2016 Goals | End of Year Review

Wow, 2016 is probably the year that’s gone quicker than any year before. I know getting older means time will go quicker but this takes the price. I remember sitting down writing up my goals for 2016 like it was last week and the mid-year review only a day ago so here we are again; time to look back at the goals and see what I actually fulfilled.

Personal Goals in 2016

Take More Pictures

As I mentioned in my mid-year update post, I bought a new camera in the first half of the year and it helped me tremendously taking more pictures. I still love the camera but I didn’t achieve my goal of taking themes pictures and getting to learn my camera. I’m really sorry to say but I’m still using the auto function – shame on me!!! – so that’s a goal that will have to see me through 2017 as well.


Be More Adventurous

I didn’t go travelling as much as I would like but my trip to America wonderful. I can recommend visiting Chicago and Nashville anytime. The second half hasn’t been as adventurous. A long weekend away in Copenhagen and outskirts (I still have posts to write about this visit) and a day climbing Ingleborough mountain. We did so well that the Three Peaks challenge has been accepted for springtime in 2017. I also stepped out of my comfort zone and tried out swegway. I’m hoping to do more things that I normally don’t in 2017.

Top of Little Ingleborough

Strengthen My Body

I feel like I’ve been very healthy this year when it comes to exercise. I’ve completed one obstacle 5k run and two 10k runs. I even reached my goal of running a 10k in an hour!!! Unfortunately in doing so I hurt my knee so for the last two months, I’ve been advised not to go running. I miss it a lot! My knee is alright now so as soon as I get paid again I’ll be buying a new pair of running shoes and get back on track. Since then, I’ve not been lazy. I’ve been cycling to and from work when possible and I’ve also started taking abs classes twice a week during lunch hours at work.

Women's Running 10k photo shoot

Blog Goals in 2016

Blog

I had a really good start and mid year I was really enjoying blogging. I still do but I’ve had some bumps along the way as of late. Other offline things has kept me occupied and I haven’t really felt motivated to write which is really sad. I will try where possible to stick to 2 posts a week, Tuesdays and Fridays in the new year but if not, I won’t feel bad at all. I took a whole week off during Christmas and it’s now motivated me to write more so a little break never hurts. My DA is still above 20 which was my end of year goal. Currently on 24 so hopefully I can reach nearer 30 in 2017.

Instagram

Instagram is my favourite social media. I need to get better at it. I managed to get over 100 likes on a couple of posts in 2016 which I was really happy about and I also reached my target of 750 followers. At one point I was even hoping to reach 1k by the end of the year but for some reason 980 followers kept going up and down for months. Normally it’s weeks where I see an increase, to then drop as quickly but not for months. I’m now in the 990s so I’m determined to reach 1,500 or more in 2017. I can do it!

Best nine on Instagram

Twitter

I’m really bad with Twitter. I don’t have the time to schedule any posts so I only tweet when I have the time. I haven’t taken part in hardly any chats. I was saying both these things mid year but still it didn’t improve in the second half. I think I’ll rethink Twitter in the new year. It surprises me a lot. This tweet for example, it got so many RT’s and likes but I’ve got no idea why. It’s sad really that I bought stuff for myself than others, ha. I have however reached my goal of 1,700 follower by gaining almost 600 more than that.

How did you do in 2016? Have you kept any goals for 2017? I’ll be sharing my 2017 goals in my next post to check out for those. They have a little bit different approach than 2016’s.

Jennie xx

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4 Comments

  1. 3rd January 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Yes, 2016 just FLEW BY! I’m not quite sure where it went but, wow. I can’t wait to see your photography when you get up to speed with the manual settings, I am adoring playing with my new camera lens. It’s definitely given me a new zest for creating content.
    I hope 2017 is a fantastic year for you and your blogging comes back a little more!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

    • 3rd January 2017 / 7:28 pm

      Yeah I think I need to book in specific days to just go out on a date with my camera, ha! For now, I’ve gotten my blogging mojo back, already writing up content for next week. We’ll see how long it lasts. x

  2. 9th January 2017 / 2:03 pm

    You did so well this year! I didn’t set myself any goals last year, but this year I have done – for life, for blog, everything, so hopefully it’ll be a productive year.
    It’s always the tweets you don’t expect that go big! haha. Congratulations on growing so fast!
    I’m will forever be in awe of your running! You’re doing brilliantly and I need to learn from you.
    Maybe we can go for a walk sometime with our cameras 🙂 xxx

    • 12th January 2017 / 10:57 pm

      Thanks chic! I felt like I dropped a lot in the second half of the year, I was lucky I set low goals 😉 Yoir goals sounds really fun, I’m sure you’ll achieve them all. x

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