Monthly Overview: April 2018


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Monthly Goals – Writing:
~Write One Weekend Notes Article per month
The Coffee Club, Bacchus Marsh

~Write One Recipe Yum Article per month
Oat Biscuits

~Write One Stim Toy Review per month
Stim Accessories: Micro Flannel Throw Blanket

I did it! I managed to write all three articles in one month, I know it may be a low bar for some, but it’s still an accomplishment to me.

~Write a minimal 4 x Blog Posts per month
I managed to write 8 blog-posts this month, it’s something I’m really happy with, especially since there’s been so much going on this month. Although I will acknowledge that I didn’t get a big response from it. I thought I might get some extra traffic, or at least maintain the usual numbers, but apparently, this wasn’t the case. Ah well, sometimes the algorithm works and sometimes it doesn’t.

~Film, Edit and publish 4 x Vlog Posts per month
Bullet Journal: Quarterly Flip Through January – March 2018
B.R.’s Couch: My thoughts on Book Subscription Services

I only managed to make two videos this month, I know it’s better than no videos at all, however, I’m not sure about the Quarterly flip through video (I’m tempted to take it down and reshoot it).

Unfortunately, I don’t have transcription files for these videos, I don’t like this, but there’s not much I can do about this right now. When I get a job and am able to apply more funds towards my creative projects, I’ll be able to fix this.

By the way, for those interested in the Bullet Journal system, Ryder Carrol has a YouTube channel. I recommend watching the videos if you’re a beginner and a visual learner. You can also ask Ryder Carrol questions in the comment sections if so desired.

The videos are simple and just involve Ryder Carrol displaying a Bullet Journal and talking to the audience (there is some introduction music at the beginning). The captions are auto-generated but they work fine in the videos I’ve seen thus far.

Monthly Goals – Reading:
~Read and Review two books per month
Book Review: The Ghost of Raven Hill by Emily Rodda
Book Review: Ms. Marvel Omnibus, Volume 1 by G. Willow Wilson
Book Review: Monstress – Volume One: Awakening by Majorie Liu and Sana Takeda

I actually managed to do this, I didn’t read and review the books I was supposed to read and review, but I still accomplished this goal. Yay! April has the monthly theme of Young Adult and Graphic Novels, so as I normally struggle to read, I figured I wouldn’t get any book-review posts done, but it was the opposite.

Since I’ve been going to my local library more frequently, and thus have better access to graphic novels, writing book reviews has been easier than usual. I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished this month and I haven’t been able to say that in a long time.

I doubt I’ll be this productive next month, but hopefully, I can at least try for consistency.

 

4 comments

    • Thank you, that’s so sweet of you, especially since this is like one of the few months that I feel I have accomplished something. Normally I think I’m a great big failure because I don’t get all the stuff done, I know it’s not rational, but my mind has always struggled with accepting my limitations. If you’re interested in goal setting, I use my Bullet Journal to help me stick to my goals, if you don’t know much about Bullet Journaling, there’s a website that can help you get started :D.

  1. Yay for productivity and slaying your goals! *cheers for you* And that’s great that you had a really good reading month too. 😀 One thing I used to love about having a great local library was being able to go for comics/graphic novels (I find they’re waaay too expensive to buy😂) so I’m glad your library is helpful there too!

    • Indeed, I completely agree with you, good quality color-print graphic novels are way too expensive to purchase. My local library has a pretty good Young Adult section and they tend to smoosh the graphic novels in with them. Unfortunately, it’s only a small section, but I can order stuff in from other libraries if I want, which is great. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, I really appreciate it 🙂

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