Wowzers… April. April. APRIL. Just when we couldn’t believe that it was 2018 already, here we are, 4 months into the year already. I hope you all had a great March, did lots of cool stuff and had a lot of fun. March for me was pretty damn good; I visited my boyfriend’s family in Lincolnshire, went away for the weekend to the Severn Valley Railway in Shropshire and saw the start of the new Formula 1 season. So all in all, a good month. I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed doing smaller, more achievable monthly goals this year so far. It’s really worked for me, it’s helping me focus and also helping me be more specific about my goals. However, this will be my last public goals list I’ll be posting on my blog – just because I don’t want it to get too samey and don’t want y’all to get bored! I’ll still be noting down my goals privately for the rest of the year (hopefully!) Here’s what I’d like to achieve in April…
1. Hit 9.3k Twitter followers: Keeping this one nice a (hopefully) achievable because I’m aware of how difficult growth is on Twitter at the moment!
2. Hit 5,350 blog followers: At the time of writing I have 5,266 so I think this will be pretty doable unless I post something awfully problematic and lose a bunch!
Update: I noticed I hit this one a few days before the end of March so I guess that’s one crossed off my list already!
3. Hit 200k all-time blog views: I’m aware these are all very stat related so far but you know, it’s my last goals post. Go big or go home. At the time of writing I’m just over 195k. Hitting that big 2 will be such a buzz!
4. Bake a cake for Easter: I already have an extremely yummy sounding banana and Nutella cake recipe saved in my phone so I’ll probably go for that!
5. Start playing The Evil Within: I bought this game in February and haven’t actually played it yet. After saying I want to do more gaming, I think it’s a good time to start this one!
6. Proper sort out my YouTube “watch later” folder: Oh God. In January I vowed I’d get all my 200+ watch later videos watched. Nope. I’m going to dedicate some time to really going through the list and only keeping the ones I genuinely want to watch!
7. Read 4 books: I like having these goals on the list because it just encourages me to keep reading. Last month my goal was 5 so I’ll give myself a little break this month!
8. Do something that usually makes me anxious: This one will probably consist of things like going into big shops – which is something I really struggle with when it comes to my anxiety.
Hope your doing well with your goals so far!
I am thank you! Got a few more to tick off x
I loved these monthly posts, so much so that I’ve started my own over on my blog! I’m gutted that these’ll be your last goals, but I wish you the best of luck with them.
Amy | hookedonthemusic.com
Thank you 🙂 I saw yours, loved it!
Sounds like you’ve got a big month planned lovely! Good luck, I’m sure you’ll smash it xo
Sian | http://www.siankathrine.co.uk
Thank you! I hope so too xx
200k views is my goal by the end of the year so good luck with yours! I’m sure you’ll get it in no time.
4 books sounds achievable, what are you planning to read?
I’m definitely planning on reading Eleanor Oliphant at some point!
I know you’ll be able to hit your goals! Especially your blogging and social media ones. Your blog is seriously going from street home. Strength!
Thanks so much Rosie!
Mmmm banana and nutella cake sounds incredible! Good luck with your goals for this month, I’m sure you’ll smash them! Xx
Thank you 🙂
I reckon you’ll smash these goals! We are rooting for you chick! Let’s do this!
Thanks doll 😘
I wish you luck in your endeavours! May you fulfill your goals and achieve happiness! ☺️
Thank you 🙂
Good luck with your goals for April – having something on your goals list like doing something that makes you anxious is a really good idea.
Thank you 🙂 I thought so too!
I think putting your goals out there, especially achievable ones, is such an important idea and a reciepe for success! Also, I like the word “samey”. Happy goal tracking!
Haha it’s a good word. Thank you 🙂
Good luck with your goals! I love the last two. Looking forward to seeing what books you read.
Thank you 🙂 xxx
I feel like the year is going so quickly! I know you can achieve anything you put your mind to angel!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
March went pretty quick I think! Thank you xxx
These are really great goals! I’d love to reach that many blog followers 🙂 I think stats are a great thing to have as a goal, as it really shows your hard work is having an impact 🙂
Absolutely, nothing wrong with wanting to hit milestones!
Wow your smashing blogging right now! I hope one day my blog can be as successful as yours 😍 I hope I can help you get to your goals lovely, I’ve just followed your blog 😊
Awh thank you, it’s most appreciated! xxx
It’s so crazy that it’s already April!
I know right!
I absolutely love reading people’s monthly goal-posts! Well done on already having ticked one off your list – you’re on fire, girl! The cake sounds -amazing-, save me a slice, please?! Also go you for sticking it to your anxiety and taking the bull by the horns – proud of you girl!
Thank you chick 😘 I’m still amazed at hitting that goal so quickly but at least it’s one less I have to worry about haha! xxx
I know what you mean about monthly goals posts, my last one was in February but I stopped for different reasons – I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself and be disappointed if I didn’t make my targets. I love the sound of that Nutella cake though – pleeeeeeeease make sure you take some photos and post them to Instagram at least?! 😘 Good luck with your goals, I’m sure you’ll smash them xx
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
Learning not to be disappointed if I don’t do something on my goals list is something I’ve worked really hard on this year and it’s amazing when you crack it! xxx
Great goals! Good luck with everything. Twitter does seem to be a little more challenging now a days.
It really really does, I agree xxx
That’s a shame that this wikl be your last goals post, I love reading them, good luck with your goals. ur doing amazing. I aim to read an hour a day. I said it at the start of the year and i haven’t yet.
Oh no! Maybe try half an hour a day?
Good luck with your goals! You’ve done amazingly well to reach so many followers!
And especially good luck with going into a large shop. Perhaps the first time, aim just to buy one thing. Don’t push yourself too much as even setting foot in there could be a huge achievement in itself. The next time you go, perhaps buy a few things or aim to look around for 5 minutes. The way I tackle this myself? Start small and slowly push that comfort zone a little bit each time xx
Yeah I can’t push myself when it comes to going in big shops, it makes me SO anxious. I’ll start with the book section of Tesco and go from there 😉 xxx
Great goals! I’m sure you will do them all. My goal this month is to get more organised! Im also hoping to read more books towards my goodreads challenge x
Emma x http://www.bookinggoodread.co,
Good luck Emma! xxx
I think it’s great to have monthly targets and goals to keep motivated. I have also set some but have written them down I don’t feel brave enough to go public with them so hats off to you. How did your Easter baking go? X x
Awh you should, everyone’s so supportive! I haven’t done any baking just yet! So it probably won’t be Easter related baking anymore but I’d still like to try something sometime this month! xxx
You’re so organized! I need to set some blog goals for April ASAP! I’m more than sure you’ll completed these because it’s not so hard! Good luck love.
Thank you! I like having attainable goals 🙂 xx
I like reading your monthly goals Jenny! Congrats on hitting your blog hitting your April goal before April began! I have a goal of reading four books which aren’t Uni books this month as well! Good Luck with all your goals x
Thank you! Mines 4 for this month too, so best of luck with that one! xxx
These are great goals Jenny – it’s nice you have a good mix of both blogging and personal goals here. I’m with you on the last one – I really need to push myself out of my comfort zone more often too! Good luck with all of your April goals! 💖 xx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
I feel so stuck in a comfortable rut right now. Luckily everything makes me anxious so I won’t have to venture far to get out of my comfort zone 🤣🤣
These are all great goals Jenny! They truly make me want to reach similar ones for myself, especially the one that has you doing something that makes you anxious. I start a new term today, so maybe asking someone for their number to study with might be a goal for this week
That’d be a fantastic goal for this week! Acx
I love the last one. Stepping outside of my comfort zone and doing things that seem a little scary is high on my agenda right now so I can relate to this one. You have no idea how hard I laughed when I saw ‘sort watch later’ on there again. Good luck with all of the number related ones too x
Hahahaha I have actually sorted it out… all the videos I’m never gonna watch are gone but I still have 90 on my list. I WILL GET THERE xxx
I need to make some April goals, I have yearly ones but I think smaller monthly ones would be more manageable. I’m looking forward to seeing you reach your goals this month x
Monthly ones are definitely more manageable! xxx
Good luck in achieving all your goals! I really want to read a bit more this month thsn I did in March as I read less than in Jan/Feb. I also need to schedule almost all my April posts as I’m so behind, and start properly studying for my exams.
Ah well exams obviously come first! I read loads in January but in February I read a book which literally took me 22 days to read haha xxx
Congratulations on hitting your goal, and good luck for the other stat goals as well! My YouTube ‘Watch Later’ list is extremely long as well, you’re not alone.. 😂🤦🏼♀️
Haha it’s ridiculous isn’t it! I deleted about 200 videos but I still have 90 on there xx
Good luck with all your goals this month! My main goal is to stay on top of my studies and try to keep a positive mindset at work. Easier said than done I think haha xx
Defintiely easier said than done! But hope you manage it 🙂 xxx
Good luck with your goals – I need to set monthly goals x
Thank you xx
these are all lovely, attainable goals that I’m sure you can accomplish! good luck and you can always count on my for a blog view, or a bunch 😉 lol
Thank you lovely! Xxx
Good luck with your goals!
Thank you 🙂 xx
Congratulations on already hitting your blog follower goal! I also really want to bake this Easter and so I definitely think I will try and bake something over the holiday! xx
Thank you! Hope you make something yummy xxx
After last year, I promised myself, after two weeks if I haven’t watched anything on my YouTube watch later list then I delete it. Been quite good this year. Only have 12 vids in my watch later 😂
That’s a good system! I deleted about 200 videos xxx
One of my goals was to bake a cake for Easter as well. I had been watching Kids Baking Tournament on tv and was inspired to make one. I found a recipe for a basic chocolate cake and vanilla buttercream, but it didn’t turn out that great. Oh well, I’ll try again. I hope your cake turns out better than mine lol
Haha whoops! Practice makes perfect though xxx
That’s very true lol
Good luck on all your goals!
Thank you 🙂 xx
Good luck with your goals lovely and congrats on the hitting your followers goal early!!
You make me want to be organised and to set goals lol.
Thank you! You should, it feels amazing xxx
Hahaha I set some small goals for this month and I’m basically failing them all 😅🙌🏼
Well done on organising your goals. My aim for this month is to complete all my reviews. I have a whole pile I haven’t done yet x
Eeeek! Good luck! xxx
Congrats in getting so many blog followers 🙂
Thank you 🙂 xxx
I love that your post was mainly stat related. We bloggers are all about stats! I literally struggle to grow my instagram. My number hasn’t really changed in months 😩. You’ve done so well with your goals. Onwards and upwards!
Thank you – I don’t focus on Instagram at ALL. I just use it for me and if I have followers that’s cool but growth is so hard on there xxx
Can’t blame you really, I go through phases of hating Instagram so I get that! Xxx
I can’t believe it’s already April either babe but I’m so happy that it is! The Evil Within is such a good game, I really recommend it. I’m wishing you so much luck and sending you so many positive vibes for your goals this month lovely, I’m more than sure that you’ll achieve all of them! 🌸✨
With love, Alisha Valerie x
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Thank you! Ooooh that’s great, that’ll give me the push to start playing it even more xxx
Thank you 🙂
I need to sort out some goals too, I have so many things I want to do/achieve, so need to write them down to make them happen 🙂
Writing them down certainly helps! 🙂 xxx