Starting a Blog: Week 17

Week 17 Pin



Hello my dear readers! For those who don’t know I decided that I wanted to chronicle my experience of starting a blog. The intent is so others can learn what it takes to start a blog, learn from my mistakes throughout the process, and to hopefully provide some humor and enjoyment to your day. If you want to learn how to start a blog, I created a tutorial on how to do so through Bluehost. (please note, that this post contains affiliate links, but only those I personally use and recommend)

I’ve decided these weekly updates will be posted on weekends and will consist of 7 categories.


  1. Blog posts that I published
  2. Blog Improvements
  3. Personal Accomplishments
  4. Extra Income I earned
  5. Extra Income I received
  6. Goals I accomplished during the week
  7. Goals for Next Week


I know this will be very similar to my monthly income reports, but I think having weekly and monthly goals are going to help me stay focused and break my bigger goals down into smaller ones. This should help me in accomplishing my monthly goals, but also allow me to celebrate additional small successes that may happen throughout each week.


So this is the end of week 17 of the life of my beloved blog! This week I was on a family cruise in the Bahamas! So I did not have access to WIFI and I had no computer to work on. However, I did prepare a post to be published while I was gone. However, I’m not sure what happened but that post didn’t publish while I was away and I had to publish it when I got back. The other frustrating thing was that I forgot my laptop charger while we were at my parent’s house 5 hours away prior to the cruise. So that made things a bit harder as well. Oh well, I made it work and that is what counts!


Blog Posts:


Marriage & Finances: The Financial Conversation You Should Be Having Before Saying I Do


Blog Improvements:


  1. I was on a cruise so no blog improvements were made.


Personal Accomplishments:


  1. My husband and I had allotted ourselves a certain amount to spend during vacation. I am proud to say that we stayed under our vacation budget!


Extra Income I Earned:


(If you would like to learn how you can start earning extra income, check out my Recommendations page) Please note I do not included Google AdSense income here because it isn’t confirmed until a month later.


I had no WIFI access this week and since I was not in the US I did not work on earning any extra income this week.


Surveys: $0.00

 American Consumer Opinion: $9.25 currently in this account. (+ $0.00)

Inbox Dollars: $21.04 (+$0.00)

Swagbucks: 1,455 points (+0 SB)




ShopKick: 15,272 kicks (+0 kicks)

Mystery Shopping: $0.00

Affiliates: $0.00

Referrals: $0.00

Extra Income I Received: $185.85

Mystery Shopping: $185.85




This Week’s Goals:


Originally, I decided that each week I will set 10 small goals for my blog. All of them should be helping me reach my bigger goals that I set each month. I am changing this up because I want to start focusing on one goal at a time and then adding more on as I complete them.

So this was my goal for Week 17. I am giving myself a pass on this one, because I had a post prepared, and scheduled to post but am not sure why it didn’t post while I was gone.Have 1 post published while I’m on vacation.

  1. Have 1 post published while I’m on vacation- Pass!


Next Week’s Goals:

  1. Update About Me section
  2. Finalize guest post swap
  3. Identify areas to work on in blog
  4. Publish 1 post


Guys this blogging business is so much fun!!!! I am so committed and I can’t wait to see how my blog continues to grow! I hope that you are feeling inspired to start your own blog or to follow your own dreams! If you’d like to start your own blog, I created a tutorial on how to do so using BlueHost. Check out my How to Start a Blog Page to start your own blog!

hare below what you have been doing this week to meet your blogging and personal goals!

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