August – Goals and Travel Plans

Can you believe that it’s already August?? It’s crazy how fast this summer has flown by!

August - Goals and Travel Plans

I’ve had such an incredible summer, and I hope you have too! My grad school start date is quickly approaching but before the craziness hits I wanted to update you all on my goals and travel plans for this month!

 

Let’s start with a recap:

 

Here were my June Goals. Let’s see how I did!

  • Instagram followers up to 500 looks like I need a new goal! 🙂  I passed this one pretty quickly! I’m currently up to 649 followers with much improved engagement!
  • Pinterest followers up to 400 above and beyond! Currently at 824!
  • Facebook likes up to 100  currently at 183!
  • Twitter followers up to 2,000 (currently 1,878) Surprised by this one because I really haven’t been paying much attention to my Twitter lately! 2,015

Social media went really well for me! I think a huge part in my Pinterest success was finally committing to an (amazing! Truly! Not just saying that) scheduler, Board Booster. (I highly recommend it.) My Iceland trip has really helped my Instagram! Those are the two I’ve been focusing the most on!

Here was my General Goals:

  • Post more frequently and consistently! (aka write posts ahead of time!! Gotta get better at this!) Yes for July because of the Kindness Challenge, but also no because I really slacked on the travel side of it!
  • Grow my newsletter subscriber list as well as open rate/click-throughs  There was improvement!
  • Network! Make friends with other bloggers! It’s already been so fun and rewarding, but I can still count it as a goal, right? 🙂 Definitely been building some great relationships!
  • Update design aspects of my blog (like the drop down menu) Nooo 🙁
  • Incorporate more giveaways! (Get excited, I already have 2 in the works!) and collaborations! (been to Asia? I’d love to feature you, just let me know 🙂 Still waiting on getting these worked out!

Overall, not too shabby! I definitely have some areas I want to improve on, but what blogger doesn’t? I’m excited for this upcoming semester, and hoping that my blog won’t suffer too much with everything I’ll have going on!

 

Goals for August:

  • Pinterest followers up to 1,000 and improve my average daily impressions/viewers, especially for A&K pins!
  • Instagram followers up to 800 and likes + comments consistently at the 200 mark!
  • Facebook to improve reach and post a couple of times a week!
  • Twitter to improve engagement and post at least 2x a day!
  • Update the design aspects of my blog
  • Utilize a new editorial calendar and scheduling all my posts a few weeks ahead of time!!

Think these goals are doable? I hope so! I’m not going to try to expect too much since this will be a very busy month! 🙂

 

Travel Plans:

I LEAVE FOR ALASKA IN JUST A FEW HOURS!!!

Rewind. Iceland. It was amazing. Incredible. Out-of-this-world kind of nature/landscapes/beauty. I had a blast, and would love for you to follow me on Instagram so you can keep up my with my pictures from the trip! I’m also considering starting a YouTube channel if I ever find the time to edit all my video footage! What do you think?

Now back to Alaska. I’m so excited to mark off my dad’s 50th state and hike my little heart out among glaciers, mountains, bears, and so much more! 🙂 🙂 I will update you all the best I can (especially via Instagram) and look forward to writing tons of posts about both Iceland and Alaska!

That’s all I’ve got for now but I can’t wait to unveil my next trip in just a few short weeks! I’ll give you a hint: it’s to a national park!

What do you have planned for the August? Got goals or travel plans? I’d love to hear about them below!

With love,

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8 thoughts on “August – Goals and Travel Plans

  1. Kristin Cook says:

    Have fun on your trip! That’s awesome!

    It looks like our social media goals are almost exactly the same. I am hoping to get 1,000 on Pinterest and 800 on Insta as well 🙂

  2. Jess says:

    Such great goals! Have a wonderful time in Alaska! That sounds so fun!! By the way, I have been to Japan 🙂

    First time stopping by your blog!

    xoxo Jess

  3. Shann Eva says:

    Great job on all the social media growth…that’s awesome! Also, have such a wonderful time in Alaska. This sounds like the perfect time to go. Can’t wait to hear and see pictures too.

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