2017 Blogging Update

Hello Lovelies,

January this year I posted my 2017 Blogging Goals  and given that we’re in August I wanted to do a little update and see how blogging is going so far.

2017

My achievement and accomplishment so far:

  • Rebranding: I’m no longer “Simply a Mama” as of July 2017 I rebranded to “Mrs Jibril” this wasn’t on my goals list and so far I like the new name.
  • Working with brands: I didn’t think I was recognised in the blogosphere to have the opportunity to work with brands; especially after my move from Kenya to Australia. I was lucky to have been approached by brands for collaborations. If you are a brand interested in collaborations you can reach me here.
  • Consistency: I always post once a week and if I’m motivate you will be surprised with an extra post. I post every Saturday.
  • Self-Hosting: I’m not tech savvy but I managed to successfully not only rebrand but also change and upgrade my wordpress.
  • Collaborations and Guest Posts: Now I have a tab to show all the posts I featured in.
  • Blog Readers and Followers: This has hugely increased and I definitely feel the love and support in the blogging community. I wish I had the exact figure of my blog followers back in January so I can compare.

The goals I still need to work on and I haven’t achieved yet:

  • Social Media Followers: I wanted to increase my followers in my main social media platforms Instagram, Facebook Page and Twitter. I wanted around 1000-2000. I’m still far from my target but I’m not discouraged because I want genuine followers who enjoy my content.
  • YouTube: I still haven’t started my channel even though I have video ideas. I need to stop procrastinating.
  • Blog Series: I still haven’t figured a unique series idea.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them. If it’s your first time visiting my blog please make sure to follow me for weekly posts on all things Motherhood and Family related.

What do you think of my new blog name?

Help me get one step closer to my goals by following me on Social media
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

Thanks for stopping by,

mrs jibril

You can find this post linked to these great blog link ups –

#KCACOLS   | Global Blogging |Dream Team |Twinkly Tuesday

36 thoughts on “2017 Blogging Update

  1. Tim says:

    Well done! It’s definitely good to have goals but not to beat yourself up too much, especially when it comes to numbers. Far better as you say to have an engaged audience than a large one who never interact. #KCACOLS

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  2. Jessica Foley (@ModernMomsLife) says:

    I followed you on Twitter and Instagram – I like the new blog name! I did some goals at the end of last year and I’m nervous to go back and see how I’m doing. I do plan on doing that closer to the end of the year. Goals are great for helping you stay on track!
    ~Jess
    #GlobalBlogging

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  3. popcornforlunch says:

    You’ve got one more Twitter and Insta follower now Mrs J!
    I hadn’t realised I wasn’t already following you!
    Sounds like you’re doing really well with blogging and congrats on going self-hosted too! I did it recently too and it’s so worthwhile isn’t it?!
    I agree with you on follower numbers – it’s so much more important to have an engaged audience than a mass amount of followers who are disengaged!
    Keep up the amazing work! #TwinklyTuesday

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  4. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... says:

    Well done on all you have achieved so far this year and good luck in continuing working towards your other goals #globalblogging

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  5. Lucy At Home says:

    I think having blogging goals is great. I’m always interested to see where other people are focussing their efforts as it gives me inspiration as to what I can do to improve. Congratulations on your rebrand and good luck with the rest of your goals #dreamteam

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  6. thesingleswan says:

    I really like the new blog name. It sounds like you have had a good year. It is good to have goals, but don’t get too hung up on numbers – it’ll take the fun out of blogging. Pen x #KCACOLS

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  8. Kerry says:

    It’s only recently that I have started making a note of my stats. Not to boost or get obsessed by, but more so I can see my progression and the fruits of my labour so to speak. Given you a little like on your platforms to help 😉 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

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