Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2018

Posted February 4, 2018 in Blog Fests & Hops, Blog Updates, Uncategorized / 12 Comments

Monthly wrap-up blog meme at www.curiousdaydreams.comWelcome to my monthly wrap-up post for January 2018, a time when I reflect on the month that has just passed, review what I’ve achieved and set my goals for next month. 

January has been a busy month for me as I have made a lot of changes to the blog, including a name change, layout re-design and, of course, the switch to WordPress. I wanted to start the year as I meant to go on, dedicating much more time to the creative hobbies I enjoy. After a long time of feeling blocked, I’ve been inspired to start writing again and I feel like I finally have my ‘mojo’ back. So, all in all, it’s been a fantastic month.

Below are my stats for January:


Total Blog posts: 12. You can find them all here.

Blogfests/events: 0

Comments: Only 1  😥  I’ve had some issues with importing my comments from Disqus but hopefully these are now resolved. I really want to work on engaging my readers better in the coming months.

New followers:  +4 registered users, +2 on Bloglovin‘, +2 on Facebook  



Books finished: 0.  I’m still in the middle of reading The Kill Order but I haven’t had much time for reading at all this month.

Books reviewed: 0

Book tours/spotlights: 0


Creative Hobbies

WiP words written: 4000. You can find out more about my WiP here.

New poems: The Sun’s Return

New artwork: The new blog header and other layout images

Dusting the soul blog header image

Other: I’ve been experimenting with different homemade soup recipes.


Quote of the Month

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try quote


Goals for February

  • Fix any broken internal links on blog
  • Publish at least 20 blog posts
  • Start planning for the Blogging from A-Z Challenge
  • Read and review at least 4 books from my TBR list
  • Remove old blog signature
  • Pin best blog posts to Pinterest and set up automatic sharing
  • Make sure all posts have categories and tags.
  • Update blog roll


Upcoming Events

Button for the Winter 2018 Mini Bloggiesta featuring a green background and sombrero hat

Before you go…

How was January for you? What are your goals for February?

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12 responses to “Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2018

    • Thanks, Kristen. I am loving WP so far, there is so much more flexibility than other platforms. Good luck with your goals for the month too and thanks for visiting.

  1. This is my first time stopping by your blog! and I love the look of it! I also love how you include your WIP in your wrap up and I think I’m going to add that to my next wrap up. Thank you for the inspiration! I hope February is a good month for you.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

  2. Danielle Hammelef

    I enjoy the clean and colorful look of your blog. I found the font easy to read too. February is already more than half over, but I’m keeping my writing goals going. Olympics are amazing so my reading time has been greatly reduced, but these games are too fun to miss.

    • I’m glad you like the blog layout and font, Danielle. It’s fantastic that you’re keeping up with your writing goals. I’m making good progress with mine too. I haven’t seen much of the Olympics yet but I will be catching up on iPlayer.

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