Hi there, it is time for a Christmas Blog Challenge!
Yes, I already dropped the ball. I missed day one! I had every intention of going big on December 1st for the Blog Challenge but things came up. My son Jaxson has been having fevers the last two nights, and to top it off I had the worst headache all day yesterday.
Needless to say, it just wasn’t in the cards for me. I’m not going to let that stop me from completing my first December blog goal!
Alright, here we go!
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Day 1: My December Blog Goals
Wittes World 31 Day Blog Challenge for December:
I would like to complete the 31 Day Blog Challenge for December. I had promised to do the #BlogTober blogging challenge and didn’t even post one thing.
What I hope to gain by doing this is to keep working on my writing skills. I’ve never been confident in my writing skills, hence why I was hesitant on starting a blog in the first place.
Be more active on my Pinterest account:
I just recently migrated over to WordPress from Blogger and most of my previous posts circulating on Pinterest come from Blogger. I know that my traffic will be really rough due to the change but I hope by keeping up with Pinterest I will grow traffic to my new page.
Updated 10/5/2019: Staying active on Pinterest has definitely paid off. Pinterest is currently my number one referral for blog traffic!
Continue to work on my Social Media accounts:
My current stats are:
- Instagram: 2830
- Facebook: 618
- Twitter: 860
- Pinterest: 768
Goals for Social media:
- Instagram: 3000+
- Facebook: 700+
- Twitter: 1000+
- Pinterest: 1000+
My New December Blog Goals
My current stats are:
- Instagram: 4197
- Facebook: 1091
- Twitter: 2427
- Pinterest: 3700
My new goals for Social Media:
- Instagram: 5000
- Facebook: 2000
- Twitter: 3000
- Pinterest: 4000
Come up with more content for my #SpecialNeeds niche.
I am coming up with ideas for posts with my Special Needs niche. The reason I began blogging about my son Jaxson and his journey with Dyrk1a Syndrome.
I started to incorporate my Military Spouse life and my love for Health & Fitness.
Updated 10/5/2019: I have decided to not stick to one niche. I am passionate about many things and didn’t want to stick to just one category. Since this post I have added recipes (particularly desserts), DIY, blogging tips, and side hustle tips.
Day 2: Share something that you have accomplished this year that you didn’t think you could.
Starting my blog.
I am proud of a couple things this year. First, getting over my fear of writing and started a blog on June 2018. As most of you know Jaxson was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive, Laryngomalacia, and Dyrk1a Syndrome.
We had many hardships and questions, and I felt that documenting our life on a public blog could help someone.. days, months, and even years down the road. I was hesitant because growing up I felt that my writing wasn’t interesting or my grammar was terrible.
Second, going back to school.
I have a Bachelor’s in Health Administration but I decided to go back to school around the same time I began my journey with blogging, to pursue Medical Billing and Coding.
I wanted to be able to do something I can do from home, a remote job. Medical Billing and Coding came to mind because I was always interested in the insurance and coding aspect of health care when I worked for a Chiropractic Office.
It has been tough juggling stay-at-home mom life, blogging, and being a full-time student but somehow I managed to keep a 4.0 GPA. I am extremely proud of that.
Updated 10/5/2019: I graduated with a 4.0 GPA! I received my Medical Billing and Coding Cert with honors.
For those who want to participate with the 31 Day Blog Challenge you can read more about it at Witte’s World.
As always, thanks for reading!