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January 2016 Goals

January 4, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie
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Social Media Check In
December: Twitter, 1183; Instagram, 2029; Pinterest, 609; Facebook, 480; Bloglovin, 265 = 4566
Current: Twitter, 1191; Instagram, 2265; Pinterest, 662; Facebook, 517; Bloglovin, 303 = 4938
8.1% growth! Slow and steady wins the race!

Blog// 3-5 posts per week. SUCCESSWe posted 12 times in December!
Blog// Take the holidays seriously #weblogforfunnotforwork. SUCCESS. See above.
Blog// Pin more! SUCCESS. I think that our improved Pinterest strategy is what translated to us gaining 50 followers this month!

Emilie// Finish Demi’s site. MIXED RESULTS. There’s been a small hiccup, but it’s not my fault. I actually did finish her site!
Emilie// Work on Share the Peach. FAIL. I had an emotional pivot. 
Emilie// Write ShopHack over winter break. FAIL. See above.

Laura// Buy less coffee – because it costs a lot. MIXED RESULTSEhhhhh. I coffee binged during finals but then I really cut down once I went home for break.
Laura// Walk more often- try to not use my car one day a week. FAILBeing home in 30 degree weather means I did almost no walking – only when I went to the city, but I went roller blading and totally think that everyone should go to skating rink again despite your age.
Laura// Avoid sweets- trying to get back on my health grind. SUCCESSI did cut down on sweets. So yay, success!

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On to January…

Blog// Get blogging spreadsheet up to date.
Blog// Work on getting updating blog images & confirming that there are featured images.
Blog// Start using blogging template in Evernote.

Emilie// Theme of the Month: Establishing Routine.
Emilie// Complete no-spend-January.
Emilie// Work through at least four worksheets this month.
Emilie// Find a planning/note-taking system that manages personal, blogging, courses, and work stuff well.
Emilie// Finish Course 2 of 10 (in the online course series I’m taking).

Laura// Pick something and commit to it. I tend to start doing something – like knitting, painting, etc – and I seem to binge do it then quit and I want to prove to myself I can stick to something for a year.
Laura// Fill out 4 job applications – just a good start for those soon to be college graduates.
Laura// Try to make one person smile a day and write down how I made them smile. This one should be really cool if I can stick to it.


Linking up with Monthly Intentions, Monthly AspirationsThe Possibilities are Endless, Motivational Monday, Monthly Gold, Meetup Monday, and Monthly Goals.


Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.