September 2016 Goals

September 2016 Goals

Happy September party people! I love that it is almost Fall! It means less allergy issues for me, college football, fall t.v. and boots! I am super excited about all the different things coming up! August was a great month for me for multiple reasons and also very busy. Lets jump right into the recap.

August Goals Recap

Personal Goals

  • Read one book this month.

I did it! I read The Boyfriend Game and it was great! It was this young adult fiction book about this soccer player who is sick of all of her friends going gaga for boys now that they are in high school. All she wants is to get one of the coveted spots on the school’s varsity girls soccer team. She wants it so much but things get put into perspective when she finds herself  going gaga when she meets a player on the boy’s varsity team with the same drive and passion for the game. I loved this book it was cute and a real page turner.

I also got the chance to read, Words with Steve Jobs by Brain Barton. This is something I think anyone in the tech industry might enjoy. As a writer, Barton does a great job of setting the stage and although it is a short essay there is something that can be learned from his boldness of just reaching out to Steve Jobs. As someone who has had my fair share of celebrity encounters I can appreciate the “fan boy aspect.”

  • Have a great time at Blogher 16! Hopefully, see my friend Jorge is LA and follow up with all of the awesome people I am sure to meet.

Sadly I didn’t get to see my friend Jorge but I had an amazing time at the conference. You can read about it here.

  • Work on the creative idea I had out at the river house.

I didn’t get any writing done on this project because I have been going full steam ahead preparing for my e-course launch but more about that later.

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Have 415 Facebook page likes

428! Yay. Hopefully, I’ll be at 500 by years end. 

  • Have 2100 Twitter Followers

2224! Wow, I am just floored by this. I have been working so hard on my engagement, retweeting, liking posts and responding to other people’s tweets.

  • Have 705 Instagram Followers

783! I can’t say for sure but I think this has been my biggest month over month growth on Instagram. This is partially a result of all the bloggers I met at Blogher and being more active in on Instagram. I’ve been looking at other bloggers based on certain hashtags my brand relates to and  engaging with them. 

  • Have 600 Pinterest Followers

621. I’ve been pinning A LOT more! I’ve been pinning like crazy! 

  • Create at least one new resource for my Resource Library

I have a few scheduled to come out this upcoming month and I’m excited to share them.

  • Post at least 5 times this month

6 Woot woot! 

  • Publish 1 post on another site.

I didn’t even reach out to anyone about this, this month. To be honest, I have been so focused on my e-course/ launch. But I am trying to work out some promotional post swaps for the launch.

  • 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.

Done! Check out those stats! 

  • Update 4 older posts

Not there yet. I think I got 2 updated.

Health and Fitness

  • Walk 7,000 steps a day

Call me Forest Gump ’cause I was a walkin’.

  • Track all my meals

I didn’t track all my means but I was much more mindful of what I ate.

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

Luckily I’ve been trying to save money so I have been cooking a lot of fish and grilled or baked chicken. I am really proud of how well I’ve been eating this month.

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

I think the only week I didn’t hit this was when I was at BlogHer but I don’t even feel bad because I was walking at least 10,000 steps on those days.

September Goals

Personal Goals

  • Read one book this month.
  • Clean out the books and papers in my office.

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Finish the scheduling for the e-course marketing.
  • Have 440 Facebook page likes
  • Have 2300 Twitter Followers
  • Have 800 Instagram Followers
  • Have 640 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.
  • Update 2 older posts

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.

What are your big goals this month? How was your August?  Tell me in the comments.

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