March Blogging Goals + February Recap

Saturday, March 5, 2016

February was an interesting month to say the least. I went back to work, told my family and friends about my blog (!), and opened up my home to family. I didn't focus on blogging as much as I should have and that's something I've been working on for the past week. I keep beating myself up because I know I should have done better this month and I've thrown out any progress I've made so far. I still got a long way to go before I'm back on track and I think setting goals is the best way to do it. Keep reading for my progress on my February goals and ONE goal I want to accomplish for March.

In case you missed it, I only gave myself three goals last month and I'm so glad it was only three because I barely completed them. Life has been a bit hectic so I didn't focus on the things I should have. Here's a recap of those goals:
1.  Work with a local blogger. - Semi-completed: I didn't fully collaborate with another blogger, but I did reach out to a fellow RVA blogger that I've been following and admiring for a while.
2.  Send 1 newsletter by the end of the month. - Not completed: I promise I worked on creating a newsletter, but the look just wasn't what I wanted. The perfectionist in me just wants this to be perfect before I send it out. Maybe next month?
3.  Answer all comments in a timely manner.  - Semi-completed: I did answer a few comments on the blog and Instagram, but not as many as I should have. Like I said last month, I want to try to answer comments as they come in.

For the month of March it's back to basics. I need to get back on track as far as planning content, writing, taking pictures, and answering comments. I'm only going to give myself 1 goal for this month so I can really focus and hopefully everything else will fall into line.
1.  Continue posting on a consistent basis. - I fell off (again -.-) with posting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Three days a week isn't much, but I've failed at making it happen. I realize that I may need to rethink my schedule so for the rest of the month I'll be posting two days a week - Monday and Thursday. 

I also have a few mini-goals that I won't mention here, but I'm hoping that they will help me focus and get back on track. I really think consistent posting is the cornerstone of blogging; once I've gotten that down I can accomplish anything.
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