Monday, 1 October 2012

September Round Up!

Monthly Feature- rounds up all the books I've read, progress on challenges and reviews my blogging!
It is kind of an expansion (?) of my favourite memes hosted by the lovely Shelia over at Book Journey!
September in numbers!
Total posts= 15
Books read= 11
Books listened to= 2 ½
Reviews Posted= 5
Meme Posts= 4
Other Posts= 6
Total days spent in the UK= 12
What I read in September!
The Lost Son by Preston Norton and Tamra Torero
What I Reviewed!
Frozen by Mary Casanova.
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan.
Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide To Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling.
Because of Low by Abbi Glines.
Matched by Ally Condie
Stronger review month! I seem to be reviewing my books accidentally in order which is handy!
I'm hoping my scheduling will make the number of reviews a month higher and more consistent from now on..
What I Posted!
Reviews- A post clarifying my personal approach to reviewing.
Bloggiesta- Brilliant event which really helped me with my monthly goals! Check out my goals post to see what else I cleaned up blogwise.
Autumn TBR- What I plan on reading this season!
Cover Reveal- Check out the beautiful cover on Abbi Glines' next instalment of Sea Breeze!
Series I need to finish!- This top ten kind of works as a 'to read' list for my series challenge.
Did I achieve my goals?
To post 15 posts.
Just achieved this one! I think I managed it, thanks to my holiday forcing me to schedule posts in advance. However my short notice holiday stopped my hope of 8 reviews as I didn't have time to write them up and schedule them before leaving for France.
To improve the standard of this blog.
I think I've achieved this one but it's an ongoing process. My review policy is clear and concise. My ratings system has made me think more about my reviews, which I hope has made them better. Bloggiesta gave me the chance to improve it further with the mini challenges.
To learn more about blog design.
I've tried but I think this goal will take longer than a month! The Bloggiesta mini challenges were so helpful for this one so it's an ongoing process.

What I hope to achieve in October!
  • To blog to a schedule.- I created a proper blog schedule for bloggiesta which I will be posting later, I'm hoping to keep to it in order to give this blog a clearly defined structure and reliability.
  • To make progress on my challenges.- I've been slacking on the majority of my challenges, in particular finishing the series. I'm hoping to make a lot more progress in October.
  • To post two non meme/review posts.- This was originally last month's goal until I realised I wouldn't be able to write them up before going away! I've got a least one written up ready so hopefully this will be an easy goal!
  • To tweet every blog post.- I used to do this all the time and it generated a lot of traffic! Need to get back into the habit.
September was an odd blogging month as I was away for the majority of the month so I wasn't actively blogging! I will be posting my Bloggiesta wrap up with my schedule so hopefully this month will be run smoothly!

How was your September blog/book/life wise?
Much Love!


  1. You had a great month!!!

  2. I like how you have your goals for the following month - I might have to steal that idea :-) And you should look into automatically tweeting your posts, so you don't have to remember to do it all the time.

    1. Steal away :) It keeps me on track!
      Thanks for the tip- I've set that up, will save me a lot of time!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Sounds like bloggiesta was great for you.

    1. It really helped me reach my goals :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. You got a lot accomplished in September! I'm impressed and jealous. Love it!

    1. Thank you! I had a really productive month- hope I can keep it up :)
      Thanks for stopping by!


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