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March 2017 Blog + Income Report: Inching Towards Our Largest Goal To Date

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At Thrive Lounge, we encourage women (well, everyone... but mainly women) to visualize what they want and work towards it, no matter how scary it may seem. The past two months since our first Vision Board Conference have been exhilarating. We've gotten back AH-MAZING feedback from women that, because of our conference, have decided to get back in the driver's seat of their lives and TAKE CONTROL of their destiny. (Doesn't that statement give you so much life!)

After watching all this #GirlbossMagic for the past two months, we've decided to step outside of our own comfort zone to.... (drumroll please)

produce the highest quality vision board event... ever.

We're incredibly excited by this goal for two reasons:

  1. We plan to reach MORE WOMEN... (6X more women to be exact)
  2. We WILL add more VALUE by bringing in top speakers, presenting workshops that will catapult you into 2018 AND make sure we have the best food + drinks + giveaways. 

This month, we started working towards this end goal as well as the others we set last month.

The Recap - March Goals: 

  • Start planning for VisionCon 2017.
  • 238 Email List Subscriber (10% increase from February 2017)
  • 948 website page views (10% increase from February 2017)
Traffic Report

Page Views: 

  • Last Month: 862
  • Goal: 948 page views
  • Actual: 619

Email List: 

  • Last Month: 217 Total Email List Subscribers
  • Goal: 238
  • Actual: 276

619 Page views, 266 Facebook Likes, 276 Email List

Top traffic sources:

30% came from search (we've been stepping our SEO game up lately)

30% came from Direct Link

30% came from Social Media

  • 45% comes from Facebook
  • 25% comes from Twitter
  • 15% Instagram
  • 15% Twitter

10% came from other places on the interwebs

Top Pages visited this month: 

Email List:

The email list jumped up a bit last month because we started a meetup group! Starting a meetup group can be a great way to meet your target audience in person and build a stronger relationship with them the old fashioned way. 

Social Media:  

Believe it or not, social media is not one of our goals this year. Instead, we're focusing on building our email list. The thinking behind this is that we do not own our followers on social media (ie. Facebook can change their algorithm whenever they want and they decide what followers see each post), but we do own our email list.  While we continue to track our following here, it's just to have full transparency. However, rest assured, if we have a random jump, we'll be sure to let you know why!

If you want to know how we got to our first 200 followers, take a look at our first month of blogging recap post


What else happened this month: 

Nonprofit Vision Board Workshop

We LOVE doing nonprofit + corporate vision board workshops. This month was incredibly empowering because we had the opportunity to do a vision board workshop at Bridges to Independence, a nonprofit that helps lead individuals out of homelessness and into permanent homes. 

CLARITY Mastermind For the Ambitious Girlboss

CLARITY Mastermind was a huge success! We got a first hand look at the types of questions people have about their businesses and learned the lessons others have picked up along their entrepreneurial journey.

Goal Setting April

Find mentors for VisionCon 2017
Finalize the event Business Plan + Budget
Research Event Financing Options

What we learned:

Tiny steps every day add up to a huge impact down the line. Even though we don't always see the result of our investment in the short term, if we stick with it we can all make a huge difference in our lives. The biggest take away this month is to invest your time, money, and energy wisely.

As a wise woman once said (thought no one really knows who)... 


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How To Find Time In Your Busy Schedule For Social Media

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Finding time to do social media can be very difficult. I know that I struggle with this quite a bit and often times find that social media gets put on the back burner. Not on purpose. It just happens. I’m sure many can relate to how important it is to be active on social media. Yet the struggle in finding time to create postings and keep up with the accounts is evident. I have created myself a three step process that has allowed me to be able to overcome social media anxiety and stay on track with my social media goals!

Step 1 - Vision, Purpose, and Plan

The first major aspect of your social media plan is to make sure you can visualize your purpose. What are you trying to portray to your audience? What is the purpose of the information you will be sharing? How does it fit in with your big overall plan? These are all things that you will need to plan and map out as you work on your postings. Many people, like myself, use a predefined content calendar. Start with the holidays knowing you will post about it, then special events, then work your way down to your project goals knowing when you will release special or new content etc. This alone should fill in most of your days with the others with misc. topics for discussion and to increase engagement.  This will take the most brain power and most time. However, this is crucial. Planning ahead will help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and not knowing what to post.

Step 2 - Schedule Away

I am in love with automation systems such as Buffer which allows me to plug in my postings, schedule, then basically forget about them. It takes it from there to make sure they are posted at the time I designate. I only have to worry about posting to Instagram at the correct time. Even still, it will send me a reminder with all the information to make it convenient and easy. I recommend focusing on suggested times, but also times that you personally see an increase in engagement and views. Everyone’s times are different, but 12pm-2pm has always been a sweet spot for me.

Step 3 - Make Time in My Planner

I believe the main hurdle for most is actually setting aside time to make posts happen. You can write them, but if they never get scheduled, it does you no good. You can write posts with no purpose in mind. This will only hurt you in the end as well. Block off a chunk of time in your planner and make it intentional. Know your purpose and be aware of the impact you are making for your business. Social media is a fantastic tool that needs an afternoon to be watered to grow. Take time to engage with others, check other pages in your niche, and have fun with it. The worst thing you can do it make it feel like a chore.

Social media and a busy life can be difficult. However, it can be done. With a powerful mindset and the right tools, you can easily work towards your social media goals in no time.


Ashley is a twenty-one-year-old college student who is in love with her two basset hound puppies. She owns Blank Slate Media Consulting which focuses on designing WordPress based websites for small business owners. Ashley enjoys being organized, crushing goals, and blogging. You can check out her blog at:


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