Quarterly Goals: January – March 2019

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Yearly Overview:

Reading Goals and Achievements for 2018:
Read: Goal = 65 books | Achieved = 118
Reviewed: Goal = 24 books | Achieved = 39 Books

Reading Goals for 2019:
Read: Goal = 120 Books
Reviewed: Goal = 40 Books

Australian Women Writers Challenge

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Read and Review: Goal = 4
I managed to read three last year and, hopefully, I’ll be able to reach this goal this year.

RMFAO Genre Challenge 2019

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Read and Review: Goal = 10
I managed to read seven Diverse Books last year but I wasn’t very good at keeping up the RMFAO Genre Challenge. Oddly enough, this is the same number I read the year before as well, hopefully, I’ll be able to reach the ten book goal this year.

Writing Goals for 2019:
Writing Articles:
Achieved = 6 x Weekend Notes articles and 3 x Recipe Yum articles were written for 2018
Goal = write 3 x Weekend Notes articles and 3 x Recipe Yum articles per quarter

One of the things I implemented last year was using the last quarter of the year as a Quarter of Review and I thought this would have been a good idea if I had been able to implicate it properly. So this year I’ll be implicating it again as well, so it’ll be a total of 9 x Weekend Notes articles and 9 x Recipe Yum articles for the year. If I manage to do more than that, which I doubt will happen, I will consider it a bonus.

Stim Toy Reviews:
Achieved = 11 out of 12 blog-posts for 2018
Goal = 12 Stim Toy Review posts

Due to personal problems, I only just missed out on making this deadline, however, it’s okay. I don’t feel too bad about not completing this particular goal. I’m also going to be including my Stim Stationery posts as a part of my Stim Toy Reviews from now on.

Arts and Crafts:
I don’t have a specific quota for these types of posts, however, I’m hoping to write some more cross-over posts involving Bullet Journal stuff, Stationery, Stim Stationery, and Arts and Crafts posts. I want to do more Bullet Journal posts but I also want to do more Arts and Crafts tutorial posts. I’ll see how I go.

YouTube Videos:
Achieved = 7 out 12 videos for 2018 (technically 6 videos)
Goal = 12 videos for 2019

I figured I should be more realistic about my video production abilities, once a month seems far more reasonable than my previous goal of once a week. More experienced YouTubers than I struggle with a once-a-week production schedule and some of my favourite content creators only update once a month as well. Establishing a workable routine for my various creative projects is more important at this point.

Evaluation of Goals and Projects:
Once a month, I volunteer at a community radio station, where I go on the radio and read out newspaper articles on Air. It’s a good experience for working in a community radio station, however, it can be a little frustrating to organise around my work. I also feel as though I’m not getting enough out of it. So I’ll be evaluating whether or not participating in this service is a valuable investment of my time or what I can do to get more out of the experience. I like the idea of getting into podcasting, I have invested in some equipment, but I’d like more radio experience first.

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