2018 Blogging Goals | 8 Month Update

Hi Everyone,

I hope you’re all doing well today!

Can you believe we’re over halfway through 2018 already? It’s absolutely crazy how quickly this year has gone, it’ll be Blogmas again before I know it (I secretly can’t wait though)!

For today’s post, I thought I would do a quick update of how I am doing with my 2018 Goals. If you’ve not read my original post you can do so here: https://ashleighbekkah.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/my-goals-for-2018/

It’s quite interesting to see just how many goals I’ve accomplished already. To be honest, I surprised myself, especially given that I took a significant break from blogging this year. It just goes to show how far you can come along in a matter of months. I can’t wait for the next 5 months to see how many more goals I can achieve before the start of 2019.

Let me know in the comments below what your main goal for 2018 is and whether or not you have achieved it yet. I’d love to know. 😊


Blogging and Reading Goals:

1. Continue blogging

2. Read more books

3. Try to read as many books from my home bookshelf as possible

4. Only blog about what I want to blog about and what I’m happy about blogging

5. Stop blogging about things I’m not enjoying blogging about

6. Stick to my blogging schedule

7. Schedule more blog posts

8. Catch up on reading the E-ARC’s I have

9. Blog in my office more, not from the sofa!

10. Receive my first physical ARC

11. Go to at least 3 blogging/book events

12. Connect with more bloggers on WordPress and Social Media

13. Spend more time reading other blogger’s posts

14. Meet up with more bloggers in person

15. Beat my Backlist of books to read (post to follow shortly)

16. Complete Tippy Tupps reading challenge (post to follow shortly)

17. Complete Blogmas 2018

18. Attempt NaNoWriMo 2018 (National Novel Writing Month)

19. Reach out to publishing houses about ARCS etc

20. Receive unexpected book mail

21. Be put on at least one PR list (a girl can hope)

22. Be put on the Lush PR list (a girl can dream)

23. Have 1,000 blog followers (not including Social Media Followers) overall

24. Have 10,000 blog comments overall

25. Have 7,000 blog post likes overall

26. Have 20,000 blog views overall

27. Have 8,000 visiters overall

28. Go self hosted

29. Earn money from blogging



Social Media Goals:

1. Dedicate more time to Bookstagram

2. Dedicate more time to taking nicer photos for my blog and Bookstagram

3. Have 1,000 followers on Bookstagram

4. Have 3,000 Twitter followers

5. Have 200 Facebook likes

6. Do more book giveaways

7. Discover more bloggers

8. Don’t engage in negativity online

9. Spend 20 days completely off Social Media

10. Share my blog posts more regularly on Social Media


Personal Goals:

1. Finish my Goodreads goal

2. Travel to three new places in the U.K.

3. Go abroad twice, once to a completely new place

4. Write more creatively (fiction, poetry etc)

5. Save money again

6. Go to more live events (gigs/concerts/shows)

7. Say yes to more things

8. Eat healthier

9. Start exercising more

10. Lose 1 stone+ (Just a personal goal to have something to work towards)

11. Drink more water

12. Look after myself more

13. Get more editing experience

14. Do at least 5 things completely out of my comfort zone

15. Have more confidence in myself

16. Get another pet

17. Treat myself and others more often

18. Spend more time with family and friends

19. Have a better sleeping schedule

20. Be tidier


Total goals completed so far: 20/60

A lot of people may think that only completing 1/3 of my goals for 2018 by August is not that many, but I’m super proud of this! To be honest, I didn’t think I’d complete this many by the end of the year, let alone already. There’s still a couple of months left to cross out a few more of these, and I’m excited to see what the end of 2018 will bring.

Have you completed any of your goals for 2018 yet. If so, let me know in the comments below.

Also, let me know if you’d like to go into detail of the goals I’ve completed so far and how I’ve completed them, I’d be happy to do a more in depth post. 😊

Social Media Links:
For The Love Of Books Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FTLOBOOKS/

Personal Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ashleigh.williams.9041

For The Love Of Books Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/_fortheloveofbooks_/

Personal Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ashleighcanflyy/

For The Love Of Books Twitter – https://twitter.com/FTLOBOOKS

Personal Twitter – https://twitter.com/ashleighcanflyy

Goodreads profile – https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/69229254-ashleigh-williams

Contact me:

Email – ashleigh-bekkah@hotmail.co.uk

8 thoughts on “2018 Blogging Goals | 8 Month Update

  1. notesofabookdragon says:

    It’s very inspiring to see that you set the goals and what goals exactly and to see that you are moving towards your target. Congratulations!

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  2. Jasmine's Reading Blog says:

    I also can’t believe how fast this year is passing us by. I’m a little glad, just because this year has been a bit of a bummer in a lot of ways for me and some people I know.Congrats on meeting 20 of your goals this year–that’s wonderful! I think it’s wonderful that you focused on blogging what you love. Blogging’s not so fun when it feels like work.

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