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Improving the Blog: An Update

     When I started this blog back over a year ago I had such high hopes for it. I was going to post multiple times a week, I’d be hopefully gaining more readers and subscribers and maybe even making a bit of money on the side for my efforts. (My goal is to make my living as a writer after all). Flash forward to September of 2018 and those goals are basically unfulfilled. I have to ask myself if it’s something I’m personally doing wrong or if my dreams as a writer are just not meant to be. Either way, I have decided to work on doing my best to improve the blog and figure out what works for me (and hopefully my readers). That is why I am asking for any advice anyone can give me. If you’re an old reader of mine or if you just stumbled on this post by accident I’d like to know what I can do to improve my blog. (Feel free to email me, my email is in the about page, or to just comment on this post). I want to make this blog as easy to navigate for you all, my readers as I can.
    With that being said, I have a few goals for the rest of this year.
1. Get up to 25,000 page views in total.
   This is a bit more of a numbers goal for me and also so I can make sure that people are actually looking at and reading my blog. I’m also a big fan of seeing numbers grow over time, so I’m hoping that soon I’ll start to see my page views go up without me having to do as much promoting as I’m doing now.
2. Figure out a posting schedule.


    One thing that I really need to do is figure out when to post and how often. I’m also in college so my time that I can spend on my blog is a bit limited at the moment. So, I will be trying to figure out what days and times will work the best to post. If you have any days for when you like to read posts feel free to comment them down below so I can take that into consideration.
3. Figuring out more of a niche for my blog.
     I actually hate the whole “niche” thing. I’m the kind of person, that if I want to write about Taylor Swift one day and then review a Charlotte Bronte book the next I want to be able to do it. Still, I’ve been told by many people that my blog needs to have a niche. So, perhaps I should take the time to work on that more. Still, I’d like to be able to write about what I want to write about.

  I’m really hoping that if I stick to these goals I’ll see some improvements over the next few months. I really want to make this blog work since I have so much fun coming up with things to write and talk about.

Thank you,
Baleigh

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