And just like that it’s May. April flew by in the blink of an eye. It was a fun filled month here. I am now officially the mom of three teenaged daughters. I am sporting a tan (which will last all of 1 week if I’m lucky) and thanks to Spring Break and Surfside Beach, South Carolina I am more relaxed than I have been in months. This past month I set goals as I always do but fell short a bit. Blame it on the week vacation I took from my blog, or perhaps blame it on the fact that I have no excuse other than putting my focus elsewhere. Either way, I am proud of what I did accomplish and I am looking forward to the goals that I have set for this coming month.
April Goals Revisited
Update 5 Past Graphics
Yep. Fell short here. As much as I wanted to do this I was focusing more on moving ahead and not looking back. This goal will just be a constant work in progress.
Switch Email Providers
This is where most of my time was spent this month. Finally making a decision. It wasn’t an easy one. Stick with what is free and what I know or jump ship and move to a costlier model but one that has tons of great features, and oh yeah, won’t go right to people’s spam folders. I am now a ConvertKit fan. Be on the lookout for some new things from me in the coming months. Do you receive my newsletter? Are you a member of the Pinterest group board for the LTH&N Friends? Have you accessed the LTH&N Library yet? If not sign up below and join us!
Reevaluate Link Ups
I decided to stop hosting link ups. A much as I enjoyed them, I felt like I was falling behind in visiting the blogs that joined the link ups I hosted. It was adding more stress and pressure and I didn’t want to feel that I was letting people down. I will miss them but I do feel liberated in a way as well.
I surpassed 1,000 followers. I want to continue to grow my Instagram account and hope that it is providing people a way to get to know me better with behind the scenes looks at my life.
Create Email Series
Although this isn’t done, I have a few plans mapped out. ConvertKit will play a huge role in this. I love that I will be able to offer an in-depth look at different topics and funnel them to interested readers. Be on the look out for more information on this in the coming weeks.
Figure Out ConvertKit
Sorry I keep mentioning this but I am somewhat of a slow learner. This platform is brand new to me and I want to gain some confidence before I launch anything.
Plan and Implement Series
I have two main ideas I am working on now and look forward to making at least one of them a reality.
I mentioned that I was on Spring Break. In the span of a week I read two books. TWO. I haven’t done that in years. I forgot what it felt like to lose yourself in a good fiction book and just get sucked into the lives of fictional characters. It was wonderful. I need to make more of an effort to read at least 2 books this month. For those interested, I read The Nest and The Obsession. Both were great.
Do a Better Job of Clearing My Inbox
Like everyone else, I get so.many.emails. It’s overwhelming if you don’t stay on top of it. I need to unsubscribe and declutter my inbox or risk feeling stressed out whenever I check my email.
New Pictures for Blog
I need to invest in some new blog profile pictures. I have wanted to do this for awhile now and hope to cross this off my list ASAP.
What goals are you working towards this month?