Since rebranding from Gym Bunny Mummy to This Mama last month, I’ve really fallen back in love with my blog again. I’m loving writing different posts and not been tied to one particular niche, although my main focus is still around family and food.Last month was more about the rebrand and the name change but this month is going to be about pushing forward with the blog and my social media. I need to get focused and organised and stop procrastinating. I seem to spend hours doing something but not actually achieving anything, I totally blame Facebook!
MY MAY BLOGGING GOALS
The past few months have been incredible for the blog. My monthly stats doubled in the New Year and I’m now getting more than three times my monthly views than December. I’ve worked really hard on producing better content and promoting my blog posts a lot better and it’s really had a big effect.
Pinterest used to be my main source of traffic but I must be finally getting my SEO right as Google & search engines have now taken over, which has been amazing for my monthly views.
This month I want to keep increasing my monthly views. not just by continuously writing new posts but to go back and improve some of my old posts too. My style has really changed since I started blogging and I want to make sure my posts are performing as well as they can.
One of my main goals for last month was to schedule content more rather than chasing my tail when it comes to writing blog posts. I’ll still be writing as & when ideas come to me but I just want to be more organised in when the posts go live rather than them being in clusters then no posts for a while. By the end of April I wanted to be at least a week ahead in regards to scheduled posts but that just hasn’t happened. We were away on holiday over Easter and it took me a while to catch back up on emails & admin etc so just didn’t achieve it. This month however I really want to hit that goal.
MY MAY SOCIAL MEDIA GOALS
Since December my social media stats have grown month on month but I’ve not been tracking them as such, just checking in to see how I’m doing. I’m going to get more focused on my social media following and keep a spreadsheet so I can clearly see how I’m doing.
If I’ve had a good week in terms of increasing my followers then I can look back at anything specific I did that week and build on it.
In particular I need to work on Facebook. It’s the one area I really struggle with. My posts just don’t seem to be getting much reach and it’s also one of my lowest figures in terms of followers too (so if you don’t already like the page, go do it now!). Plus since the rebrand Facebook won’t let me change my page’s username. I have appealed so I’m really hoping I don’t have to start all over again.
Now I’ve rebranded I’ll also be looking at more appropriate content, like what I’m doing with the blog and scheduling it more posts. I really need to look into my Facebook insights and figure out the best times for posting and when I get the most interaction.
MY MAY PERSONAL GOALS
Personally, I want to get back on track with my healthy eating and exercise. I’ve figured out I’m a bit of an emotional eater, and can tend to have a little binge when I need to cheer myself up. Instead of opening a bar of chocolate, I need to be looking at other ways to give myself a boost.
I decided to join a Slimming World group as doing alone online just wasn’t working for me. In my first week I lost 3 1/2 pounds. I’m aiming for my half stone award this month.
I really need to get out of my style rut & the of the habit of wearing leggings and jumpers so this will give me something to aim for. I can’t wait to start planning my new wardrobe!
Do you set yourself goals? What are your goals for this month?