Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Goals for June



How good was I with the goals for May?


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


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







BLOGGING

1.  Continue with the three weekly series on (Wed), (Sun) & (Fri)       YES

2.  
Get more familiar & better organised with Google Analytics for Blog. 
     
           YES   I have made out a spreadsheet to record all the statistics using figures from Google Analytics up to end of May and other info.


3.  See an increase in my Google Analytic stats from April to May.                     

           Unfortunately  some increase and some decrease


Visits:   1275                               increase           
Unique visitors:   861                   increase                 
 Pageviews:   3496                       decrease     but less than last month
Pages per visit:   2.74                   decrease     but less than last month 
Av. visit duration:   4.34 mins       increase   
Bounce rate:   67.14%                  worse         far more than last month
New Visits:   57.41%                    increase
Email Sign ups        2                   same as last month

4.  
Continue to Blog Hop each weekday but take Saturday and Sunday off.       
                    YES   


5.  
 Improve my schedule to help me to Tweet, Share on Facebook, Pin on Pinterest & google + better for each blog post.        
                    YES  except for Twitter


6.  
Have at least 2 other posts on the blog other than in the 3 series. 
        YES  this was easy as I still had to finish my #100HappyDays  Challenge 
                     & then I started a new Bible Memorization Challenge
                     & I also did a Book Review
                     & obviously I posted Goals for May
     so I had 8 other posts   (see links below)




     
7.  Make a provisional plan for Oct - Nov for the blog posts.           
                   YES


8.  Be a guest blogger on another blog before end of June.        
         NO  nothing organised yet 


9.  
Look into monetizing the blog and make the decision whether to do so or not.
        YES  I decided I would monetize 

10. Go through info on comments, referrals etc and decide which blog hops to stay with and which to stop linking up with.

         YES  this was completed.
                         



HOME
1.   Overhaul & Inventory of Garage.
          YES  for overhaul      NO  for inventory

2.  Finish cleaning jewellery.
          NO

3.  Get all old pictures into years and Scan all up to 1980.
          YES  but only up to 1970

4.  Get Plumber in to change tap in Utility room.
          NO

5.  Tackle another item on one of the ToDo lists.
          YES   We bought a narrow bookcase to match the rest of the oak furniture in the Sun Room for our Cd's and gave the two black plastic CD racks to a car boot sale for charity.


CHURCH
1.  Revamp June Sunday School Curriculum.        YES      
2.  Prepare message for speaking at Antrim Ladies Meeting in June.
     Started but not finished yet.

3.  Update Church Website.       
      Only started still lots to do

4.  Continue to keep up the Church Facebook page.    YES


PERSONAL
1.  Start back stepping and using Fit Bit Flex in effort to lose more weight.   NO

2.  Arrange in advance to have 2 specific evenings out with my husband Fred.       
      NO   Fred's work changed completely during May so he had to work extra hours to do a hand over and get up to speed with the new role and then he had to go on two business trips 

3.  Be more structured each day so that I do not spend too much time on computer.
              YES  There has been a bit of improvement here

4.  Read another Agatha Christie Book and review it. Also read and review another portion of the book on Grace.
               NO   
      Instead I read a murder mystery novel and reviewed it

5.  Meet up with a friend for coffee, lunch, dinner or some time out together.
             YES   I met up with a friend for lunch   and also met up with a group of friends                                                           from university days for dinner  

6.  Start Exercising 3 times a week.      NO

7.  Continue at my Online Graphics Course once a week.     NO  

8.  Finish crocheting the single bed size cover.         NO  

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

10. Go out of my comfort zone twice in some way.     
            YES    I led the worship in church when Fred was away.
                      I led one of the prayer meetings in church 

11. Decide on holiday - where & when       
             NO    Fred's change in work has complicated this

12. Fred & I completed the 40 Day Lent Challenge where we read the passages out loud to each other each day and so we have decided to keep up this idea starting with the Book of Psalms and reading  two or three Psalms together each day. 
         YES   we did so for the days Fred was not travelling



Obviously I was weakest in the Personal area this month.







BLOGGING
1.  Continue with the three weekly series on (Wed), (Sun) & (Fri)
2.  Continue with the Bible Memorization Challenge 
3.  See an increase in my Google Analytic stats from May to June.
4.  Continue to Blog Hop each weekday but take Saturday and Sunday off.
5.  Improve my schedule to help me to Tweet better for each blog post. 
6.  Have at least 2 other posts on the blog other than in the 3 series & the challenge. 
7.  Make a provisional plan for December for the blog posts. 
8.  Arrange to be a guest blogger on another blog.
9.  Start monetizing the blog.


HOME
1.  Overhaul & Inventory of Bathroom.
2.  Overhaul & Inventory of Hall & Stairs.
3.  Overhaul & Inventory of Toilet.
4.  Finish Cleaning Jewellery.
5.  Get all old pictures into years and Scan up to 1980.
6.  Get Plumber in to change tap in Utility room.
7.  Tackle another item on one of the ToDo lists.


CHURCH
1.  Revamp JULY & AUGUST Sunday School Curriculum.
2.  Speak at Women's Meeting in Antrim.
3.  Update Church Website.
4.  Continue to keep up the Church Facebook page.


PERSONAL
1.  Start back stepping and using Fit Bit Flex in effort to lose more weight. 
2.  Arrange in advance to have 2 specific evenings out with my husband Fred. 
3.  Be more structured each day so that I spend less time on the computer.
4.  Read another Agatha Christie Book and review it. 
     Also read and review another portion of the book on Grace.
5.  Meet up 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 another two places that I have not been to since returning to live in Northern Ireland 3 years ago. 
10. Go out of my comfort zone twice in some way. 
11. Decide on holiday - where & when
12. Fred & I will continue to read some Psalms out loud to each other each day.


Check back at the start of next month to see how I managed to keep up with my goals this time.

15 comments:

  1. Do you find that keeping track of your goals and progress helps you stay on track?

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    1. Hi Kim, just added you to my circles. Yes it definitely does but it doesn't make me go overboard and kill myself at the end of the month to get everything done.

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  2. These are really great goals!

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    1. Hi Susannah hope all is well wit you now.

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  3. Great job on being so organized with your blog. I make plans and they never go according to schedule lol! :)

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    1. Hi Zakkiya, The blog is one of the best organised things with me at the moment but that is simply because I am enjoying it and the people I meet so much. Thanks for you help earlier in the facebook group, I am so glad I found you all.

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  4. These are great goals. I am a list maker, so this is very empowering to me. Wishing you all the best. I'm a new visitor from the Bloggers on Blogspot FB group. :-)

    Kelly
    www.alovelylifeindeed.com

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    1. Hi Kelly I was on your blog earlier from the group nice to meet you and I just went over and added you to my circles. Isn't the group great!

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  5. All lovely goals. I need to start making blogging goals too, it sounds motivating.

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    1. Hi Jazmine, I was on your blog earlier from the BOB group. Nice to meet you. Goals are great an because these are on the blog it keeps me accountable.

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  6. I love how organized and accountable you are. And I am impressed with all the progress you've already made!

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    1. Hi Kim, so not near you at all with the blogging stuff.

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  7. You have done a great job on your goals. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop

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  8. You have some great goals there and I like to keep a spread sheet also. Its interesting to see how I was doing months back.

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    1. Hi Tammy, I find my goals are rather repetitive, but it does keep me accountable. I love spreadsheets and you are right it is interesting to see changes from month to month.

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