I know that nine days have officially passed and we are nearing the middle of November, but I feel the need to post this entry on my blog and put my thoughts out there. It has actually been written on paper for awhile now but it just hasn’t taken priority until now.
Analyzing October: The Blog
Best Month Ever
October was the best month ever for Foreign Sanctuary in terms of number of views and visitors.
Shares and Blog ‘Love’
I owe some of the increase in traffic to Taiwan Explorer who shared my post ‘You Know You’ve Lived in Taiwan a Long Time When…‘ And although he considered my post ‘too kind,’ it’s all good and I really appreciate him sharing it on facebook. He has an awesome blog dealing with the latest news and current events about Taiwan, so I highly suggest you check out his blog or facebook page.
Also, I have to give Jocelyn of Speaking of China a shout-out as well. She included a portion of my post called ‘My Taiwanese Husband & His Most Amazing Moment in Vegas’ in one of her posts and for that, I say thank you to her. She has an amazing blog as well which focuses on relationships between Asian men and Western women. Head over to her blog or check out her facebook page.
A Blogging Schedule That Works
I’m finally back into my blogging groove now after taking a long break over the summer. I feel that Monday and Friday are the best days for me to post new blog entries. I don’t know why but I have this sudden flood of ideas after and just before the weekend. It’s a schedule that works and I am going to stick with it. And so much for blogging three times a week (a goal I set for myself in October) – that idea went out the window the second week of October.
My Book Announcement
I finally got the courage to let the world know that I am writing a book. I was so humbled by the words of encouragement and congratulations left in the comments section of my blog. I feel so blessed to have such awesome people who read my blog. The book has come a long way since the beginning of October and I am pretty proud of what I have written so far.
My First Guest Post
A big kudos to my husband for writing his first guest post for my blog. He has several topics in the works as we speak! Has my constant
nagging encouragement created a new blogger? 🙂
Thinking Out Loud About November
These goals have been a work-in-progress since the beginning of the month:
set up foreignsanctuary.com (Done)
~~> continue posting on my blog twice a week
~~> 365 Photo Project – Been there, done that, took a picture
~~> Exercise daily
~~> continue writing book (finish specific goals)
~~> do something adventurous, try something different, or experience something new every week
~~> be grateful for the now, the present
Did you do anything awesome in October? What are your goals for November?
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