Monday, 27 February 2017

February in Review #Blogging #Goals

February in Review

I’m continuing my monthly blog review with a recap of February. I find this is the ideal way to assess the posts I’ve written and the interaction they received, as well as share the links in case anyone missed one.

I’ve also shared the link to a guest post I wrote for the Women Writers, Women’s Books site.

February was all about the theme of self-love on my blog, and it was a popular topic with my readers. It seems we all suffer from a little self-doubt, comparison, and guilt!

How was February?


I’m over the moon with the increase in views this month. Overall, the blog received 25,777 new visits which is incredible. Yay! The most popular post of the month was Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (biggest interaction for a blog post EVER!).

Published Posts:

Week 2 – Ditch the Guilt

Week 4 – February in Review

Guest Post:

Motivate Me! Using real life to influence my non-fiction on Women Writers, Women’s Books.

Goals for March:

When I glance out of the window, I can see a few signs of life. There is a smattering of colour in the flower borders as the daffodils break through, and with it comes a sense of relief that winter is almost over.

I thought it would be the perfect time to blog about clearing and cleansing in readiness for spring. Cleansing our mind, body, and soul, as well as clearing the clutter (emotionally and physically), so check back every Monday for a new post.

Over to You:

Your mission if you choose to accept it is

I thought it might be a fun twist if at the end of every monthly review I set you some fun and thought-provoking exercises. I want you to think about the following questions, grab your journal and note down any thoughts or feelings that bubble to the surface or feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below.

I was delighted to see that following my January in Review post, fellow blogger, Shaun, from ClockworkClouds dedicated an entire blog post to his answers for last month’s questions. You can read his post HERE.

Q1. What is it all for? Why am I doing this blog/career/hobby?

Q2. What do I want out of blog/career/hobby/relationships/life?

Q3. Where can I find the balance in my life?

I’ll add another three questions to the March review. You don’t need to share your answers; they’re for your personal development. If you can keep all your notes together in one journal then by the end of the year, you’ll have a great overview of 2017 to work with when you want to do a review, set goals, or release anything that isn’t serving your greater purpose. Until next month.

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  1. You seem to be going from strength to strength, Shelley. Interesting questions at the end of this post: I shall give them some thought.

    1. Thanks, Julia. It's an interesting exercise to log the stats as I can see at a glance how the work I'm putting in is paying off. As well as logging my blog I'm also noting my Facebook, twitter, mailing list, and Pinterest statistics. Fascinating stuff! I'm sure it will settle down as the year progresses but I'm so happy with it all.
      I had a go at these questions and they unearthed quite a few interesting answers. Good luck with yours. x