Monday, October 12, 2015

Road to 10,000: Weekly Blog Goals & Updates, Week 13

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Hello, lovelies!  Any of you from Chicago?  The weather this weekend has been PHENOM.  My fam and I went to the pumpkin patch today (I'm writing this on a Sunday) and it was 81 degrees.  Yes, please.  I can take that kind of October.

Anyhoo, on to my Road to 10k.  Those who regularly read this series know that I have some personal things going on right now that are trumping my lovely blog, so progress has been slow.  But, I'm okay with that.  I'll take slow progress over just quitting because I have some things going on that are taking over my life for awhile.  This girl isn't a quitter!

Click here for week 12's Road to 10,000, if you need a little update.

Goals from Last Week


Sessions:  600/week
Status:  #fail

I reached 411 sessions last week.  AND, it's totally my fault.  I got caught up in work and some personal projects and forgot to schedule a lot of my social.  Like, one post I didn't promote AT ALL.  I was a hot mess last week.

Road to 10,000:  Weekly Blog Goals & Updates, Week 13 | Sarah Smirks (www.sarahsmirks.com)

As for acquisition source, once again, after direct, Pinterest is KILLING IT.  By the way, when I say I forgot to promote my posts socially, that includes on Pinterest (WTF is wrong with me?!).

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Funny enough, my top pages were all old posts this week.




Twitter:  2,900 Followers
Status:  #Fail

I got to 2,770 followers.  Almost every time I miss a goal on Twitter, I reach it on Monday.  Watch that happen.  I wasn't too present on social this week and it showed...  Bumski.

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Pinterest:  350 followers
Status:  Rocked it.

As of Sunday, I reached 354 followers.  I barely squeaked out this win, but I still did!!  The effort certainly shows in my acquisitions.

Blogging Goals for This Week


I'll be conservative this week because, well, you've seen why.

Sessions:  500/week

I am going to aim to hit 500 sessions.  One thing I plan on doing this week is creating campaigns in Boardbooster that will automatically pin my blog posts to group boards on Pinterest.  I will also write three new posts this week and promote the posts I didn't promote last week.

Twitter:  2,900

I came close last week, but didn't quite make it.  If I use Crowdfire, I should be able to get to my goal this week without issue.

Instagram:  1,600

I am going to create some graphics and curate photos for this week with great hashtags that I have researched.  I will also use Crowdfire to find good people to follow.

Until next time!



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