5 Monthly Goals (February 2017)

At the end of last year I posted about 5 goals I have for my blog this year and also about some personal goals concerning things I would like to achieve this year. In order to keep on top of these I really feel the best way would be to break items down and have a firm plan to concentrate on certain aspects of these goals each month.  I think this will work best by setting myself some monthly goals to achieve.

This month I would like to:

1 Improve Photography

I would like to take a number of standard shots that can be used on general posts for example a post like this that doesn’t need specific photographs of a certain item but whether a general ‘blog’ or ‘personal’ photo would easily fit.  I did start by taking a few in January and I would like to expand my generalised blogging photos this month.  I have been having fun with flat lay photographs but soon clicked I need to go on a shopping spree for lots of filler items!

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2 Write 5 Back Up Blog Posts

Having chronic illnesses that are unpredictable sometimes means that although I plan to do XYZ it sometimes doesn’t happen as I suddenly wake up rather ill when the day before I felt fine.  I plan to blog 3 times a week this year on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on this blog.  In order to achieve this I need back up posts and also need to be a week ahead with my blogging schedule.  Too often last year I sat writing a post needing to publish it that day and I didn’t always achieve this.  This year the plan is this will not happen.

3 Afternoon Tea

I want to have afternoon tea at a different place each month this year.  This is certainly on my to do list this month.  I’m hoping to go somewhere next week in Birmingham.  If you are local and have any suggestion for a venue please let me know.

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Setting New Business Up

Another one of monthly goals I have is to concentrate on setting up my new business.  I have some suppliers to see next week regarding this so it will be busy busy busy where the business is concerned. I would also like to have began work on the new website.

5 Craft Goals

This covers me wanting to knit socks and also crochet 3 items this year.  The plan is I will continue knitting my socks and I will sort out all my yarn supplies in preparation for working on my crochet plans.

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Do you have any plans to set some monthly goals that you would like to achieve either on your blog or in your personal life?



  1. 1st February 2017 / 1:49 PM

    Socks are great things for waiting rooms. They require no thinking and others will often ask you what you’re doing, so you can have a conversation if you wish.

    Interesting goals. I like the one about afternoon tea.

    I have two goals this year, but one of them might not be achieved, because it doesn’t depend solely on me. I suspect I need to revise it.

  2. 2nd February 2017 / 3:40 PM

    I don’t tend to set monthly goals, but I think it would keep me motivated if I did! Good luck with your goals!

  3. 2nd February 2017 / 4:44 PM

    I always set myself little monthly goals. With working full time as well I have to be super organised. My goals for this month are to tidy and spring clean the house ready for it to go on the market this month, bake my baby girls first birthday cake and update my media kits and check for broken links on my blog! xx

  4. 2nd February 2017 / 6:40 PM

    Some great goals! I would love to improve my photography too. 🙂

  5. 2nd February 2017 / 7:13 PM

    Your first Three goals are also goals that I am aspiring to. I went for afternoon tea today and had forgotten how expensive it was. But oh so nice!
    I hope to learn more about SEO for my blogs and post regularly. So far I am doing good. I have tried to cut down on sugar and I am struggling a little. Although I have been great at cutting out the Gluten and feel tons better. Will try again with the sugar goal tomorrow!

  6. 3rd February 2017 / 2:10 PM

    I have done a photography course this month so that is the first thing ticked off the list 🙂

  7. 3rd February 2017 / 5:58 PM

    I am loving the afternoon tea goal. If my bank balance allows it I think I might join you on that one x

  8. 5th February 2017 / 11:40 PM

    Some great goals here, good luck with achieving them all my love x

  9. 6th February 2017 / 11:00 AM

    I would love to improve my photography and get to grips with editing x

  10. 19th March 2017 / 2:24 PM

    Love the idea of the stock photos and the back-up blogposts. I sometimes think I’m ahead with blogging abs the next thing I know all my posts have suddenly run out!

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