Happy New Year, mommy!
I hope you had a great time these past weeks. I know I did.
For me, however, it meant a lot of family time and pretty much no blogging at all.
Yes, they say December is the best time to blog and connect with your audience. But since this was my last Christmas season as a stay-at-home-mom, I decided that my family is a lot more important at this moment.
So here I am, a month later, with my December blogging report and an overview of what happens when you leave your 10-month-old blog in the wind for a month.
December blogging report
This holiday season was extra special for me.
First, because it was my baby girl’s first Christmas. Second, because it was the first time my older daughter (2 years old) actually realized what Christmas is all about. And third, because if things go as planned, it would be my last holidays as a SAHM.
If it all goes as planned, by the end of April I’ll be a working mom again. And while I had a great time at home with my kids these past years, I can’t wait to go back to the office.
What does this mean for the blog?
- I will probably reduce posting to 2-3 times a month instead of every week. I know many bloggers try to keep it up but I do believe in quality over quantity!
- I will try to keep adding resources to the library at least once a month.
- Etsy should remain in the picture as I have a few very ambitious projects in mind for this year.
Did I say this was my December blogging report? Well, I only have one actual post up and running this past month, although I do believe it was well worth it. Check it out below and don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list to get the free winter activities workbook.
Interesting enough, the only stat that went down in December was my Pinterest impressions. It was well expected, though, since I haven’t created any new pins this month.
And while the rest of the stats went slightly up, I suspect there will be a huge drop in January or February because of my month away from blogging. We’ll see how this will turn out in my next couple of reports.
- Sessions: +14%
- Site visitors: +16%
- Organic traffic: +31%
- Facebook page: likes +24% and follower +16%
- Pinterest page: impressions -9%, followers +3% and traffic +9%
Obviously, when I set my goals for December I didn’t really plan on taking the whole month off.
It kind of just happened.
But let me tell you how NOT sorry I am!
- Repeat the great blogging stats from last month. – I was actually stunned that my sessions and pageview kept going up this month. I do expect a huge drop soon enough, though.
- Get my bullet journal completely ready for the new year. – Yes! This one I did. And I’m so happy with the result. I’ve added multiple additional spreads, all of which as minimalistic as they could be and just as efficient.
- Add a new listing to Etsy. – Fail! But I did plan on a few epic projects for the new year.
- Go back to productivity mode after the holidays.
- Start working on a couple of the ebooks I have planned.
- Research and switch hosting providers. I am not really satisfied with the speed offered by Bluehost.
That’s it for now. Happy New Year and I’ll see you again soon enough!
Maria Khan says
I feel happy to read your blog. Great blogging month.
Thank you, Maria! This really means a lot to me.