I can’t believe February’s already over – it still seems as if 2016 was a few days ago. It has now been over a year since I started blogging, and it feels surreal how dedicated I’ve been to this blog. Though I’m not the best writer or photographer, it’s been such a blessing to gain supportive readers and make many friends along the way.
I’ll be honest – I don’t have much helpful or great content on gracee.co. Though I’ve been trying to post consistently, I’ve been struggling to create travel posts when I haven’t been traveling. My posts aren’t helpful which means that people don’t read it as much as ones that are helpful – that’s why I write about blogging. Not only do I love writing about what I love to do, but I learned so many things over the past year that I want to share with those who are just starting out.
I’ve been making a consistent amount from Bluehost, which is my main source of income. I’ve been talking to those who email me for advice one-on-one, helping them start from just wanting to start a blog to having a goal and taking action. I loved talking to every single one of you who emailed me, and if you have any blogging questions (picking a niche, staying consistent, etc.), don’t be afraid to email me at email@example.com.
Sponsored Posts: $0
Google Adsense: $33.58
BLOG EXPENSES: $0
I was able to stay within the $100 mark this month as well! Though some bloggers are earning so much more each month, as a student who blogs, this is a pretty big amount. I also saw a pretty big jump in Google Adsense as well – from $17.33 to $33.58.
February's Income Report: $163.58Click To Tweet
I am so proud of myself this month because I successfully followed my editorial calendar. I planned to post every three days, and I didn’t miss one single day. I was definitely more consistent than my other months where I wouldn’t post for quite a while. I definitely surprise myself at how much I loved writing posts and the amazing feeling of pressing the schedule button on a complete post.
here’s last month’s traffic report
1. Work on increasing page speed I finally installed a cache plugin which sped up my site. Optimizing my images also helped a bunch. As it works great for me, I really wish it works for everyone. 2. Update about page I’ve been meaning to do this for such a long time! Information about me and my blog was way overdue and I’m so glad I got it done. 3. Update contact page Another page that I’ve been meaning to tackle since the beginning of time. 4. Update legal page I thought this page would be very out of date, but I was surprised at how much I didn’t have to change. Then again, there’s only 168 words in the page. 6. Optimize images Whoop whoop!
MY FAVORITE POSTS FROM February
I now have a home page with a short introduction of myself, three of my latest posts, a world map with clickable countries, and three of my latest travel photojournalisms. I also changed the typography of my website. It’s been a struggle in the past couple of weeks because every time I viewed my website on a different computer, it showed completely different fonts than I used when I customized it. I
think finally fixed this problem, and I’m just hoping that it works out.