Tuesday, July 31, 2018

End of July Check up and August Goals

End of Month Check Up Time!

So, I have seen a lot of bloggers do end of month reviews of their blog and re-evaluate their goals and how well/poorly they have done that month. At first, I didn't see the point of doing it since I really didn't have set goals or anything
to really account for... As I pursued a pretty rigorous promotion month on both Facebook and Twitter, I have realized that it's probably a good idea to do the same for my own blog, as a way to see where I am and how far I've gone, plus see what I need to focus on the next month. So, here is my month of July check up and goal setting for August!

July Goals

In the beginning of the month, my goals weren't very set up or defined. I decided to see how it went and to adjust as time went on to raise or lower my expectations. These became my goals for July once I actually decided to get busy and figure out exactly what I was trying to do.

Here are my July Goals

  • Get a minimum of ten views a day (yep, I know that's small, but progress is progress no matter what)
  • Get a minimum of 300 views a month (also super small)
  • Set up and begin adding ads as a form of income (not expecting much for the next couple months)
  • Find a couple affiliates that I can work with that provide value for me and for my readers.
  • Promote more effectively on Facebook and Twitter
  • Earn some money with my writing and content creation service
  • Get views from at least 15 different countries
  • Write at least 6 blog entries this month
  • Learn how to create personalized pictures and incorporate them within my blog and social media.

Here's what happened in July:

  • Met initial goal of 10 views per day.
  • Hit quite a few 100 per day days (8 days specifically).
  • Got a record 113 views in one day, then broke it, then broke it again, and now my highest pageview day is 187 (31July).
  • Just barely missed 2000 page views in July (highest ever)
  • Added an ad program and found a couple affiliate programs I can support and vouch for.
  • Promoted and got quite a few more followers than I planned for.
  • Began content editing for a couple wonderful customers.
  • Exactly six blog posts created...excluding this one.
  • Began working on a picture/graphics creation software and created more than 20 pictures for sharing to this blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • Viewed in at least 14 countries (that I could see) and probably more than that since I didn't keep huge track on that.
  • Made some wonderful contacts with other bloggers and was able to help promote other bloggers to gain views and interest.

Results Analysis

Personally, I'm very happy with my results and with the work I put into my Successful Mommy Tips and Ideas blog. These results do not include other blogs, such as my cryptoblog or random musings, as I will eventually put something like this to analyze those as well (not sure yet there). Income really didn't increase, which is what I was expecting since I'm still very small and not recognized as an expert. That initially wasn't my goal, and still isnt really, although it will be nice when it happens. 

August Goals:

Initial Goals

  • Minimum of 30 views per day
  • Goal of 5000 views in a month
  • Surpass goal of 186 page views in one day
  • 10 blog posts this month
  • Use graphics software and improve my graphic design skills
  • Continue to provide useful information
  • Double my Twitter followers 
  • Double my Facebook page likes and follows
  • Help at least 5 people write more effectively and create better content.
  • Earn some income on here (gotta start somewhere)

Summary:

As a month in entirety, I personally believe July has been monumental for me! I gained the confidence in myself to create useful content, surprised myself by learning more graphic design than I thought of, was able to contact people more effectively, and did a lot of personal growth. August is promising to do exactly that AND MORE. So excited to see what happens and how wonderful August will be!

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