Well, I’ve officially been blogging for 3 months and I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone and how much has happened and is still happening! In 3 months, I’ve talked about infidelity, shared my mental health deteriation, talked politics and tried my first Lush products! It’s only right we cover the last 3 months and current updates I think…
So to cover stats, I want to start by mentioning the goals I had set for myself when I first started this blog: The aim was to increase average daily views by 30% at the end of the year so roughly from 23 views a day to 78 – I can say that this hasn’t happened YET but I am okay with that as I haven’t posted as regularly as I planned to and it’s not the end of the year. I also wanted to increase my blog subscribers by 20% within 3 months making a total of 33 – I managed 28 in total so far so again, not met.
On the plus side, I didn’t expect to have more than 300 followers on Twitter and I have more than double that right now at 600+ so I’m sure it balances out somewhere!
My monthly blog views in August have doubled from June and visitors have more than quadtrupled. (I am by no means a blogger that gets 100’s of thousand of views a day or even a month but my numbers are good for me)
In the last 3 months, a few posts have definitely done better than others with 2 in specific far surpassing the rest. These are the top 5 posts in the last 3 months:
In terms of my health, I started the Evra patch for contraception 2 months ago and so far I haven’t had any issues with it – no acne; no headaches/migraines; my periods are predictable and bearable; I haven’t had any of the nausea and vomiting I had with the Yasmin combined pill; and I don’t have the worry of whether my body is accepting it or not (unlike the coil).
I’ve been on Paroxetine for depression and anxiety for a month now so it should be coming into effect anytime from now and the next 2 weeks. The side effects haven’t been as bad as I thought – I don’t eat much as my appetite isn’t amazing and I am still tired all the time but that’s about it. I am definitely feeling in love with Mr Me again and we have even done the deed a couple of times in the last week or so which is massive progress. I can still orgasm (God is Good!) which is a relief and even though I had an anxiety attack talking about the future with Mr Me the other day, I didn’t feel like I was talking about a strangers life or feel like it was hopeless.
As you can guess from above, my relationship is definitely on the mend since this post was written. I’m almost worried I’m feeling too in love with Mr Me at the moment, either that or I’m slightly overwhelmed by such a positive feeling after being almost completely numb and uninterested in everything. I’m trying to go with it without overthinking it before I do something that ruins it all!
Life (career etc)
At the moment, I’m still not in a position to consider going back to work. My mental health is still far from where it needs to be and daily life and tasks are still overwhelming. Waking up feels impossible some days and I’m still having anxiety when thinking about the future. I can’t imagine being okay in a workplace or even attending a work interview so for now, I am a stay at home mum. I will be taking Mini Me 1 to her first day of Reception (cue the tissues please), taking Mini Me 2 to a nursery rhyme swim class once a week and hopefully starting jogging again when I get some new running shoes.