My 2017 Goals | A Recap

It’s the last day of 2017 so it is time for a recap of my 2017 goals. How did I do?


  • To find a better balance – I would like to say I’ve mostly achieved this – I do take a little more time off than I used to.
  • Relaunch Keene On Saving – Nope. This totally didn’t happen.
  • Guest post on 5-10 blogs in 2017 – This also didn’t happen – but I was busy with other stuff so its understandable.
  • Stick to my guns – I kept to this mostly – but it can be tempting on those leaner months to take a little less.
  • Build up on my Youtube and Instagram – This is a yes. I’ve grown in subscribers, I’ve added far more content to my YouTube and had more interaction. Instagram is where I am most pleased though – this has grown amazingly.
  • Complete some blogging/money/organisation related e-courses or projects, free or paid for – This is a total and utter fail.


  • Get some more long term clients – Yes! I currently write for a couple of different people and sites, am a virtual assistant for five people and have developed long term blog work with others. Very happy!
  • Get back to using my work website – This didn’t happen. I really need to work on this in 2018.
  • Finally get a staff writing job for another blog – I didn’t manage this BUT I do the old bit of ghost writing for a couple of bloggers and also write for some company blogs too.


  • Lose the baby weight – This started well but I’ve completely fallen off the wagon of late. A goal for next year.
  • Get back into exercising – This didn’t happen. Another goal for next year.


  • Enter more writing competitions – I entered a couple but nowhere near the amount I wanted to.
  • Complete my GoodReads challenge –  All the nopes here. I only managed a handful of books.


  • Get debt free or as close to debt free as possible – Nope, this hasn’t happened – however I have cut out a lot of it already.
  • Increase my income – Yes, this has happened and I am very happy, woo!
  • Minimalise my belongings and sell what we don’t require –  I’ve been doing this on and off throughout the year, I hope to continue this into 2018.

So as you can see, I managed a few and failed a few too. Did you set yourself goals for this year? How did you do?

16 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I didn’t set any goals for 2017 but have done a few for 2018 – nothing too detailed as it’s going to be a busy year with 2 under 2. Eeek!

  2. It sounds like a very mixed year but you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself. You do so much for the blogging community which is amazing. I hope you can achieve some more of your personal goals this year instead.

  3. I really admire people who makes goals and stick to them. I never quite achieve making goals although I do try and be focussed on blogging as best as I can. You are doing a fab job with the VA work as well .Well done.

  4. You’ve achieved a lot – well done! I think it’s notable that the goals you really nailed are the ones that involve moving forwards e.g. earn more, rather than hitting a specific target. I’m the same and that’s why I’m not a fan of resolutions – I just try to always move forwards 🙂

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