06 July 2013

Blogging Goals July 2013

Hi everyone! I have my monthly installment of my blogging goals along with a few pictures of my cat Tenouki, for no other reason than I think she's cute and I want to add some pictures to this blog post. ;)

I've decided to divide my goals into two categories - ongoing and new goals. Some of the ongoing goals are things I didn't accomplish last month, others I'm trying to make habitual. For me it usually takes several months for something to become a habit. 


"What do you mean you need the case to your lightbox?"

Ongoing Goals

Goal #1: Put together a media kit for this blog. This was one of my goals from last month that I didn't accomplish. I'm crossing my fingers that I can get to it this month. You might want to check out my goals from last month (link) for a bit more on this.

Goal #2: Continue to do one collections review a week. Here's the collections reviews I'm planning and/or considering for this month:

  • Rainbow Honey Summer of 199X
  • Deborah Lippmann Summer 2013 Mermaids
  • Dior Sparkling Shine

Goal #3: Continue to post six times per week. I didn't quite achieve this last month, so I will make a better attempt to do it this month.

Goal #4: Post two video tutorials this month. This goal was badly neglected last month, and my poor YouTube channel hasn't seen much action for over a month. :(


"I can haz a cocoon."

New Goals

Goal #5: Redesign this blog. Last month my goal was to research options for redesigning this site, and I found some good premium templates. So accomplishing this goal will involve settling on a template and other options I want to add (i.e. getting social media buttons, maybe a signature, etc.)

Goal #6: Complete a tutorial for my stained glass nails. Ever since I did my stained glass nails over the holidays, I've had many requests for a tutorial. I won't redo this design but I'm thinking I'll do a different stained glass design along with a picture tutorial. 

So that's it for this month. I'm trying to keep things manageable by focusing on goals I didn't accomplish last month, and not adding too many new goals. 

What do you think of my goals? Did you set goals for yourself this month?

15 comments:

  1. keep doing what you're doing. Goals definitely help, but don't get too hung up about them having to happen "this month". I do a Bucket List at the start of each year of where I want to finish the year, and that's worked really well for me. It's hard to find the balance between improving, and not pushing yourself too hard xx

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    1. Thanks Debbie! Don't worry, I'm not getting too hung up about these goals. If I don't get to everything it won't be the end of the world. I do like the idea of a bucket list though, I might try that at the beginning of the year.

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  2. Awww, such a cute cat. I have a tortie cat too! These are great goals to have because there is a good balance between big goals and smaller goals :)

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    1. I know, I've seen your cat, maybe our cats are distant kitty cousins! ;)

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  3. Good luck! I have yet to make any goals :(

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    1. Thank you PolishNV! And if you don't set any goals I wouldn't worry about it.

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  4. These are great goals and all very do-able. I don't have goals for my blog. I'm a very structured person in life and my blog is the one place where I don't really have a structure. Well I do have basic guidelines that I try to follow, like max 3 days between posts, and I usually try to alternate between nail and non-nail related posts. That second one I don't follow to a T, it all depends on what I have ready. But my blog gives me that freedom of doing what I want, when I want. :-)

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    1. Thanks Chantal! I'm actually the opposite, I'm not very structured in my day-to-day life so I like that I can be a bit more structured with my blog. I also tend to pick up hobbies and drop them, so having goals keeps my focused and helps me maintain interest.

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  5. I love reading these posts, i love reading what you want to acheive and what you have achieved. I really look forward to them so roll on the end of the month to see how you've done!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Laura! Putting my goals out there helps me stay on track of everything, but it's also good to hear that other people get something out of it. :)

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  6. Your kitty is adorable! And I love the name, does it mean something? I'd like to know ;-)

    I think you made great goals. They are a good balance of doable and measureable goals. Nice!

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    1. Tenouki was named after the Tanooki suit in Super Mario Brothers: http://www.mariowiki.com/Tanooki_Suit

      And a tanuki is a Japanese racoon dog, kind of fitting as she has a kind of racoon look.

      I just didn't know how to spell Tanooki when I got her - I didn't name her she was named by the people I got her from and I decided to keep it. :)

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    2. Ah thanks, I thought that was it with the racoon dog (new info about Mario though)! Different spelling threw me off, hehe. It's a super-cute name :-)

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  7. Cute! My cat sleeps *in* my light box. Sigh

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    1. Lol! That's a drag, I mean having cat hair in the lightbox. Mine recently started getting interested in the inside of my lightbox. Sigh!

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