September Success!

I have good news and bad news regarding September.

The bad news is that I didn't set up a social media account the way I intended until the end of the month.  I wanted to work more on spreading the news about this blog.

The good news is that I made my goal anyway!  I'm incredibly thankful for each of you who has visited my blog and shared my posts.

On with the details!

Post Round-Up

As I mentioned when I relaunched this blog, my goal was to publish at least one blog post monthly, focusing primarily on printables to begin.  In September, I met my goal:  Not including my status post, I published five blog posts that included multiple free printables.

At My House

My goal was to do one decluttering task a week in September, but I did more!

I started with my craft and building supplies.  On September 1st, I decluttered my acrylic paints.  

On September 2nd, I decluttered the ribbon I use for holiday and birthday banners. 

    On September 3rd, I decluttered my paintbrushes.

    On September 4th, I decluttered my sandpaper.  

    On September 5th, I took a break from the hot garage and decided to declutter a drawer in the living room.  So I decluttered our cords.

    On September 6th, I tested and organized our batteries.

    And on September 7th, I sorted through all of our old hard drives, memory cards, and flash drives.

    I spent the second week of September breaking down and recycling a ton of boxes, bubble wrap, and air pillows that have stacked up in our garage and basement since we started receiving items for the new addition to our household.

    The third week, I started sorting through a bunch of wood I have been saving for years for various projects.  I finished this sign and had my husband mount it on the wall.  I started on another, too, one I hope to finish today.

    I also finished a name sign for the new child coming to this home and repaired my fall porch sign

    In short, I went above and beyond what I intended to do in organizing my home this month.

    Blog Progress

    Last month, I didn't do so well at meeting my blog goals.  The story is totally different this month:


    As I mentioned above, all those visitors came without any social media presence or other marketing.

    Again, I have opted not to include any affiliate links, ads, or paid printables on the blog at this time, so income to cover the $14.00 domain name is an impossibility for now.  I will likely begin including affiliate links on this blog beginning in November.

    My goal for October is to have 550 visits.  You can aid me in this goal by clicking on the images that look like these to share the posts here.

    One more thing:  I did join Twitter at the very end of September.  I'd love it if you'd follow me there!  My goal for Twitter for October is to acquire 10 followers--a small number because I've never been very active on Twitter.

    So that's it for the month.  Any input on the blog or on my new Twitter feed?  Leave me a comment below.  I'll respond within a week or so.


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