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Life in July 2020
Well, I thought July was pretty meh like the rest of 2020, but I’m gonna be a bit ‘glass half full’ right now and share some cool things that happened, even if they were small things.
I save both a turtle and a tiny lizard. The turtle was saved from the road and the tiny lizard was saved from the dogs I was dog sitting.
In our apartment complex, we have two new residents. We’re pretty lucky and have a wide variety of wildlife despite not really being near the country. We have tons of geese (including super cute goslings), rabbits, squirrels a plenty, hummingbirds. I’ve also seen a pair of foxes once. Well, we now have a resident groundhog. That I’ve quickly named Bill Murray. He’s very active and graces us with his majesticness several times a day. We also have a bobcat now. Well, we only saw him one day (twice) so maybe just passing through but still cool.
I dog sat for a repeat client that has two precious dogs.
Made a very, very quick pitstop in Montgomery, Alabama. Timely reflection on the current affairs in my country. Also, Montgomery is very eery when there are no people around.
I made friends with some goats. Enough said.
And, I read a whole lotta books. Including some old favorites and some new favorites. You can check out my other site if you’re into reading.
Where Was I Featured in July 2020
I wrote about alcoholic jokes, quarantine, and PTSD for The Doe.
I continued to write some super fun and light-hearted posts for Let’s Eat Cake which were a nice break from the heavy stuff.
I wrote a very personal piece for Indigo Blue Magazine on bisexuality.
Income Report for July 2020
In July 2020, I earned a total of $1969.84 from my blog or projects obtained through my blog.
Affiliate Income: $28.61
- Booking.com – $0
- Amazon – $12.09
- CJ – $0
- Skimlinks – $0
- Get Your Guide – $0
- ShareASale – $0
- Awin – $0
- Scout & Cellar – $16.53
Freelance Writing: $478
Freelance Projects: $847
Sponsored Posts: $575
Sponsored Instagram Posts: $0
- Pinterest VA (for scheduling) – $90
- Google Suite – $13.11
- Tailwind (for Pinterest scheduling) – $14.99
- Adobe Stock – $30
- Keysearch (for keyword research) – $13.60
- Adobe (for editing) – $10.96
- Social Media/Blog Writing Outsourcing – $250
NET INCOME FOR JUNE: $1546.98
This is my biggest gross and net income month! I’m so pleased.
Blog Traffic for July 2020
Really, really happy to see all these positive numbers this month. Every stat for all three websites went up a significant amount. I hope this is a trend.
- Monthly sessions for Wild Hearted: 19,149 (-143)
- Monthly sessions for Oddities and Curiosities: 7,264 (-1,470)
- Monthly sessions for Books Beans & Botany: 837 (+213)
- Monthly page views for WH: 27,979 (-163)
- Monthly page views for OC: 14,064 (-1,462)
- Monthly page views for BBB: 1342 (+337)
- Monthly users for WH: 17,571 (-280)
- Monthly users for OC: 7,059 (-1,358)
- Monthly users for BBB: 571 (+114)
- Social media followers for WH: 68,400 (-59)
- Facebook – 1069 (-4)
- Twitter 30,417 (-32)
- Insta – 12623 (-68)
- Tiktok – 4937 (+/- 0)
- Pinterest – 19354 (+45)
- Social media followers for OC: 811 (+13)
- Facebook – 252 (+8)
- Twitter – 304 (+2)
- Insta – 102 (+1)
- Pinterest – 153 (+2)
- Social media followers for BBB: 715 (+27)
- Facebook – 27 (+1)
- Twitter – 80 (+13)
- Insta – 589 (+10)
- Pinterest – 19 (+3)
- Blog posts published/updated for WH: 8 (+3)
- Blog posts published/updated for OC: 0 (- 2)
- Blog posts published/updated on BBB: 16 (+6)
MOST POPULAR POST
My most popular post in July was this one about the best waterfalls near Gatlinburg.
Other Posts Published in July
- Monthly Recap: June 2020
- Essential Roadtrip Safety Tips During Covid-19
- 8 of the Best Hikes near Gatlinburg for All Skill Levels and Seasons
- Why I Jumped at the Chance to Go to Sea (Guest Post)
- 8 Niagara Falls Hotels That’ll Guarantee You Wake Up on the Right Side of the Bed
Most Loved Instagram Post
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If you’re like, “hey, that’s not you.” You’d be correct. This is my sister and she has started writing a couple articles a month for me starting with the best waterfalls near gatlinburg and the best hikes near gatlinburg! You should go check them out now and say hello to her @kyliehubbard! This particular spot is Charlie’s Bunion and it starts from one of the most popular spots in the Smokies: Newfound Gap. Regardless of what season or time of day you get to the summit of Charlies Bunion, you’re sure to leave more than pleased by the spectacular views. #SmokiesSafe #recreateresponsibly #gsmnp #gsmnptrails #charliesbunion #gatlinburg #gatlinburgtennessee #gatlinburgtn #gatlinburgtrail #smokymountains #smokymountainsnationalpark #hikingadventures #hikingtrails #girlswhohike #outdoorspaces #gtfo #getoutside #easttennessee #easttnphotographer #tennessee #tennesseelife #tennesseeliving #tennesseehiking #tennesseevacation
What I Read This Month
I made a lofty goal to read 100 books in 2020. And, I’m happy to say, I’ve finished 50 books so far and I’m pretty happy about that!
What I Watched in July
Well, at least no one can judge me on the number of movies and shows I watch now.
- I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
- Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Down to Earth
- High Maintenance
- Warrior Nun
- The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
- Love on the Spectrum
- Unsolved Mysteries (2020)
- The Speed Cubers
- Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
- Child’s Play (2019)
- Palm Springs
- The Kissing Booth 2
- A Ghost Story
- Crazy Delicious
- Love, Victor
- Bates Motel
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO…
My Favorite Murder podcast!
Coming Up in August 2020
I also hope to get in some more hiking and kayaking this month.
Lots of reading, lots of enjoying the company of my boyfriend and dog, and lots of writing (hopefully!)
What are you doing in August?
- The Transformative Power Of Travel In College Life - November 28, 2023
- Sink Your Teeth Into These 55 Shark Puns - November 27, 2023
- 11 of the Coolest and Most Unique Airbnb Gatlinburg Options - November 4, 2023