This Month’s Top Post: Laundry Hack: How to Put Away an Entire Load of Laundry in Minutes – 447 Views
This Month’s Runner Up: Say Goodbye to Living Paycheck to Paycheck: The Basics of Income – Published 2/27/2016 – 282 Views this month
This month was a very crazy month for me so I took a bit of a break from the blog. But, to my readers, you probably didn’t even notice! In July I worked on my blog every day. Yes, every single day. Participating in Facebook groups, sharing on Pinterest, and creating posts. August was not at all the same. I was just a bit burnt out and needed a break.
I mentioned a while ago how I like to plan my blog posts and create them early which really helps when I run into ruts where I’m just exhausted and ready for a break. I had actually created all of my posts for August during July that way I didn’t have to stress about creating posts when I didn’t really feel like it. I’ve always used the blog as a hobby and a way to express myself and have fun so whenever I”m in the mood to write or edit or create graphics, I create as many as I can during that time.
Of course, since I wasn’t in the writing mood during August, Septembers posts are not all created. i do have enough for one each week but I’ve been posting twice per week. I’m not sure if I will try to create more posts to stick with my Tuesday and Saturday schedule yet or if I will just go for Saturdays this month.
In other news, I created my first LInquia campaign this month! It was definitely a success! I also figured out how to create a part of my Media Kit that I’ve been working on for over a month. Now there is just one more part I’m stuck on and then it’s done! Hopefully by the end of the year I will have it complete. I’m really taking my time to make it perfect!
I also finalized my new 2017 blogging planner early this month! Check it out!
This month, I saw a large decrease in Ad revenue which is directly related to the break I took from sharing my posts. But, sponsored posts increased and brought me right back into my $100-$200 range that I’ve been in most of this year.
August 2016 Income Statement
Ads – $86.67
Sponsored Posts – $60.00
Tailwind – $8.72 (pro-rated)
Etsy – $0.80
Blog Photo Supplies – $2.87
Post Supplies – $3.00
NET INCOME: $131.28
View Previous Blog Income Statements here.
This month’s big achievement is that I hit 500 Pinterest follower!
Here are my page-views that Pinterest referred over the last three months:
June: 153 July: 239 August: 658
I am so excited that I’m able to see growth even when I take a huge break from the blog!
For September, I plan to keep afloat. I think August was a great break for me but I don’t want to over-do it. Hopefully I will be able to figure out the last part of my Media Kit so I can make it go live too! I can’t wait to show you! Hopefully I will also be in the mood to work on Etsy downloadables. I have a lot of great ideas!
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