September Review & October Goals

September is over and October is here. October is one of my favourite months of the year. We have Halloween, which means there are skulls and weird things everywhere so I actually fit in for once lol. Halloween is also my wedding anniversary. I got married in a 50’s style dress that had skulls all over it and hubby, my dad and hubby’s brother all wore ties and cufflinks with skulls on. A little bit different, but that’s what we like.

September review & October goals

September was a great month for my blog. I was more focused and organised which meant I got so much more done.

The opportunity came up to do two challenge posts for BritMums. One regarding eating #HealthyRedMeat and one with Ecover washing detergent. I really enjoyed working on both posts. The red meat post has definitely got Booey and I into wanting to cook more meals from scratch.

I mentioned last month that one day I would like to be at a point where I am also adding my income stats in these posts as well. To try to make a start with this I have been playing around with affiliate links. I have joined a couple of affiliate companies and have been putting links in my posts. I already have some banner ads at the side of my posts, but they only bring in pennies each month and I am nowhere near cashing out.

Working on this is going to be one of my goals this month.

I have also been playing with Pinterest a bit more this month. It still baffles me a bit, but I am having fun finding and sharing some great things on there. By luck this might help my page views lol.

How did I get on in September?

Get better at using Canva – I have been trying to use Canva for all my blog pictures. I’m still learning with it, but I am getting better with it. Using different size images for Pinterest is something I have been doing too.

Write my media kit – Again this has been a fail. I have done bits and pieces of it, but it is far from complete. I think this is something I am going to work on bit by bit over the next couple of months.

Be brave and contact more brands – I didn’t contact that many brands during the month. Partly because I was a bit scared and partly as I didn’t have a lot of time. But in the last two days I have contacted three people about possibly working with them so fingers crossed!

And what do I want to achieve in October?

Contact brands for a possible Christmas gift guide – I have already put out some feelers on Twitter for this. And I AM going to email some other brands as well for this. I haven’t written a gift guide before, but would really like to.

Work on Affiliate linking a bit more – As I said earlier in this post, I have been trying out some affiliate links in my posts. Putting the links in my posts and keeping the posts seeming natural and not spammy may be difficult, but I am hoping to find a good balance that works.

Keep writing 2/3 posts a week – I have been doing really well with this and it really works for my blog. The more consistent I am with this, the better my view stats are. 

So there are my goals for the month. Have you set yourself any goals blogging or otherwise?

Take care everyone.

The Pramshed
JakiJellz

14 thoughts on “September Review & October Goals

  1. I love that you set yourself goals! This is very interesting to read as I’m a new blogger myself. You don’t realise how quickly time flies if you don’t set yourself some targets. You definitely gave me something to think about x

  2. Good luck with your goals for this month they all sound achievable. I’m also trying to crack Pinterest as well and trying to get on with Tailwind to do that. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  3. Well done Ali it sounds like you’re doing great. My goal this month is to have a rest! 🙂 If I can achieve this it will be a miracle! : ) Thanks for linking up to #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again on Tuesday! X

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