The Classic Brunette: April Goals

Monday, April 4, 2016

April Goals


Happy April everyone! I know it's already a few days in, but I wanted to share my goals for this month. I've seen a few other bloggers with posts explaining their monthly goals and really liked seeing other blogger's perspectives on what they want to achieve. This may or may not become a monthly thing, but I wanted to give it a go and see what happens. Maybe you can relate to some of these goals, blogging or personal. I'd love to know some of your goals in the comments!

Blogging Goals

1. Reach 30k views this month

That's right I'm putting my numbers out here for you all to see! I know I don't get the most views and I know I'm far above some, but I seriously appreciate every single view I get. I've been hovering between 22-25k views these past few months and want to bump it up to 30k. If I implement some new techniques and focus a little more on post advertising/promotion I really think I can do it. 

2. Post on Instagram at least 5 times a week

As much as I want to say post everyday, sometimes I'm just can't. I try to take as many pictures for Instagram as I can, but many times when I don't post it's either because a picture that I have is too similar to one I just posted or I didn't have enough time to take the pictures I wanted. I hope to be a little more prepared when it comes to Instagram this month.

3. Reach out to other bloggers more

I love the blogging community, and I have a few friends here and there, but I want to make more of an effort to get connected to people. Every other blogger I've met is so sweet and supportive, and I want to be that for others too! By the way if you're a blogger in the Bay Area or Orange County and want to hang out some time, let me know I would love to get to know you!

Personal Goals

1. Commit to Whole 30

I'm doing a nutrition plan called Whole 30 during the month of April! More about this in Thursday's post, but I want to commit myself as best I can to the rules of the program. 

2. Clean my room once a week

My room tends to get...explosive every once in a while. I came back from Spring Break and there were clothes on the floor, clothes on my desk, clothes on my chair, etc. Basically it was a pigsty and it shouldn't happen again. I'm making this one of my goals so that it won't get out of hand again. Hopefully if I do a tidying up at least once a week things will always be in order.

3. Be more social

I don't know if you guys know this, but I'm a complete homebody. I like to stay at home under my favorite blanket and would be happy never leaving my couch. Yes, it's ridiculous, but home is my happy place and getting too much social interaction always drains me. I don't need to go out partying or anything, but I want to make an effort to see my friends more. I see my roommates constantly, and while I love them, there are other friends that I don't get to see often enough. If I put in a little extra effort to be social (and make schedules work, Maci, why are you always so busy!?) then I can be sure to see everyone who I want to hang out with.

What are your goals for April?

36 comments:

  1. Goodluck with your goals babe!

    http://sofiaa.com/

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  2. Fabulous goals for the month girl! I can't wait to see what you achieve personally as well as for your blog in April!

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  3. I called out the importance of engaging with the blogging community in my post today too, good luck in April!

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    1. It's so important, and I really don't engage as much as I want/should! Thanks!

      xo
      Sami

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  4. I want to try whole 30 too! I'm currently on a 'no dairy' diet, and it's not too bad! xx

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    1. Whole 30 will definitely be easier for you if you've already cut out one of the things! I think you should go for it!

      xo
      Sami

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  5. My main goal is to grow my email list! Great personal goals also.

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    1. I definitely need to do that too, if you find any great tips send them my way!!

      xo
      Sami

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  6. These are great goals! I love the engaging with bloggers one

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  7. These are great goals! I'm really trying to be more active on social media (aka Instagram and Twitter). School has gotten so busy that I'm not engaging with as many people as I used to. Have a great week!
    -Abigail
    livingthegraylife.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks! And I know school is what takes me away from social media too, it's so hard sometimes!

      xo
      Sami

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  8. Great goals! I just finished Whole 30 and have incorporated most the guidelines into my daily life. I feel so great. It will be a mental challenge, but SO worth it. Xoxo Mindy

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    1. Thanks and congrats on finishing the program! I totally agree with you that it's a mental challenge, I'm constantly craving things, but I know it's really all mental!

      xo
      Sami

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  9. These are great goals! I really want to try the whole 30!!

    xo Ashley

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    1. Thanks! And you should, it's hard, but definitely making me healthier!

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      Sami

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  10. I can't wait to hear how whole30 goes! I have been contemplating doing it

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    1. It's going super well! I just wrote my first Whole 30 update if you want to read it! http://bit.ly/1SCR8IM

      xo
      Sami

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  11. Ugh. 30k page views in a month would be amazing! Your numbers sound amazing.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  12. I would love to see a post on how you get your page views and what avenues you think work best for directing traffic!

    La Belle Sirene

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    1. I'll definitely do that in the future, thanks for the suggestion!!

      xo
      Sami

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  13. You've got this! 30k is a great goal to have and I think you can do it.
    xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  14. Love it! I would love to hear about how the Whole 30 diet goes. Good luck!

    xo
    Amanda
    www.fashionablyclearance.com

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    1. Thank you! I just wrote an update to Whole 30 about my first few days if you want to check it out! http://bit.ly/1SCR8IM

      xo
      Sami

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  15. Get it girl! You can totally do it! You're awesome!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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    1. I should definitely make that a goal as well, but I'm focusing on my diet first! Good luck!

      xo
      Sami

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  17. Ooooh, this list reminds me to set some goals for myself.... And wow, 30K – that's amazing! In the spirit of transparency and reaching out to other bloggers, do you mind me asking where the majority of your traffic comes from?

    XO, Oksana | FOXYOXIE.com

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    1. Yes make some goals, I'd love to read yours! And thank you! Most of my traffic actually comes from Pinterest. I had one or two posts get like 2000 repins and they drive a lot of traffic here.

      xo
      Sami

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  18. Awesome goals! I think that they will really go hand-in-hand. Strengthening your social media presence and connections with other bloggers will definitely increase your page views! Best of luck!

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  19. Ha I feel you on the Instagram goals. I used to just do instagram then once I started to blog it became harder and harder to juggle both. And it's funny, most of the big bloggers in Chicago actually have other people running their Instagram accounts because they don't have time. Which is nuts to me. I always wonder if I'm interacting with them or their husbands....

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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