Since my graduation in May, it’s been more difficult to pinpoint exactly who I am and what I’m doing. I know very specific, day-to-day goals, but long-term is cloudier than it’s ever been. While I know the month-to-month is still very short-term, I think it helps to have goals set out so I know at least something that I’m not completely confused about.
Reflecting on August: She is Fierce
This past month meant a lot of housekeeping for this blog. I’ve welcomed a new design, care of Whitney for this space, and have taken some advice from Katie to start refreshing old posts. As relatively new as this space is (I only started this blog in April! It feels so much longer than that…), I’ve got plenty of old posts to go back and update, whether it’s to refresh a photo, make some minor edits, or simply change the font to something easier to read. I started on this project a few weeks ago, and even though I’ve still got plenty more to do, I can already see the differences it’s making.
Reflecting on August: Life
Favorites from August
I mentioned that the Etsy Shop goal never quite materialized in August. It’s something that my roommate helped me to realize needed far more planning and though than I was giving it. I don’t expect to have anything up and running by the next time I’m writing one of these posts, but I do want to have more plans for it laid out.
This is something I used to be really good at, at least with Twitter. But lately, I’ve kind of let it slide by unnoticed, especially on weekends. Over the next month, I’d like to work on increasing my social media presence again, especially on Pinterest and Twitter as those are my favorite platforms. Any tips for Facebook, Google+, or Instagram?
From elementary school until my sophomore year of high-school, I regularly horse-back rode. It’s something I absolutely loved, but when I started having some problems with my hip that we couldn’t figure out, a doctor suggested I stop riding for a bit in case that was the cause. By the time we figured out what it was, I was on my way to college and just never got back into it.
I’ve been missing riding like crazy lately, and over the past few days I’ve been really thinking about how I can get back into it. By the end of September, I’d like to have a plan for moving forward with that.
Blog Post Updates
I mentioned that this is something I’ve started doing over the last couple of weeks, but I’d like to have it completely finished by the end of September. That means photo sizes and text, post text, header formats, and grammar updates on all of my archived posts between April and now.
When I first started making sure to incorporate at least one photo into all of my posts, I pulled most of my photos from free stock sites like Unsplash. As beautiful as these photos are, and as well as they work for a lot of my posts, I’d like to start making sure the majority of photography on this blog is my own. Lately, I’ve been making sure that if I have a photo I can use for a post, I do. But part of this is that eventually, I’d like to go back and edit out as many stock photos as I can. And finally, I’d like to build up a folder of my own “stock” photos, so that I can search through there whenever I’m not sure what photo to use for a post.
So what about you? What are you planning for September? We’d love to hear it over at The Nectar Collective’s link-up!