July Reflection

July wasn’t actually a very successful month for me goal wise unfortunately! I accomplished a lot of my small goals but not really any of the bigger ones which is crappy! slap on the wrist for me

What I Achieved

  • I went and saw Wonder Woman and I fell in love. It was so amazing!
  • I actually managed to try out quite a few makeup products this month. I found some total gems this month and some blehhh products. I’m thinking of doing a post about products I haven’t been loving or really let me down. What do you think?
  • I did my 1000 followers collage and I couldn’t believe how many of you got involved. I am totally over the moon with the support you all give me – it’s amazing. The collage is here if you want to see it.
  • I made a Facebook page for my blog after a few people mentioned it. It is linked on my social media links at the top of my blog now and I’m thinking of putting it in my links at the end of my posts too. I don’t know if this will be successful but it seems nice to have a social media outlet totally dedicated to my blog.
  • I have been writing so much more too which is amazing! I have sometimes been posting 4 or even 5 times a week (as opposed to my Monday, Wednesday, Saturday schedule) because I genuinely feel super inspired and full of ideas at the moment.
  • I have considered doing a giveaway for 1000 followers or doing another thank you and celebration post but now I am thinking of doing a really special giveaway for the elusive 1500 followers which can you believe is 100 followers away. What? WHAT? I feel like this little haven has blown up recently and it is just incredible.

SIDE NOTE: Have you guys seen my newsletter pop up I created? I am going to do one newsletter at the beginning of each month. My August one may be a little belated because I am still collating ideas, getting inspiration and designing it but hopefully a few of you will be getting more personal monthly emails that include a little more of an insight in to ellamaygarrett.com. Please sign up if you want to see more!

  • I haven’t intentionally been aiming for consistency in my stats… I have just naturally seen it occur which is strange! I was aiming for around 150 views a day so I could start tracking my progression numbers wise (I haven’t really before) and my blog has smashed that and generally been getting 200+ views a day. I often have one really low day because I have a gap where I don’t post for 3 days but obviously regular posting has counteracted that.


Better Luck Next Time

  • I still haven’t been running because the heat has been too much. Every time I’m free in the evenings, the muggy weather is just unbearable but I’m going to attempt to power through in August.
  • I haven’t been keeping a good balance between work and social life. I have been working a lot because there are a lot of massive changes happening at my store at the moment which has meant I’m in full time but I finish at the end of August so I’ll still have a month of time off to enjoy.

How did your July goals go?




  1. July 29, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    I saw Wonder Woman yesterday! I love superhero movies so I don’t know why I waited so long but it was good!

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      I was totally impressed! Exactly what the industry needed I think x

  2. July 29, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Congrats on your consistent views! That is one of my goals for August; also it is super hot to run in this heat – the only good time would probably be at 5 am in the morning, and who wants to wake up that early? haha Because even when the sun is setting, it still is super hot. Best of luck!

    Natalie | http://nataliesalchemy.wordpress.com

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Exactly!!! I was going at 10pm and still couldn’t, would you believe it!? Thank you so much – good luck with your stats goals!! Xx

  3. July 29, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    You still achieved a lot! I haven’t done my running as well, so I can feel you πŸ™

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Ah well at least someone understands! I loved it but I haven’t had the time and the weather just made it impossible πŸ™ z

      • July 30, 2017 / 9:14 pm

        I know.. it’s always the weather πŸ˜€

  4. July 29, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    You still achieved a lot Ella!! Well done on posting more, it’s so nice when you feel inspired more! 1500 will arrive in no time πŸ™‚

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      So typical that since this I haven’t given my blog enough attention πŸ™ work has left me so shattered that I haven’t had the time! Thank you though lovely xxx

      • July 30, 2017 / 9:16 pm

        Don’t worry Ella, taking a break is occasionally necessary πŸ˜€

  5. July 29, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Congrats on how well your blog is doing!! Especially as you are so busy at work!

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much! I have sucked this week though πŸ™ I have only just got round to replying to people and checking posts out! Xx

      • July 31, 2017 / 3:25 am

        Haha we can’t all be perfect all the time

  6. July 29, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Congratulations Ella! πŸ™‚ My july goals weren’t all completed, but I’m proud of myself for maintaining exercising a couple of times a week. I made time to go hiking recently and the view was beautiful, I also met some new people which is nice πŸ™‚ and made time to cook myself tacos which turned out pretty well. I’m slacking on blog posts but I’ll definitely be working on that this weekend. I’m glad you liked Wonder Woman! I’ve come up with some fun post ideas that I’ll be sharing within the next couple of months :).

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      I think you did a fantastic job with your goals, honestly! You should be so proud πŸ™‚ thank you so much for sharing xxx

      • July 31, 2017 / 12:01 am

        anytime πŸ™‚ and your right, I might be a little hard on myself πŸ™‚

  7. July 29, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    I’m in love with Wonder Woman as well! I really want to see it again, but I haven’t gotten around to going back to the theater!

    • July 30, 2017 / 8:58 pm

      I absolutely loved it! Definitely become an all time favourite for me xx

  8. July 30, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Go you with all your achievements! 😁

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      Thank you so much! Ah that’s so sweet of you ☺️ xxx

  9. July 30, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Absolutely love that you’re writing more! Can you spread some of that motivation onto me please? I need it! Another great post

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      Ahh you’re an absolute star! Totally lost motivation since writing that and I’ve been so busy with work that I’ve completely neglected my blog 😞 xx

  10. July 31, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Aaah I think You’ve achieved so much, such goals! <3 For myself, I overcame my personal fears and securities to get my blog up and running. ^^

    • July 31, 2017 / 11:04 am

      Thank you so much! Ah that’s amazing, great news xxxx

  11. July 31, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Similarly to you July wasnt my strongest month. I guess I got distracted with all the sun and gorgeous weather we have here… Good luck for Aug for both of us πŸ˜€

    • July 31, 2017 / 11:04 am

      Ahh exactly! I just wanted to laze about hehe! Thank you, good luck to you!! Xx

  12. August 1, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Congratulations on all the achievements and good luck

  13. August 5, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I really need to go watch Wonder Woman, I’m surprised I made it this far without watching it!! But congratulations on all of you achievements xx


    • August 7, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you so much! It is a great film! Dunkirk is next on my list now xx

  14. August 8, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    You have achieved a lot of goals wow!! I have been doing workout at least 4 times a week but I’m still proud of myself because I’m the laziest person ever ahah ! And If I can give you a “tip” for running, I used to run 40 minutes before the sun went down when it was too hot so I was pretty sure I wouldn’t die burnt by the sun hehe πŸ™‚

    Deborah X

    • August 10, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      That’s a fab idea, thank you! Also, 4 times a week!? That’s incredible!! You should be so proud of that xx

  15. August 10, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    You’re amazing!! πŸ˜„πŸ’—xx

      • August 11, 2017 / 2:54 pm


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