August Blog Goals & June Goal Progress

**Update from Mia from the future, who is actually Mia of the present because this post was written by Mia of the past. Was that confusing? Good.

So I originally set these blog goals for July, but then my dog destroyed my laptop and took me offline for most of the month. That’s fine, we’re just writing off July and putting these goals in place for August. So if you’re reading July/are confused as to why I’m updating you on June goals . . . that’s why.

Alright, back to past me.**

Hello, gorgeous humans and welcome back to . . . this blog? I don’t really know how that phrase works off of Youtube. Moving on.

Last month, I published my June blog goals – and it was actually really nice to see everyone’s responses and what some of your goals are. If you guys enjoy content like that, I’d love to keep publishing my monthly goals and holding myself accountable to them. (Plus, y’know, cute bullet journal spreads.)

So, let’s get to it! 

JUNE BLOG GOALS – WHAT DID WE ACHIEVE?

  • Average £1 on Adsensecomplete! We’ve actually started moving towards the £2 a day mark. I’m updating this on the 25th of July and we’ve earned £75 this month so far, so we’ve hit £3 a day! Woo!
  • Consistently using Tailwind – half complete. I definitely was consistent with Tailwind, but there were 4 or 5 days I skipped out on.
  • Post more crafty content – complete! I got 2 DIYs out in June and posted some journal spreads, so I guess that’s a win. 

JULY BLOG GOALS

My major focus for July? Pinterest. 

PINTEREST GOALS

GOAL: Publish a ratio of 8:3 of my content vs other peoples on pinterest (rather than before where I was 80% other people’s content vs 20% my own)

GOAL: Go through my old posts and add new pinnable images

GOAL: Use tailwind every day

My goals for Pinterest have actually changed slightly this month; mainly because my overall blog goals have also changed. If you’ve read my 7 Innovative Ways To Earn More Money As An Affiliate, you’ll remember one of my biggest tips was to sell to people who want to be sold to. 

In practice, what this looked like for me was focusing on getting the right people, rather than lots of people. I focused heavily on SEO and promoting articles designed to sell (things like reviews). I definitely still stand behind this for affiliate conversions, but I’m looking into diversifying my blog income a bit too.

What this means for me is just that I’m going to actively try to increase my views – not just on my affiliate articles, but on my general ones too. One of the main ways I’m doing this is investing more time in a Pinterest strategy (ugh, I hate those words), reworking my old content and creating loads of fresh pins!

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

GOAL: Decrease bounce rate

GOAL: Rework some old content for SEO

GOAL: Write/plan some optimised content

First off, decreasing my bounce rate. My time on page is pretty high, which is good for SEO – but I do have a pretty high bounce rate.

Bounce rate is when people land on a page on your site, then leave without viewing any other pages.

A part of this is the natural course of being a blogger; your followers will get a notification you posted, they’ll click, read the post then go about their day. The same also goes for SEO; people will search for something specific, find it on your site and leave. 

The best way I can think of to do this is inbound links. I’m going to try optimising some of my old content to direct it to other posts and encourage people to stay a bit longer!

CONTENT:

  • Do 5 DIYs
  • Post once every 2-3 days
  • Increase engagement to average 20 comments a post

Guys, in case you couldn’t tell, crafty content is my favourite content. I don’t necessarily know if I’ll be able to post 5 DIYs this month (I have other content planned), but I’d definitely aim to complete 5.

Ideally, I’d love to move into a space where I could have 1 out of 3 or 4 posts being a DIY – but we definitely have a ways to go for that!

You may be able to tell from my increased presence in your reader/inbox, but I’m also trying to ramp up my blog posting as well.  (Oh, this sentence did not age well.) Honestly, I’m just feeling pretty inspired at the moment – it might sound counter-intuitive, but blogging actually helps me spend a lot more time off screen. It almost gives me an excuse to craft and play with photography. 

Basically, if you’re curious, watch this video. I share all the fun things your girl has coming your way!

Alright loves, the end is always a good place to end! These are all of my July August blog goals – and, if I don’t stick to ’em feel free to kick me this time next month. What goals have you guys got for your blogs? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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22 thoughts on “August Blog Goals & June Goal Progress

  1. Good luck with your goals! I am excited for the DIY content. I am also trying to post more often on my blog but I am a beginner when it comes to blogging so lots to learn

    1. Thank you lovely – DIY content is my absolute fave to make, so I’m glad you’re looking forwards to it too 🙂 Have you tried having a bulk writing day and scheduling out loads of posts in advance? x

  2. Congratulations on pretty much meeting your June goals! I love the idea of breaking targets down per month and allowing yourself the space to actually complete them. You also gave me some good ideas on how to improve my blog especially in regards to keeping bounce rates in mind. Good luck on your August goals! I’m sure you will meet them and I’m excited for your DIY content as well, I will be moving to a new country on my own and so it will be good to try doing some DIY tasks to get over the fact that I probably wont have friends for a bit 😅 Have a great new month ahead! Cheers!

  3. Congratulations on pretty much meeting your June goals! I love the idea of breaking targets down per month and allowing yourself the space to actually complete them. You also gave me some good ideas on how to improve my blog especially in regards to keeping bounce rates in mind. Good luck on your August goals! I’m sure you will meet them and I’m excited for your DIY content as well, I will be moving to a new country on my own and so it will be good to try doing some DIY tasks to get over the fact that I probably wont have friends for a bit 😅 Have a great new month ahead! Cheers!

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I honestly think it makes meeting goals so much more achievable to break them down so that they dont seem like massive mountains to climb. DIY is my absolute favourite blog content to create so im looking forward to sharing more. Thanks for reading! x

  4. Congratulations on making progress with your goals. I love how you follow through and evaluate your progress. All the best for your new goals! I wish you have fun while working towards achieving them.

  5. Your spreads and that bucket list are absolutely gorgeous! So lush and dreamy. I’m also trying to work on driving traffic to my blog through Pinterest. To be honest though, I just don’t understand it at all. What the heck do I do? haha. It’s a real struggle. Any tips for a Pinterest strategy newbie? xx

    1. Thank you lovely! Honestly, Pinterest can be such a blog gold mine, so def worth the energy! My biggest tip is to spend time writing keyword rich and descriptive pin captions so that they get found via search. Also if you have the spare income I definitely recommend investing in a scheduler like tailwind (although i think you can schedule via pinterest up to two weeks in advance but im not 100% sure on that) bc that’s what boosted my views. Make sure your board and profile all have keywords in em and are allocated to the right categories xx

  6. Congratulations on (almost) achieving all of your June goals. I love how much effort you put into your blog and planning your content in advance. xx

  7. Girl what are days? Heck WHAT month is it? I can totally relate to everything being messed up! (I am still in denial about the fact people are pulling out fall jargon…NOOOO!) But despite ALL of the set backs, you kicked major blogging booty and I am so proud of you! Way to go sweet lady! <3

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