In this post, I want to share my June 2018 Review. At the start of January 2018, I uploaded a video to my YouTube channel to share my goals (business/personal) for the year 2018. In this blog post, I will share my June 2018 stats and whether or not I’ve reached those goals.
You can view the aforementioned video here:
Upload 3 YouTube videos per week
- You can see the videos I’ve uploaded this June via the playlist link below.13 videos in total, were uploaded. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUJklGeVwDGI9Kwh61-tuvky4SQ10B7Ox
Upload 1 Blog post per week
Daily posts on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter
It’s early days with this new strategy but so far I’m liking the results.
- In June 2018, I posted 14/30 days on Facebook. Overall I uploaded 18 individual posts on this platform and gained 5 page likes.
- Also this June, I slacked off on my Instagram. I have uploaded 14 posts on Instagram, the one below reached the most people. This month I uploaded my first IGTV video, I shared a book depository* haul, you can view this here.
June 2018 YouTube Stats
This month whilst my overall views were down on May 2018 the watch time is up. I’m also delighted that my comments were higher than the previous month.
Looking ahead to 2018 as a whole, my goal on YouTube is to achieve 6,000 subscribers for a total of 12,000 subscribers by December 31st, 2018. In June 2018 I gained 333 subs the number now stands at 7,982. Realistically I need to gain 500 per month. If these numbers stay the same I won’t be on course to reach my subscriber goal.
In the 6 months since January 2018, I’ve gained 2,022 subscribers, had 596,181 views with a watch time of 1,791,776 minutes.
If you are not subscribed to my YouTube you can do so here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4Aoym9f6tz7MRV7dzDQ5A
June 2018 Blog Stats
In June I uploaded 3 posts but all were at the start of the month. As a result, the analytics for the blog was way down this month.
My top 5 referrers were: YouTube with 80 views, Pinterest with 65 views, Facebook with 51 views, Search Engines with 36 views and Stumbleupon with 25 views.
Reduce screen time
June was an extremely warm month here in Ireland. We’ve been having a heatwave. As a result, we have been spending lots of time outside so reducing screen time.
Daily “learning” activities
Ava likes to sing along with us. Every day we sing between 5-10 songs and count 1-10 numerous times throughout the day too.
When we go for a morning walk, I always ensure to point out all the sights too.
We go on a playdate 1-2 times per week for some interaction with children her own age.
With the hot weather, we’ve been outside exploring a lot. Ava’s favourite activity is pointing out planes and helicopters in the sky. Paddle pools, trips to the playground, walks in the wild and water play keep her entertained. Ava has also been playing with her sandpit, bubbles, building blocks, golf balls, footballs. Lots of outside activity and she loves every second of it.
May was a game changer with Ava’s speech. June has been spent developing the words she knows.
Words she can now say: Hello, Mama, Car, Two, Three, Four, Six, Ten, Dada, Nana, Balloon, Bye, Bird, Bowl, Ball, Sky, Ladder, Yes, No, Go, Clock, Bubbles, Bob, Isla and Fridge. One thing she now says is “Oh God” and I can’t say I’m happy about that one.
She sounds out the letter “A’, “B’, “C”, “H”, “D”, “J” and “L”.
She also sounds all the animal noises for Dog, Cat, Cow, Sheep, Pig, Duck, Bird, Horse, Owl, Rooster, Lion and Chicken.
Read 1 book in each of these categories: financial, leadership and self-development
- FAIL, I did read 10 pages of Rich Dad, Poor Dad but I never completed or committed to it.
Spend 4 hours learning French
- FAIL, I think this goal is dead and gone, I’m so busy trying to build my blog and YouTube and look after my daughter, I barely have time to do anything else.
At the start of May 2018, we made the decision to focus on our finances and save as much as we can. We are a one income family and whilst money isn’t “tight” we do need to watch what we spend.
In April I started to budget via a software called * YNAB (You Need A Budget) and we managed to save €650. May we put €559 into our savings. June we spent pretty much what we earned, however, we did manage to send €275 into savings.
Overall I’m happy with my YouTube and Twitter stats for the month of June 2018. Like past months there are some areas needing improvement (Facebook, Blog and Instagram). July will be spent building my social media outlets and contact brands to get my YouTube and Blog out there. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my post today.
Until next time,
*YNAB – This is a referral link. You will receive a 34 day free trial of YNAB and if you decide to subscribe at the end of the trial we both get a free month of YNAB.
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