Welcome to our second Monthly summary! We had a somewhat productive February and enjoyed our Valentines together. We even shared some romantic posts, my favourite being a personal post about why I love to travel as a couple.
Where has February gone?! I think I blinked in the first week and it has disappeared! This month has been a football orientated month, with a few home games at Stamford Bridge and a weekend over in Birmingham for the Wolves vs Chelsea game. We have had some different job options arise and have enjoyed researching potential new home countries.
Oh, we also got Ricky Gervais tickets for May and Reading tickets to see Eminem!
Blog Numbers and Goals
This month the blog numbers have been steady. We have been averaging 150+ users a day, even though we haven’t managed to reach our weekly target of three blogs a week. This month we will get there with this target! Our organic search number is getting higher, we were average 5 – 10 a month before Christmas!
Our social media pages are going strong. Last month, I aimed for 1000 followers across our main three social media pages and reached (and succeeded) that number on two pages.
Our Instagram is struggling to get over 900! So many follows/unfollows which is frustrating! That is our focus for this month, so do over and check it out! 🙂
Next month, I will reach my three posts a week target and get that Instagram follower number up. I also purchased Ruth Soukup’s blogging 101 bundle ebook, so will get started on working my way through the tips and advise in that too!
Love and Hate
This month, I have been reading lots! I have enjoyed reading my favourite bloggers and there first travel adventures in 2017 – Lauren from Never Ending Footsteps tells us about her time in Mozambique (making me want to visit the African continent!) whilst Alex in Wanderland continues her exploration of her home base, Thailand.
75 things ‘busabout’, ‘topdeck’ & ‘Contiki’ passenders do in Europe – A hilarious read that I enjoyed, even though I have never worked for any of these companies.
10 Global Stops for the Foodie Traveller – As someone who travels for food, this post inspires me to travel to places I wouldn’t have necessarily thought about. The BBQ prawns from Nigeria look amazing whilst the Reindeer Tartare from Iceland, looks interesting.
Holiday Life With VS Without Kids – This is another post that cracked me up this month! A comparison between travel with and without kids (making me feel better about my decision to hold fire on having any children, any time soon)!
How to do Los Angeles to San Francisco by Train – I am intrigued by long train journeys! (what a weird sentence). I am thinking about taking a longer train journey so this blog post was an interesting read.
Not much to hate at the moment – apart from this incredibly cold, windy weather we are getting in the UK!
Highlight of the month
We spent a lovely weekend in Birmingham, watching Chelsea win against Wolverhampton during an FA cup game. Calum is happy to have booked up some more away games and the upcoming FA Cup game against Man United. I massively enjoyed our half term relaxing. We ever started a new project that we will share more about in the future!
Top Instagram Post
Our most popular and top Instagram post this month is this shot from our Yangtze River Cruise.
I am hoping for some warmer weather in March. It is incredibly hard to motivate ourselves to explore the South of England when Storm Doris is causing havoc. But, this month we will (of course!!!) be heading to more football games.
This month, I want to head to Hastings and head to their Aquarium and Battle Abbey. As we mentioned above, we are starting to work on a new project that we are hoping to develop more this month and of course, we will continue blogging about our time travelling.
Right, we need your help! We want to see and do as much as possible over the next few months so any South of England/London suggestions you have, let us know in the comments below!
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