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Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2018

Posted 4th February 2018 by Tizzy Brown in Blog Memes, Blog Updates / 🗨12 Comments

Monthly wrap-up blog meme at www.dustingthesoul.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

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

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