November already? Are you kidding me? Does anybody else think that time is going by ridiculously fast, or is it just me? To kick off a new month, here’s a recap of October and what to expect in November. I’m excited to start sharing my blog stats and goals every month!

October’s Popular Posts

In case you missed it…

Most Recent: Dos and Donts of Road Trips

Life Lately

October Awareness: Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence

10 Must Reads for Girls

The Best of Pinterest

Fall Break Recap: Backpacking

10 Places to Visit in Your 20s

The Nanny Diaries

October Playlist

Welcome Back!

October Stats

Top traffic sources: Facebook and Google.

Countries: USA and Canada

337 unique visitors

875 page views: My page views this month significantly increased, and I think this is because of my rebrand and also my posting schedule. Posting consistently has really helped my blog grow!

297 comments (!!!): I can’t tell you how thankful I am to be part of such an amazing blogging community, and I love talking to all of you and reading your comments! All of your words are so kind. I really appreciate all of the love you show me and Always, S!

47 Twitter followers: Since my Twitter account for the blog is sorta new, I hope to increase my interaction on Twitter and expand Always, S! Its a little embarrassing to see such a low # of followers, but hey, everybody has to start somewhere, right?

1123 Instagram followers

Milestones/ 101 in 1001

The following are goals from my 101 in 1001 list that I’ve completed this month!

✓ Rebrand

✓ Go backpacking

✓ Create a custom font

✓ Take my best friend out to dinner just because

✓ Get my hair cut

✓ Buy a TV

November Goals

Here are my goals for next month, both personal and related to blogging:

□ Hit 1,000 monthly views (!!!)

□ Collaborate with another blogger

□ Participate in a twitter chat

□ Make straight A’s

□ Work out at least twice a week

□ Go one whole week without fast food

□ Host a blog linkup

□ Reach 100 Twitter followers

□ Travel

What about you? What are you goals for the month? I can’t wait to see my blog grow and come back on DECEMBER 1 (?!!!!) to give you an update!

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  • I like how you formatted this!
    Twitter Chats are a must.
    If you’d like the low down on the ones I hate to miss each week, let me know!
    Also congrats on increasing your pageviews.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Savannah

      Yes please! I’ll be in touch to get some Twitter chats from you! :]

  • Wow! You’ve made great progress. I’m working on getting more regular with my posts too. I’m in my second year, so the excited vibe of newness has started to wear off. I still love writing, though!

    Keep up the good work. 🙂

    • Savannah

      Thanks Natalie! I just rebranded so creating a post schedule seemed like the right thing to do. A post schedule definitely motivates me and helps me stay on track! You should try it! :]

  • I love that one of your goals is to create a custom font! It’s on my bucket list too! 🙂

    • Savannah

      I’m having the hardest time putting it on my blog, so hopefully within the next month I’ll figure out how to do it! Thanks for commenting! :]

  • I am loving your wanderlist! Congrats on all the blogging milestones 🙂

    • Savannah

      Thanks!! Hopefully my blog continues to grow. Hope you had a great Monday! :]

  • Love when people do goal post !! It gives me ideas and I can always relate ! I just did a November post to good luck on all your goals you got this !!! Laci @

    • Savannah

      Thanks so much! I’ll definitely have to check out your November post! :] Good luck with your goals as well! <3

  • I absolutely love your goals that you’ve set for yourself. I plan on a few of those for myself! Namely, participating in a Twitter chat and going a week without fast food.

    • Savannah

      Thanks so much! Yeah, I hope the fast food one works out…its SO hard when there’s a Chick Fil A and a Wendy’s so close by!

  • What great goals!! Here’s to a productive month. I’m gonna follow your blog’s Twitter right now!

    xoxo A

    • Savannah

      Thank you so much! I followed you back 😛

  • I would definitely recommend hosting a link-up! I’m doing so currently and it’s really fun and introduces you to a lot of other bloggers. Hope your November is awesome!

    • Savannah Ward

      I’m definitely looking to host one soon. Hope yours is awesome as well! :]

  • Ashley

    A great post! It looks like your blog is doing wonderfully! Congrats on this exciting growth!

    xo Ashley

  • Nicole

    I love your blog and I would totally partake if you made it!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  • Lauren

    You have some great goals and I know you’ll reach so many of them!!! Rooting for you. 🙂

  • Love the way you plan out your monthly goals!

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks! I think posts like this are a great source of motivation!

  • Having a low number of Twitter followers is so not embarrassing, we all have to start somewhere and I think it is great you are so motivated to grow your blog. Love your goals and I am looking forward to seeing you complete them throughout November!

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much for your encouragement :] I can’t wait to take a look at my progress at the end of the month!

  • Sara Kate Steadman

    This is great! I love how transparent you are! You are cracking me up. Some of these are serious (understandably) and others are so silly! Love that you included the no fast food part! Agreed.


    Sara Kate Styling

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much! I try, I try! The fast food part so far is a complete failure. I just made plans to eat Chick Fil A with my friend tomorrow. Oops.

  • I’m loving these goal posts .. it’s so exciting to see growth in your blog and where you’re headed!

    How 2 Wear It []

    • Savannah Ward

      I love posts like this because they are so inspiring. Because I posted this I hope I’ll challenge myself to complete all of the goals. Hope you’ve had a great week so far!

  • I love your goals! I hope to participate in more Twitter chats this month, as well. They will really help boost your Twitter engagement 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much! I’m looking forward to participating in many Twitter chats. I can’t wait to see how they help with my social media presence!

  • Taylor Murrell

    I like how you actual spell out your goals, I may have to start doing that myself. I’ve also noticed the increase in visitors with consistent post. I’ll have to look for you on Twiiter what’s your name on there?

  • Oh my goodness! You had such a huge increase in Instagram followers!

    • Savannah Ward

      I was SO excited when I saw that number! Having more than 1,000 is such a huge accomplishment for me.

  • Congrats on all the increases! 1127 Instagram followers is amazing, I’m still at like 50 haha. Every time we get a new month, it feels like the time is passing way too fast, in no time it’ll be 2016 already!

    Where are you planning to travel this month?

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin’

    • Savannah Ward

      Hey Angelina! I KNOW! I can’t believe its so close to Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. Time FLIES. This month I’m traveling to South Carolina for a weekend and I will also take some hiking trips. What about you? Do you have any big trips planned?

  • I love this type of post! I should consider putting everything in a post like this to keep track of everything. I reached 1000 Instagram followers this month and I was so excited/shocked/proud of myself. It’s awesome to think that over 1000 people care about what I post. You also accomplished a lot of your 101 in 1001 goals too! I’d say you’ve had a pretty productive October 🙂

    Kayla |

    • Savannah Ward

      I was SHOCKED when I got over 1,000! Thanks so much for commenting. I hope November is just as productive, and I hope its a great month for you as well! :]

  • I swear, this year is FLYING! One of my goals is to stop eating so much fast food, also! And as always, I want to work out even more!

  • Cat

    I love all of these goals. That is so exciting you hit over 1000 Instagram followers! I am currently working towards that.