Thursday

Word of August: Grow


Can you believe August is here already? This year seems to have shot by before I barely got a look at it! Hopefully it will slow down over the summer so I can really enjoy it.

Now that we've postponed our wedding to next year, I have a full summer off work to relax. When I say relax, I mean blog. I'm going to be a full time blogger for the entirety of August and I am so excited about it!

Last summer was when I really developed my blog. I practised my photography and started using the editing process that you see today. I experimented with my look and started wearing red lipstick and a beehive on a daily basis. I started taking my outfit photos on my bed. It was the first step towards becoming a "real" blog as opposed to a half-hearted hobby. As a result of my dedicated development, my readership increased massively.

Now I want to replicate that success but on a grander scale. Here's the deal- I have five targets this month due to the extra time I can devote to my blog. I aim to increase my followers by 10% across every platform- Bloglovin', Twitter, Instagram, the whole shebang. This is how I'll do it:
  • Develop a blogging daily schedule. Something along the lines of 10-12: Catch up on blogs. 12-2: Promote and network. You get the drift.
  • Spend an hour per day on high-quality promotion. 
  • Go on at least one excursion a week. Not only to get me out of the house and give me more content to blog about, but also to find inspiration and meet new people.
  • Post at least three outfit posts per week.
  • Post at least two "helpful" blog posts: Tutorials, tips, stuff like that.
Because I have the time to spend on stuff like this, I've drawn up a little target chart: 

Rachel from Girl Karma very sensibly pointed out that it would be a good idea to include links so people can follow. If you want to help me out, here you go:

Bloglovin: www.bloglovin.com/beckybedbug
Twitter: www.twitter.com/beckybedbug
Facebook: www.facebook.com/beckybedbugblog
Instagram: www.instagram.com/beckybedbug

13 comments :

  1. This is a really good idea! I currently don't have a job (not for lack of trying!), so I'm starting to look into how I can improve/increase my blogging as well, since it's all I do when I'm not at uni/working. I might have to copy your idea and set myself a few little goals as well.

    Ps. I'm a new follower and love your blog already! It's so well designed and cute and just really nice in general! I love the variety of topics.

    Carey x
    La Vie Quotidienne

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    1. Aaw thank you so much Carey! It's great to have you here.

      I'd love to see your goals if you do write a post like this!

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  2. Congratulations Becky! That is a wonderful goal list. 10% seems reasonable but still challenging. To help you out I went ahead and followed where I could. I'd also suggest putting links to the accounts you want people to follow in the post itself rather then just having it linked in your design.

    Best wishes to you!

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca (you're friend from @girlkarma on my personal account)

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    1. Thank you so much for your suggestion, Rebecca. I've edited the post. Great idea!

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  3. Always inspiring! When you say high quality promotion, what do you mean? xx

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    1. Good question! I mean helpful promotion, ie: contributing in forums and things like that, rather than just mindlessly spamming my links all over the place.

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  4. Oooh, this is a fabulous idea! I'm so happy I am sponsoring you this month :) good luck with your goals!! ...and have fun blogging! xx

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    1. I'm very happy that you are sponsoring me :) Thank you!

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  5. I'm trying this too! I'd also like to grow 2 inches but I think growing my blog might be easier!
    xxxx

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  6. this is brilliant, good luck to you! no doubt you will achieve this xx

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  7. Oh dear I can't believe i wasn't following on bloglovin, there you go one more..

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