July Goals

I set some blog goals for June, so this month I decided I would write a blog post about my July goals. For both the blog and my personal life. For the record my June blog goals were to achieve 2500 website visitors, and 4500 page views. They felt like ambitious but achievable goals at the beginning of June, and I achieve them I did with 2 days to spare.

Setting goals are so important for many reasons, which is why I aim to set them for all areas of life in this post. What are these reasons? I’ll go through the reasons why I think it’s important not just to set the goals, but also to tell people you’ve set the goals.

  • They give you a sense of direction, and a target to aim for to keep you motivated.
  • Setting short term goals, and achieving them will give you the boost in confidence. That you need to achieve the bigger long term goals.
  • Setting a goal and telling someone about it, gives you some accountability.
  • Setting a goal, and then tracking your progress can give you motivation. I did this for June, and it worked for me. I felt good about the good days, and then the low days motivated be to put a bit more work in the next day.
July goals
keeping tally in my notebook

Blog goals

I’ll start with my blog goals, as that’s the easy bit. I want a steady increase in website visitors and page views. New for this month will be a WordPress followers goal, after I finally got round to linking the website to WordPress. I’ve already got 21 followers, and I’d certainly like to increase that. So here are the blog goals…

  • 3100 website visitors (100 a day)
  • 5500 page views
  • 50 WordPress followers

Personal Goals

  • Go for a walk by myself 3 times a week
  • Cut down on drinking Pepsi
  • Read a book

Three fairly simple goals for this month, though finding the time and motivation for the walks might be challenging at the moment. I love me some Pepsi, unfortunately my waistline doesn’t. I’ve put a lot of weight on this year, and some changes need to be made. Lastly find time to read a book. I’m doing a lot of reading off of a screen these days, so I want to find that bit of time. To be able to settle down somewhere with an actual book.

Do you have any goals

They are my July goals, so it’s time for me to ask you about your goals. I know a lot of the bloggers set goals, but not all my readers are bloggers. So what about the rest of you? You can set a goal for anything, and it can be a really positive thing. Have a think, and if you have any goals in mind. Why not share them in the comments? I look forward to hearing them.

Dad Does Autism

My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

25 thoughts on “July Goals

  • June 29, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Usually I’d be working on my tan and my beach bod, for the big summer holiday, but not this year.

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  • June 30, 2020 at 11:31 am
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    My goal for the month is to try and find a nice quiet pub 😂 I want a nice pint, but I don’t want to be surrounded by morons…

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    • June 30, 2020 at 11:42 am
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      Fair 😂 I’d love to go to the pub, though not to one which is crammed full.

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  • June 30, 2020 at 12:09 pm
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    I hope you manage to achieve your goals! Keep working at it and those blog stats won’t be an issue! I’ve stopped being as obsessive with views lately and it’s honestly been the best thing ever!

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    • June 30, 2020 at 2:03 pm
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      Thank you, I try not to overly obsess, but im a complete nerd and love looking at my analytics 😂

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  • June 30, 2020 at 1:33 pm
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    Good goals mate and definitely achievable based on the numbers you’re already getting! Hope you do get a chance to get out for walks as often as possible – I find it really does make a difference.

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    • June 30, 2020 at 2:06 pm
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      Walks are so good, when the kids are at school, I walk Lily to school which is about 15 minutes, and then take the scenic route home about 30 minutes. Then the same for pick up. That’s a lot of walking gone from the daily routine, and 30 mins a day of alone time gone. If I’ve got the time I’ll walk longer.

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  • June 30, 2020 at 1:35 pm
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    Congratulations on hitting your June goals – that’s amazing! Cutting down on drinking fizzy drinks can be so difficult but you’ve got this!! Hope you manage to SMASH your other July goals too 🙂

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    • June 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm
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      Thanks 😊 fizzy drinks and cake are my vices, I’ve tried cutting down many times and it never lasts. Coke & Pepsi are by far the worst for sugar content too, but I just don’t like the diet versions.

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  • June 30, 2020 at 1:38 pm
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    Great goals, it’s always good to look back and see how much you’ve achieved so well done on the June goals! I hope you achieve everything for this month too 🙂

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    • June 30, 2020 at 2:10 pm
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      Thank you, it’s definitely important to track what your doing, but then not get to obsessed

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  • June 30, 2020 at 2:18 pm
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    I’m not surprised your getting plenty of visitors, keep it up 👍

    My goal is to get out on the motorbike 😎

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  • June 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm
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    Congrats on hitting your goals, that’s so motivating and inspiring! I don’t tend to set myself goals anymore as I used to get too dispirited when I failed to achieve them. Still really love hearing about others’ successes though 🙂 Lisa

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    • June 30, 2020 at 3:03 pm
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      Thanks 😊 yeah you have to be careful not to get to obsessed and/or become dispirited. I work better with targets in place, so they are good for me.

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  • June 30, 2020 at 5:54 pm
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    They are hugely impressive blog stats!! I have absolutely no doubt that you will smash your goals this month.

    Although i do love pepsi, but always go Pepsi Max!

    Good luck x

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    • July 1, 2020 at 12:05 am
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      Thank you 😊 I tried the Pepsi Max, but I don’t like it

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  • June 30, 2020 at 5:57 pm
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    Love what you done there mate, it’s really good to set goals and that you’ve written everything done as well is very productive and organised.

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    • July 1, 2020 at 12:06 am
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      Thanks mate, it definitely helped me stay focused for the last month, with what I wanted to achieve.

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  • June 30, 2020 at 9:44 pm
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    Great work on your blog, very impressive, keep up the good work

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    • July 1, 2020 at 12:07 am
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      Thank you, really appreciate your comment

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  • July 2, 2020 at 1:15 pm
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    My goal actually is to be productive in at least three ways a day -I keep a running list for the week so I can look back on it and feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with it

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    • July 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm
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      I like that idea, it’s really good way of doing it 👍

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    • July 4, 2020 at 3:47 pm
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      A very worthwhile exercise, good luck it 😊

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