Monday, August 5, 2013

What's Up For August

Yep, we're several days into August, and I'm still a little bit in denial about that. Moving forward...

What's going on this month?
  • I hit a huge milestone on HubPages the first week of August: 1 million views. It took me 2 years and 4 months to achieve this stat. To date I have 286 articles published there. I am really proud of many of the things I've been able to accomplish these last couple years with my freelance career, but this is definitely way up there on that list.
  • I've been staying ahead of my ambitious task list for opening a new Etsy shop for photography on Labor Day weekend 2013. This month is going to be the final push. I'm planning a huge giveaway to kick things off for the grand opening so get excited about that.
  • I've been part of a product descriptions writing group off and on since December and I got to write for a handful of huge orders for that this past month, which played a large role in July being my highest earning freelance month to date. I've had a steady stream of work from additional clients, too, which didn't hurt either. I'm looking forward to using some of those funds for new photography equipment and some of the supplies I need (i.e. new business cards, packing materials) for the new Etsy shop.
  • I am still fully enjoying everything that summer has to offer and am determined to use this month to soak up as much of it as I can. I've ticked off quite a few of the "to do" destinations / random pursuits on my summer photography list and am determined to fit in a few more while the weather is still great. Jake and I have some fun social activities planned as well as a mini long weekend trip.

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It means so much to me that so many people take the time to read my blog and leave such thoughtful feedback on a regular basis. Here's to another great month!

What's going on with you for August?


  1. WooHoo! Congrats on 1 million views, getting your shop ready to open and on a great earning month for your freelance! That's a lot to be very proud of!

  2. 1 millions views?! Wow! That is absolutely awesome!

  3. Congrats on all those views! That's incredible! You've got lots of great milestones and many things to look forward to too! Hope your August is productive yet relaxing!

  4. Dear Rose, You sound energized and eager for the month ahead; however I am glad you intend to enjoy the rest of the summer as well.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  5. Congratulations on your milestone of 1 million views, that is an awesome accomplishment!! It sounds like thing are moving forward and that you are working hard to accomplish your goals, as well as enjoying your freelance work. I hope you still finding time to enjoy your summer.
    Everyday Inspired

  6. Congrats! Great accomplishments!

  7. Wow! One million views is definitely worth celebrating. You must feel so validated for the writing you do. A great feeling! With a new shop opening this fall, it sounds like you will be balancing quite a bit on your plate. I'm excited about your new photography shop, though, and hope everything goes according to plan.


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