Month 2 of Blogging

Month 2: I am excited to share some of our new goals and also document our successes and failures. Sept 1, 2017 is a wonderful day for Raising Good People since we just hit our first consistent month of blogging. *applause*

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So this past week I have slacked off a bit due to getting this new walking brace which both helps but drives me nuts. ( see confession post). However, I am resolved to stay steady in my decision to try and convert blogging to full time. I love writing and can already feel myself getting better at it. Editing is becoming easier and I have learned several new tricks which I will be adding here in a new blogging series I am starting.

Some things we should know about blogging:

  1. Facebook is harder to gain a following on but the followers do interact better.
  2. Twitter is easy to gain followers but they don’t interact much.
  3. Pinterest is difficult to gain a following but once you do they are loyal.
  4. Instagram is a great platform but difficult to find a way to post from computer. (any suggestions?)
  5. Video seems to be a must now and our blog will be testing this

Last months goals:

  • Increase followers by 50 across all social media accounts
    • Twitter- from 0 to 197 followers
    • Facebook- from 0 to 12 followers
    • Pinterest- from 0 to 13 followers
    • Instagram- from ? to 88 followers (this is a personal account, update soon)
  • Create a twitter, custom pinterest page, facebook page, stumbleupon, and any other media I happen upon
    • I have not created a stumbleupon yet however the rest have been made
    • Facebook-
    • Twitter-
    • Pinterest-
    • Instagram-
  • Write 8 new blog posts
  • Post to each social media account at least 1-2 times every 2 days
    • This one we still need to be more consistent with eventually we will enlist a service to help me with this however for now we must schedule what we can and do the work for the rest.
  • Create a journal of new post ideas
    • We adjusted this one to instead go back and update all the older posts to be more social media friendly. We succeeded at this new goal. Create a journal will be moved forward to be a Sept goal.
  • Find ways to monetize my site with ads of my own and affiliates.
    • We are currently signed up with CJAffiliates and Amazon

How to Organize Your Blog Goals.jpg

New Goals For Sept 2017:

  • Reach 25 followers on Pinterest
  • Get 50 visitors this month (previous was 35 visitors and 51 views)
  • Publish 2 post a week
  • Increase Twitter following to 300
  • Start Snapchat
  • Start StumbleUpon
  • Create Journal of Post Ideas
  • Post to social media 5x a week per media


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