October Goals

She is Fierce - October Goals: One of my favorite things about the new month, is getting to set new goals for the next 30 days

Reflecting on September: She is Fierce

The last few months have been big ones for She is Fierce, as I’ve started to grow this space and turn it into what I want it to be: a community, and a place of inspiration.  In September, some of those changes have been the switch from Blogger to WordPress, a new blog design from The Grits Blog that I love, and updating old posts so that everything matches.

Reflecting on September: Life

September has been a big month in my life, full of changes just like it always has been.  Instead of heading back to school this fall, I headed off to a new job in the city.  I’ve been working in a small firm since graduation, doing a job I loved but that was only part-time.  This month, I was offered a full-time job in Philly, and I absolutely love everything about it so far! This Friday is my last day of training, and I can’t wait to get started working on my own next week!

Favorites from September

Catcalling: Why It’s Not a Compliment

Building Your Blogging Community: Comment Etiquette

3 Reasons Why I Write

Being an Introvert: Why I Struggle with My Personality

What Harry Potter Means to Me

October Goals

Read 3 Books: Having a job in the city while living in the suburbs means that I spend about four hours each day commuting to and from work.  As much as I miss having those four hours to sleep a little later and get some work done in my classes or in blogging at home, being on the bus forces me to find something else to do.  Normally, I don’t have much time to read, and now that I do, I want to make sure that I’m doing as much of it as possible!

Schedule Posts: In the last couple of months, I’ve gotten into the habit of scheduling posts the night before.  Now that I’m getting home close to 8pm every night, I need to make sure that I have posts ready to go in case I don’t have time to write them the night before.  I’d like to start getting posts scheduled for at least a week at a time.

Grammar: Okay – if I’m being honest, grammar is just not something I pay attention to in my blog posts.  I can be pretty lazy, and a lot of times I forget to read through posts for proper grammar.  I know this is something I need to start focusing on more, so this month I want to work on reading through each of my posts before scheduling them.

Get Personal: One of the biggest pieces of advice I received in last month’s Reader Survey is that you all would love to see more of my life on this space.  This month, I’d like to work on finding a middle ground where I share my personal life without compromising what I want this space to be.  If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

So what about you?  What are you planning for October? We’d love to hear it over at The Nectar Collective’s link-up!

  • http://www.gorjaeous.com/ Jae

    This October, I will exert more effort in immigration-related stuff in order to speed things up with my visa application to the US. I slacked off big time in September, so it’s important that I keep my eyes on my goals this month.


    • http://www.sheisfierce.org/ Kiersten McMonagle

      Oooo I can so see myself putting that kind of stuff off! Good luck with getting everything in order :)

      • http://www.gorjaeous.com/ Jae

        You bet! Thank you, Kiersten!

  • http://amie-eo.blogspot.com Erin

    I’m with you on the grammar haha
    I always spell correctly, but grammar just gets me.

    Also wondering what books you’re thinking of… I’m always up for some ideas!

    -E @ amie-eo.blogspot.com

    • http://www.sheisfierce.org/ Kiersten McMonagle

      I’m the same way! I’ll usually notice spelling errors as I make them, but grammar? No way – it’s too easy to miss in your own writing (now with anyone else’s, I notice it immediately!)

      I just finished Station Eleven and I DEFINITELY recommend it!!! It was such an amazing book, and it’s probably one of my favorites! right now I’m reading The Answer to the Riddle is Me – which is a memoir about a man who went to India and the medicine he took for malaria (like, so he wouldn’t get it) caused him to suffer from amnesia. I met the author at a writers’ conference I went to in the spring, which is why I bought the book. It’s really interesting, and definitely an easy read! What’s on your list?

  • http://bree-west.com Bree West

    This month I really want to work on scheduling posts a week out as well, I’ve been pretty good about getting them scheduled the night before but it would be nice to not have to scramble if I get home late!

    • http://www.sheisfierce.org/ Kiersten McMonagle

      That’s exactly how I am! And here it is, 7:30 and I haven’t written a post for tomorrow, so scheduling is definitely something I need to work on!

  • http://simplicityrelished.com/ Daisy @ Simplicity Relished

    Love this, Kiersten. Can I join you on reading more this month? I feel like my reading habit has been replaced by blog-reading– which is good, but not sufficient! :)

    • http://www.sheisfierce.org/ Kiersten McMonagle

      Yes please! I’d love to hear some of the books you’re reading :) I’m going to try to work on sharing what I think of my reads! And I definitely read a TON each month just because of blogs, but I’d like to be reading more books as well.

  • http://www.thegirlwholovedtowrite.com/ Chelsea

    October is the perfect month to read more!

    • http://www.sheisfierce.org/ Kiersten McMonagle

      I agree – once it starts getting cool, I just want to curl up with a blanket, my cat, and a good book!

  • Shybiker

    Holy cow, that’s a lengthy commute! Reading is a great way to make productive use of the time. I’m devoting October to meeting friends. I’m travelling and hosting parties.

    • http://www.sheisfierce.org/ Kiersten McMonagle

      It definitely is! But I absolutely LOVE my job, and I’ll be moving into the city come May, so it’s not too big a deal. It sounds like you’ll be having a great October! Have fun with your travels and parties :)