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June was an exciting, rewarding, and insane month. Since so many holidays and events happened this month, I chose not to have a blogging theme. Instead, I focused on Father’s Day, sharing more personal stories, and generalized self-care. Not only did my 24th birthday recently pass, but I hit several blogging and sales milestones which I will discuss in this monthly blog review.
June Monthly Blog Review
This month I focused on increasing my blog traffic from Pinterest and my email newsletter, and I’m starting to gain quite a bit of traffic from these sources. Starting last month, I noticed that I was rarely getting any social media traffic from Instagram and Twitter due to recent algorithm changes, which led me to try a new social media marketing strategy.
If you’re a blogger, I recommend paying for and taking Ell’s Pinterest Course. That class was worth every dime I spent. Now before I go overly sales in this monthly blog review, let’s go over some blog stats.
- Sales Revenue:
- Etsy: $157.31
- Gumroad. $5
- Pageviews: 2,476
- Number of Email Subscribers: 53
- FB Followers: 192
- FB Likes: 177
- IG Followers: 574
- Pinterest Views: 56k
- Pinterest Followers: 500
Monthly Blog Review
Ever since I started investing my time and money into social media and email marketing, there’s been an uptick in blog traffic from those sources. However, my overall page views dropped this month. I think part of it has to do with the fact that I recently got a new job and struggled to balance full-time work with full-time blogging.
Top Performing Posts
- 100 Self Improvement Journal Prompts
- 110 Things I Am Grateful For
- 50 Things I Wish I Had: Birthday Wishlist
Most Shared Post
Post With The Most Comments
This month I made slightly above what I made last month. However, I did not reach my collective sales goals. I did, however, manage to sell quite a few pins and shirts and recently switched providers.
Most Sold Product
This month, my most sold product was my Mental Health Matters pin which I made in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month last month. Also, I managed to make my first Dimensions of Self Care Workbook sale. So, if you want to support your favorite blogger, you should consider buying this shirt from me on Etsy or grabbing a copy of my workbooks and planners on Gumroad.
This month, I took some time to focus on increasing my SEO ranking and blog traffic through social media and email marketing. This resulted in two things:
- Generating an extra 200-300 views from Pinterest
- Increasing traffic from my subscriber list
When I was going through my email subscriber list, I noticed many people who never or rarely opened my emails. This led me to purge my email list and archive/unsubscribe anyone who has not opened an email in the last 60 days. Although there is a lot of controversy surrounding this strategy, it worked in my favor.
Also, Ell’s strategies in her Pinterest courses are starting to kick in, and I’m seeing drastic changes in blog traffic coming from Pinterest.
July Blogging Theme
For July, I decided to focus on a summer theme. So, I’ll share my favorite summer wellness, self-care, and self-love tips and products that I love to use throughout the summer season. Also, I will do a few promotional posts outlined within the disclaimer on the top of every post.
My July Goals
- Make more than $200 in Etsy Sales
- Sell more items on Gumroad
- Increase blog traffic from Pinterest
Did you accomplish your monthly goals? Let me know in the comments.