Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with an update for all of my goals I set for myself at the start of the year! This year has been a bit of a mess and I haven’t really kept up with my goals or checked them regularly so this should be interesting, hopefully, I’ll surprise myself!
My goals categories are blogging, school, life and reading so feel free to skip ahead if one sounds more interesting than the other!
1 Use a proper schedule → Monday, Wednesday, Friday
My goal was to make a schedule and keep to it – my goal was 3 posts a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I kept at it for the first couple of months of the ear but it ended up being too stressful because of school and I’ve just updated my scheduled posts through the rest of the year to just Monday and Wednesday with spare posts/reviews going up on other days.
2 Don’t limit my content to just books
My goal was to talk more about movies throughout the year and to not just limit myself to talking about books. I’ve done this somewhat with a few movie reviews and in general, talking about Disney movies, but I would like to really start talking about movies more because they’re a big part of my life outside of blogging!
3 Reach 600 followers
When I wrote the original goals post I had 503 followers and my goal was to have 600 by the end of December this year. Well, I can officially say that I have 617 when I’m writing this, so I think I can upgrade this goal to trying to get 700 by the end of the year! It’s a big number, but I think I can do it!
4 Be more prepared
My main goal for the year was to stay on top of my blog posts and have them reading to go up a few days in advance of when they’re scheduled if that makes sense?
I also wanted to be more prepared for 2020 and have some blog posts ready to go up before the new year starts! I haven’t fully started this but I have planned some series out and outlined quite a few posts in advance so when it comes to writing them out later in the year I should be able to complete this goal pretty easily!
I had a top 13 2019 anticipated releases & another post about my 2019 tbr shelf, but I knew I wouldn’t get to all of those books and at this point, I’m not all that concerned with reading them all. At this point, I’m more concerned with keeping my blog running, getting more shifts at work and passing my classes. That being said, I have read a few of the books on these lists and I’m quite proud of that.
1 Prioritise school over reading & blogging. Reading is a hobby, not a priority.
I think I’ve done this. I have lowered the pressure on myself and have changed my blogging schedule so hopefully, this will help with school stress as well.
2 Try to read on the bus to and from school. Don’t stress if you forget, or don’t read any other time.
I have definitely done this! I would say that at least 80-90% of the reading I have done throughout the year has been done while I was on the bus to and from school. Also, in a shocking turn of events, listening to audiobooks while I’ve been baking has become prime reading time for me!
3 Don’t forget, audiobooks are your friend.
Yes! Most of the reading I’ve done this year has been audio and I’m not mad about it at all!
4 My Goodreads Reading Challenge goal – 100 books!
As of writing this update, I’ve read 66 books, so I’m pretty sure I’ll manage 100, especially since, according to Goodreads I’m 16 books ahead of schedule!
1 Don’t stretch yourself too thin.
Haha ha… ha. Honestly, as long as I can make it through Uni I’ll be fine. I only have this term left and then I won’t have to go back until next year. I’m just focusing on passing and not going insane. Does anybody else here also really hate school?
2 Try your hardest.
Lol, I didn’t know how hard this would be when I wrote these goals.
3 Try to turn up for every lecture/tutorial. Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day.
1 Have one.
2 Know and recognise when to take a break.
3 See movies. Don’t sacrifice something you love.
I have done pretty much all of this – I got myself a friend (wow, go me) and I go to the movies pretty regularly! Life is going pretty on schedule for me outside of school, which is nice.