2021 Challenges: May Update

       

2021 Challenges: May Update


2021 Challenges: May Update

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May was a hectic month (when is life not hectic?) as we're in full exam prep mode here. Life has been and still is super busy with end of year school stuff. The 8th June was the last day of the school year here. Then later this month my eldest has his exams 😬 After that we're on school holidays until mid-September. Yep, 3 months of summer break! 

Although I didn't make huge progress with my challenges I'm super happy about how they are progressing so far. I'm also still on course to complete them all by the end of the year. 

If you prefer video format you can watch my May wrap up video:




The Blog Audit Challenge 2021



The May Challenges were focused on external links.  I did quite well with this and got hosted on three sites in a variety of posts: 

Must Read Posts from Our Favorite Book Bloggers at https://bitchbookshelf.com/2021/06/05/must-read-posts-from-our-favorite-book-bloggers/ which included one of my book review posts in the round up. 

Pinterest Tips for Book Bloggers: How To Use Pinterest To Drive Traffic to Your Book Blog at https://www.bexbooksandstuff.com/post/guest-post-by-jo-linsdell-book-blogger-and-reviewer which was a guest post I wrote for the site. 

Book Blogging and what goes into it: An Interview with Jo Linsdell at https://www.meotherwise.com/book-blogger-interview-jo-linsdell-reviewer/ where I was interviewed about my experience as a book blogger.

I would love to do more of these so if you want to host me on your book blog please get in touch.


The Social Media Audit Challenge


For this challenge I'm concentrating on social media. The May focus was on measuring results. 

I'm really pleased with how my challenge is going so far. In May I hit a new personal best for views to this blog reaching 32,089 in the one month 🥳 My previous PB was 30,189. 

I've also seen an increase in followers on my social media accounts this year and more engagement too. So, needless to say, I'm super happy with my results so far. 




The Clock Reading Challenge

I created the Clock Reading Challenge as I thought it would be fun and not too difficult to complete. 

The Clock Reading Challenge May Update



Books read this month:


5-  Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King - My Review - Amazon - Goodreads


The A to Z Reading Challenge

The A to Z Reading Challenge: May progress



Books read this month:


H- Hot Wired by Elise Sax My Review - Amazon - Goodreads

F -  Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King - My Review - Amazon Goodreads


Other books read:

Backstories by Simon Van Der Velde - My Review - Amazon - Goodreads 

Don't Dangle Your Participle by Vanita Oelschlager - Amazon

Albert Einstein by Inspired Inner Genius - Amazon 

Mindful Mr. Sloth by Katy Hudson - Amazon 


Currently reading:

British Greats (currently at page 69/264).






2021 Challenges: May Update


How did you do with your May Challenges? Are you taking part in the Blog Audit Challenge or the Social Media Audit Challenge this year? Have you read any of these books? Join the conversation in the comments section. 

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