Aaaaand breathe, January is finally over! I feel like we are all doing a massive sigh of relief. Honestly it has felt like the longest month ever.
As much as I complain though, all in all it was a relatively good start to the year. I started to put more time into my blog and I'm really enjoying it. I released my first podcast (have I mentioned that enough yet?!) which was terrifying but the support it's received so far means that I am so excited to release the next one. And finally, Ross and I moved properly into our flat (another thing I keep mentioning — sorry!).
Now it's on to my favourite month, although I may be slightly biased as it's my birthday month! Alongside enjoying my birthday, in February I'd like to focus on:
Paying More Attention To Pinterest
Pinterest is a social media platform that I use on a daily basis at work for inspiration etc. However, I’ve been seriously lacking when it comes to repinning things I like and creating pinterest-friendly pins for when I post my blog posts — I know, I'm missing a serious trick. So, this month I want to concentrate on it and take the time to create Pinterest specific pins for my blog. I’m starting off with having a huge board / pin clean up and getting it all organised — which sadly is one of my favourite things to do!
Going To The Gym 3–4 Times A Week
So this was in my goals last month but it pretty much a fail when it came to getting back into my gym routine. With all the moving (oh, there it is again) and remembering how to ‘adult’ again unfortunately the gym took a backseat. This month I want to make a conscious effort and try really hard to go to the gym at least 3 times a week. But also on the flipside, not beat myself up about it if life gets in the way and I have an off week.
Releasing My Second Podcast
So, as you know my first podcast featuring my gal Lauren, from Oh Hay Studio, went live. I’ve already recorded the second one featuring the lovely Charlotte, from Colours and Carousels, so now I just need to get my butt in gear and edit it. I’m excited to see how my little podcast grows and the exciting people I'll get to meet and interview through it. If you’d like to be on my podcast, leave me a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll see what we can do!
Being More Proactive With Promoting My Blog Posts
To be honest I’ve not been doing too badly with this during January. I tend to use my time commuting in the morning to write blog posts, schedule social posts and just generally catch up and engage with twitter / instagram. However I’d like to get into the routine of promoting my older posts alongside my most up-to-date posts. I really want to grow my little blog this year so it feels like it's time to up my scheduling game and advertise my blog posts more.
Engaging More On Facebook
I'm part of quite a few Facebook groups. These range from Instagram tips to blogging to creative groups. This month I’d like to engage more with the posts on these groups whether that’s supporting other bloggers content more often or just getting involved with the group chat that is going on. I often feel like it’s quite hard to keep up with these groups but I’m going to try my best to keep on top of them this month.
Most of my goals this month are blog related but I've been so motivated with my blog during January that I'm wanting to take advantage of that for as long as it lasts.
Sorry, this post has been quite a lengthy one but if you've stuck with me to the end — congratulations! And, remember to download your calendar for February below! How was your January? Do you have any goals for February? Let me know in the comments below!