July Recap & August Blogging Goals

Hello there! I can’t believe it’s August already…the summer is just flying by! Today not only marks the beginning of a new month, it marks my ONE MONTH BLOGIVERSARY!!! A month ago I decided to take the plunge and publish my first post. I didn’t anticipate the amount of support I would get from the blogging community or how quickly I would fall in love with blogging.

Recap:

In one month of blogging, I have garnered 85+ followers and 403 views from 14 countries. I know that in comparison to other bloggers out there, those numbers may seem less than impressive but, to be perfectly honest, I’m really proud of myself. Since I work full-time and blog in my spare time, I knew going into this that my growth would be a bit slower but I’m still amazed at those numbers. Blogging was never something I thought that I could do, let alone keep up with, and now I can’t imagine not doing it.

I owe a lot of this early blog growth to social media. I started using Twitter follow/comment trains and Facebook groups as a way to connect with a wider range of people. By doing this, I’ve been exposed to a wider range of blogs and I’ve met some amazing bloggers.

Moving Forward:

Now that it’s August, I thought that I would share some of my goals for my second month of blogging. (These are in no particular order)

  • I want to continue to build my engagement with my readers both on my blog and on my social media platforms. Last month I was definitely more active on Twitter than I’ve ever been but I felt that my presence on Instagram and Facebook were lagging a bit. In the next month, I’m going to make a conscious effort to amp up my activity on all social media and on my blog.
  • This one’s pretty simple: I would like to hit 150 blog followers by September 1st. I’ve seen my blog steadily grow since I started it, and I want to improve upon that and connect with more lovely people.
  • I want to be more cognizant when it comes to when and what I’m posting. I am a huge procrastinator and I usually wait until the day before I post to start writing and, by that time, I’m usually scrambling to find something to write about. I realized that doing this adds unneeded stress to my life so I’m going to try my hardest to plan out my posts and write in advance.
  • At the beginning of this year, I made a New Year’s resolution to find something that I was passionate about. I was tired of the monotonous nature my life was taking on and I needed something to lift me out of the day to day. I can happily say that I have found that something: blogging. Thank you to everyone who has joined me on this journey so far…I am inspired by all of you!
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  • 15 thoughts on “July Recap & August Blogging Goals”

      1. Yeah that definitely sounds like it would take longer and I’ve noticed that there’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to blogging and marketing your blog lol. Thanks for reading!

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    1. Congrats on the success of your blog, you’re doing fantastic! Best of luck with your blogging goals, you’ve got this! Love the layout of your blog. I’m looking forward to reading more fo your posts!

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    2. Great stats and progress you’ve made in just a month, well done! Fingers crossed you reach your goals for this month. I created my blog a year ago today funnily enough, but it’s literally only been in the last month or so that I’ve begun to take it seriously. Hopefully I can follow in your impressive footseps! Xx

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