Monday, August 11, 2014

My Summer Vacation is (almost) Over!

This year is going by waaay too fast!

It's crazy to me that this year is more than half way through. This year is particularly hard for me, since my son is starting school in a couple of days, and I will be heading back to college, and finish this last degree.

This summer has gone by in a flash!

I don't know about you, but I make plans for every week, and although I may not do everything on my summer list, I still like to make the plans. 

This year for the first time in years, I learned the stress that many parents go through during back-to-school shopping, when I went shopping for my own son, to prepare him for preschool. 

Not only that but, like I mentioned above, I'm going to school myself, so that makes it that much harder for me to prepare for everything else!

If you still need to get shopping done, Shop HERE! 

Or Find your school and see what you need HERE! 

Besides going through the shock of sending my son to school for the very first time, I have also been experimenting with side businesses that I've read about online. 

One of the most recent one is Setting shop on Instagram and Selling Used Clothes.. A lot of people have been doing this, and to be honest, it caught my eye when I saw how easy it could be. So, stay tuned for a post on this, because it is going to be GOOD!

Selling clothes on Instagram is one of the businesses I've been trying. I'm not ready to tell you guys about the other ones, but as soon as I have time and enough information, you'll be able to read all about it!


Like I said, I have been busy working on other projects to write on this blog, but that doesn't mean I have not been paying attention to my numbers.

On average, this blog will receive at least 100 views a day. 

So, I must be doing something right!

I noticed that even though I am not quite able to keep up with it, I am keeping up with social media- Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Not only that, but my call-to-action messages are key as to why my little blog is doing so well! 

Let social media do the job for you!

Sounds too good to be true, right!

Well, it's really not. Let me explain:

Last year, I wrote a post about how to keep up with your blog when you dont have time, that explains how keeping up with social media, helps readers know that I'm still around, and I haven't forgotten about them. You can read the post Here- No Time to Blog? No Problem! Keep a Presence online doing this! 

I have been learning how to multi-task in a way, to try to keep up with all the demand that being a blogger brings.

Social Media is something that I'm still learning, but its getting "easier" as time passes. 

If you can't blog every day, then keep up with your readers on your most popular social networks, and engage with them. Refer them to past articles, even if it means sending them to posts you wrote a year ago, or longer. 

Do anything that you can to keep your readers engaged, and this alone will help you retain and grow the number of followers on your blog(s).

As you can tell from the date of the last blog post, it's been months since I wrote on this blog. However, my social media accounts have been steadily growing every month. 

If you want to follow me, you can find me on Twitter @bwordsblog, and Facebook/the beyond words blog.

Give that a try, and see if it works for you!

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