Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Why I Won't Hit My 2016 Blogging Targets

As soon as midnight hit on 2016 every blogger and their dog wrote posts about their targets and dreams for their blog related progress in 2016. As the end of the year draws ever closer, I've come to the realisation that I won't hit most of my targets but I thought I'd explain why I'm totally cool with it!






You may remember my blog targets if not you can read what they were here - Blogging Targets 2016. It seems so long ago since I wrote them yet this year just seems to have disappeared with no apologies.

I've had a super busy year, I had major plans for my blog these last 10 months but life has well and truly thrown me a few curve balls which has put blogging on the back burner. Christmas last year I gave my notice in at work as I'd just brought my first home and was relocating from London to Kent. I also booked a 10 day holiday to Florida but what I didn't expect was for the house to almost fall through, by a mere few hours.
Thankfully as I write this in my house that I've now been living in for 8 months, it all worked out but instead of moving in January like we were supposed to we moved in February instead.
Once we moved in, a lack of internet and serious problems with the house meant all my time and effort went into general life and my blog had to take the brunt of that!
In March I found out I was expecting which threw me completely. Most women you see are over the moon about the whole thing, I on the other hand ended up crying for about two weeks straight. It wasn't that he wasn't planned but it just took me by utter shock that in a mere month my entire life and future had changed and again my blog suffered due to that.

Recently I seemed to have lost my blogging mojo, pregnancy has made me incredibly tired and when I know I should blog, I just can't seem to find my get up and go. It's not that I don't love blogging as it's still a massive part of my life but I'm trying not to make myself feel guilty when I don't update with new content every other day. I don't want to write mediocre reviews or half arsed posts, so I'd rather not post at all!

I've hit a few of my blogging targets such as 2000 Twitter followers  and I'm super close to hitting others such as my 200 Bloglovin' followers  and I'm super grateful for that! As I mentioned before I still adore blogging, reading blogs and interacting on social media with the thousands of super talented bloggers but sometimes life gets in the way and it's okay!

So for all of you beating yourself up because you didn't reach where you wanted to be, there's still plenty of time and if you don't make it, there's always next year! Don't loose sight of where you started, this time last year you'd have killed to be where you are now and life is there to be lived. Your followers will forgive you if you don't upload every single day.

Did you set targets this year? Will you hit yours?

Until next time,
Becca
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  1. Aww, I think it's fab that you're okay with not hitting your blogging targets - it does sound like you've had an awful lot going on so who can blame you?! I'm actually pretty on target to hit most of mine, I didn't expect to be, but this year has actually gone really well and I'm super happy. But I've also learned not to beat myself up if I take a week off because I'm ill, or tired, or just want some time to myself. I think if you force it, blogging begins to feel like a chore and that's not how it should feel, at all! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Yay! Well done, it's so hard to actually set and hit them! I used to feel so guilty if I didn't blog but there is deffo more to life!

      Becca
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  2. I don't think targets are the be all and end all. It's good to have something to work towards as it can help with motivation but I don't think people should beat themselves up about it if they don't. I won't reach mine but it still feels good to see my actual progress so far :) x

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    1. I agree, they deffo help you keep focused but there is far more to it all than numbers! As long as your making progress it's all good!

      Becca
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  3. It's great that you're not bothered about hitting your targets. It's not the end of the world if you don't reach all your targets. You hit some of your targets which is what you should be focusing on. I don't think I will hit my blog stats targets but I did hit lots of other mini goals so overall I'm happy! x

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