Setting Goals and Celebrating Success

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Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to learn more about social media and marketing.

Last month I attended a webinar on social media marketing and I’m currently taking a course on managing social media.

There are a million social networks these days, and I’m finding it difficult to keep track of everything and be as organized as I want/need to be.

One of the things discussed at the webinar was setting SMART goals for yourself (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bound).

Instead of a vague goal like ‘increase engagement,’ your goals need to be specific and measurable.

For example, my goal for last month was to increase my number of followers.

I looked at my stats to find out my current number of followers, added the number, and that was my goal.

Specific (add X number of followers), Measurable (number of followers), Attainable , Realistic, and Time-bound (1 month).

Goal setting can be a challenge because I find myself checking stats constantly, and it becomes an energy drain for me.

After only a few days, I had met my goal.


But since it only took a few days, clearly I needed to reassess my goals.

So I set a new goal and I am trying to increase my followers by a specific percentage rather than a specific number.

Because I was busy doing other things (like the social media course), I hadn’t been checking my stats every day.

Yesterday, while I was doing something else, I happened to notice that I had gained quite a few more followers.

Yay again!! 😀

I’ve been so busy concentrating on other things that I forgot how good it feels to see your hard work start to pay off.

I may not have met my goal yet, but I’m on the way there, and I’m excited!

I think sometimes we have a tendency to focus on the end goal, which is good, but we forget to celebrate small successes along the way.

Because who doesn’t like to celebrate?!

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100Yesterday was a pretty exciting day for me.

I recently got a Flickr account and have been busy taking all sorts of photos.

I’ve also been taking older photos of mine and posting them as well.

One of the first people who got me interested in in-world photography was Strawberry Singh.

If you don’t follow her, you should – she does some really amazing stuff.

So I was completely over the moon when she favorited one of my photos on Flickr.  😀

My first ‘fangirl’ moment – I should probably go back and add that in to my answers for her Monday meme. 😛

And then when I was scrolling through various feeds, blogs, etc – I got a notice that I now have 100 followers on this blog!


Now, 100 may not seem like a very big number to some people, but it’s a pretty big deal to me.

So I’m going to take a few moments to pat myself on the back, and then –

It’s right back to work.

Enjoy your Sunday!