Today is the day!
After months of planning, dreaming, researching and tech, the Twig and White shop is finally real. It’s not the perfect vision I had in my head but I’ve come to accept that in this case done is better than perfect.
I have worked hard on the shop and now that the shop if live, I’m even more encouraged to continue to work at it. I plan to talk more about it, share my vision and what else is to come in a special post on Friday. I hope you stop in to find out more about it because you, my readers were front and center in my mind as I planned and designed the new shop.
My goal with the seasonal report was to help me focus and always be working toward my goals even if the steps are small. My goals for 2019 seemed so daunting until I started breaking them apart and even though it was hard to start in Q1, I’m hoping now things will start to come more into focus.
My overall goals for January through March were to launch the shop, finish our home renovation project, get our guest room put back together and get started on an Instagram schedule.
I rocked the shop goal because it’s live today. We aren’t finished with the home renovation project but we are at least 90% complete and finally able to live like normal people in our house again.
Not only did I not meet the guest bedroom goal, I also set this one up for failure from the start because it was purely dependent on finishing the other house projects. I should have put more of a focus on something more independent. This is a lessoned learned.
I started off in January with several weeks worth of posts but technical issues meant none of them actually posted and I never took the time to sit down and figure out what issue. This is now a goal for April.
- Develop and stick to a Facebook and Instagram Schedule so that I am posting consistently at least once a week, even more would be better.
- Increase Twig and White Emails to twice a month but ONLY if it’s valuable content.
- Reach the half way mark of EBA
- Reorganize the blog and design
- Develop a more rounded content calendar to cover all blog topics more appropriately
- Plan and implement some of the projects in our back yard (garden, patio, sidewalk, side porch).
With Quarter 2 comes the start of Summer and I fully expect that you’ll be spending less time inside on your computer and I won’t want to be tied to my computer all day either. Have more freedom is one of the reasons I enjoy being self-employed after all.
I already have the scheduling tools to make my social media plan happen, I just need to figure out the tech of why things weren’t working and then get on a schedule to get things posted. I feel confident that I can do that.
Finally, the blog organization and design has been on my mind since before Christmas. After starting EBA over again, I have set a revised list of categories that will now need to be implemented onto the blog to make sense for you. I have already updated the logo and color palette and just need to put the finishing touches on all the visuals.
- Figure out tech issues with Instagram and scheduling tool and start posting at least once per week by end of Month
- Start working on organizational launch for August and send email questionnaire about it
- Finish painting in laundry / mudroom and touch up paint in dining room
- Try out new schedule to find a way to stay consistent
- Do at least one DIY project this month to share
- Enjoy LIFE!!!
If nothing else gets done this month, I really want to stop killing myself with impossible lists when I know that life sometimes throws curveballs. I truly wish the same for you.
Do you set quarterly, monthly or weekly goals? Do you always succeed or do you often have things that don’t get done. How do you deal with it, how do you improve on your goal setting? I’d love to know!