good relaxing session is reading in a bubble bath, greys anatomy with my friend, of old episodes of the simpsons on the couch.

  23. Dia

    It is a blogger’s best friend!

  24. Dia

    I was in an accident last weekend so I’ve already missed a week 🙁

  25. Dia

    Thanks Cori <3

  26. Dia

    You are the one who I should be asking for advice on this lol

  27. Dia

    I will be hosting some webinars that might help you feel motivated. Keep an eye out.

  28. Dia

    Haha so true Laina!

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