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March 2016 Goals

February 29, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie
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Social Media Check-in

February: Twitter, 1213; Instagram, 2286; Pinterest, 598; Facebook, 525; Bloglovin, 313 = 4935
March: Twitter, 1225 (+12); Instagram, 2279 (-7); Pinterest, 766 (+168); Facebook, 533 (+8); Bloglovin, 384(+71) = 5187 (+252)
We went up 5% this month!  Despite our original Pinterest bump in the road, we’re growing so well! I invested in Tailwind yesterday after using the free trial and I have to say, I am so so sooooo happy. I think it’s made a HUGE difference in how often we pin and our traffic! I am so happy to see that going well! If you want to try Tailwind, this link will get you your first month of Plus for FREE!

February Goals

Blog // Join three Pinterest Collaborative Boards. SUCCESS. We joined TWENTY-EIGHT Collaborative Boards all relevant to our content. Thanks to the “lists” feature on Tailwind pinning to these boards has been crazy easy!
Blog //Pitch 8 Sponsored Posts that align with our blog goals. FAIL. I changed my mind. I didn’t do this because I decided I didn’t want to. It no longer aligned with my vision and what I’m working on for the blog.
Blog // Get further ahead for minimal blogging while visiting Casey!! SUCCESS.

Emilie // Theme of the Month: Share the love. SUCCESS. So much pinning and these read-ing all of our blogger friends!
Emilie // Home: Reorganize Drawers and Purge, if needed. SUCCESS! Nothing to purge, which isn’t a shock, since I did that right before I moved!
Emilie // Me Time: At least one mani/pedi. CHANGE OF PLANS. I ended up surprise flying to Georgia to be with Casey for Valentine’s Day!
Emilie // Health/Fitness: Find One-Rep Maxes. FAIL. I forgot?
Emilie // Financial: Pay off $500 in debt, Save >$75MIXED RESULTS. I paid off $413.19 in February, so close, but I did save $90!
Emilie // Be Social: Two Rugby Refereeing Experiences & One “extra” Junior League- Baltimore Event. MIXED RESULTS. I referee’d FIVE games this month over three days! On the other hand, the “extra” event I was planning on attending last Thursday was cancelled, but I am excited for Firesides tonight, even though it’s just my monthly event!
Emilie // Dream Big: Follow up with second prospective stream of blog revenue (besides sponsored posts). SUCCESS. And we’re making money through Numus Digital, which I would recommend to any blogger.

Laura// Be nice to my sister. FAIL. My sister was really mean to me. [Editor’s Note: pretty true]
Laura// Eat out less. SUCCESS.
Laura// Time management. FAIL.

March goals
On to March…

Blog // Build out As Seen On Page
Blog // Finalize editorial calendar skeleton
Blog // Parts 2.o, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0 of the Blog Business Plan with my blogger friend and accountability buddy Sarah

Emilie // Theme of the Month: Minimalism – Spend less, Do less, Focus more
Emilie // Home: Reorganize Closet!
Emilie // Me Time: At least one mani/pedi. Please, Emilie, do it for yourself. You budget will give you room and you need to take care of yourself too. Remember an athlete’s greatest tool.
Emilie // Health/Fitness: Try a beep test
Emilie // Financial: Pay off $500 in debt AND Save Flex Money for Georgia, Goal:$150, Stretch: $200.
Emilie // Be Social: Buy or make something special for Carol’s baby shower this monthEmilie // Dream Big: Submit HPE Proposal!

Laura// Spend less money because I’m currently on vacation and vacation is very expensive.
Laura// Try 3 new foods.
Laura// Do something adventurous!

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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.