THE MONTHLY EDIT #2
Welcome tto my first post in a long time! I had only planned to take two weeks off from my blog to get my YouTube channel up and running, but in the process, I managed to update the wrong thing on my site and lost most of my customisations to my theme.
So, in the last 3/4 months, I’ve basically been spending all my free time trying to fix it. Still not completely fixed, as I’ve added some new stuff, but hopefully, it will be finished in the next week or so.
For any other bloggers out there reading this, make sure you backup your site and make sure your backup works. I thought my hosting backed up my site for me, but turns out as my site size had got bigger, they’d stopped doing it like 6 months ago and I hadn’t realised.
So, I now have a paid backup with my hosting (a bit on the pricey site, but definitely worth it) and a free WP plugin, which I go into every day and perform a manual backup of my site.
Anyways before I took the big break, I was on a bit of a roll with my blog, and for the first time in 3 years, I saw growth in all aspects of my blog. Obviously, that’s drop right back down again, but I’m hoping to get back into my blog again this month and build it up as I’ve really missed it.
So, what better way than to give you an update on what I’ve got planned for my blog and if you’re new around here, what you’ve been missing out on.
As I haven’t been spending any time writing blog posts, I have been spending more time working on my YouTube channel “The SIMS EDIT”. You’ll probably see there’s not a lot of content on there at the moment, but I have been spending a lot of time behind the scenes doing lots of pre-filming. I currently have about 15 videos filmed, nearly all edited and uploaded, with just thumbnails to make.
I have a few out already if you’d like to catch up, but will be starting my 3x a week schedule on Monday.
This sounds simple, but once you get started, it is rather time-consuming. If you enjoy The Sims, I’ll be posting over on there 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
I also have another YouTube channel “The Alexandra Edit” which so far has a tutorial on how to make a mood board, (so if you don’t know how to make one I’d definitely recommend it checking out) was thinking of one day using it for vlogs and sit down type videos. But, it will probably be some time before I start that, as I’d like to focus more on my blog and “The Sims Edit”.
I’ve also been planning lots of content and taken a bulk load of photos over the Easter holidays. I have decided that as I want my blog to be more than just a hobby one day, I will be posting twice a week on Tuesday’s and Friday’s. I would love to be posting 3 times a week, but with YouTube, work, life and the time I spend on a post, I just wouldn’t be able to do it. So, I have set myself the goal of posting on the same two days every week. Doing so will allow me to grow my blog.
I’ve also realised that I hardly use Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest so would like to work more on using those to help grow my blog.
I had planned on also taking about all the posts that I wrote back in January, (As that was the last time I blogged) but felt like that would make the post way too long. So if you’re wondering what all the random pictures were throughout the post there actually from posts I wrote in January which you can check out in the menu bar up top.
If you’re a returning visitor welcome back or if you new around here Welcome, whilst you wait for some awesome new content to appear don’t forget to check out some of my old content!
xoxo The Alexandra Edit