Hello, September! | Positivity and Reflection

Hello, September! | Positivity and Reflection

Hey everyone! How is your day going? I pray that your September has gotten off to a beautiful start!

It feels like only yesterday that I posted last month’s welcome post. August definitely flew by faster for me than July did! These past 31 days, I busied myself with my first five weeks of my senior year, went on a few weekend trips with my family, and did lots of other miscellaneous things (especially piano!) which I mentioned in different Little Accomplishments posts. I really enjoyed August (as you could see from yesterday’s post), and I hope that September is as enjoyable, too!

Related Post: Hello, August! | Goals and Dreams

How was your August? And do you have anything fun planned for September? Definitely let me know in the comments below!

For this post, I’m going to list what I got done in the blogging world recently and list what I hope to do in September. Let’s jump right into this!

Blogging Accomplishments

This past month, I …

  • regularly commented on the blogs I follow.
  • explored the Reader and met new bloggers.
  • experimented with new types of posts.
  • created a more flexible posting schedule for myself.
  • posted when I felt motivated and inspired, not because I wrote it in my planner.
  • got 100 likes on a single post for the first time!
  • wrote some award posts.
  • interviewed more bloggers.
  • held my first blog party!
  • kept up with my usual behind-the-scenes work.

Focuses for September

  • Work On Stories. Right now, I’m working on two: the Mayan historical fiction novel, and a YA realistic fiction story I’ve been attempting to write for years. I’m going to further develop characters and plot for the YA story, and write out a basic structure for where I want the story to go with the Mayan novel. I’m so stoked for this! If you’d like, you can follow along on my writing journey on Pinterest, where I store lots of ideas and inspiration.
  • Rise Early. Throughout August, I started each day earlier than I have been for a long time, especially so that I can read my Bible while I drink my iced coffee. I love doing this and would love to do so most, if not all,
  • Play The Piano. I would love to learn a few more songs, and memorize the minor chords, too! Putting my major chord and scale knowledge to use would be pretty cool.
  • Blog Comfortably. For a while, I have stuck to a pretty fixed weekly posting schedule. It worked for me for months, and many other bloggers thrive with using one, too! But I’ve realized recently that I was forcing myself to do a post I really didn’t want to do just to keep to schedule. To fix this problem, I’m going to write posts on new topics, make new recipes and share them as I find them, and most importantly, write as I’m inspired.
  • Accomplish Things On School Break. My family and I are taking the first week of September off from school for Labor Day weekend, and also so that we can all celebrate Samuel’s birthday together!
  • Do Some Photoshoots. I’d love to start doing these with my little siblings again! I did multiple photography shoots last fall, but in the warmer months, I don’t like being outside (which is where I do photoshoots, because #naturallightingrocks) either because of the humidity or pollen. We’ll see how this venture goes! I might have to wait until October.
  • Go Through Pictures. This will take a while as I’ve been putting it off for about two months now. I have 1000+ to go through and sort!

Thank you so much for reading! I’m excited to see what September has to offer.

What are YOU up to this September?

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Weekend Blog Party | Sunday – Your Most Overlooked Post

Weekend Blog Party | Sunday – Your Most Overlooked Post

Hi everyone! I hope that your weekend has been going beautifully. ❤ Today is the day that we wrap-up my weekend blog party(!) and what better way to do that than by promoting posts that we loved writing, but that didn’t get as much of a response as we would’ve liked? Haha, we all have posts like that! If you’d like to join in on the last day of my three-day-long blog party, then that’s awesome! Today is the last day of my very first blog party. ❤ Keep reading for a bit of information on it, as well as how easy it is to participate!

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What: A weekend-long blog party!
Who: Everyone who comments down below!
Where: Right here on my blog. xx
When: From 7 AM EST to midnight (EST) tonight!
Why: Because not only are blog parties a blast, but I’m also celebrating being over how sick I was this past week!
How: By commenting a link to your most overlooked post!

For the last time this weekend, here’s how it will work …

Like I mentioned a moment ago, Sunday’s party theme is going to be all about you guys’ most overlooked posts!! That includes all posts that you loved writing, but that got less views/likes/comments than your other posts. Sometimes, that happens because of the inopportune time of day that we published it, and sometimes it’s because we didn’t have very many followers at the time! Now’s the time to promote that post you’d love to get feedback on. 🙂 If you’re itching to participate, here’s how you can do it!:

In a comment below,
introduce yourself to us,
share the link to your most overlooked post,
then tell us why we should go read it!

That’s it, everybody! Finally, I’ll comment first so that you guys can see exactly what I mean. 🙂 Make sure that you check out what posts other bloggers are sharing after you have commented yours! Please don’t feel pressured to get around to all of them, but it would make me happy if y’all could reach out a little bit. I’ll be visiting as many of you as I can!

Happy weekend, guys! This party was such a blast to do with all of you! Thank you so much to everyone who participated. I can’t wait to do another one sometime soon!

See y’all in the comments!

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Weekend Blog Party | Saturday – Your Favorite Post

Weekend Blog Party | Saturday – Your Favorite Post

Hi again, guys! How is your weekend going? ❤ Mine’s going beautifully! Yesterday, we kicked off this weekend celebration of blog posts, and today, we’re moving on to part two! Do you want to celebrate with us some more? Awesome! This is part two of my very first blog party! Read below for a bit of information on it, as well as how easy it is to participate!

Also, everyone who participated yesterday is more than welcome to come back for days two and three!

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What: A weekend-long blog party!
Who: Everyone who comments down below!
Where: Right here on my blog. xx
When: From 7 AM EST to midnight (EST) tonight!
Why: Because not only are blog parties a blast, but I’m also celebrating being over how sick I was this past week!
How: By commenting a link to a favorite post of yours!

This is how it will work …

Saturday’s party theme is going to be all about you guys’ favorite posts!! Which post you choose is entirely up to you. It can be a post of yours that you’re the happiest with, one that means a lot to you right now, one that got the best response, the one that took the most time to write, etc – whichever one you’d like for us to check out, regardless of how old or new it is! To join in the fun, all you have to do to is this:

In a comment below,
introduce yourself to us,
share the link to your favorite post,
then tell us why we should go read it!

There you go! Again, I’ll comment first so that you guys can see what I mean. 🙂 Make sure that you check out what posts other bloggers are sharing after you have commented yours! Don’t feel pressured to get around to all of them, but it would make me happy if y’all could reach out a little bit. I’ll be visiting as many as I can!

Happy weekend, guys! Make sure you come back here tomorrow, same time, same channel (haha!) to see what Sunday’s party theme will be! (Everyone can participate once each day, just to make that clear!) We’ll be wrapping it up tomorrow as we go into a new week. xxx

See y’all in the comments!

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