As you can already tell from my last post. Well, who would have thought?! I am officially a MEGA SUPER STAR or almost one at least.
On the 23rd of January, @ebitimicreates surpassed 1000 views, and about 2 months after, on the 26th of March, she surpassed 2000 views! All this is following, my blog milestone post where I ended 2021 with over 500 views on my blog.
I am really happy about it, super ecstatic. It feels really good that I remained consistent, you know? I remember starting this blog and celebrating 5 blog posts and now this will be my 31st post on this blog.
Last year, between April to March, I published 11 posts. Now get this, between January and March this year, this would be my 20th post. It’s so crazy and amazing to see. In January alone, I had a little over 700 views and over 200 visitors. Like what is happening?!
I am soo proud of myself. I am happy I found something that I enjoy, it makes me feel really good that it’s growing this way.
Moving on, I want to be more intentional about what I post.
Question: How do you remain intentional about blogging. What does an intentional blog/blogger look like to you?
Okay that’s it for this post. See you in my next one!
I can’t believe that my baby is a one year old. Okay, I can believe it but it’s just an expression. I CAN’T BELIEVE MY BABY IS ONE YEAR OLD!!!. I am truly happy about it and to celebrate, I bought a cake…well, cheesecake.
I have been enjoying the Toffee cheesecake lately and my anniversary was a perfect excuse to buy it again.
Let’s do a mini flashback on my first posts on my blog
As I have expressed may times on my blog, I don’t like spending my money on unnecessary things, in fact, I don’t like spending my money. Period. But when I do spend money , I try as much as possible to make sure it’s worth it.
Anyways last year , I bought many great things , but in this post I will be mentioning 3 of my best purchases I made in 2021. These items have been so helpful and I hope to use them for at least two more years. So let’s get into it.
My Phone Cases
I bought this off of Ali express for £3.99(including tax) which is about ₦2,252. When I first got them I got it in the white and pink colour(Left Pic). After using it for a while , I loved the case so much that I decided to get it in black and green(right pic). My phone has fallen multiple times but with this case I am well assured that my phone safe because of the design of this case. I LOVE IT.
My Hook Earphones
OOOHHH this one right here! Who remembers when I mentioned in my post last year on Wednesday wins about being gifted the left ear of hook earphones (Link to post). Well, I ended up getting my own and all I have to say is money well spent. I bought this off Amazon for £22.92 which is about ₦12,940. I carry this almost everywhere, super convenient. The case is also a charger for the earphones which has proven useful on multiple occasion . It also has a touch feature so I can change the song and volume without touching my phone. I LOVE IT.
My Water Bottle
If you have seen any of my Smoothie post on my blog, then you would have seen this particular water bottle.I bought it from a B&M store for £2 which is about ₦1,128. I have purchased bottles ranging from a 2 litre , 1 litre , 700ml to even 500ml but none has satisfied me like this 450ml bottle. I cannot explain why but I just love it.
To round up, I am really happy with these purchases. I honestly use them on a daily basis and I am happy with the price I paid for all of them.
Okay that’s it for this post, see you in my next one!
I remember seeing a tweet about how the best time to set New years resolution is in march because January and February are just test-run for the actual year. Although I prefer starting from Day 01 to a Day 61. I think I deserve a new beginning right now. So this is me saying Happy New year!!!! again
Starting of the year, I decided to make a vision board. I wanted to show the process of making it but I seem to have lost all the files except the actual vision board. I am just thankful I didn’t loose the actual vison board.
Anyways here are the results
The pictures are pretty self explanatory. I think I’m happy with how it looks . I’m thankful for life and I am super excited for the blessings this year will bring. What are your goals for this year?
This is old news but I realized I never really celebrated this win on here.
For some weeks, I was thinking of ways to better my blog. With many ideas flowing and with soo many decisions to make. One thing I always wanted was to have a blog domain. Not because I want to be a ‘super’ blogger or seem more serious or anything like that. I just wanted to know how It would feel.
So I bought it. On the first day of the year, my blog changed from ebitimicreates.wordpress.com to ebitimicreates.com . How cool.
I consider this a huge win and this is super amazing. So as a winner that I am, I am going to point out the wins that I am grateful for leading to the mother win.
God and myself– God because there are many valid reasons why I don’t need to continue blogging, there are many thoughts I could be having that will deter me from this path, but the light of God which shines through me has allowed me to continue this journey. I am proud of myself for being confident, consistent and willing to blog. I am proud of my blog , my blogging journey and my blog growth. Have I said I am proud of my self ?
My family-The opportunities my parents have given me is the reason why I have a laptop , I have access to a school that has computers , and I also have internet access to even think about blogging as a hobby. My siblings are God sent, I can’t imagine life without them, they are literally my support system. I am blessed to live a life I am happy with and I am also blessed that I have people that contribute to this happiness. The life I have been born into is a privilege that many do no have. For this, I am truly honored and grateful.
Obliviously there are other aspects of my life that I am grateful for but I am shouting out these people especially because of the financial role they play in my life. They are the reason why I am able to live life comfortably and at the same time spend money on a hobby by paying for a blog domain that I frankly do not need.
Thank you all with all my heart.
To round up, if you are getting an award soon and you need someone to write your speech for you . Please refer to my contact page. I will be charging a small fee. Enough to renew this membership next year because I just might be broke. It seems like buying blog domain is for the rich.
Just like every other new blogger, I look at my stats a lot , like everyday. Scrolling through WordPress Reader(something I really love doing), I found a post by Lifestyle Season, reflecting on her blog last year. I already planned on posting about my blog growth and milestone on Wednesday wins ,like I usually do, but I liked the format she used .It was more detailed and it gave better insights on her growth. I also used My Blogging Annual Review to break this down as well. So today I will be giving a summary of my blog growth in 2021.
Here we go…
I started my blog in April ,2021 with three categories:
Student Journey now called Studenting (changed in Jan,2022)
Ebitimi Taste now called Just a taste(changed in Jan,2022)
Thriving Thursdays which I later changed toWins-day/Wednesday wins some days after.
I’ve actually changed this to just ‘Wins day’. The reason for the initial change was because I decided I was going to post on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays. This new change is because I might change my posting days so…yeah.
My blogging schedule was posting every Wednesdays, once a week. In the whole of 2021, I published 11 posts. I had a total of 511 views ,162 visitors and 57 likes .
The views takes into account my other pages like homepage, Blog page, About, contact and archives page. I surpassed 500 views in December 2021, I grew to 14 followers. I published 4 posts in May ,2021. This made it my month with the highest number of published posts. My blog had the highest views ever on October 5 2021 , with a groundbreaking 69 views in one day.
I am thoroughly impressed with my growth. I am thankful and humbled by the progress my blog has made even with my inconsistencies in 2021. Like really, I know it may sound odd but I genuinely did not expect people to view my post at all. This was/is like my very own private hobby on the Internet.
I am thankful to God, I am thankful to the people that read my posts , people that liked , and people that followed. I have to cackle a bit because it is embarrassingly funny and impressive at the same time. Out of 38 posts expected, I posted 11 . Based on this , you would be able to have a rough predictions of what my numbers would have possibly been , if you triple my current stats. Now that’s crazy.
Another reason why I am impressed is because these figures were from strangers. I kept this blog from family and friends (my decision), so It really amazes me to see what I have been able to achieve on my own. I am disappointed I wasn’t able to remain consistent. I already talked about how I felt in my previous post. Click here to view. It makes me wonder how much bigger my blog would have been if I remained consistent.
Moving Forward: Letter to myself
One of my goals in 2022 is to remain true to myself, and continuously write posts that reflect that. Also, I want to be more personal on my posts especially in the studenting section. I think it’s important that I give advice from my personal experience, which I do but I want to give off a ‘me to you’ vibe instead of a ‘me to all of you’ vibe, if that makes sense😅.
Another thing, I want to post twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays,but I know I am not ready because of other commitments I have with Uni and other extracurricular activities. So I’m hoping by next year, I will be ready to explore that.
I wish myself, Ebitimi Creates, all the people that have viewed , will view and are currently viewing Ebitimi Creates , the best of the year 2022!
One more thing! If you read this till the end(this is the end), Thank you . BTW Today is the last Wednesday of the month and I would like to celebrate that I have posted every wednesday in January. *Pats myself on the back*. Super proud of my consistency.
See you in February, the month of love.
Okay one more thing for the last time!Do you have any advice for bloggers,like myself, trying to be consistent? Drop it in the comments!
Yes it’s me ,Ebitimi, back here after a couple of months.
To be honest, I have some excuses I can use so I don’t look that bad but I choose to not use them. So we’re just going to act like I never left, Okay? Okay. Thanks for understanding .
Since we’ve sorted that out, let’s move on to more important things like How has everyone been?!
I’ve been mostly great. I’m currently ill so I’m not feeling too great right now but generally I’m fine.
You know living the flashy Uni life, being a city girl , doing hot girl shit , crossing boundaries and breaking generational curses-not like I have any but yeah- and just living life to the fullest!
Truthfully, I am alive.
And I think that’s enough of an achievement especially because this year has been ‘year-ing’ like never before and Time is ‘flying so fast, it’s almost suspicious.
Basically, it’s been a ride. A crying-laughing-dirty-clean-hate-love- overwhelming-underwhelming-peaceful-war filled year, but a ride nonetheless. I hope to ride it better than I have been so far. This brings me to another impotortant topic I wanted to talk on.
Honestly, I am disappointed that I was unable to remain consistent in blogging through the summer , although I expected it because there was actually so many things going on. The dissapointment I feel comes fromnot posting or interacring for this long. So my goal is that I don’t stay away for more than 4 weeks , If I have to take a step back for any reason at all.
In the previous post, I expressed my concerns of having sent out over 60 applications but was rejected at the application stage…in all of them. So I rounded up the post by manifesting an interview invite by the end of the week , which I didn’t get . So I hoped for the next week. Well Guess what?
I GOT AN INTERVIEW INVITE.
When I saw it , I think I was preparing for an exam so I was revising. I feel really happy about it. That’s it. I don’t have much to say about it since nothing is for certain . If/when I get it , I will have a lot more to say but for now I’m grateful to God for giving me the the opportunity and guiding me to apply for this company. I hope I get it and/or a better opportunity at a better location.
To round up , I am manifesting.
I am manifesting a message informing me of a successful interview and moving to the next stage of the process by the end of this week. AMEN
I also have to thank everyone for reading and engaging me with my post. I really appreciate it with all my heart.
Welcome to another Wednesdays wins post where we celebrate our wins because why not?
It may not be that obvious from the the title but I’m really, really excited. This is me right now.
Ebitimi Creates has 6 posts on it! This is a big deal. This is a really big deal for me. You cannot begin understand how much this means to me. I post once a week on my blog and three times a week on my other platforms. So for 6 weeks , I have been posting 4 times in a week as planned(well not exactly but the posts have been going up,i’m trying…)
Yes, I wrote all the posts,I planned and I put in the effort but it’s just crazy because I actually did it. It shows consistency , less procrastination, increased seriousness and overall growth on my part. A very big congratulations to me!
To be honest, I didn’t expect this much from myself this time because I have attempted to blog at a consistent rate for a long time. I am glad that I didn’t give up and continued trying and I hope to continue like this. Thanks to everyone who reads, shares and supports Ebitimi Creates . You deserve an even bigger win and you’ll get it soon!
I really do want to know your smallest wins and biggest wins for the week,month or year. So feel free to let me know via comments or contact page!
I have a post coming soon after this. Some updates will be coming up in regards to the ‘better-ing’ the blog. With that being said,