30 May 2013

May in a Nutshell and Recap of Blogging Goals

Hi everyone! Tomorrow is a busy day on this blog with a guest post and swatches of some of the new KBShimmer polishes, so I'm doing my monthly recap a day early.

Earlier this month I posted my blogging goals for the month of May. This was my first time doing this, and I liked having something to work towards. It also gave me more focus and structure in terms of the direction I wanted to take this blog in. So I'm currently working on compiling my June goals. But first let's do a recap and see what I did/didn't accomplish.

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Nail art foil and stud manicure
Polish Addict Nail Color Unicorn Love

Recap of Blogging Goals

Goal #1: Go on a no-buy for at least one week in the month of May.
Check! However, I'm not sure if the no-buy is the best way to curb my spending on nail polish, so I'm thinking about another way to do this. 

Goal #2: Post 6 days a week.
Pass. I posted six days a week for the first two weeks, but the third week I got a bit burnt out and only did five posts. I'm on tract to post six times this week, maybe even seven. I found the extra post really helped in terms of getting through my long list of swatches to post.

Goal #3: Increase my blog presence on Facebook. My goal is to have 500 likes by the end of the month.
Check!! I'm currently have 580 likes on Facebook, so I'm putting together my 500 likes giveaway as we speak. 

Goal #4: Post one collection review per week.
Check!! I posted more collection reviews this month than any month previously, in fact some weeks I posted two collections. In case you missed them, here they are:

Jindie Nails HipStar from the Spring Chic Collex

Different Dimension Wish You Were Here from the Echoes Collection

My Favourite Posts and Yours

I liked a lot of nail art I did, but there wasn't anything that I absolutely loved or that really stood out. But here's my favourite posts from this month:

Serum No. 5 Day Glow

Glitter gradient with Shimmer Polish Sarah

And here's my most popular posts as determined by you! These are the posts from May with the highest pageviews. 

Essie Boom Boom Room from the 2013 Neon Collection

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers!

Do you want to know my stats? In terms of followers and such, Will Paint Nails for Food currently has about 5400 followers on Instagram, 1900 on Tumblr, 580 on Facebook, 393 on GFC and a little over 300 on Bloglovin'. I still can't believe people tune in to look at and read what I post. Thanks so much everyone!

As for pageviews, this month was HUGE! Over a week ago I hit 50K all time pageviews. For a six-month-old blog, I think that's pretty awesome. I currently have just over 58K all time pageviews. For the month of May, this blog had 21,500 pageviews, an all time record. To give you a sense of how huge of an accomplishment that is, last month I had just over 13K pageviews, and that was the first month I broke 10K pageviews in a month. Yeah!! :D

So that's it for my monthly recap! Stay tuned for my June goals, I'll be posting those in the next few days. :)


  1. I really enjoy reading posts like these!
    I actually didnd't realise you've only been blogging for 6 months, so 50k pageviews? Awesome!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post, I never know when it comes to these sorts of things. :)

      Yup, May 31st was my 6 months blogiversary!

  2. Thanks for posting this info! Your an awesome blogger! :-))))

    1. You're very welcome and thank you!! :D

  3. Congratulations on reaching your goals, your number of followers, your page views, everything! You have an awesome blog and I love it. :D

    1. Thanks so much Chantal! I couldn't do it without all the support, it's been very motivating. :)

  4. Congratulations on your goals! I like seeing the numbers and they are impressive. You do great swatches :-)

    1. Thanks Shelby, and I'm always trying to improve my swatches, so we'll see where that goes! :)


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