So I’ve been setting myself blogging goals since August and while the first month was really productive, September has dwindled a bit. I’m not going to be too hard on myself about it though. What with starting back at uni and my birthday party plans, I just haven’t been as active online as I usually am or would have liked to have been.
Nonetheless, let’s have a look at what my goals for last month were and if I was close to meeting them…
#1// Reach 750+ Twitter Followers
Status on 1st October – 705 Followers
This one is down to me not scheduling tweets as frequently and missing out on chatting opportunities, but I wasn’t too far off so I am going to keep setting realistic Twitter goals in the future!
#2// Reach 250+ Bloglovin’ Followers
Status on 1st October – only 120 followers!
This one is proving tough. Despite sharing my Bloglovin link in comments and on social media, it seems that gaining followers through there will be at a much slower pace than any other site.
Do any of you who use Bloglovin have any tips on gaining a wider following?
#3// Hit 500+ Page Views
Status on 1st October – a dismal 278 views
I set this one because in the past few months I’ve been hitting pretty close to 500 views and I thought that September might just be the one to creep up to it. Less frequent posting has meant however that I didn’t get anywhere near there.
At least I’m honest though, right guys?
#4// Contribute to a Blog (again)
Status – ACHIEVED!
My post all about pansexual/queer erasure appeared on Zusterschap on 23rd September. I know I do go on about them but I do love their site, the content and all the great contributors on there.
I’m not getting too disheartened about what I didn’t reach because I’m aware that I’ve had a really busy month and have neglected the blog slightly. What I am taking from this is that this month needs a bit more planning with regards to posts and social media presence but hopefully I’m now back into a routine and these numbers will fly back up before you know it.
I am conjuring up some ideas for some pieces but if you would like to work with me, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message via any of the social media sites in the sidebar.
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