The start of a new month is here already so we are back to look at the progress of our August goals and set new objectives for September 2016. Let’s see how we did and what we are looking forward to in the weeks to come.
August was a productive albeit short month. Let’s recap and talk about next month’s goals:
SCHEDULE SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES:
I definitely let this goal fall by the wayside. My main problem was that I didn’t make it much of a priority and kept putting it off until it just went out of focus. For shame.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MY CAMERA:
Yes! I went through a few online refresher tutorials about dslr basics and put some of it into practice while shooting. I want to make a mini-checklist for various types of shoots I’d like to tackle in the upcoming month.
VISIT A BALTIMORE BUCKET LIST PLACE:
SCHEDULE SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES
I’m planning to do this in conjunction with an updated post schedule. Hopefully I will power through this in the first week of September
FINISH OLD RECAP POSTS
Almost all of the photo editing is done for the backlog of posts so I’d like to schedule out the rest of the write-ups for the end of the year.
FINALIZE MY CAPSULE WARDROBE
I’m pretty damn close to finishing this so I hope to be done by the end of September and maybe write a post about it.
BUILD A NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE
I did this! I love my new Santa Cruz. I’m still tweaking and making it perfect but I don’t regret the purchase for a second.
START RESEARCH FOR 2017 TRAVEL PLANS
Hmm I’m not sure I did anything serious for this goal. Lindsay and I still continue to have cursory conversations about what we want to do but nothing concrete just yet.
I would say that August was a lot of fun! I spent almost every day mountain biking and had a great time on our recent trip to Louisville. Take a look at all of my travelgrams!
MOUNTAIN BIKE EVERY DAY
Yes, even in the rain. Crazy? Not so much. I’ve been practicing my riding techniques and getting better with each ride. I think daily rides will help my skills thrive.
WRITE ONE POST A WEEK
I feel as thought I need to be more consistent in my blogging so I want to set a weekly goal for posting.
STAY ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
I like connecting with people on Instagram and want to learn more about how to utilize social media. My goal is to get 40 additional followers in September. Follow me here!
JOINT GOALS: SEPTEMBER 2016
WRITE A TIPS + TUTORIAL POST
Both of us have started posts but neither have finished. We’re looking forward to putting out a bunch of adventure related travel posts coming soon.
FINISH BOOKING TRIPS FOR THE YEAR
Absolutely everything is booked except for our big trip at the end of the year. We did however put together the sample itineraries so we expect to have everything else taken care of by the end of the month.
FINISH EDITING OLD PHOTOS & PLAN NEW POSTS
Very close to finishing this so we’re going to give this a thumbs up. Now it’s just time to schedule these posts and photos for the rest of the year.
WRITE A TIPS + TUTORIAL POST
We both should finish at least one a piece by the end of September, hopefully more.
WRAP UP TO-DO LIST LOOSE ENDS
The blog is in good shape as far as the to-do is is concerned but it would be a good idea to clear up some random projects this next month.
HAVE A PERSONAL PHOTO SHOOT
We keep scheduling and re-scheduling time to do this. We only need to take a few photos for the blog’s about page and other related materials but the time has just eluded us so far.
Do you write monthly goals?
What do you hope to accomplish next month?