April showers bring May… well, it’s actually been raining a lot more in May over here, haha.
The month of April had more ups than downs in terms of traffic. However, I was contacted to write my very first guest post! Click here to read how cross stitch helps me de-stress. In turn, I had my first feature post on here about blogging. I’m definitely looking forward to doing more guest posts in the future.
A big thank you to Rhys from Lord Libidan for writing this guest blog post!
Back in February, Kathleen posted what she’d learned in one month of blogging and she went over a lot of the key areas of blogging. However, having started my modern cross stitch blog half a decade ago, she’s on the right track, but there are a few tips that have really helped me along the way to the point where I was able to launch a marketing blog too.
For more on my monthly cross stitch challenge, click here.
This April was spent completing a Pokemon cross stitch, which is a commission for a coworker of mine who requested I make him something after he saw my ‘Home Sweet Home’ piece.
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Normally I stick to buying makeup at stores in person, but every now and then I see a makeup brand online and I get curious to try it out. This was the case with Girlactik Beauty. On Facebook groups based on makeup and beauty, I’d seen the brand name floating around. I’ve also watched a few videos on Youtube about Girlactik with pretty positive reactions.
The month of March had its ups and downs when it came to traffic on my blog. I hit the ground running with what I learned from February. However, as mentioned in my last post, the end of the month took its toll on me. I didn’t make a new post for about two weeks and I stopped promoting the blog altogether. Looking at my stats now though, I’m realizing my traffic didn’t go down as much as I thought it did.