So let’s kick off January with some goals! I’ve decided 2020, is going to be a good year.
Mainly because the last 3 years, haven’t been too great and I’m getting a little pissed off about getting slapped in the face with bad year after bad year.
So, no more bad years. I have decided!! 2020 is the year of DOING!
I’m going to be doing my goals a little differently… instead of crowbarring in as many as possible, I’m sticking with just ONE goal per category. That’s right, just one!
↑ How will I cope with fewer goals? Probably like this. ↑
Last Month’s Goals
01 – Plan 85K writing challenge schedule – DONE
02 – Update several Blog posts – DONE
03 – Read 1 book – DONE
04 – Go through all artwork & purge – PARTIALLY DONE – dammit! I still didn’t get through all my art. But I am happy I managed to get through a lot of it.
05 – Sort all stock – NOT DONE – *laughs* I was suddenly inundated with orders and have not had the free time to go through this. So I failed this goal, but I’m happy to fail if it meant I was busy with orders.
December usually has fewer goals as it’s my busiest time of the year since. I was also ill throughout November and early December so I’ve been running on a half-tank. So I’m not too bummed about not hitting my goals.
This Month’s Goals
01 – Write 28,000 words
You may be looking at this and going “OMG, Ari!! What the hell??” Don’t worry, I do know what I’m doing. *mad cackle*
Since I’m doing the 85K Writing Challenge this is just a word count that will keep me mostly on track.
CURRENT WORD COUNT: 3,122 (Woohoo! on target!)
02 – Update ALL blog posts
Instead of faffing around doing a few at a time, I’m going to block out time and force myself to actually FOCUS and complete this.
I guarantee it won’t take that long, I just get bored and distracted easily. Hands up all who have that problem?
So by the end of the month, I want my older blog posts all to have the same layout, colour scheme and signature. (Why? Because I’m a sucker for consistency and branding)
03 – Read 1 book
It is shocking that I can barely get through 1 book a month these days, so I need to get back into a nice routine with this.
I have already started to implement my “How I Tackle my TBR List” method.
I have even started a mini Book Club with my sister-(not yet)-in-law. It’s just me and her who will be reading a book a month and then spending an evening at the end of the month just discussing it! 🙂
04 – Sort Keywords and Titles
Running an online shop is like running a blog, SEO matters! It’s been a while since I looked at my SEO so I need to give the titles and keywords an overhaul.
I also want to do this in a more organised way than last time, so that any future overhaul will be easier to manage. See? I AM learning from past mistakes. 🙂
05 – Go through all notes & checklist
I have (several) secret projects in the wings, but there is a specific one I’m currently working on.
So I need to block out some time to focus on getting through all my notes. Then I can move onto step 2.
Don’t worry, I will (eventually) share this project. Those on my mailing will be informed first of the project so if you want to keep updated with new things coming, make sure you’re getting my newsletter (psssst… to do that, click the banner below).
A quick note… I am sorry for my lack of replies to your comments, emails and for not checking in on your blogs. I returned home with a head cold have continued to get behind with everything.
I’m going to be sorting that out next week when I am back to work. Thanks for your patience, I can’t wait to reconnect with you all!!
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