Monthly update: July 2018

Happy Canada Day, everyone! And, in a few days, Happy Fourth of July to my American visitors!

I don’t know about you, but I’m happy to say my June didn’t speed by quite as quickly as the months before it did. It still passed more quickly than I would have liked, but I was able to take some time to slow down and enjoy it.

And, of course, I was able to take some time to work toward accomplishing my goals for the month. Now that it’s July, it’s time to look back on them and set some new ones.

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Catching up

A pre-made goal tracker and two pencil crayons

Remember in my Monthly Update on Sunday, when I talked about needing to get back into a routine and rebuild my good habits? Well, part of that involves catching up on my social media tracking and goal-setting.

Usually, each month, I set goals around how many tweets, Instagram posts, and Facebook posts I want to send out. I track my engagement, and (new in the last couple of months) I figure out where I want to advertise my prints.

I figure out what went well the month before, and what I can learn from. I track what sorts of posts and tweets I’m sending out, so that I know what’s working and what’s not.

None of that has happened for June yet. I need to catch up on my social media tracking, and actually set some goals for the month. So that’s what this weekend is about–catching up. Not only on my social media, of course, but that’ll will make up a good chunk of it.

How about you? Do you have any catching up to do?

Monthly update: February 2018

It’s February! You know, January somehow felt really long. I’m not even really sure why. It was a busy month; you’d think it would have flown by.

Regardless, February has come, and I’m ready for it. I’m ready to slow down and breath a little more often, to start on this month’s goals, to prepare for spring. I’m ready for warmer days (please, please let February bring warmer days!) and cozy nights. I’m… just ready, I guess.

Before I jump into February, though, I suppose we’d better take a look back at January.

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Wednesday links: Agent or editor interest, and daily goals

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Staying organized with: Mini goals

Welcome to the third, and final, installment of my Staying Organized series. I’ve already told you about how I use an online calendar and my bullet journal in my organizational routine, but there’s one more element I want to tell you about: my use of mini goals.

This post is shorter than the others, but I’m hoping it’ll be just as useful, especially since mini goals are one of my favourite elements of my little organizational routine. So, let’s get started.

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