I’m writing this report from a coffee shop in Georgetown after having attended a Natural Products Expo in Baltimore over the weekend. It was such a great experience for many reasons and if you want to see more of my trip, I’ve been vlogging EVERY DAY :) Check out the vlogs HERE.
While there, I was able to connect with a lot of truly amazing brands (many of which I hope to work with as sponsors of my blog) AND got the chance to connect with 2 truly amazing fellow food bloggers: Sara from Cake Over Steak and Renee from Will Frolic for Food. The information that I collected in my brain while talking to other bloggers is BY FAR the most valuable thing that I walked away with this weekend. I’m always so grateful for the opportunity to connect with bloggers in real life.
Doing these income reports has opened the door for many wonderful conversations that I have had with other bloggers regarding the whole business side of things. I’m grateful to those that actually read these and email me with advice, questions, just to say hi, etc. Thank you!! I say this every month but I’m so glad that I started writing these reports and I hope to continue posting them monthly for a long time to come.
I’m super pumped about the future of my blog and where it will lead me :)
Alright, enough rambling- on to the actual report!
If you’ve been reading my reports this year then you’ll know that I set a goal for myself to reach 100k monthly pageviews by September 1. Well, I didn’t quite reach that goal BUT I consider being 1,782 pageviews away a BIG success. EVEN MORE, I’m currently having an amazing September. But, this is an August report and not a September report so I’ll save that for next time.
The most exciting thing to me about my rise in traffic is not simply that it rose BUT that it’s been a VERY steady rise. Usually when I have big traffic months, its due to a few big spikes during the month. However, that is not the case for me now, I’m consistently getting higher traffic on a daily basis. I absolutely love that because I know that those numbers are more likely to stick than when I just have rather larger peaks and valleys.
Yay for reaching goals (even if just kind of!).
New vs. Returning Visitors
Nothing much to report here. The percentage of returning visitors is almost exactly the same which I’m cool with for now :)