As most of you know I am no longer doing my monthly statistics & income report, but after I shared this post many of you messaged me saying you would miss my reports. And while I am working hard not be overly obsessed with the growth & development of my blog, I will be honest, I still have blogging goals that I write in my planner.
And since I had already planned on replacing those monthly reports with a life lately post I thought I would also start including my blogging goals, since many of you voiced interest.
A few of the things you will find in my new Life Lately & Goals monthly posts are things that happened in the month before, photos from my phone that never made it to Instagram, reading goals & mini book reviews, along with my blogging goals.
Hopefully the variety will help me stay balanced & I’ll have fun doing it!
So here is my first.
A little August Life Lately & my September Goals.
A Peak of August + Photos on my Phone
Reading Goals & Life Lately
Right now I am reading The Martian by Andy Weir with my husband. Aside from the horrible language I am really enjoying the book. My husband has already read it, but he enjoys listening to me read so I am reading it aloud to him. But if we haven’t finished it by the time the movie comes out I will spend a day finishing the book by myself.
My sister (in-law) lent me a book of hers that I plan on reading in September called Belle by Paula Byrne. I became fascinated by the book after reading the intro which mentioned Georgiana (my favorite historical duchess).
So hopefully by the end of September I will have finished both of these books.
August Blog Goals, Accomplisments, & September Goals
Facebook: 4,400 -> 4,326
+ September Goal: 4,670
+ I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook’s algotritham & this month leaned a little more towards the latter.
Instagram: 2,650 -> 2,641
+ September Goal: 2,750
+ I was crazy close to reaching my goal. I will just have to work a little bit harder this month. I think I might even need to go back & reread my own posts about Facebook & Instagram to make sure I am still on track with my strategies.
Pinterest: 725 -> 833
+ September Goal: 1250
+ Over the last year I have worked pretty hard at growing my Instagram & Facebook accounts. While I am now trying to be a little more balanced on growing all of my social media accounts, I will admit I am working a little harder on Pinterest with the holiday season coming.
Twitter: 650 -> 657
+ September Goal: 700
+ I’ll be honest, I struggle with Twitter. It seems like so much more constant work & your tweets have such a short life.
Bloglovin: 200 -> 185
+ September Goal: 250
+ I signed up for Bloglovin a long time ago, but have never really gotten on to use it, so I feel like a newbie when it comes to Bloglovin. And everything I seem to read about growing Bloglovin is extremely generic. Any tips you have on Bloglovin would be greatly appreciated!
Periscope: 150 -> 169
+ September Goal: 250
+ So far I love Periscope! I have connected with tons of bloggers on a more personal level & I feel way more connected to bloggers & the blogging world than I have in the past. I am really excited to see how Periscope grows in the coming months!
Views: 33,000 -> 33, 682
+ September Goal: 38,000
I might be dreaming a bit big on some of these, but I don’t know any other way to dream!
With love, G
But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love Him”
1 Corinthians 2:9
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