Monday, 8 September 2014

Goals for September

How good was I with the goals for August?


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


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  

 & Housework Funwork  




 & the Sunday "It's God's Love" series.      

      YES


2.  Continue with Bible Memorization Challenge
       Just one verse done this month  -  it seems to have died a death as no-one has bothered to link up this month.  I think they had a poor choice of verses basically.


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

4.  Improve my schedule to help me to Tweet & Google Plus better for each blog post.      
YES & NO    Google + is going fine from my daily blogging list but the tweeting was very poor this month and noticeable for the referrals.
I need to learn how to use Buffer. 

5.  Have at least 2 other posts on the blog other than in the 3 series & the challenge.     YES   Goals & Book Review   (see links below)







6.  Arrange to be a guest blogger on another blog.
       NO

7.  See an increase in my Google Analytic stats from July  to August

       NO  -  this was a bad month with going on holidays and the kids being here on holiday as well

Visits:   1393                               decrease         
Unique visitors:   1016                 decrease                
Pageviews:   2777                         decrease   
Pages per visit:   1.99                   decrease      
Av. visit duration:   2.31 mins       decrease     
Bounce rate:   75.31%                  worse again      
New Visits:   59.58%                    increased slightly
Email Sign ups        3                   half of last month

Alexa (global) ranking  was 326,533 for July   but is  now  329,274  for August which is better yet again.
Google ranking     Unranked with 2 pages indexed  in July and has remained the same for August.


8.  Start to Monetize the blog.
     NO   -  either too lazy or don't think it would be worth the effort

HOME
1.  Overhaul & Inventory of Games Room.
         NO  -  Changed plans as I'm using the Games room for sorting the photos and the scanning of negatives which is an on on on ongoing project

2.  New Shed bought, erected & kitted out.
        Bought & delivered but old shed still to be dismantled before we can erect the new one.    

3.  Inventory of Shed.      NO
4.  Get old pictures scanned up to 1982.    YES  almost
5.  Tackle another item on one of the ToDo lists.   
   YES  
1. We restored the patio furniture & blogged it
2. I got a new set of mats for the Guest Room Ensuite



CHURCH
1.  Revamp September Sunday School Curriculum.
       YES almost
2.  Update Church Website.    PARTLY 
3.  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  -  need better will power 
2.  Arrange in advance to have 2 specific evenings out with my husband Fred.         
     NO  -  But we did go away on Holiday for a week & our daughter came to stay for almost 3 weeks and our son for 1 week.
3.  Be even more structured each day so that I spend less time on the computer.   YES  -  A bit better
4.  Read & Review another Agatha Christie Book.    
        YES  -  see link above 
        Also read and review another portion of the book on Grace.
          NO 
5.  Meet up with a friend for coffee, lunch, dinner or some time out together.   NO 
6.  Continue Exercising 3 times a week.    NO 
7.  Continue at my Graphics Course once a week.    NO 
8.  Sew up the crocheted single bed size cover.     NO 
9.  Visit another two places that I have not been to since returning to live in Northern Ireland 3 years ago.   NO 
10. Go out of my comfort zone in some way.    
       YES   I learned to ride a Segway & loved it

11. Take good notes and photos of holiday.   YES photos &  NO notes
12. Fred & I will continue to read some Psalms out loud to each other each day.    NO 






BLOGGING
1.  Continue 3 weekly series on Encouragement, Housework/Funwork & It's God's Love.  
2.  Continue to Blog Hop each weekday but take Saturday and Sunday off and decrease number of blog hops. 
3.  Learn to use Buffer to schedule tweets. 
4.  Have at least 2 other posts on the blog other than in the 3 series.
5.  Arrange to be a guest blogger on another blog.
6.  See an increase in my Google Analytic stats from August to Sept.


HOME
1.  Overhaul & Inventory of Study.
2.  Get old pictures scanned up to 1984. 
3.  Tackle another item on one of the ToDo lists.


CHURCH
1.  Revamp October Sunday School Curriculum.
2.  Update Church Website.
3.  Continue to keep up the Church Facebook page.
4.  Make a Sunday School Attendance Incentive Visual.


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 even more structured each day so that I spend less time on the computer.
4.  Read & Review another Agatha Christie Book.     
        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.  Continue Exercising 3 times a week.
7.  Continue at my Graphics Course once a week.
8.  Complete a craft project.
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. Fred & I will start again 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.















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