Time for another monthly blog review! It’s finally the end of September, and I’m so excited. While I may not be a fall baby, there is so much I love about this season, including Halloween. I’ve been anxiously waiting for September to end so that I can start decorating for Halloween.
I have lots of surprises planned for October, including an Instagram giveaway which I will talk about later in this monthly blog review. This month I focused on fall-related things and ways to prepare for the fall through self-care and wellness. Before I dive deep into how this month went, let’s go over how I performed this in this monthly blog review.
September Monthly Blog Review
This month was prolonged, and the traffic dipped. But I have faith that the traffic will increase once the holiday season begins. I’m already prepared for the holiday seaman and look forward to showing you guys what I’ve been working on when the time comes.
- Sales Revenue:
- Etsy: $75
- Shop: $0
- Pageviews: 722
- Number of Email Subscribers: 69
- FB Followers: 238
- FB Likes: 215
- IG Followers: 826
- Pinterest Views: 67K
- Pinterest Followers: 718
This month I didn’t focus on promotion because I wanted to take more time off for myself. This directly resulted in a massive dip in blog views, sales, and engagement, but I’m not upset by it. I needed to take some time away from blogging to get my life together and make myself feel good again.
Top Performing Posts
- How To Integrate Positive Affirmations Into Your Life
- Letter To Anyone Suffering From Suicidal Tendencies
- Setting Personal Development Goals
Most Shared Post
Post With The Most Comments
This month I barely reached my Etsy or blog shop goals. As mentioned previously, I took time off to care for myself, resulting in a dip in sales. Since I ran out of scents, I also had to take down all my candle products, but I plan to sell new candles soon! On the blog, I sold nothing, which kind of surprised me since I ran a sale all September.
Most Sold Product
My most sold Etsy product for September was the Trick Or Treat Halloween-themed long sleeve shirt. Halloween is currently trending since it’s the next major holiday celebrated in the U.S. Hence, it comes as no surprise that this shirt would be a hit.
Although everything dropped this month, I finally took some time off, which I celebrate as a significant win. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with my new job and blogging that I sometimes forget to care for myself. Some other considerable successes include finalizing my giveaway and gathering the prizes for it, which I think you will love.
About The October Giveaway
Mental Health Awareness Week is quickly approaching, and I wanted to find a way to encourage you to take the steps needed to live a happier and healthier lifestyle.
In the Free Resource Library, you will find a Fall self-care challenge with lots of fun and relaxing things to better care for yourself this season. If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend checking it out.
I spoke about the giveaway briefly in my previous email. Still, I’m running a special self-care giveaway on Instagram inspired by the self-care challenge freebie in October for those who did not receive it. To be entered into the giveaway, you must complete the following:
- Follow me on Instagram @riyahspeaksblog
- Complete one of the self-care challenge prompts and tag me via your IG feed or stories.
You can enter multiple times into the giveaway by completing multiple days and tagging me. Please keep in mind that this giveaway will not start until October. Any entries beforehand will NOT count.
An announcement will be made this week about the giveaway on Instagram. So make sure to follow me there for more.
October Blogging Theme
October is going to be one insane month. During the first week, I will be focusing on Mental Health Awareness Week. Then a mix of Halloween and Fall content focusing on self-care, health, and wellness is planned for the remainder of October. Finally, since the holiday season is quickly approaching, I will also be publishing 3x a week until the end of February.
My October Goals
- Make more than $300 sales total
- Hit 4K blog traffic
- Make sales in affiliate marketing
- Get advertisers for November
Did you accomplish your monthly goals? Let me know in the comments.