Monday, 7 April 2014

Goals for April

How good was I with the goals for March?


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


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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.  
Get more familiar & better organised with Google Analytics for Blog.        
                    Not very successful here.


5.  February showed 6955 page views to my blog aim for 7500 in March.    
NO
   Blogger showed 5951 for March so that was over 1,000 lower than in Feb.

                 Also monitor in Google Analytics for March.       
      
Google Analytics showed the following for Feb:          and now for March:
Visits:  1666                                                               Visits:   1241                                 decrease
Unique visitors:   1170                                               Unique visitors:   803                    decrease
Pageviews:   7644                                                       Pageviews:   5,833                        decrease
Pages per visit:   4.59                                                 Pages per visit:   4.7                     increase
Av. visit duration:   3.58 mins                                    Av. visit duration:   4.33 mins       increase
Bounce rate:   9.54%                                                  Bounce rate:   10.07%                   worse
New Visits:   70%                                                        New Visits:   55.52%                      worse

6.  Continue to Blog Hop each day except Sunday.        YES


     
7.  Improve my schedule to help me to Tweet, Share on Facebook, share on Google Plus and Pin on Pinterest for each blog post.          
        No improvement this month in fact I actually tweeted less


8.  Get more familiar with Google Plus .        
         YES   but still not sure about some things.
        What is the difference between sharing a post and +1 ing a post???? 


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

                       YES   I actually had  7 extra posts  plus a guest post


I posted Goals for March (obviously)          
and a St. Patrick's Day Recipe







and   4 posts on the new series #100HappyDays 






and    a Book Review                        and a guest post on St. Patrick's Day at 
                                                                              Small Talk Mama's Blog 


   
                   

10. Make a provisional plan for April - June for the blog posts.
                 YES
11. Be a guest blogger on another blog for April.
              YES   I was actually a guest blogger in March so earlier than I had hoped.


HOME
1.  Overhaul & Inventory of SunRoom.       YES
2.  Overhaul & Inventory of Office.        YES
3.  Do at least one of the things on the ToDo list for the Master Bedroom.   
                 Started one of these  -  sorting out our years and years of photographs
4.  Keep up to date with general daily and weekly housework.
                       YES  mostly


CHURCH
1.  Revamp April Sunday School Curriculum.     YES
2.  Give Testimony at Women's Meeting in March.     YES
3.  Update Church Website.     Started but still needs a lot of work
                                              Also Revived the Facebook page for the church


PERSONAL
1.  Continue stepping and using Fit Bit Flex in effort to lose more weight.
                                NO   absolute failure here.

2.  Arrange in advance to have a specific date night with my husband Fred.
         YES    We had two nights in the same week, mostly because the first night we went to a movie and it was lousey so we decided to go to another movie later that week and it was great.  
                   We also went off for the afternoon on St. Patrick's Day to see our first St. Patrick's Day Parade.

3.  Be more structured each day so that I do not spend too much time on computer.
        YES   There was some improvement but need to do even better.

4.  Finish Reading book from February, Review it and Read & Review another book.
        YES   for first one,     No for Second one.
5.  Meet up twice with a friend for coffee, lunch, dinner or some time out together.
        NO
6.  Start Exercising 3 times a week.     No
        
7.  Continue at my Online Graphics Course once a week.    NO

8.  Continue crocheting and complete one single bed size cover.
              YES    but only two thirds of the cover completed.

9.  Visit two places that I have not been to since returning to live in Northern Ireland 3 years ago.
              YES   




Obviously I was weakest in the Personal area this month yet 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.  See an increase in my Google Analytic stats from March to April.
6.  Continue to Blog Hop each weekday but take Saturday and Sunday off.
7.  Improve my schedule to help me to Tweet, Share on Facebook and Pin on Pinterest better for each blog post.
8.  Understand Google Plus better and use it more to advertise the blog.
9.  Have at least 2 other posts on the blog other than in the 3 series.
10. Make a provisional plan for July - Sept for the blog posts.
11. Be a guest blogger on another blog for May.
12. Look into monetizing the blog and make the decision whether to do so or not.


HOME
1.  Overhaul & Inventory of Guest Bedroom.
2.  Overhaul & Inventory of Guest Bedroom Ensuite.
3.  Do at least one of the things on the ToDo list for the Master Bedroom.
4.  Keep up to date with general daily and weekly housework.


CHURCH
1.  Revamp May Sunday School Curriculum.
2.  Decide on topic for speaking at Antrim Ladies Meeting in June.
3.  Update Church Website.
4.  Continue to keep up the Church Facebook page.


PERSONAL
1.  Continue stepping and using Fit Bit Flex in effort to lose more weight.
2.  Arrange in advance to have 2 specific date nights with my husband Fred.
3.  Be more structured each day so that I do not spend too much time on computer.
4.  Read another Agatha Christie Book and review it. Also read and review anothe portion of the book on Grace.
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 Online Graphics Course once a week.   
8.  Finish crocheting the 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 May to see how I managed to keep up with my goals this time.


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