Trying something new

A social media tracking spread in a bullet journal

Organizing and tracking my social media use, especially for blog and print shop promo, is something I’ve been trying to keep up with for a while now. I want to be more consistent on certain platforms, more active on others… all that good stuff. And a dedicated calendar and list of goals seem like a good way to do that.

I’ve had a hard time being tracking things regularly, though, and I think I figured out why.

See, I was tracking all of this in its own little book, instead of in my bullet journal. Which may not sound like a big deal, but I found that I didn’t want to keep up with two separate books. I just… tended to ignore the one.

So I’ve brought them together. I’ve created a new social media tracking spread in my bullet journal, in the hopes that it’ll help me get a better handle on things. It’s a fairly simple one, but I think simple is just want I need right now.


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: April 2018

It’s April! It’s spring! Or it should be, anyway. Maybe it is where you are. It almost was here, then the temperature dropped back down to the -20 C range. I’m hoping we’ll get back up to spring temperatures soon, though.

Anyway, it being April means it’s time to look back on March and reassess a few goals. Overall, I’m pretty happy with how my month went, though I am disappointed in my lack of progress in one area. I know what I need to do to improve, though, and I have big plans for April.

Before we get into that, though, let’s take a look back on March.

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Wednesday links: Platform building and foreshadowing vs callbacks

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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Monthly update: November 2017

Is everybody ready for a nice November?

Hm. “Nice” doesn’t seem positive enough. Neat? No, not strong enough. Noble? Newsworthy? Nifty?

Well, I’ll let you pick your favourite n-adjective. I’m going to go with notable. Having a “notable November” seems like a good thing to aim for, especially with the goals I have planned for the month.

Before I get too far into November, though, let’s take a look back at October.

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