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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW | MY FIRST YEAR OF BLOGGING - Bondi to Basic
Another year is done and dusted. Time is going so fast and yet so slow at the same time. It is only fitting to review last year and set some goals and wishes for this year. Even though I am not a ‘new year – new me’ kinda girl – we all know that you usually only last a few weeks anyway haha! In this post, I will only review my first year of blogging. (although I started in April…) But still. BLOGGING In April 2018 I started Bondi to Basic. I was in a bit of a rut. I was down, often did not leave my place and was unmotivated to do anything. I had a blog before, which I started for the wrong reasons, and it failed miserably. But I remembered that starting the blog got me motivated, talking to people, exploring things that I had not done before, so I took the plunge and started Bondi to Basic on a gloomy afternoon. I know the startup of a blog takes a long time, but people that know me will say that I don’t have patience. This has been the number one issue for me, taking the time to see my blog grow. I have been stuck at the same amount of daily traffic for a while now. And it’s a low number. I will go into traffic a bit later, but to me, its upsetting. I spend several hours per blog post to make sure its perfect, and then for only a few people to see it makes me upset. I will continue to blog because it has helped me in my personal life, but I wish the traffic would pick up and slowly start to increase. My stats as per December 31st are: Blog followers: 13 Twitter followers: 422 Instagram followers: 725 (and dropping every single day) Pinterest followers: 1238 Bloglovn followers: 11 The traffic as per December 31 as TIME is As you can see there is a (very slow) but steady increase in blog traffic. In November I had a post that got some traction (Top 10 cities in the world) but that slowly ebbed way and now the traffic is back to normal. I have not posted much in December cause I needed to find my motivation again. Most of my traffic comes from Pinterest. I use Tailwind to schedule in my pins and use 3 different tribes to help me get some more shares. The stats from Tailwind are as follows on the 31st of December. Tribe 1: 53 RE-SHARES 16 REPINS 149.7K REACH Tribe 2: 272 RE-SHARES 131 REPINS 1.3 MILLION REACH Tribe 3: 342 RE-SHARES 103 REPINS 12.1MILLION REACH I like Tailwind, but I have seen so many posts on how Tailwind got the 1 million few or whatnot in less than a few weeks, and I haven’t had that success in months (not even close) Because of tailwind, my Pinterest stats are as follows: SOCIAL MEDIA For my Instagram, I have hired a Social Media Person.…