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September Highlights // Blogletters & 50k views in 2020!

September was a MONTH, y’all.

I was constantly working for something or was occupied completely. As I look back, the month feels very long and yet I can’t remember individual days for the life of me.

The month didn’t go how I expected it to because of one key life change which turned the entire month around. That’s solely the reason if any of my goals didn’t work out haha. I’m blaming everything on that.

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In-Real-Life Highlights

I’ve had a cyst/large swelling on the right side of my neck for about two years now. It’s the reason my pictures are generally zoomed in on slightly cut off and my hair is always down. It’s been a point of huge discomfort and pain for me. I couldn’t postpone it anymore and finally had a surgery to remove it. Because of the delay and other complications, it actually became a major surgery. I’m recovery right now but.. yeah. That was the biggest highlight of this month. The last 10 days of the month went only for this.

I’ll probably write more on this in a life update but that’s it for now.

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Reading Updates

I read 15 books last month! This is.. pretty accurate for my general pace? Haha. I was actually expecting lesser but it looks like I read a ton in the beginning of September. Most were romances as usual but I did get to some fantasy books this month.

Also, I reread three books which is more than I reread in the first 8 months of 2020 lol.

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Blogging Updates

This blog hit 50k views in 2020 (so far)!!!! Currently, it sits at 52k and… wow. Considering that my overall views are around 106k, the fact that this year alone contributed to HALF those stats out of the 5 years I’ve been blogging is HUGE.

I did start this year with a goal to focus more on blogging and make it better. And it has worked! I’m.. blown away.

Also, Blogletters started in September! Manifesting this interview series has taken a lot of time and effort, and I love how the posts are turning out. You can click here to check out all the bloggers whom I’ve interviewed so far!

It’s a little worrying that the posts are barely receiving attention, though. It’s been a point of disappointment for me in the last few days. Maybe interviews aren’t something y’all are interested in? But another recent post of mine also did bad so.. I don’t know.

Top posts (that went up in September):

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The fact that the one post I was VERY unsure about posting received so much love is a shocker to me. It’s the second most popular post of this YEAR. Wow, the power. The post received so many shares and comments, I could barely keep up.

the chatty habitat

My first “the chatty habitat” post where I ramble about blogging and life updates was quite popular too. If I’m being honest, it didn’t do as well as my “if we were having tea” posts but I’m hoping that it will get there. Otherwise, I may go back to the tea posts? Let’s see.

2 truths and 1 lie

This was not very popular but it was one of my favourite posts, to be honest. It was so fun to see people guess the lies (especially my real life friends). The few people who read and guessed made the post worth it.

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Blogosphere highlights

September was quite busy for me with Blogletters work and the surgery so I actually didn’t spend a lot of time blog hopping, which I need to rectify in October. But I did read some really nice posts which you should check out as well.

I highly suggest giving all these posts a read ๐Ÿ™‚

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September Goals check-in

  • Work on Blogletters. โœ… Didn’t work on it a lot, but I did when I could.
  • Read at least 1 paperback. โœ… I read 2 (one was newly bought but meh, counts)
  • Buddy read? I have a few but they’re not set in stone. โœ… I read These Violent Delights with Minna and Tweet Cute with Joss but I ended up finishing them way fast.
  • Finish Ninth House and To Kill a Kingdom. โœ… YES. I read some fantasy books this month.

I was not expecting to actually check off all my goals? Lol. I set easy goals for myself.

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October Goals

Okay considering I need to work and recover and take care of myself, I’ll go easy on myself this month too.

  • Set up Notion for all my digital and blog use. Yes, I want to jump on the train and it looks easy to use but I’m procrastinating setting up lol. Anyone want to set up my Notion for me? Please?
  • Read 2 books for the 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge. Maybe 3? I only have 7 prompts left and I want to FINISH them.
  • Work on Blogletters! Finish everything with batch 2 of interviews.
  • Read 2 paperbacks. Should be easy enough since I will at least read The Dragon Republic.
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And that’s it for my highlights!

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How was your September? Was it good or bad? Did you hit any milestones?

48 thoughts on “September Highlights // Blogletters & 50k views in 2020!”

  1. Wow, thatโ€™s a truly amazing achievement indeed! 50K vieuws!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Awesome! Well, itโ€™s not a big surprise as your blog is truly well written and bring something for everyone. Onwards to 100K views!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Ah I loved reading your thoughts as usual and September for me was the start of a lazy month and I think it’ll go on till the whole of October I might write a lot now … More stories fort my blog ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Omg, I love the cute lil seasonal graphics Sumedha!! And indeed, September was a freaking MONTH. I,,, wow, have no words. Glad your surgery went well and hope your recovery continues to xoxo and also YAY for reading so many books last month.

    Hope you manage to set up your Notion!! I’ve been working on mine on/off for the past week and its slowly coming together hehe

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  4. I hope you a good recovery and congrats on 50k views! also thank you soooo much for sharing my reading blog post in here ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ–ค

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  5. Congrats on 50k views! And hope you recover well from your surgery!
    Iโ€™m jealous of you being able to read 15 books because wow, I barely have the time to read even 6 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  6. I hope you have an easy recovery and feel better really soon! Also, 15 books is fantastic! This month was really rough and filled with school obligations for me, so I only managed to read 6 books, but I enjoyed most of them, so it was a bit of quality over quantity, I guess.

    Also, CONGRATS ON 50K! That’s amazing! I know how excited I got when we hit 10K overall views this year. It felt like such a big accomplishment, as I’m sure 50K views feels!

    Thank you so much for including my post on your list! There were so many other amazing posts on there that I had read earlier, and some that I hadn’t read yet, but immediately checked out!

    I’m also super impressed that you managed to complete all your goals this month despite having major surgery! Even without the surgery I would find it impressive, to be honest! I’m terrible at sticking to goals! But I hope that your ability to complete all your goals continues throughout the rest of 2020!

    Have a wonderful October! ๐Ÿ’•


    1. Thank you! Quantity over quality is always good, so it’s awesome that you managed to read good books with school.

      Yes, it does feel like a huge accomplishment! I think lockdown has helped with my views this year because more people have time to browse through blogs haha.

      I’m surprised as well! I mostly managed them only because I did them earlier in the month while surgery was at the end. My goal was to not have to worry about anything during surgery and recovery so it worked out well ๐Ÿ˜Œ

      Thank you! I hope you have a great October as well ๐Ÿ’œ

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  7. Congratulations on hitting 50K views, that’s fantastic, and on reading as much as you did. Also I hope you feel better as soon as possible following your surgery. October sounds like a super busy month – good luck with your goals ๐Ÿ™‚

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