Hello, there friendly people!
I thought it may be fun to post a Blog Report for September 2018. I’ve seen these from a few of my blogging friends on Pinterest, and I thought it would be fun to post one of my own for my archives!
I started Hannah Truelove Writing on August 7, 2018.
I’ve tried to keep a consistent Blog Schedule since the beginning, and I’ve done my best to post something new at least once a day.
September 2018 Features
Posts Featured In Online Newspapers
10 Quiet-Time Activities for Kids ~ Featured in The Rogue Daily September 21, 2018
September 2018 Awards
Blogger Recognition Award ~ September 25, 2018
Sunshine Blogger Award ~ September 25, 2018
Sunshine Blogger Award #2 ~ September 26, 2018
September 2018 Stats
(As of September 30, 2018, 11 a.m.)
September Blog Views: 1051
All Time Blog Views: 1488
Most Popular Post: How I Write 100,000 Words A Month!
Twitter Followers: 430
Instagram Followers: 167
WordPress Followers: 87 (Not including email subscribers)
Earnings: $0 (I have not had anything for sale through my blog as of date)
**Any earnings for this site is a part of a long-term marketing program. In the future, I will include affiliate links in appropriate posts as well as provide links to buy future books or services**
Things that have worked for me include:
- Sharing posts consistently to Pinterest
- Sharing to bookmark sites such as Reddit
- Purchasing my own domain
- Verifying website URL with Google and Pinterest so that I can monitor my traffic through those sites
- Being active (daily) on Twitter and building my fellow writer and blogger communities through there
- Being active (daily) and creative on Instagram, which is an especially good platform for poets
- Showing genuine interest in fellow bloggers and writers, so they actually want to include me
- Doing my homework before launching the blog. This helped me keep from making (too many) mistakes. Pinterest was an awesome resource for this.
What Didn’t Work
A few things turned out to be a waste of time:
Having too many social media accounts no one was following
Google+ was one for me, I was spending a lot of time sharing stuff here, but no one was clicking through. Twitter and Instagram gained a lot more followers, but Pinterest gives me the most click-throughs, despite a low follower count.
Facebook also had surprisingly little success, despite being where I regularly interact with friends and family. That’s alright though because my other followers are almost 100% fresh.
Setting unrealistic goals for myself
When things started to get rolling with the blog it was easy to become overwhelmed by setting unrealistic goals and holding myself to unrealistic expectations. Remember to go slow and approach blogging your way, as every blogger’s system may not work for you.
Thanks for taking the time to read! I can’t wait to see how much progress we’ve made by the end of October!
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