There is a lot to discuss in this monthly blog review. I love summer. It’s one of my favorite seasons. I love spending time outdoors, going to barbeque, the beach, pools, and going on weekend getaways to romantic resorts. Also, I love the seasonal change because it inspires and motivates me to be more productive when it comes to working on myself. So, in honor of the season, I spent some time fixing bugs on the blog and making some changes, which I’m sure you’ve noticed. But, if not, I will talk about these changes in this monthly blog review.
This month, I decided to make summer my blogging theme. All of the posts I’ve written for July are centered around different ways you can practice self-love, self-care, and maintaining a positive attitude while enjoying the summer season. But, before I get into these changes, let’s go over how the blog performed this month in this monthly blog review.
July Monthly Blog Review
This month I focused on the backend of the blog and tweaked a few things to make the site perform better. Ironically, my blog views went up 1,000 from last month, despite the decrease in promotion. I think part of this has to do with the fact that I bought ad slots on other blogs and hired a pinterest manager to help me. I’ll talk more about this in a bit.
So, here is how Riyah Speaks performed this month.
- Sales Revenue:
- Etsy: $112.50
- Pageviews: 3.82K
- Number of Email Subscribers: 53
- FB Followers: 214
- FB Likes: 194
- IG Followers: 613
- Pinterest Views: 79K
- Pinterest Followers: 599
Although I didn’t promote my newest blog posts as much, my overall website traffic increased. Part of this is because I hired a Pinterest Manager and brought ad slots on some blogs. This allowed me to put more time into fixing site bugs, and less time on stressing out.
If you’re ever looking to allocate some tasks on Pinterest or to purchase some slots, check out my suggestions below.
- Pinterest Management & Creation Services: Sarah on sarahmarie.blog
- Pinterest Canva Templates:
- Merry with Monodreame
- Jordanne with Ofaglasgowgirl
- The New Lune
Top Performing Posts
- 5 Easy Ways to Practice Summer Self-Love
- 70 Best Summer Self-Care Ideas
- 5 Ways to Practice Daily Self-Improvement
Most Shared Post
Post With The Most Comments
This month I made slightly less than expected. I promoted all of my products on social media as I normally would. Maybe, people were just not as interested in my products this month. I’m going to add my stuff to my Etsy inventory and see if that will help with next month’s selling goals.
Most Sold Product
This month, my most sold product was the self-care wall art and poster print, which is also my newest Etsy listing. I added this listing after Independence Day, and it’s been performing well since. I think I will create a few more poster and t-shirt prints for next month.
My biggest wins were the fact that I increased my blog traffic and managed to create time to fix some major bugs. In the beginning of July, I hired Sarah from sarahmarie.blog to create pins and run my account for the month. For an affordable price, she redid all my Pinterest boards, created, and scheduled click-worthy pins. Her efforts have increased my monthly Pinterest views on my account and has increased my overall traffic. I completely recommend checking out her management services, pin creation, and packages, if you haven’t already!
Not focusing on Pinterest freed up time for fixing the bugs on the blog, which allowed me to reopen the Shop on riyahspeaks.com, where I plan to sell digital self-care, self-love, and productivity digital products such as workbooks, printables, planners, and more. If you want to support me, the blog, and my efforts, please feel free to check out the shop on the blog.
August Blogging Theme
August is back-to-school season, which is what I’m focusing on this upcoming month. I do have a few summer-themed guest posts scheduled and some promotional content, but besides that everything will focus on back-to-school and the fall season.
My August Goals
- Make more than $200 in Etsy Sales
- Sell $50 in digital products
- Hit 5k monthly blog views
- Schedule September posts
Did you accomplish your monthly goals? Let me know in the comments.