• Fifth Month Blogging
    Blogging

    Fifth Month Blogging Report

    My fourth month blogging was my most successful with the highest page views received since I’ve started! While that was an exciting moment for me and I celebrated my accomplishments, this month has been very different. Keep reading to find out below how my fifth month of blogging evolved and hear my thoughts as I touch on the concept of time management and priorities.  Before I dive into my fifth month of blogging, check out:  First Month Blogging Report Second Month Blogging Report Third Month Blogging Report Fourth Month Blogging Report Why am I sharing blogging reports? First and foremost, I am sharing blogging reports as a way to document…

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    Fourth Month Blogging Report

    We are four months into this adventurous blogging journey and I am loving it. In last month’s blogging report, I dove deep into how I tripled my blogging traffic in one month! I continue to grow, both in blog traffic and my knowledge of blogging. Keep reading to find out what I did and what worked for me this month.  Before I dive into my fourth month of blogging, check out: First Month Blogging Report Second Month Blogging Report Third Month Blogging Report Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links to products that I use and trust. This means I may receive a small commission (at not extra cost to you)…

  • Third Month Blogging Recap
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    Third Month Blogging Report

    Another month of blogging is complete which means it’s time for my third- month blogging report! This month was incredibly motivating for me as my traffic increased 3x the amount from the previous month. Keep on reading to find out what I did and what worked for me this month. Before I dive into my third month of blogging, check out:  First Month Blogging Report Second Month Blogging Report Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links to products that I use and trust. This means I may receive a small commission (at not extra cost to you) if you make a purchase using any of my links below. Thank you…

  • Blogging

    Second Month Blogging Report

    I can’t believe two months have passed since I’ve started blogging! Perhaps the time is going by quicker due to the current state our world is in. First, I am incredibly proud of myself with my dedication to this blog and to further learn about blogging itself. The truth is, starting a blog is easy but maintaining a blog and reaching the goals of your voice being heard is the hard part.  My goal with this blog was not to make an x amount of money but rather to share my experiences, thoughts, and knowledge with all of you. If one person finds a post on my blog useful or…

  • How to Self-Care at Home
    Lifestyle

    How to Self-Care at Home

    Self-care is the best gift we can give ourselves mentally, emotionally, and physically. It is establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with our bodies to improve our mood, boost confidence, reduce anxiety and stress. Practicing self-care is especially crucial during this overwhelming time. Follow my tips and tricks below on how to take a “self-cation” aka how to self-care at home.  Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links to the products that I use and trust. This mean I may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you make a purchase using any of my links below. Thank you for the support! Sleep Sleep has a…

  • How to create an Instagram Story Highlight Cover
    Social Media

    How to Create Instagram Story Highlight Covers

    Instagram story highlight covers are a great way to step up your Instagram game! It adds a clean cohesive look to your page and creates a lasting impression on someone who is visiting your Instagram. There are several ways to add highlight covers to your page; purchase a template, pay for the story highlight covers to be made, or get creative and DIY! I recently created my own –  here is my version on how to create Instagram story highlight covers for free! You may love: What I’ve Learned in my First Month Blogging Create Instagram Highlight Covers Using Canva STEP 1: Start by signing up or logging in to…

  • What I've Learned in my First Month Blogging
    Blogging

    What I’ve Learned in my First Month Blogging

    It’s been one month since I posted my very first blog post! Time really does fly! In my first month of blogging I have learned and focused on launching and designing my blog, writing posts, maintaining a social media presence, connecting with other people, and learning all about blogging itself.  The process of starting a blog is relatively easy; choose a domain name, sign up through a content management system (WordPress), and a host site (Siteground). Ta-da! You have a blog! What comes after is the hard part! Content creation, SEO, social media, connecting with a community, increasing traffic, engaging images, analytics, ads, affiliate marketing… all while managing a 9-5…

  • Blogging

    Welcome to my Blog!

    Welcome to my blog: With Love, Meli!  That’s me! Living my best life and feeding a Kangaroo while visiting Australia! I’m beyond thrilled to start sharing my experiences, thoughts and stories with you all. The goal is: informative blog posts that cover lifestyle and travel.  5 Quick Facts About Me:   I live in the great PNW, but I am originally from Eastern Europe.  I do not travel full time; perhaps one day! My favorite place I’ve traveled to so far is Costa Rica. I live for cultural experiences; both while traveling and locally.  One of my life goals is to spread kindness and knowledge through my everyday life interactions, traveling,…