2019 Goals and 2018 Wrap Up – Winning a Blogging Award | Blogmas

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2018 Wrap Up And 2019 Goals | Blogmas

So it’s time for the annual Wrap up and upcoming goals post, and I’ll be honest, I was tempted not to do one this year. 2018 has been… a year. Let’s just say I’ll be very glad to see the back of it. For that reason I won’t be reflecting on my ‘life’ achievements this year.

ANYWAY. Let’s look at the positives. I’ll be going through my goals I set at the end of last year and seeing if I achieved any of them.

2018 Achievements

Proudest Moment

This year’s proudest moment has to be winning a blogging award. I still can’t quite believe it, and I don’t think I actually wrote a post on it. I won the UKYABA Marvellous blogger award and honestly, it just makes me so happy that I managed such an amazing achievement. It’s all thanks to you guys and I am deeply grateful! Excuse the awful pictures, they were taken on the night and I haven’t taken any since.

Jenniely Award Winning Book Blogger Jenniely Award Winning Book Blogger


Goal: to read at least 4 books a month next year, hopefully more

I managed this! As it stands on the 24th of December I have read 64 books this year, nearly double what I read last year!

Goal: to only read books I enjoy, life is too short to be wasting our time

I definitely did this in 2018. I DNF books I got bored with and only read books I was interested in.

2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge


Bookish (Blog/Social/Events)

Goal: Take CroneBloggers to the next level

I did this earlier in the year. We launched a discord group and several Twitter chats for our Book Club! Sadly I got too busy through the year to continue with it but I think we’ll be revisiting it next year.

Goal: to hit 1000 blog followers and continue to get great engagement form you lovely readers by posting more interesting content regularly

Jenniely Blog Stats

I SMASHED this goal! I currently sit at 1,590 followers on my blog and as you can see my engagement has grown so much this year, even though I took a few breaks. I also hit 70k views on my blog?!

I also redesigned my blog again. I am so in love with my new graphics and I’ve had such great feedback, so thank you so much guys! I’m really proud of how much I’ve improved with my blog this year.

Goal: start a few features in the new year

I did this! I started my Newbie Blogger Spotlightย where each week I feature a new blogger on my blog. It’s been great fun and allowed me to meet so many new bloggers!

Goal: to start booktube again next year

I didn’t do this one. I filmed a few videos but I just… didn’t feel confident enough to post them. I still plan on doing this next year.

Goal: reach 1500 followers on Instagram

Nope not done this. I’m currently sitting at 1232 and honestly I’m happy with that because I haven’t been posting much on there.

Goal: Reach 4000 followers on Twitter

I am so excited to have surpassed this goal and am currently at 6,388 followers on Twitter! This is mind blowing and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I also hit 2 million impressions in one month which was amazing!

Bonus Acheivements:

Spoke on a panel – At UKYABA I spoke on a panel with two other lovely bloggers. It was a lot of fun, if not nerve wracking, and I’m so proud I managed it! You can see the whole thing below.

Book Launches: I got invited to quite a few book launches this year but couldn’t make any of them unfortunately! The issues of living in Wales ey?

Blogger Events: I had the biggest pleasure of going to some blogger events this year! I went to Scholastic, Stripes and Bkmrk and had a few invites from some others too I couldn’t make. This makes me so happy and feels like I’ve made it in the community (though honestly if you haven’t been invited to these don’t take it to heart lovelies, these things are fickle!) I also went to YALC again which was super fun as usual and I think its the one event I will never miss. I got to meet so many other bloggers and I really enjoyed it.

I also got added to the WalkerYA blogger list which has taken me an entire year to get on to!


Jenniely Literary Galaxy bookish shop

Launched Literary Galaxy and hit 100 sales: I am so proud of this one! Literary Galaxy is a bookish gift store that I own. I design the items and the graphics for the shop. I was also in a bookish box which was super fun. I haven’t done as much as I’d have liked to as things have gone on this year but I really want to amp it up in the new year!

2019 Goals

  • Get 2500 followers on my blog
  • Get 10k followers on Twitter
  • Be in more bookish subscription boxes with Literary Galaxy
  • Have stands at bookish events with Literary Galaxy
  • Continue to work on and improve my Blog
  • Actually write some fiction this year at all
  • Try BookTube again

Christmas Divider

Other than the first couple of goals which are just random estimations, I think these goals are a bit more achievable this year. 2018 taught me a lot of life lessons and some I’m still coming to terms with.

I’m going to end this one with a positive note of just be kind to your fellow humans <3

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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63 thoughts on “2019 Goals and 2018 Wrap Up – Winning a Blogging Award | Blogmas

  1. Congratulations on achieving so many goals! I haven’t seen your blog before you redesigned it, but I think it looks so amazing! I really love it
    Good luck on your 2019 goals

    1. Thank you! It was very pink before… all my headers were the same, and my blog header was the same… it was VERY PINK. Haha. I’m glad you like it! Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful 2019!

    1. THANK YOU! I’m so glad to have gotten to know you this year <3 I hope you have a wonderful 2019!!! - Lol replied to you twice oops!

  2. This is AMAZING !! And so many flails for your epic achievements ๐Ÿ’–well done for the award too omg, that is so special and incredible ๐Ÿ˜and I hope all your wonderful goals for 2019 come true too!

    1. Thank you sweetie! Iโ€™m so thankful of everything ๐Ÿ’œ I know youโ€™re going to have an epic 2019!!! Xx

    1. Thank you!
      When, last August? Started posting regular content, making sure my SEO was on point etc and promoted on Twitter ๐Ÿ’œ

    1. It would be nice right! Lets get the gang back together. Thank you sweetie! I hope you have an amazing 2019!

  3. Congratulations on reaching so many of your goals, it seems like 2018 has been an amazing year for you! Good luck with all your goals for next year I’m sure you’ll smash them again, your blog is fab so keep doing what you do!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

  4. I need to try Booktube again, too! My goal was to film 12 videos and I had soon much trouble with playback and file uploading. I finally figured out how to do it from my phone and then my phone crashed! asdfghjkl
    Good luck to us and trying Booktube ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will go ahead and Subscribe to you!

    1. Ohhh I can’t wait to see what you put out there! I’ve been poorly since the new year but once I’m better I’m going to film some videos ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you!

  5. Congratulations on your achievements! Your blogging award is fabulous๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Good luck with your new goals.
    Btw I absolutely agree. Life’s too short to read books you don’t like. How many pages more or less does it take you to realise a book isn’t for you?

    1. Thank you so much!!
      It entirely depends on the book, how it makes me feel etc. I can be really far in and it just lose me and I’ll just stop!

  6. Congratulations on such an incredible 2018, you’ve accomplished so much, that’s incredible! <3 I hope that 2019 will be just as amazing and wish you all the best of luck with your goals ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

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