Hello Hello! Welcome to the December 2018 TLM blogging report! This is where I show you all my reports on traffic, social media, posts, and income! I tell you what worked best, what flopped, and what I’ll be doing to change going into the next month!
First though why do I post reports of what goes on in my blog.
For one, I get so much inspiration and encouragement from reading other people’s reports and seeing what they suggest to potentially help out my business is awesome!
So I write them to offer the same to you!
1.Encouragement that we’re potentially in the same boat and I’m working hard to show you some solutions for your blogging problems.
2. To be transparent with you! This business won’t work for anyone if you think that I’m making it all up!
3. Show you that growth is always possible and if I can do it than by all means you can do it! I’m not super special or tech savvy at ALL!
So let’s just jump right in!
This month was pretty steady and I wish that there was more to see but I am still so happy! I mean just the fact that anyone comes to my blog is an honor for me and I thank you so much! AND here is a shot below.
I got 5 more this month!! You guys are so awesome!
Began with 194, now we’re up to 228! +34!
December was a very good month for me! Starting on the 1stthe people I reached was 177,000 and it has since reached 948,000. No joke!! I will be putting up a post detailing what I did to skyrocket my reach on Pinterest. At the beginning, I had 140 followers and now I have 212. That’s +72
Twitter & Facebook:
50+ I started a facebook just this month is Decemeber so all those friends are just cheddar baby! And Twitter is +1, I’m still working on figuring out Twitter so if you have any tips, let me know!
Looking at these numbers though gives me the fire to figure out why my pinterest “traffic” is so high but not my own traffic.
My initial thoughts are well it’s my pins, titles, and where I’m pinning my pins I.E. my group boards.
Five Months In…
This is my fifth month blogging, two months as my full time choice! And here are 5 things that I’ve learned so far:
Other bloggers are not my competition.
This sounds incredibly like an ego gone ary! But it’s not! What I mean by not my competition is to say that they are my community. There is certainly enough room for all of us on the web and since not a single one of us are the same that leaves plenty of room for friendship and really mentorships. We learn from each other and lift each other up, not tear each other down!
2. There is always work to do.
I thought that working as a blogger full time would leave me feeling like I had a lot of free time on my hands but that is hardly the case! There is literally always something that needs to be done for building this blogging business and it’s usually something other than writing!
3. I learn so much about myself while trying to provide you great content!
I try so hard to make sure that you get more out of what I create but it seems that lately, I’ve been getting the better end of the deal (sorry!) Really though I’ve gotten to know myself so much in this month and it’s been fanstatic and I just try to switch that around to be able to provide you will even more value!
4. How important it is to have a vision.
You cannot do this whole blogger thing without a vision! And by that I mean a long-term vision. I quickly learned how easy it is to see my brand fall apart when I was thinking about the day or two in advance. I had no posts ready resulting in last minute posts that are not as up to par as they should be.
5. It is a long-term game.
I’m sorry to admit that I thought that after a few months of blogging, that I would be at the top and be shaking my booty in delight. No that’s not how this works! It’s a slow and consistent journey! Prepare yourself for the long haul.
What is next for January?
It’s pretty easy but I want to see 500 all across the board!
Email Subscribers: 500
Pinterest Followers: 500
I mean you get my jist! I also want to see 500 traffic days! This is my goal!
How am I gonna achieve this?
- Social media engagement on all platforms
- Consistant posting on the blog and on social media platform
- Rebranding my pins
- Focus on what boards my pins go onto