Monday, 3 March 2014

Goals for March

How good was I with the goals for February?



I'll list them here and tell you how I got on with them before I list the ones for March.


Clicking on any of the pictures in this post will take you to the indicated posts or sites









BLOGGING


1.  Continue weekly series on Encouragement  (Wed)    YES


2.  Continue weekly series on Why we Worship  (Sun)                   YES








3.  Continue weekly series on Housework & Organising  (Fri)                   YES     




4.  Find out how to get organised with Google Analytics for Blog.        
                    YES found out how to and got organised


5.  Jan showed 4218 page views to my blog aim for 4,600 in February.        

                    YES I actually reached 6955,  blog hopping really boosts your stats.


Of course I had taken the score for January from my blogger stats so this one for Feb is also from the blogger stats.


Google Analytics shows the following:      
Visits:  1666
Unique visitors:   1170
Pageviews:   7644
Pages per visit:   4.59
Av. visit duration:   3.58 mins
Bounce rate:   9.54%
New Visits:   70%

I don't know why the blogger figures and Google Analytics don't match up, maybe someone can explain that to me?


6.  Blog Hop each day except Sunday.        YES


     
7.  Make a schedule to help me to Tweet, Share on Facebook and Pin on Pinterest for each blog post.          
        YES   I made a Daily ToDo list on my Pocket Lists app on the ipad for blogging that included tweeting, facebook sharing, and pinning pics from new posts.


8.  Understand Google Plus better.        
         YES   but still not sure about some things. 


9.  Have at least 2 other posts on the blog other than in the 3 series.        YES


I posted Goals for February (obviously)    

and    a Book Review      
and   a post on #100HappyDays  Week 1
(see links below)

                         










HOME

1.  Overhaul & Inventory of Kitchen.  
                      YES   as seen in Housework & Organising Series

2.  Do at least one of the things on the To Do list for the Master Bedroom.
                      No  -  not one of the 5 things that I now have on the list

3.  Keep up to date with general daily and weekly housework.
                            Mostly YES but fully truthfully NO  



CHURCH
1.  Revamp March Sunday School Curriculum.          YES

2.  Prepare Testimony for Women's Meeting in March.     
                              NO  -  I have procrastinated

3.  Update Church Website.
                              NO  -  I have procrastinated


PERSONAL
1.  Restart stepping and using Fit Bit Flex in effort to lose more weight.
                   YES but only to a little stepping  &  NO to getting back on the Fit Bit

2.  Arrange in advance to have a specific date night with my husband Fred.      
      YES   See blog post THE GIFT OF LOVE and He did cook that meal for me.

3.  Be more structured each day so that I do not spend too much time on computer.
              NO  -  I have to be honest, I don't think I really improved in this at all

4.  Finish Reading book from January, Review it and Read & Review another book.
              YES   -   I finished the one from Jan  & reviewed it (see above)
              &    NO   -   only half-way through the next one

5.  Meet up with a friend for coffee, lunch, dinner or some time out together.
             YES  managed this one once

6.  Restart Exercising 3 times a week.       NO

7.  Make a list of 20 Things for 2014 like I have seen on some blogs.      
         NO  -  In the end I decided not to do this one, I'm more interested in the   monthly goals and my organising of the house this year.

8.  Start back at my Graphics Course once a week.
         YES  just managed to get this one started at the end of the month



Obviously I was weakest in the Personal & Church areas this month.

One extra thing for February was the fact that I started to crochet again.






BLOGGING
1.  Continue weekly series on Encouragement  (Wed)
2.  Continue weekly series on Why we Worship  (Sun)
3.  Continue weekly series on Housework & Organising  (Fri)
4.  Get more familiar & better organised with Google Analytics for Blog. 
5.  February showed 6955 page views to my blog aim for 7500 in March.  
            Also monitor in Google Analytics for March.
6.  Continue to Blog Hop each day except Sunday.
7.  Improve my schedule to help me to Tweet, Share on Facebook, share on Google Plus and Pin on Pinterest for each blog post.
8.  Get more familiar with Google Plus 
9.  Have at least 2 other posts on the blog other than in the 3 series.
10. Make a provisional plan for April - June for the blog posts.
11. Be a guest blogger on another blog for April.


HOME
1.  Overhaul & Inventory of SunRoom.
2.  Overhaul & Inventory of Office.
3.  Start work in the Garden for the Springtime.
4.  Do at least one of the things on the ToDo list for the Master Bedroom.
5.  Keep up to date with general daily and weekly housework.


CHURCH
1.  Revamp April Sunday School Curriculum.
2.  Prepare & Testimony at Women's Meeting in March.
3.  Update Church Website.


PERSONAL
1.  Start stepping and using Fit Bit Flex in effort to lose more weight.
2.  Arrange in advance to have a specific date night OUT with my husband Fred.
3.  Be more structured each day so that I do not spend too much time on computer.
4.  Finish Reading book from February, Review it and Read & Review another book.
5.  Meet up twice with a friend for coffee, lunch, dinner or some time out together.
6.  Start Exercising 3 times a week.
7.  Continue at my Graphics Course once a week.
8.  Continue crocheting and complete one single bed size cover.
9.  Visit two places that I have not been to since returning to live in Northern Ireland 3 years ago.



Check back at the start of APRIL to see how I managed to keep up 

with my goals this time.




6 comments:

  1. I love how you listed all your goals for all areas of your life. I need a date night wiht my hubby too, though even every two weeks is better than nothing. I of course have nights with my friends though.

    You were very busy this past month...good for you.

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    1. Hi Karen, just hopped over to visit your blog again and enjoyed your post on beauty from inside.
      As for those date nights Yes every two weeks is better than nothing. Hope you have better ones than our last one though where we ended up in a very disappointing movie.

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  2. Wow, you had a fantastic month. It's encouraging to see your blog stats grow so much. Well I have a linky that starts on Sunday but it's open all week should you want to add up to 3 posts :) I need to do better about understanding Google Analytics.

    Here are my goals that I linked up. http://momssmallvictories.com/march-2014-personal-goals-2014goals/

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    1. Hi Tanya, you did well too and good goals going forward this month. What do you think of Evernote for the recipes? I will be interested in seeing how that goes as I have twice tried to get interested in using evernote on my ipad but never succeeded in really doing it. I could not believe how my stats suddenly jumped - maybe because I have consistently blog hopped or maybe because I have 3 series on the go in the blog and people may be enjoying coming back to read each episode but the number that signed up for emails is minute.

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  3. Thanks so much for stopping by the Four Seasons Blog Hop and sharing with us~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  4. Great work! Love how accountable you are! Thanks for sharing on Whatever Wednesday on Thank You Honey! Hope to see you again this week!

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