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August Highlights // 100k views! + great blogs

My goodness, this month was A LOT.

I’ve been drafting this post in my head for the last week or so because I have SO MUCH TO SHARE. I’m not sure if it’s because of my exams, a new project I took on, or that I’ve been more active on twitter; but it has added up and August felt like at least two whole months.

Remember when Taylor Swift said “August slipped away into a moment in time” and “August slipped away like a bottle of wine”? She was definitely not talking about August 2020.

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In-Real-Life Highlights

I wrote my last exams of undergrad! It feels like a constant worry that has been in my chest for the last semester, but also the last 4 years to be honest, has been lifted. I feel relieved and energetic to be done. I’ve been looking forward to finishing my engineering degree for over a year and it feels really good. Now all I need is to pass in my subjects, get my degree ASAP, and cut ties from my university which has caused me a LOT of stress (even until today but let’s save my rant for another post).

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Reading Updates

I completed my 2020 reading goal of 100 books! The original goal was actually 150 which I had lowered because my pace wasn’t good back in the first few months. Now, I might actually make it?

I’ve decided to not raise my goal to 150 though. While it would be nice to hit that number, I don’t want that to be another thing taking up space in my head. It will not become another thing to stress about.

In August, I managed to read 10 books which is a little lesser than last month but considering I had finals, it’s a good sign because that means I studied haha.

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Blogging Highlights

This blog reached a 100k views!!!! Out of which 45k was in 2020 alone even though I’ve been blogging since 2016. This feels surreal. I have 2k followers but 100k views haha. It’s a very huge milestone and I want to celebrate but this happened a day before my finals began. Also, I’m not eating any food from outside because of COVID-19 so a celebratory cupcake will have to wait.

While studying for finals, I came up with a series for the blog and announced it on Twitter. It got 10x responses than I expected which blew me away. Preparation for Blogletters is already underway and I can’t wait for all of you to see it.

Charlie @ The Miss Charley had me over as part of a series on her blog. I wrote about my entire college experience as my guest post. You can check it out here!

Top posts (that went up in August):

10 things I learnt from ~5 years of blogging

This post took a lot of time and effort and I’m overjoyed that it received a lot of attention and comments. There are several long comments and those are the best. So yeah, I’m super happy.

My life updates are generally quite popular so I’m not actually surprised about this haha. It was cathartic to write, though. It’s basically a rant.

2k followrs Q&A

This was the celebratory post for hitting 2k followers last month. I had a lot of fun writing it and it was wonderful to see everyone liking it.

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Blogosphere Highlights

I actually spent a TON of time reading blogs this month. This section was what I’ve been specifically looking forward to because I have several great blog posts to share.

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August Goals

Hey, remember when I set goals for August even though I knew I’ll be having finals? Bad decision.

  • Do/plan an extra event for @bujobeauties
  • Make a spreadsheet for the Kdramas that I’ve seen. Until now I’ve been keeping track on a notes app but a spreadsheet will be better ❌
  • Finish 3 prompts for 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge ✅ only because I went through my list and found that some books I had already read ticked off some unfinished prompts.
  • Buddy read Coming Out as a Dalit by Yashica Dutt with Pinki @ books & art journal ✅❌ Instead I buddy read The Switch with Pinki and Nikhat.

Honestly I didn’t even work on these goals.

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September Goals

  • Work on Blogletters. This will take most of my energy next month haha.
  • Read at least 1 paperback.
  • Buddy read? I have a few but they’re not set in stone.
  • Finish Ninth House and To Kill a Kingdom.
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And that’s a wrap!

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How was August for you? Do you have any goals for September?

44 thoughts on “August Highlights // 100k views! + great blogs”

  1. So so so glad you had such an amazing month!! Congrats on 100k views, that’s AMAZING!! And for reaching your reading goal, just SLAYING THE GAME eeeppppp. Also so happy you finished exams. Hope you have a fantastic September xoxo

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  2. This is very interesting blog❤️even i have my final semester exams coming up very soon next month😹😹so relatable with your thoughts…lots of love💜✨

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  3. Wow, what an amazing month you’ve had! Congrats on getting the exams done, I can only imagine what a relief that must be. And again on your views, that’s phenomenal, well done! I really hope that while things calm down a little for you, this level of positivity continues! This was such an uplifting post to read!

    Lindsey |

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  4. Omg, it’s so cool you’re studying engineering and congrats on finishing your exams. My reading goal was to read 50 books but I’ve only read 34 so far and haha, thank you so much for mentioning me but I turned 20 this year🙈. I still feel like I’m a teenager sometimes lol cause I’m still finding it hard to transition into an adult🙁.

    I love love series on blogs and I’ve been thinking of doing the same on mine but I don’t know how I’d go about it but I’m really excited and can’t wait to start reading your Blogletters. I’m also stoked Elm is back, I’ve missed her too! I wasn’t blogging at the time but she was one of my favorite teenage bloggers back then.

    I hope this new month would be so much better than the last!!❤ Looks like you had a great one!

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    1. Thank you! And 34/50 is a good point to be at right now. I’m sure you’ll reach your goal by December.

      Oh I didn’t know that, sorry! I found your posts through the teen-blogger tag and assumed 😅 I totally get the transition to adult thing. Most adults have told me they feel like adults only after 25 or so at least.

      Jump straight in and start planning for your series! It’ll turn out great 😊

      Thank you! I hope you have a great September as well 💜

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  5. Ah congratulations on finishing your exams!! Wishing you all the best for the rest of your degree, you can do this!!
    I’m amazed that you already read so many books, wow, that’s so great!. And congratulations on 100k views, that’s INCREDIBLE yay!
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my post, so happy you enjoyed it! Have a lovely month! ❤️

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    1. Thank you!!
      And yes, let’s read Coming out as Dalit together. Tbh Pinki and I haven’t spoken about that book since we decided to read it so I assume she’s busy too 😂 we can try for later this month I guess?


  6. Aah, you accomplished SO MUCH in August!! A million congratultions on wrapping up your exams for undergrad!! That’s absolutely insane, and such an amazing milestone! Also 100k views !! I hope that your blog continues to grow in views and followers exponentially 💕💕

    Thank you for sharing our post! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I hope you’ve been having a great September ❤

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