2021 Socials Goals

Hey pals,

Here’s an update on my goals of 2020, how I did and what I want to achieve this year! Maybe a little about what I’ve learned but I think I discussed that more in my December Goals post where I tried to go for a final push to reach my 2020 goals.

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The Blog

End of 2019: 172 followers

2020 goal: 200-300

end of 2020: 3

Goal reached!

2021 goal: 500 – 1,000

Instagram

End of 2019: 882

2020 goal: 1,000-1,500

End of 2020: 1,110

Goal 1 reached! Didn’t quite get to goal 2.

2021 goal: 1,500 – 2,000

my favourite books

TikTok (@artiecarden)

Another I wasn’t following originally but I do have some stats.

I was at 400 followers in March of 2020.

I went viral 4th March 2020.

Hit 2k on 1st December.

End of 2020: 2,230

2021 goal: 3,000 – 5,000

Facebook Page

End of 2019: 102

2020 goal: 200-300

End of 2020: 310

Goal reached!

2021 goal: 500

YouTube

End of 2019: 179

2020 goal: 200-300

End of 2020: 314

Both goals reached! I did have to hit 300 subscribers twice as my first video post after reaching 300, 5 people unsubbed and took me back under my goal and I had to do another promo push which took another week and a half.

2021 goal: 500 – 1,000

self portrait of artie

GoodReads Challenge

2020 goal: 12 books

Reached goal and changed it to 50 books as I was reading so much, re: pandemic.

New goal: 50 books

End of 2020: 50 books read

2021 goal: I’m going with 12 to start, see how the year goes, then up it to 50 again. I still have a lot of books to read that I already own.

Twitter

End of 2019: 667

2020 goal: 700-800

End of 2020: 1,405

Goal reached!

2021 goal: 1,500 – 2,000

Twitch

This one I started thinking more about this year so I only really have my end of year stat!

My notes day I was at 9 followers 14th April 2020. I didn’t start streaming regularly until November/December 2020.

End of 2020: 19

2021 goal: 50 followers

I just wanted to add a little Book Suggestions section!

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I think I’m going to be a bit less bothered about my Facebook follow numbers, I’d like them to go up obviously and I’ve found it can be a good source of traffic. TikTik surprised me this year, I accidentally ended up at over 1,000 followers so gave myself an aim of 2k and it carried on growing after that. I mainly want my YouTube and Instagram and blog followers to go up as these are my main creative spaces I put a lot of work into! The algorithms change semi-regularly, it’s hard to keep up as a small creator and hard to understand what is and isn’t working. But I’ll keep pushing as I would love to make this stuff my full time paying job, I love creating so much and sharing my thoughts, it really is a passion for me but it is hard.

I hope everyone had a good 2020! And the best of luck for 2021.

~ Artie

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My 2020 Social Media and Blogging Goals!

Hey pals,

I’m doing a little comparison between my goals I set at the beginning of 2019 and setting new goals!

(Main picture from: libertipix.com)

This blog

2019: 11 followers

By the end of 2019: 100 followers minimum

End of 2019

172 (I reached my goal)

2020 goal: 200-300

 

My facebook page

2019: 61 likes

By the end of 2019: 100 likes minimum

End of 2019

102 (I reached my goal)

2020 goal: 200-300

 

Twitter

2019: 259 followers (but this constantly goes up and down by 10)

By the end of 2019: 300-500 followers

End of 2019

667 (I got even further than my goal)

2020 goal: 700-800

 

Instagram

2019: 726 followers (also goes up and down by 20 constantly)

By the end of 2019: 1,000 followers

End of 2019

end of 2019: 882 (didn’t reah goal, this has been the hardest platform to gain permanent followers on)

2020 goal: 1,000-1,500

 

YouTube

2019: 120 subscribers

By the end of 2019: 200-500 subscribers (I find this one really hard to gain subscribers on compared to everything else so I’ve kept it reasonably low)

End of 2019

end of 2019: 179 (did not reach goal, not surprised!)

2020 goal: 200-300

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(photo from libertipix)

I have a reading goal this year to try and read 12 books, one a month as I read maybe 8-9 books this year so I’m not far off and have definitely started to enjoy reading and taking some time out to do it. I think this aim will benefit me mentally.

 

I also plan to put my physical health as a priority, since my surgery, my Crohn’s symptoms have calmed down a lot and I hope to maybe reach a remission this year and not need to take any other medications like biologics.

 

Share some of your 2020 goals with me! I’d love to hear what everyone wants to do in the new year.

 

~ Artie