Dear September, you are so very welcome here. We have a few more warm weeks here in Tennessee, but soon the cool, crisp weather will arrive in full force, and I am a little excited about it! Autumn is the best, don't you think?

Thanks to a sweet friend's encouragement, I've started writing down my monthly goals, and last month was my first time sharing them with you! I love setting goals because I love having something to work towards. I didn't complete everything on my list, but that's okay. Whatever I don't complete just gets moved to the next month.


1 | Update all blog pages - I did this!! I still have some things I'd like to add or edit, but for the most part, this is done.

2 | Re-design blog - The largest part of this project is done.  There are a few small things I still would like to change and tweak, but all in due time.

3 | Do a reader survey - Nope. This didn't happen at all! Coming soon!

4 | Complete more chapters of the Blog Life course - I think I finished four more chapters of this course. Slowly but surely I'll finish it!

5 | Take a Skillshare class - I'm taking a class for work, but I haven't taken a class for me or for blogging yet.

6 | Open an Etsy shop - This one was SO close to being done, but I ran into a little bit of a traffic jam. I've got to figure out a couple of technical issues and tackle opening the shop this month.


1 | Do a reader survey - Seriously, I just want to know more about you!

2 | Open an Etsy Shop - Once I conquer all technological issues, the shop will be up and running!

3 | Complete three Blog Life chapters - This course has be amazing so far. I have learned so much and can't wait to see what the rest of the chapters have in store. I highly recommend Blog Life to anyone...whether you are a new blogger or you've been around for a while. There is something for every one.

4 | Host a Q&A session - I've seen a lot of people do these types of posts and thought it would be fun to open up the blog for questions! You guys sent in quite a few, and there's still time to ask a question if you haven't already!

5 | Read The Circle Maker - I first heard about this book from Sam, and now Beth is reading it as well. I need to order it from Amazon so I can start reading! Have you read it?

Emily Abernathy said...

Good job on your August goals! I've been hearing about the Blog Life course everywhere - maybe I should check it out. :)

allisonramsing said...

Circle Maker is such an incredible book, you'll love it!

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

Yay for September goals! You did so awesome on your goals last month! Reader survey! I'll be all over it! Etsy shop, can't wait! Q&A, can't wait to hear the answers! The Circle Maker, amazing!

Martha Kate Stratton said...

The Circle Maker is currently sitting on my bedside table. It is next on my list as soon as I finish One Thousand Gifts! I've heard awesome things and can't wait to start it!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh One Thousand Gifts was really good!! Hope you're liking it!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Thanks friend!
I'm excited about all of my goals for this month!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh yay!! Glad you liked it...can't wait to start it!

Amy Hodgdon said...

The circle maker sounds like a great book! I definitely need to put that one on my list too!
Autumn really is the best!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Thank you!! Oh YES, you totally should. I think it is well worth the cost.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Eeeeps. It is! What is the weather/changing of seasons like in Alaska?

Amy Hodgdon said...

Yay for good books!
The weather here is getting cold so quick! Our camping trip over the weekend was chilly! But northern lights viewing is coming up soon and that is incredible!

Megan McIlvaine said...

OMG. Seeing the northern lights is on my bucket list.

Gina Alyse said...

Such awesome goals! I think reader surveys are great in getting to know your followers :) I'm wishing you all the luck with these goals. Hope September is great for you!

Meg McIlvaine said...

I think the Blog Life course is great. It's hard to shell out $50 for it, but I think it's worth it! It just gives really great advice on blogging and planning and has really helped me be a little more organized.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks Gina!

Amy said...

i so thought i commented on this a while ago.
i LOVE all of your goals! can't wait to see the etsy shoppppp!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Onnnnnnne dayyyyyy the etsy spot will open. Can't wait.