• Working on Fourth Month Blogging Report
    Blogging

    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)…

  • 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 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…

  • Travel

    How I’m Planning for Future Travel

    In early January right before my trip to Australia, I purchased round trip tickets to England and started planning my Fall 2020 England and Europe trip. At this time, the spread of COVID-19 was minimal and had not reached the US yet. I returned from Australia mid-February and completely stopped planning my travels. I thought to myself; why would I continue planning a trip when we had no clue when travel bans would be lifted and when we would recover from COVID-19. Then, it hit me. I don’t have to purchase tickets and book accommodations now, but I can still use my time to plan a fantastic trip, whether it…

  • Social Distancing

    What to do at Home While Self-Isolating

    Many of us are weeks leading up to months of social distancing and self-isolating already! I’ve been exploring options of what to do at home while self-isolating. I truly believe filing our time with activities that challenge us and occupy our time in a healthy way is going to be key to get through this difficult time. Perhaps you’re getting antsy, you miss the outdoors and your routine, but before you go run outside (please don’t do that), try a few of the ideas below to fill your time with purpose while you’re at home self-isolating: Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links to the products that I use and…