August 2017 Blogging + Personal Goals

august goals

August is when my life really gets crazy so these goals are something I definitely need to focus in on and work towards. I start student teaching this month, I will be working still, and I want to make sure that I stay on top of my blogging schedule. That means that I have to plan, plan, plan! I have some big things in mind in my blogging life as well as my personal life.

august goals

Blogging Goals

  1. Reach 1,400 followers on Twitter. I am currently sitting just below 1,300 so I really want to try to push to make it to that 1,400 mark. My end-of-the-year goal is to make it to 2,000 but I don’t want to push myself too far and then get disappointed when it doesn’t happen so this is just a short term goal to make it to that.
  2. Continue blogging every other day. I am currently on a schedule where I blog every other day and this has been working out amazingly for me. I constantly have new content up and I am able to keep coming up with things because I have a break every other day.
  3. Reach 800 followers on Instagram. Instagram is something I just recently started trying to get more active on so I don’t want to push myself too far but I didn’t think I’d get to 700 so fast from where I was so I am going to shoot for 800 and hope for the best!
  4. Build @bliss_bloggers Twitter account. I just recently start a Twitter chat and retweet account for all us bloggers out there (if you’re not following, you should go do that here!). It’s a fun way to connect with bloggers, get your posts promoted for free, and just have fun. I plan to expand it into a group Pinterest board and a Facebook group soon so stay tuned.

Personal Goals

  1. Dive head first into student teaching. I start on August 11th and I am sooo excited but also extremely nervous. I really just want to put my all into this because this is how I am going to get the experience I need to get my own teaching job after I graduate in December. Wish me luck!
  2. Finish at least one book. I used to read nonstop and now I feel like I never even crack open a book. I just updated my Kindle not long ago and I have tons of physical copies of books so I just need to finally get back into my old habits and read, read, read!
  3. Organize my apartment. My home is still a bit of a mess from moving in as I’ve still been working nonstop since that happened. I really want to finally get all my decorations and organization done this month so I can feel 100% comfortable every time I come home. I’m slowly working towards it but it’s a work in progress.
  4. Get back into actively planning every day. Planning is something I love to do and I love making my planner look adorable on top of that. I have all the supplies I need and, with a busier schedule coming, I should be able to easily get back into it. I just hate when I forget about it and don’t look at it for a day because it throws me off completely.

That’s it for my goals for the month of August! I hope you guys enjoyed reading them and I really hope I can make it through without dying of exhaustion! It’s going to be a busy month but I got this and I know I’ll make it the best one yet in 2017.

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  1. These are great goals! If you do grow your instagram, you should share your tips! I am trying but it seems like every 2 new followers I gain, I lose another 3. And if you’re looking for tips to get your home in order (something I am also working on right now) I definitely suggest reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It was super popular while ago but it really does inspire you to de-clutter and find a perfect place for everything. Good luck with your goals!

    1. Well dang, another book I’ve got to find! Haha. I am growing slowly but surely so I will definitely share my tips 🙂

  2. Hi Kimberly! I just discovered your blog and I’m in love! What a great post! Reading has been huge for me this summer—I highly recommend books by Jenny Han. “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is such a page-turner, and it really just took me back to the days of silly high school drama, haha! Can’t wait to read more of your posts!

    Jasmin |

    1. Omg! I have heard of this book and I’m definitely going to be on the look out for a good used copy [I hate paying full price for books and used just gives ’em character ;)]

  3. Wow! I loved your post as your blogging goals are in line with my goals for the month. Also, I also need to finish a book this month. I have been procrastinating for long time now…need to get back to my reading mode. I am going to follow you on Insta and Twitter…so that I can be a part of your goals for the month.

  4. What would you say has contributed to your Twitter growth? I’d love to reach even 1,000 and admire that you want to grow further to 1,400.

    I am a planner addict as well, but work and blogging has pushed planning to the back of my mind (silly I know,) so much that I forget to decorate my spreads at the start of each week, like I normally do. One of my goals starting this very week is to go back to laying out my spreads every Sunday.

    1. Honestly, just participating in Twitter community accounts, interacting with other bloggers, participating in chats, and promoting in FB groups has helped me a TON with my growth!

  5. This sounds like such a busy {in a good way!} month for you! I love hearing others’ blog goals to kind of see where everyone else sets the bar. Good luck with student teaching!

  6. Great goals for this month! I am trying to get back into my old schedule for posting but life has been a little crazy lately. Good luck with your student teaching!!

  7. I just found your blog, and I love the layout and your content. I just followed the @bliss_bloggers Twitter, too. It’s a really great idea, especially to get bloggers connected with each other. Also, echoing Kelsey’s comment, I’d love to know your tips for social media if you have any. I’m looking to build my audience in Twitter and Instagram, too, but can’t always get the hang of it. And good luck with student teaching! I had a few friends in the education department who really enjoyed their time doing it.. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog. It means the world to me. <3 And Bliss Bloggers is becoming my baby so I'm hopeful it will grow leaps and bounds over time!

  8. Love these goals! I would love to hear your tips on growing your Twitter following – that’s the one social media platform I’ve seen the slowest growth in.

  9. This is the second post I read today regarding August goals and I can see where I always go wrong, your goals are to the point and reasonable and I should learn to make mine the same. I wish you all the best 🙂

    1. Yeah, I’ve tried to make “dream” goals before and they were so unrealistic that it left me disappointed constantly. I really try to make mine things that I can achieve now!

    1. My focus is elementary but I’m a special education major specifically so I can teach special education K-12 and then general education K-6!

  10. If I had twitter I would follow you and I love that you have your goals laid out! I really think that is the only way to get things done! Plus that planner is super super cute, that never hurts!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    1. Thank you so much! Twitter is super awesome for bloggers, you should totally think about getting one for your blog!

  11. This post is so inspiring! It’s so great to have goals like these that drive you to achieve more, rather than just being content, because you can always do better!! I’ve really loved being part of some awesome twitter and facebook bloggers groups of late, and I look forward to seeing how your new twitter account progresses!

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