A brand new year is a brilliant time to upgrade and improve the various aspects of your blog, such as website hosting and your efforts with SEO. So, with January almost over already, discover these five ways to optimise your blog’s performance and get cracking!

5 Effective Ways to Improve Your Blog in 2018

 

No matter how well-written your content is, how efficiently designed your website is, or if you have an abundance of visitors every month, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to blogging. Many bloggers use the New Year as a time to reflect on their blog’s progress and set goals for the coming months. An essential part of this process is to establish the areas of your site that can be refined and making the necessary changes as soon as possible.

In this post, we’ll highlight a few of the ways you can improve your blog’s aesthetic, content, and even your ability to market your site successfully.

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Here we are again at the start of a new year. This year sees my blog turn 3, baby girl turn 2 years old and of course the arrival of baby girl number 2 in April. It’s such an exciting year ahead!

Blogging Goals 2018

Last year I made a quarterly plan for 2017 on how I was going to achieve my blogging goals. I completely smashed my earnings goal which I’m extremely happy about. So my ultimate 2017 blogging goal to turn the blog into a part-time job was successful!

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I’m a huge stationery fiend and a few weeks back I had a dilemma that I’m sure most bloggers have. What planner shall I get for the start of a brand new year? There are many great ones on the market to suit all budgets. Some are generic, others you can customise to your own requirements.

I have been on a little gathering trip hunting down diaries and planners to review for you. There are many available out there and this list is just a few of them.

Poundland Diaries

Poundland 2018 Diaries

At just £1 each these beautiful diaries are A5 size and perfect for out and about. They have many designs available.

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My Year In Review – 2017 has been an eventful year. Lots has happened. Happy and sad. I have decided to go back through each month of 2017 and tell you a little bit of what’s happened throughout our year. I did this last year – you can read that post here.

My Year In Review 2017

 

From the words of my favourite film – Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start….

January

Ah January, this month was a huge decluttering time. We knew our house was going to go on the market very soon so it really was just clearing up after Christmas and getting the house photograph ready! At this point I had been back to work for a few months after maternity leave so was now in some kind of routine. I was getting well into blogging and posting most days. Although I did have one huge hiccup when I got hacked. It was a horrible time and made me so upset.

You can read my post here on  – What I learned from getting hacked and how to prevent it.

February

February was a special month. Baby girl turned 1 years old! Her first year had gone so fast. It’s amazing seeing her grow and develop into her own little character with a bright personality. We had her last Baby Sensory class on her 1st birthday which was lovely as they made it very special for her.

Next up in February was that our house was officially on the market. We had quite a few viewings to start off with, but it was from investors who wanted it for a knockdown price to rent out for the students and hospitals workers as we are very close by to the hospital. I was unimpressed with their offers.

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November has been a very fast month. It feels as if it’s flown by . Today is the first of December and it’s advent calendar time! Tomorrow we will also be putting up the Christmas tree. Please do pass over your tips for keeping a curious toddler away from it!

This month I might not be around on here quite as much because as a comper it’s the most amazing time of the year – advent competitions are here! I hope to enter as many as I can this year. It would be nice to win an iPad for my husband. It’s been on my list for the past few years. It may be my lucky year!!

Income and Stats Report for November 2017

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Well October went by really fast! It was such an exciting month for us as we went for our dating scan and so excited to become parents again! You can catch up my my Sunday Pregnancy Diaries here if you wish. I can’t believe it’s nearly halfway through November and I still haven’t got this post up yet.

This last month I have been busy collating items for my Kids Christmas Gift Guide. I always underestimate the time it takes to write it as well as get all the photos done. It was easily 6 hours in total.

Here we are at my Income and Stats report for October 2017.

(If you never caught up with last month’s you can find that one here)

Income and Stats Report October 2017

 

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