Six Months of Blogging
One thing I’m learning in life is things never stay the same. This week I have two major milestones, one personal and one over on the blog. On Facebook it is now popular to celebrate and congratulate friends on your “friendaversary” and this week, I have my sixth-month blogaversary. Seriously, I can’t believe I have been at it for six months. Eh em, I want to first thank my fans…Okay, I won’t go there! However, I will share with your my second milestone. My baby boy is turning three. He is such a joy in my life and I can’t believe how big he is getting. I want to slow down time for a moment and keep him young, but I know that is not possible, so I will be joyful with him as he grows. He is seriously my little angel.
All Moms out there feel my pain. Watching your kids grow is bittersweet. You want them to learn and go forward, but in the same sense wouldn’t it be nice if we could keep them little and snuggle them for evermore? I know I would love to rock my almost five-year-old to sleep one last time. Don’t get me wrong, it is nice when they can do things for themselves. I won’t miss sleepless nights, diapers and tantrums, but I wouldn’t trade the last three years for the world. These milestones just remind us to hug our dear ones closer and always tell them and remind them how special they are.
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Since celebrating is in the air, and by the way Happy Easter, I wanted to share with you all, old and new readers, my best posts of the past six months and celebrate my successes and my blog’s direction. Slowly but surely, I am making positive progress. For example, I had a goal of reaching 2000 Twitter followers for the entire year, and I am already at 2,300, so thank you for #following me. Also, my goal of 5000 Pinterest followers for the year is looking pretty obtainable. I am now at 3,900 followers and for those of you other bloggers out there, you know how important Pinterest is in driving page views to your blog. Lastly, I have around 200 Facebook followers, so I will focus on that social media outlet in the near futures. If you haven’t followed me on any of the above mentioned here are my links and feel free to leave me a comment! I love hearing from my readers! These are all goals that could not be possible without y’all!
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The above are all major wins for me. Not to mention, I’ve reached over 3000 blog page views per month and that number is growing. I’ve also made a bit of income and I am looking to take that up a notch in the next six months. It is not huge but most are from Poshmark sign-ups, Ibotta sign-ups, ads, and affiliate marketing. So thank you again, my loyal readers! You rock!
Starting a blog was life changing. I am really able to have something I call my own as a stay-at-home mom and I have been able to earn a small income while doing so. If you are interested in blogging, I highly recommend just getting started. I use Bluehost to host my website and I’m extremely happy with this hosting service. They have 24/7 customer service and the one time I had to call when I first signed up and didn’t know what I was doing, they were very helpful. Plus Bluehost is affordable ($3.95 per month) and easy to use so don’t be worried if you are not tech savvy. Feel free to use my link below to sign up and save on your web hosting. If you are considering blogging, I say just go for it! It is fun but hard work and an amazing way to have an outlet.
Without further adieu, here are my top five blog posts of the past six months.
- Budget-friendly Two Week Dinner Meal Planning – Under $75 – If you are looking to save on your grocery bill, meal planning is the way to go! Meal planning is a serious time and money-saver. Check out this post, which links to my other meal planning posts and includes a printable grocery list. Enjoy!
- Epic Goal Setting and Productivity – 2017 – Are you interested in setting goals and improving areas of your life but do not know how to get started? Take a look at my goal setting post where I offer three examples of successful goal setting I have used myself to lose weight and save money.
- Seven Best Money Making Phone Apps – Earn More Monthly – Use your phone to make additional monthly income. My highest paying iPhone app is called Poshmark. It is an app where you can sell new or used clothing. Check it out!
- Secrets to Saving for an Emergency Fund Now! – My emergency fund has helped me out so many times. I even had a car emergency after I wrote this post and was so happy to have some money tucked away so I don’t have to rely on credit cards!
- 10 Ways to Stop Spending Like You Are Rich – When You Are Not! – Learn how to live a more frugal life and curb your spending habits. If you are not rich, learn how to live within your means. This post will give you some pointers.
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As I continue through my first year of blogging, I will strive to reach more of my goals and learn as much as I can. I am looking forward to adding a new segment on my blog next month called “From Grateful to Greatness.” This will include short posts about things we are grateful for and why giving thanks can literally change your outlook on life. My meal planning posts have been quite popular, so I will be adding two more in the next two months. I will focus on summer meals and a vegetarian meal plan. (That one is for you sis!) If you are interested in starting your own blog, be on the lookout for a few posts about blogging. I’m looking forward to continuing this journey and I hope you will join me for the ride.
Take care – Sarah
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