Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Goals

Hey y'all. After 30-something days of slogging through 2014, it's time to figure out what the heck I'm trying to do with myself for the next month. I also wanted to check back in on my 2014 blogging goals and update all y'all on my progress. 

January Goals: 
1. Write more- I said I wanted to write 3 days a week and I owned that. I've developed this blogging schedule where I write on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, and they count as posts for the next day. I read/comment on blogs almost every day though! 
2. Make more blog friends- totes did this. And I'll definitely continue to!
3. Participate in at least two exchanges. LOL NOPE! Working on this.
4. Figure out how to use Pinterest and Twitter. I tweet a ton, but 0 traffic from Twitter. Pinterest, on the other hand, isn't too bad! Thanks to Ashley for her tips!
5.  At least 1 recipe post per month and a monthly goals post at the beginning of the month- I had 2 recipe posts this month, and I have another in the works. Overnight Oats and Raspberry French Toast Bake (both under 5 minutes prep time!)
Definitely going to try to continue to keep up with all of these- I'd like to try for TWO recipe posts.
Please enjoy this incredibly relevant picture of one of my outfits last week.

February Goals: These aren't really blog focused, just somethings to try for in general
1. Read at least 4 books, and write reviews for at least 2. I've wanted to incorporate book reviews into my blog for a really long time, like Marla and Tiffany, and hopefully this goal will force me to. Recommendations would be much appreciated.

2. Get to the gym 5 days a week. This is going to be really hard, but I know that if I make a goal and make it public, I WILL do this. I've been averaging 4 for all of January.

3. Take my DSLR camera out at least twice and use it. I really love photography, but I tend to take most pictures with my phone, just because it's infinity times more convenient.

4. Start my favorite bloggers series. This has been marinating in my mind (ew that's such a gross idea I take that back) for such a long time now, and I finally want to sit down and get it all put together!

5. Compliment someone every day. Why not spread some more love and happiness? :)

6. I'm currently working with Shutterfly to put together a 20th anniversary gift for my parents. (Long time, I know!) I hope this goes well, and I'm so excited to write about the process.

What are you going to get done this month? Let me know in the comments below. Don't forget to tell me about your favorite book!

xo, Hima

30 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to be your blog friend! Want to swap blog buttons?

    xx, Cathy | please check out my blog: http://helllo-cathy.blogspot.com/

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  2. Great goals! You pretty much completed all of the January ones!

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  3. Great goals! I've been meaning to do a monthly goals post on my blog for some time now! You just inspired me <3
    www.simplysinova.com

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  4. Monthly goals are too stressful for someone that procrastinates a lot, haha. But I'd give you a round of applause for being able to stick to monthly goals . I love your goal for complimenting someone everyday - we need more love and joy in the world!


    As for your text, I think Blogger thought it was part of your photo caption. I noticed there wasn't a gap between the start of your February goal paragraph and the photo caption. You can easily change this by highlighting your entire February paragraph and hit the "clear formatting" button :)

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  5. I absolutely love the striped skirt! You rock it girl! I love number five. I try to compliment as many people as possible every day :) Just adding a little more sunshine to this world!


    http://haleybrianna.blogspot.com

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  6. Hey Hima, I'm not sure how many followers you have but I went ahead and nominated you for the Liebster Award!! :) www.whenlifegivesyourubi.com

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  7. I must have missed that you were on Twitter (I l o v e twitter) but I'm following you now. d^___^b

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  8. Love your goals! Good luck with them!

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  9. There are so many comments I can say for this. You have some really good goals. I am actually going to feature you on Friday for my Do Something New post. Sadly your the only one who linked up...sad face!

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  10. Clearly the february goals have ALREADY not succeeded. Tsk tsk Hima!

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  11. "Please enjoy this incredibly relevant picture of one of my outfits last week." LITERALLY LOLED bahahahah. Posting pictures of yourself is so awkward/relevant to everything haha. Such good goals! I think I'll join you in taking my camera around with me more...I have really really slowed down in taking pictures, it's horrible. And I love the daily compliments one too :]

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  12. Thank you so much Himagoblin for the shout out!! I have been working on the twitter thing, it's all about following other people, then they follow you in return. It;s kind of lame, but it works LOL

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  13. Just put your button up on my page! Yay for new blog friends!

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  14. Thanks! What's sad is that my February ones aren't going too well and the month is half over!

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  15. Thank you! Can you link me? I'd love to see it? I can't find it scrolling through your blog!

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  16. Thank you Jessica! I think that's the one goal that I'm acing this month!


    Am I just being dumb, or is there not actually a clear formatting button. Where should it be?

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  17. Thanks Haley! I'm working on different ways to style it though, any ideas? I think it should be a life goal for me!

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  18. Thank you Rubi! I qualify, don't worry! :)

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  19. Yay, thank you! I followed you too, and I love our little convos!

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  20. Thanks! I'm not doing amazingly right now, but I have to keep working!

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  21. Thanks Brittany! Yay...ish? Thanks for the feature!
    P.S. Does anyone call you Bri? Just wondering.

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  22. Thanks Kristen! Gotta get on the parents' goals!

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  23. The struggle is real!! I think I'm getting better on that, and with a one week break ahead of me, life if looking good for the camera.

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  24. No problem, Ash! Glad you saw it! :) I'm working on it haha

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  25. I haven't done it yet, I'm thinking about starting in March <3

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xo, Hima