Hello, May! I was just reading through last month's recap on the blog and I'm realizing how much happened in April! Usually I'm bummed about how quickly the month flew by, but for once I actually feel like I accomplished a lot of my goals and got to do some fun, unexpected things on top of that.
Monthly Recap: April was a busy month for work, the blog, and my personal life, but it was also a lot of fun. I got to collaborate with two really fabulous companies (you'll see more of this in May) and I connected with even more creatives in this industry. AEE is growing like crazy and I couldn't be more proud to see the progress each month in our engagement, stats, and sales. We're averaging 10,000 plus views per week right now - can you believe it? Considering that I started out with a humble, 2 readers, it's a pretty exciting milestone.
I accomplished the majority my goals from last month including strengthening my marketing tactics. I hosted another Instagram giveaway which was helpful as always in driving a new audience to the blog and also getting the attention of larger brands. However, in terms of spending less time on my phone, I'll be honest, this part... wasn't so successful. I was doing pretty good at the beginning of the month but, as we stretched on, I found myself grabbing for it more often, even if only for a few minutes of distraction. I'll be discussing my plan for getting back on track soon on the blog because from the feedback that I've gotten, this is a big struggle for a lot of us - especially in this industry since it's our way of connecting and promoting our business.
We also celebrated Sam's 26th birthday in April with family and friends. Although we didn't get to take a beach trip like I had been hoping, we had a great time sipping on pina coladas at home and enjoying a nice, rooftop lunch. One of the things that Sam really wanted for his birthday was a Cannondale (apparently a very expensive bike) and we picked it up last week as a birthday/graduation present from his parents. So, I have a strong feeling that, like April, we'll be spending a lot of time biking around outside and exploring cities that are new to us.
April AEE Posts:
7 Things You Didn't Know About Being a Lifestyle Blogger
Spring Date Night in the City
Homemade Rosemary White Bread
The App that Changed my Entire Instagram Strategy
Casual Chambray and Bright Pink
Lace-up Suede / Festival Style
A Relaxed Rooftop Lunch
May Goals: We have a lot going on in May already - with my birthday and Sam's college graduation all in one weekend, a big, Memorial Day camp out, and little get-together's in between, we are going to be doing some serious celebrating this month. We have been talking a bit about taking a trip to Philadelphia with our bikes and we're also in the process of planning our yearly, anniversary trip to Canada - which I think we'll carry out in the beginning of June. That being said, I'm hoping to relax more this month (HA!) and at least finish one, whole book rather than aimlessly wandering through social media at night.
One of my big, business goals for May is to organize a styled shoot with some of the bloggers that I've been connecting with in the Maryland/DC area. I'm excited to find out what goes into making these big collaborations so stunning. Aside from that, continuing to enhance my e-newsletters and listening to what my readers engage with best in terms of content will be my focus of May for AEE.
Speaking of e-newsletters, if you have yet to sign up for our emails, don't forget to do so on the far right of this page. And, leave me some feedback in the comments on what you'd like to see from the blog this month!
What are your goals for May? What do you hope to accomplish or prioritize this month? Let me know in the comments!
If you are a photographer, florist, style blogger, or boutique owner and are interested in collaborating on a styled shoot this month, feel free to send me a quick email so that we can discuss details!
xo Anna Elizabeth
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