June Goals, Did I Smash Them? & Goals for July

Hey lovelies! Last month was the first ever month that I actually set blogging related goals but I actually did really well with most of them so I thought I’d write a post telling you guys how I got on and what I’m going to aim for throughout July!

June Goals

  • 1.5K Twitter Followers – there was one point this month where I didn’t think I’d manage this as my follower count was going up and down like a yo-yo but with some help from my lovely followers I’m currently at 1540 on the last day of the month so we managed this one! Thank you so much to everyone who helped me reach this goal!
  • 600 WordPress Blog Followers – I was so overwhelmed for the love on my blog at the beginning of June, we managed to smash this goal a week or two into the month and I’m now sitting at 663 followers, again thank you to everyone who makes this happen for me!
  • 500 Instagram Followers – this is a goal I didn’t manage to reach, it’s the 30th June and I’m currently sitting at 409 followers so unless 91 people are going to pop up in the next few hours it’s not happening. This one is partly my fault though as I haven’t posted consistently everyday like I should have, I just find Instagram so hard to grow!
  • 2K Blog Views – this has been my target for a couple of months now but June was the first month we actually reached it ending with just over 2.2K! Thank you so much to everyone who read my posts last month it meant so much to finally reach this goal!
  • Reach out to brands – I said this month was going to be the month I started reaching out to brands and although I haven’t managed it yet next month I will for sure! I’m currently in the process of getting a new blog header, logo and media kit and once all that is done so I look a little more professional I’ll definitely do it! This month seems to have gone by so quick I haven’t had the chance to even think about sending emails to brands!

Looking back on my Spring Goals

I wrote a Life Update and Spring Goals post back in March so I thought I’d give you a quick update on how I’ve got on with those goals too!

  • RUN! × – I was doing really well with my running for a month or two but then this hot weather hit us and it is far too hot for me to go out and attempt to run I think I’d pass out so this one failed! I am hoping to join a new gym soon though so I’ll be able to get back to it then!
  • Schedule Posts × – this is another goal which failed, sometimes if I get free time at the weekend I’ll write a few posts for the next week but then by the end of the week I’ve fallen behind again because I have nothing written for the following week, I’m literally so unorganised!
  • Climb Snowdon √ – we managed this even with snow still on the mountain we got to the summit! I wrote a post about our experience and tips if you want to climb the tallest mountain in Wales here.
  • Read More × – working full time hours and blogging leaves me hardly any time for reading, I wanted to read more so I could write a review a week on the blog but after finding out my book reviews don’t go down as well as I hoped anyway I haven’t been including them as much. I do still read but I usually only manage a chapter or two every night before bed.
  • Be more positive – this is an ongoing goal for me and I think some days are better than others for me, if I’ve had a bad day at work or for whatever reason obviously I’m going to feel more negative but I do feel like I’m having more good days than bad recently!

Now you can see why I don’t usually set myself goals, I’ve actually only managed to achieve one of these and I feel like a failure now looking back on them. I know life gets in the way and there’s never enough time to do everything we want to but 1 out of 5 is pretty rubbish!

July Blogging Goals

  • 1.75K Twitter Followers
  • 700 WordPress Followers
  • 500 Instagram Followers
  • Another 2K WordPress Views
  • Start reaching out to brands!

That’s all for this post lovelies! I’ll leave my social media links in case you want to follow me and help me reach my goals, let me know what your targets are for this month!

  • Twitter – @FairytalesJessx
  • Instagram – foundationsandfairytales




31 thoughts on “June Goals, Did I Smash Them? & Goals for July

  1. You did so well with your June goals babe. Smashed them. I find for myself instagram is the hardest platform to grow. You should be so proud of yourself! I look forward to seeing you and your blog grow even more this month. You’ve got this 💪🏼xxxx

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  2. Aw, don’t ever say or feel you’re a failure for not ticking everything off your list. You set yourself some pretty hefty challenges and to have achieved as much as you have is amazing, you should be congratulating yourself! I’m sure you’ll achieve what you want this month – I’m already following you on social media but I’m self-hosted so I can’t follow you on WordPress, sorry! x

    Lisa |


    1. Thankyou for following my Instagram I really appreciate your support and your lovely comment! I’m such a negative person so I always focus on the things I don’t achieve even if the positives outweigh them I need to change my outlook!x


  3. Wow Jess! You did amazingly well on your June goals! Go girl! 💕🎉Instagram is such a difficult social media to gain followers, mine goes up and down all the time! 🙈 You have achieved so many awesome things, climbing Snowdon is fantastic! Good luck with your July goals lovely 😘 xx

    Bexa |


  4. You did so well at achieving most of them! It’s so hard to grow on instagram too so definitely don’t beat yourself up about that one. July is actually the first month of the year where I haven’t managed to set myself any goals. I think I’m going to leave it for this month and see how things go to take the pressure off for a few weeks then get back to it in August. HOW am I already talking about August?! Good luck with your goals for this month x



    1. Thankyou so much hun I know everyone struggles with Instagram the follow/unfollow game is just so tiring! I don’t blame you, I only started setting goals last month but don’t think I’ll do it every month as I want to try not to focus on the numbers as much! I know right this year is flying, my birthday is August though so I’m not complaining! x


  5. You did really well in June, lovely! Instagram is tough, but I’m sure you’ll get there. Keep up the great work, and good luck for July! 🙂


  6. Well done on reaching all your blogging and stats goals for last month! Hope July is just as successful for you 🙂 Instagram is SO hard to grow on; I honestly don’t try any more, I just use it because I enjoy it 🙂 xxx


  7. Best of luck with your goals. Reach out to brands – I have started to recently and my experience has been so positive.


  8. I’m so worried about setting blogging goals because I don’t think I’ll meet any of them!
    I’m so excited by the amount of goals you’ve reached! Well done!! It just shows that our goals are reachable with a bit of hard work! I think it’s great that you’re sharing goals! It’s the first step to achieving them! Keep up the good work girl!

    Lots of love,

    Molly xo


  9. Sounds like you did really well in June, and congrats on climbing Snowden! I used to do a fair bit of mountain trekking and snowden was always my favourite.
    Good luck for you July goals, I’m sure you’ll hit them!xx

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  10. You should be so proud of yourself for smashing so many of your goals.

    I need to take a leaf out of your book, I never get any followers on the blog and I’m no really sure how to up my numbers.

    Don’t beat yourself up about Instagram, my goal is 1,000 followers by December because the rate you get followers is so slow. Also don’t beat yourself up about the running, you’d be crazy to go in this 30 degree heat.

    Ashleigh x


    1. Thankyou for such a lovely comment! Honestly setting yourself small manageable goals is probably the best way to go about it. Most of my blog traffic comes from the blogging community on Twitter so if you’re not very active on there maybe try that! Instagram is super annoying with the follow/unfollow game and I know I can’t wait for it to cool down a little so I can start going again!x

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