Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints #20

Welcome!  Its time for another monthly blog stats and helpful hints post. Just picking up a few helpful hints I hope will make a difference in our blogs growth in the future and keeping them in a Pinterest blogging board for future reference.

I hope you will also join us in the Personal Goals and Priorities in 2015 linky below and let us know how you are doing with your personal and blogging goals.  More information to follow below.

Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints

So lets get busy making your blog grow!

We are always trying to make our blogs look the very pleasing to the eye.  Especially with pictures and graphics. We all have taken tons of pictures and with the help of photo software, end up with beautiful pictures to represent our posts.  But, sometimes you just want something different for your blogs header, sidebar and posts. Be creative with your graphics and photos.


I recently came across a great site called Creative Market.  I have found so many different free items to download and use which change out monthly.  Fonts, graphics, blog templates, themes, photos and add ons are just a few of the choices they have to look at.  Not everything is for Photoshop users. They offer JPG and PNG files too. Please read the description to see what you need to open the files with.

I always wait for the bundle offers to come up because you save so much instead of buying individual sets.

I personally have the Custom Scene bundle edition and adore it!!!!  I used it to make the desktop “Being Creative” picture above.  What I love about this bundle is you have custom scenes that you don’t need Photoshop for.  This kit comes with a Rasterized Version which can be used with other software (Paint Shop Pro) and with Pixlr or Gimp which is free software. This bundle is for everyone who is looking for a great presentation or branding.  For less than $30 (which is 70% off of the total price of all the items listed), you get over 150 items and 27 premade scenes. Its so worth it.

UPDATE: I received an email about the bundle above that the creator has added new items to this bundle.  So you are getting more for the same price!


Oh my be still my heart!!  There are so many font bundles which come out all the time.  This one is only $19 for very popular fonts.  If you love to make cards or invitations, these are perfect for them.  Watch for mega font bundles for a great price too.

I receive emails all the time from Creative Market letting my know about the latest sale, free items and coupons.  So don’t forget to sign up.

I also go to Design Cuts, Pixel Buddha, Mighty Deals and The Hungrey JPG (which is offering a 25% off coupon for July for signing up).  These 3 also have free items to download too. Best PSD Freebies is another great site where you can search free graphic files easily.

Enjoy being creative!

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Goal reach right now is to keep 10,000 views monthly!

Now on to my stats for the end of July:

Total income for 2014 = $780.12 

Google adsense:  $3.49 = $23.82 for 2015
Media Net:  $.62 = $2.54 for 2015
Izea: $64.50 = $64.50 for 2015
Business2Blogger – $40 for 2015
Tapinfluence – $25 for 2015
Collective Bias – $15 for 2015
BlogHer – $75 = $175 for 2015
Total for 2015 = $345.86

Monthly user visits:  2958
Unique monthly visitors: 2569
Monthly page views: 6,854
Average page views per visit: 2.31
Average visit duration: 1:00 minutes

Google: 0
Pinterest: 1639
Facebook: 1387
Twitter: 1383
Google+: 1292
Instagram: 1104

I was so excited about last months 10,000 views which lasted most of the month and then reality set back in and my stats came back to what they usually are around 7,000 views.  I am learning how a really good post will bring in views.

Social media likes are still going up.  Lot of work with the Facebook Groups.  I highly recommend to join any you like to learn from other bloggers and help boost your site.

If you have any questions about any of the items discussed, please let me know and be sure to check out my past posts for Blog Stats & Helpful Hints.

How are your goals coming along so far?

Keep on bloggin!


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Creative K Kids

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  1. I’ve never heard of Creative Market! It looks great. Thanks for the recommendation. Don’t let the stats get you down. I have no doubt you will hit that 10,000 goal consistently very soon, my friend. You have a wonderful blog that helps many, including me :).

    1. If you love anything graphics, you will love Creative Market. Just sign up for their newsletter to be informed of all the weekly free items available.

    1. I hear ya Nikki. That simple little idea turned out to be a great post. Now I need to do another one. And another one. 🙂

    1. Emily, sign up for their newsletter for free items. There are some really nice stuff some times and they add new things weekely. Thanks for stopping by

  2. We have quite similar blog stats and I am also struggling for the 10,000 views.
    I had a post at the end of June that boosted my views up to July and then stats went back to normal again.
    I guess it is also a summer thing.
    Success to us! 🙂

    1. Thanks Debbie for stopping by. The main reason I started showing my stats was to show bloggers in the same position I am in and not to get frustrated but to learn how to improve and go forward. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. Keeping track of your stats is such a great idea. It encourages you to keep growing and improving!

  4. I had good stats in June too- Had one or two posts that did well; then this month, they crashed the lowest they have been since November. But I went back to before November, and I’m still double what I was last summer, so I need to keep perspective. I haven’t had time to make many printables or really network either. I need to remember what’s really important and not worry about stats too much. Fall is coming! i have no doubt that your stats will soar. You have great posts.

    1. Thanks Tammy. Thats what I love about stats. You can always go back and check many months back. Looking forward to fall too!

  5. I’m going to check out Creative Market, it sounds like something I’d really get a lot of use out of. Congrats on your stats and earnings, I should really keep up with mine but just don’t seem to want to make the time, lol. School starts back next week so I might have more time for it after that.

  6. Thank you for telling us about Creative Market. It always helps to have these resources that will help us stay inspired with our blogs. I think Imma check out those brush fonts.

  7. I never knew there were so many places to get fonts. I went into a couple of them and looked at the free ones-I definitely will be thinking about this. There have been times when I wanted to mix up the fonts in a post but with blogger I could not quite find the one I wanted. I think the JPeg one will probably work for me.

  8. I actually just heard of Creative Market yesterday. I can’t believe what I’ve been missing! Sounds like you had a great month, and I’m sure it will get back up there. You have some great content!

  9. I am trying to figure out Izea. Most posts or/and social media opps are not in my niche. My numbers Sky Rocketed because a company advertised my post.. I am waiting for reality to hit.

    1. HI Aimee. I use to be part of Social Spark which is now Izea. I had quite a few ops through Social Spark and only one through Izea now. I am wanting to try the pay version starting in 2016 for a year, $12, and see if that will bring in more ops. Love having companies advertise a story.

  10. I am going to check out those brush fonts for sure! Thank you for sharing! It’s always nice to see what other bloggers are doing that is working for them!

    1. Hi Logan. I LOVE the brush strokes. They just had a huge bundle of brush strokes. I’m sure they will do another one soon. Sign up for the emails to get the notices.

  11. This is so inspiring reading your stats! I love how you share the breakdown of your income too. Thanks for sharing All this!

  12. After reviewing my stats for the last view months, I decided to focus more on creating better content and decide time to my best social media channels. I was spending far too much time in social media gaming groups with little to no return. Hopefully during the month of August, I’ll have a greater organic reach.

    Creative Market is such a good resource.

    1. Hi Reginia. Have you tried being part of a link group or giveaway? Those helped me get started and getting your name out there. Commenting often on other blogs helped me too. Sorry you are getting any return on the groups you are in.

  13. This is a very great post and Inspiring . haven’t heard about the creative markets but it will looks great you’re rich 😀 thank you for making me inspired

  14. I haven’t heard about Creative Market until now. I could use the themes and fonts. Heading over there to check the freebies. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Aww!! This is some AWESOME info!! I too struggle to get traffic / views to my blog. Without using tribes to help boost my engagement my site is line alone. Maybe using some FB adds would help some? Or change up my theme perhaps?

    Well thanks so much for sharing. Very helpful indeed.

  16. Thanks for the suggestion of Creative Market, I will have to check out their new bundles. Congratulations on the 10000 page views, I’m sure you will be exceeding that on a regular basis.

  17. Thanks for this great post that I am bookmarking. I am in the process of growing my blog and these helpful hints will really come in handy for me.

    1. Thanks Erica. I really love Creative Market. Be sure to sign up for their emails and then you will see their weekly freebies

  18. Thanks for sharing this! Thanks for linking up to the Blogger Brags pinterest party. I have pinned your post to the Blogger Brags pinterest board.

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