2020 Challenges: April Update | Jo Linsdell

2020 Challenges: April Update

2020 Challenges: April Update

2020 Challenges: April Update

I hope you're all safe and healthy in these strange times.

April was another tough month. The lockdown continues here in Italy and the weight of not leaving our apartment since the start of March is starting to get to us. 

The kids distance learning continues to be a big source of stress for both the kids and myself, and a lot of our day is taken up with school work, video lessons, and downloading/uploading homework. 

We're doing OK though. We have our ups and downs but on the whole it's not too bad. We just have to keep taking it one day at a time. 

Free time we do get is mainly spent playing board games (Risk is the household favourite, or as we call it Risiko!), or binge watching Netflix. 

My main priority at the moment is making sure my kids are doing OK so progress with my various challenges has been slow. 

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The Blog Audit Challenge 2020

This is a challenge I created aimed at improving our blogs. You can find full details here in case you missed the introduction post. The goals for April were all related to design. 

1. Images

I've been going through my older blog posts and updating the blog header graphics on the posts to match my current design. I've also been adding Pinterest graphics to each post as some of my older posts didn't have them. 

2. Optimize your images

I've also been checking to make sure every image has alt tags that include keywords for the post.

3. Readability

I already use dark text on a white background, and tend to break up my posts with plenty of white space. I have been going back through some of my older posts though to improve the format of the posts. 

The Audiobook Challenge

This challenge is was created by Eline from Lovely Audiobooks. I'm doing it as a year long challenge. 

April was a total flop. I didn't listen to any audiobooks this month. 

2020 Challenges: March Progress Report #AudiobookChallenge2020

Audiobooks listened to this month:
  • 0

The A to Z Reading Challenge

Next up is the A to Z Reading Challenge. Slightly better going this month, although I'm still finding it hard to concentrate on reading at the moment. 

2020 Challenges: April Update -The A to Z Reading Challenge #AtoZReadingChallenge #2020AtoZChallenge

Books read this month:

B- Breakup Boot Camp by Beth Merlin (in progress which is why it doesn't have a tick next to it yet)

D- Down in the Belly of the Whale by Kelley Kay Bowles
P- Poison Orchids by Sarah A. Denzil

Armed with a Bingo

Unfortunately no new reads for the Armed with a Bingo challenge this month.

2020 Challenges: March Update Armed With A Bingo

Books read this month:
  • 0

2020 Challenges: April Update