It’s been quiet around here for almost two weeks but I’m glad to announce that we are back and ready to roll! Just so you know, my initial plan was to create new content during weekends and then publish mid-week. Let’s just say things didn’t go as planned because by mid-week I was either still writing the post or in a hurry to go live without editing.
The break needed to happen to help me get into a more workable schedule for putting up content on the blog. So, the new plan is to start working on any post two weeks before it is due so I can have ample time to develop, edit and also source for photos. I think this approach would work for now.
And while we were on break, faenomenal.com clocked two months!
Our first post went live on January 10, and since then we’ve put up at least one post under each category on the blog. Remember when we talked about few activities that could make your commute time less of a bore? We also shared a few tips to make everyday, Valentine’s day here and what type of music would be appropriate for Christians to listen to here.
Has it been a smooth ride? I wouldn’t say so. I got bitten by the comparison bug several times and I honestly wondered why I decided to blog. But then, we’ve made progress too, like when we moved to our own dotcom site and had five people subscribe to the blog! These ‘little’ things make my heart sing.
We’re still a long way from a million hits, but we’re definitely going to get there. Meanwhile, here are some things I plan to do before our first anniversary:
- Promote blog posts on my social media accounts (I’m only active on Facebook, follow me @faenomenal)
- Join Instagram, finally (’cause it seems that’s where the action is, haha)
- Buy a premium blog theme that displays more posts on the homepage
- Be consistent with the once-a-week post schedule
- Increase the number of subscribers by 200%
- Guest-post regularly, and engage more with my favourite bloggers
So, fingers crossed and I hope we smash all these goals. Yes, we because I need your help to do this. If you liked a post, please leave a comment, share on social media, and subscribe to the blog here if you haven’t done so yet. Also, do let me know if there are topics you want to see on the blog so we can work towards it.
This also happens to be my birth month and I’m giddy with the excitement of turning a new age. I had planned to glam up for a photoshoot and probably go on a solo date but the couch potato side of me will not allow my birthday be great. So, I think I’ll just opt for a more quiet celebration though I’m very intentional about marking the day by reflecting on my journey so far. What are birthdays for anyway?
Let the countdown to March 31 begin! I should do a proper birthday post by then, maybe I’ll share a few random facts about myself, or photos from the photoshoot if I change my mind.
Finally, you may want to check out this guest post I wrote for Annie Ejiofor Writes on the longest road trip I’ve ever been on. It’s my first guest post since I started blogging and hey, I think it calls for celebration, no matter how small. Please leave a comment, will you? And do take a look around Annie’s blog too, she writes really good stuff.
Till next week,