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September 2014 Stats and October Goals

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Hello Sophisticated Spenders!

Goodbye summer!

OMG!  I think I hate winter.

I need to move to a warmer climate-stat!

I can’t Thank you enough for reading!

And welcome to all of my new readers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Here are some numbers for September:

Readership:

In September we had 1,006 views.  It’s a little lower than last month (39 less readers this month).  But I still consider anything over 1,000 awesome.  My first blog post had 7 views!

Twitter followers: 497 (an increase of 40 follers)

Facebook page likes: 224 (increase of 8)

Side Hustle Income:

Blog: $0! (Same as last month)

Zumba/Insanity: $666.16 All fitness income is going into a separate account for now.  Not sure what I’ll do with the money at this point in time.

eBay: $29.09  (I failed at eBay last month.  I will tell you all about that later!  In a nutshell…I had $96.12 in sales but paid $67.03 in shipping and fees)

Update on goals:

1:  Try a new recipe.  A reader sent me a recipe for a Black Eye Pea Salad.  I plan on making this sometime soon!  FAIL!  I cooked normal and usual meals all week.

2: Take Fitness photos!  One of my Insanity students is a photographer.  I hope to get some professional fitness photos taken sometime soon.  FAIL!  I asked said student to take photos but I kept saying, “oh, not today!”

3: Reading!  I need to cancel some of the magazines that I do not read.  I’m not quite sure how I am subscribed to so many.  But I will get this under control in September!  FAIL!  I read maybe 1 magazine last month.

4: Meal Planning!  I gained a few pounds in August because of all of the free birthday meals.  I am starting the week with home made taco salad!  FAIL!  I had a blast in New Orleans and have 0 regrets about all of the great food that I ate!  But I didn’t go overboard.

5:  Newsletter!  I have been “writing” a newsletter since Jan.  I hope to finish it this year.  I’m aiming for only 2 pages but it’s been pretty tough!  FAIL!  I believe I added 2 lines to said newsletter.

In October, I will recycle all goals and work on my blog.  After attending FINCON14 (the personal financial bloggers conference)  I wanted to quit blogging.  I had the pleasure of meeting ALL of my blogging heroes and felt ashamed that I hadn’t reached the same rockstar-dom.  And I know you’re not supposed to compare yourself to others and blah blah blah.  But that’s simply how I felt.

So I’m hoping to further do more blog makeover-ing and things along those lines.

What are your goals for October? Did you accomplish all of your September goals?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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