One Month Old

I recently read a one month review post by My Spotted Blog and it was such a good idea that it inspired me to do my own. Luckily, my one month anniversary was only a few days away and hadn’t planned on doing anything special until then- perfect timing wouldn’t you say?

I was slightly wary of viewing any stats as I knew they wouldn’t be high seeing as though I have only been active for a month so I mentally prepped myself beforehand. But now I am so glad I did look as it has made my confidence in myself and my blog grow so much more than it was before.Simply Chloe

Stats

Within a month I have connected with 228 followers on my @SimplyChloe_1 Twitter account and have tweeted 301 times.

As for my blog, I have posted 10 posts in total excluding this one, received 592 views, welcomed 293 visitors, gained 43 followers and 179 comments.

My most viewed post was Archangels Prophecy by Nalini Singh and the post with the most comments was My Weekly Go-To Recipes.

These are all huge milestones for me as this is the first time I have ever done something for myself and then shared it with others! The response I have gotten for simply writing a few posts is so cool and makes me feel way more comfortable sharing more of what I enjoy writing about in the future.

Future Plans

  • Coming up to Christmas I am hoping to get a new iPhone so hopefully original photos will be making an entrance onto my posts! No more frantically searching Pixabay and stressing out about what photo to use and whether or not it’s the one I wanted.
  • My intention once I have my new phone with its fancy camera is to finally start the Instagram page I wanted at the beginning when I was starting my blog.
  • Finally sort out my Pinterest account and get it changed to a business profile so that I can reach and engage with so many of you lovely people!

This past month has taught me so much and as you can see, inspired me to make plans for the future on making my blog better. It has also made me look forward to learning new aspects of blogging, most especially from my fellow bloggers.

Struggles

  • Throughout this journey I have found that one thing I struggle with is the overall design of my blog. With no prior experience and little knowledge, it’s definitely going to be slow going for me to understand and work out my own style but I have hope that I’ll get there in the end-it’s only been one month after all!
  • Luckily I am a pretty organised person, so posting posts and deciding what to write about hasn’t been too difficult. I even made a google doc spreadsheet so that if any ideas came to mind I could add to it in work and keep a track of what I should be writing next. Unfortunately I get stressed out very easily so I have learned that I need to manage that better and not get anxious or upset if I am unable to post or keep to my schedule.

What I am taking from this month

Believe it or not this is actually the first time I have truly been able to write about things I wish to write about rather than university assignment or work tasks. There is so much freedom with a blog, I finally get to chose what it is I write about and how I share it with you all.

Everybody says it and it’s true. The blogging community truly is the most supportive, friendly, welcoming group of people I have ever interacted with! It’s funny isn’t it, sometimes the most supportive people aren’t even the ones closest to you. Not in a bad way, it’s just the way it is as there are far more people available online then there are in person.

This past month has given me the opportunity to read others blogs, comment on the ones I enjoyed and can even relate to as well as praise fellow bloggers on their own amazing blogs! It’s so cool to see different blogs and individual styles, no one blog is the same.

Looking back this past month, I am so happy with the progress I’ve made on my blog, especially seeing as though I am unable to work on it as much as I would like to do.

I love and appreciate all the help and advice I have received from fellow bloggers!

If anyone else has any helpful information or tips, let me know in the comments!

44 thoughts on “One Month Old

  1. Love this idea of a post! I just realised that yesterday was a month since I posted my first blog post and it’s really exciting to see how far I’ve come, as I’m sure it is for you. Congrats on your first month, lovely! x

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you think so and I will definitely keep going, the blogging community is so supportive which helps 😊 thank you for commenting x

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  2. Aww congratulations lovely! You’ve done really well for one month! I don’t quite remember my own stats when I blogged for a month but those are really good! 43 blog subscribers are wonderful!! 🤗 I know you’ll continue to grow into an even more amazing blogger! Keep up the awesome work Chloe! ☺️

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I didn’t have any expectations for the first month but I’m really happy with how it’s all gone 😊 I’ll definitely keep on blogging- it’s too much fun! Thanks for commenting x

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  3. Yay! Loved this post, and thank you for linking me! You’ve had a lot of great success in your first month. 43 followers is huge! Your blog is very organized all ready, it is difficult starting out isn’t it? I feel like I want to change something every day. Can’t wait to continue to grow with you!

    Cheers xx

    Rachel | http://www.myspottedblog.com

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    1. Hey! Of course, you’re the one who gave me the inspiration so it was my pleasure 😊 it’s hard to wrap your head around when you don’t know what you’re doing but it’s gone good so far. You’re blog is amazing, I’m so jealous! Thanks for commenting xx

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  4. This are really great stats so well done you! I’ve just followed you too so thats another one to add! I love using my iPhone to take blog pictures so I hope that you do too. I have a whole host of tips for new bloggers under ‘blogger help’ on my page if you wanted to check them out. I can’t wait to see how you get on!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

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    1. Thank you! That’s the reason I can’t wait for a new iPhone, to take all kinds of cool photos. That sounds so helpful, I’ll definitely have a read 😊 thanks for commenting x

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  5. Happy one month of blogging! You’re doing so well, and I’m so glad I came across your blog ❤ Blogging is such a great way to express yourself, and it’s just so fun. And like you said, the blogging community is amazing, everyone is so lovely so we shall continue to support you!! Looking forward to seeing your future posts 🙂

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

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    1. Thank you! It’s gone by so fast I’m loving it. I am so happy you’re enjoying my blog, means so much ☺️ thanks for commenting xx

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    1. Wow congratulations yourself! Thank you for the advice, I love writing about things I enjoy and are interested in so I will definitely continue 😊 thanks for commenting x

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  6. Happy one month of blogging! That’s great! I remember my first month! I loved it so much! They are really good stats for your first month. Connecting with other bloggers is such a great thing! Looking forward to reading more of your content ❤️Xx

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    1. Thank you! I hadn’t looked at my stats until I did this post, I was enjoying blogging and people seemed to like what I was writing so I wouldn’t even count stats as equaling success at this point. As long as you enjoy what you’re doing that’s what counts! Thanks for commenting 😊 x

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  7. Welcome to the blogosphere Chloe. Don’t stress over the stats. They’ll look after themselves if you blog regularly and engage on other blogs. You’re right. It’s great to have your own space to express oneself and connect with others. Onwards and upwards.

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  8. Congratulations on your accomplishments!! Hitting milestones is the thing that’s keeps me going, that and seeing other people enjoying the things I create. I think it’s great to evaluate yourself and improve its part of the learning process. Enjoy your blog and enjoy what you do I’m excited to see where this takes you! You’re doing great!

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    1. Thank you so much! I agree, milestones are a great source of motivation and especially after writing this I can’t wait to reach another one. Thanks for the kind words and support 😊 x

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  9. I saw this on Twitter and thought I’d come by and congratulate you, well done Chloe! That’s a flying start is all I can say! Try not to become too fixated on numbers because after a major growth they’re going to slow down a little but you have nothing to worry about, you have lots of ideas which is brilliant and I’m sure you’ll be a big blogger soon. Happy to meet you 😘

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Thanks for the advice, I’ll definitely try to not focus on stats as I don’t want them to impact how I blog 😊 happy to meet you too! X

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  10. This is such a good idea for a blog post! It’s been lovely reading about your journey, even though I have only just discovered your blog, and remembering what things were like when I first started blogging. Albeit I took a very long break and have only just returned, but I still remember the feelings—to be fair, I am feeling it now with my own return.
    But anyway, congratulations on all you have achieved so far! I am excited to see where this new adventure may take you 💖
    http://inhertwenties.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! And welcome 😊 I’m happy to hear you can relate and I hope you are enjoying journey so far now you’ve come back! Thank you for commenting x

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