2016 Roundup and 2017 Blog Goals


A few days ago I shared my personal goals with you. Now it is time to share my blog goals. In today’s post I will be doing a quick blogging roundup (as usual) and then I will be sharing my goals for 2017 as well as telling you if I achieved my goals for 2016!

My goal for page views last month was 1600 views. I did Blogmas last month so I knew that I would get more page views as I blogged for the entire month. I managed to achieve 1977 views which I am very proud of as it is by far my most views ever in a single month.

In January I would love to reach 1500 views. I know that I am taking it down from December, but as I will not be uploading every day it is very likely that my views will decrease (only slightly though, I hope!) so I am being realistic.

I reached 900 followers on instagram which makes me so happy. I have also changed my instagram theme, for the 3rd time I think, and I finally love it! So I am pretty pleased.

To make it a lot easier to read I am going to bullet my blog goals for 2017 and share if I achieved the ones from last year.


2016 goal: Reach 100 followers

Achieved? Yes…and No. I achieved it on my old blog but I have not achieved it on my new one.

2017 goal: I would love 50 email subscribers this year. Please subscribe if you are feeling kind 🙂

Since I started my blog, in August, I have had 7148 page views so I would love to up that to 10 000 in 2017! 🙂


2017 goal: I have 82 followers and I would love to reach 100 followers. You can follow me here 😉


2016 goal: 50 likes

Achieved: Yes! I reached 200 and am sitting on 208 at the moment which I am so happy about!

2017 goal: I would like to reach 300 likes and you can help me out here 😉


2016 goal: Personal account – 450

                      Blog Account – 100

Achieved? Yes! I am currently sitting on 551 on my personal account and 911 on my blog account.

2017 goal: Personal Account – 600

                      Blog Account – 1500 (this one might be tricky but I am aiming big here!)


2016 goal: 60

Achieved? Yes, I reached 84 followers.

2017 Goal: I would love to reach 100 if possible!


2016 goal: 3000 followers

Achieved? Yes! I finally broke the 3000 mark and now have 3624!

2017: I would love to reach 4000 followers

Above that I would also like to:

  • plan ahead so there is less stress
  • schedule posts in advance
  • work more on my photography

So there are my blog goals for January and for the year in general. I am very excited about what 2017 has to offer in terms of blogging and life.

What are your personal or blog goals for 2017? Do you have concrete goals or just general ideas? Let me know in the comments below!


Kirsty x



  1. January 2, 2017 / 11:58

    You’ve achieved so much in 2016 congratulations and may it continue this year. I look forward to reading 2017 content xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 3, 2017 / 11:43

      Thank you so much Jasmine! I hope that you have a wonderful 2017 as well! 🙂 x

  2. January 2, 2017 / 12:26

    Amazing post! I’m sure you’ll smash all these goals, good luck with your blog this year lovely xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 3, 2017 / 11:43

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 3, 2017 / 11:42

      Thank you so much! Have a lovely 2017! 🙂

  3. January 2, 2017 / 23:47

    Goodluck with your goals lovely! I’m been trying to grow my Instagram too and finding it tricky, so if you have any tips, let me know!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 3, 2017 / 11:42

      Thank you so much! I always use quite a few hashtags and try and post every day. I find that when I post every day I gain followers but if I leave it too long in-between posts then I lose quite a few x

  4. January 3, 2017 / 20:32

    I have no doubt you will achieve all of the goals you have set! I am obsessed with you blog, so glad I found it, your hard work is completely paying off! x


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 4, 2017 / 09:43

      Ah thank you so much! That means the world to me 🙂 Have a wonderful 2017! 🙂

  5. January 6, 2017 / 15:25

    Wow, Congratulations on achieving your goals for achieving 2016 and i’m sure you will achieve this years goals as well!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 8, 2017 / 17:41

      Thank you so much Leanie! 🙂

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 14, 2017 / 12:32

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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