October Goals

October 1, 2017 in lifestyle

OCTOBER GOALS - hayleyxmartin

Blogtober is here! I am really excited for this month, there is lots going on. If you aren’t aware, Blogtober is a challenge in which bloggers create new content everyday of October. If you aren’t able to post new content everyday I still believe you can challenge yourself with a different goal. For example, commenting on more blogs and being more active within the blogging community.

As well as Blogtober, I have lots going on with my business that I am in the process of setting up. I have officially been self employed since the beginning of September. My store now exists on the internet and I have set up my social media accounts. I will announce more nearer the launch of the store. My website is currently protected by a password, so I won’t share the name yet.

To kick off the month I want to share with you my goals. It is so important to set realistic goals, we can use them to measure what we need to do throughout the month. We can also then reflect at the end and decide if we exceeded our expectation or if things could be done differently next time. Read my post on why goals are important here. I have separated my goals into my three main focuses for the month:


  • Drink at least 2L water – Daily
  • Complete exercise routine – Read here
  • Read more books – One per week
  • Have a pamper night – At least once a week


  • Complete Blogtober
  • Join a Twitter Chat – Twice a week
  • Double August views & exceed July views
  • Exceed best overall day views
  • Reach 750 Twitter followers

My Online Store

  • Complete all styles of logo
  • Get store ready for launch
  • Order stock & packaging
  • Product photography
  • Add products to store
  • Open store or set date


What are your goals for the month of October?

Let me know if you are doing Blogtober – I want to read as many posts as possible!


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    Charlotte October 1, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Joining in on twitter chats is definitely something I need to do more! I’ve only ever joined in 3 but I really enjoyed them and it did wonders for my blog stats! I just always forget about them haha!
    I’m so excited for the launch of your business and to see what you’re doing! I would love to see some posts about how you went about setting it up once you’re all up and running!
    Really excited for the rest of your blogtober posts!
    Charlotte | charlotteshares.co.uk

    • Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com
      Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com October 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Aww thank you so much!! Yes I definitely agree with forgetting about twitter chats and I’m usually on my laptop in the evenings anyway. I most probably will do some posts about setting up a business – some areas have taken alot of research to get my head around. I am hoping to launch by the end of the month, as long as I am happy with how the site is looking and products, so far I am really proud of it. If you want help on anything specific feel free to message me xxx

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    sophia tranter October 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    yassss girl! I hope you reach your goals!

    sophia xo //https://sophiaaaxo.com

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    Jennifer Frank October 1, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Totally relate to this! I need to join in on more twitter chats and I really need to start drinking more water, i’m terrible for it!
    jen, velvet spring x

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    Jasmin N October 1, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Wonderful goals! Drinking water is so important 🙂 Especially now when it’s turning to Winter and air gets colder and the skin gets dryer 🙂 I hope you’ll achieve all of your goals, good luck! 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

  • Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com
    Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com October 1, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you so much for reading Jasmin! xx

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    Frankland San October 1, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    great goals, i’m working on blogtober as well haha but its seems hard to blog everyday with real life assignments but i cant to know that you have complete it :)))

    • Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com
      Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com October 1, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Yes it gets tough daily blogging!! It definitely helps if you are able to schedule posts ahead of time!

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    Missangel October 1, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Fantastic goals busy busy busy! I’m a newish blogger & just taken on a part time job as well as full time so I need to get organised so I will aim for Blogtober next year!!

    • Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com
      Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com October 1, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Oh wow! Yes that would be a lot to try and take on in one month!! Thanks for reading xx

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        Missangel October 1, 2017 at 9:35 pm

        It was a good read & hope all goes well with your goals! 😍 XxX

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    Heather x October 1, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Some fantastic realistic goals here, hope you achieve them! Currently doing Blogtober at the minute too and only scheduled the first weeks worth of blog posts, not doing so well haha! And good luck with the online business.

    Heather xox || http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

    • Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com
      Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com October 1, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      I am only up to the first weeks too haha!! But I do have the topics already pre-planned. Good luck with Blogtober xx

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    rayraylou October 1, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Great goals! This post has motivated me to sit down and note down some goals for myself too. I also can’t wait to see when you launch your store 💞😊! How exciting!☺️. Looking forward to reading your blogtober posts 💞

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    Ali Caitrin October 1, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Congrats on becoming self employed and the new shop, I hope it goes well for you! Also I love seeing everyone’s blogtober posts so I can’t wait to read what you share with us.

    My goal this month is to engage more in the blogging community, like commenting on posts and joining Twitter chats 🙂

    Ali | Ali Caitrin

    • Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com
      Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com October 1, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks for reading Ali! I love your goals that will definitely help increase your following and engagement on social media! xx

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    a n d i ✨ October 1, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Wow, you’ve definitely set your hopes high, and I really hope you achieve them all! I think for me, reading a book a week would be the most difficult as I always get distracted by Twitter or Instagram.. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ Good luck lovey! 🖤

    Andi | http://www.andthenzen.co.uk

    • Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com
      Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com October 1, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      I struggle to read as well! I am going to focus on self help books throughout this month, they don’t tend to be as long as others. Thanks for reading xx

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    Courtney Hardy October 1, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Good luck on achieving your goals girl! I’m going to try to do a pamper night every week too.

    • Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com
      Hayley @ hayleyxmartin.com October 2, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Thanks Courtney!! I definitely feel alot happier and confident in myself when I have pamper nights! xx

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    Faisal October 2, 2017 at 12:09 am

    You have some great goals and I hope you achieve them!

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    Margherita Essa October 2, 2017 at 2:09 am

    I suppose my Blogtober’s goals are to be more active blogging, connect with more bloggers and simply live more happily and healthier 😄

    Margherita Essa 💋 https://margheritaessa.com/

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    Jennifer | MrsQBeauty October 2, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Good luck with all your goals. I plan on focusing on my blog this month and get content scheduled.
    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

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