July Recap & Chit Chat

Hello and happy Friday! of Fri-yay as we like to say here in the blogging world!

Originally I was going to publish a post all about this new plant protein I’ve been trying, but I decided I needed to do something a bit more personal. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve just sat down and talked with you.

Lord, I honestly think it’s been since February. Let me just say a lot has happened since February.

So here’s what’s been going on with me (totally stealing this layout from Kayla Blogs):

  • I turned 20 on July 9th! It was a weekend full of doughnuts, coffee, hiking, and family. Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. It’s kinda weird to no longer be a teenager anymore and to just think that in the next 10 years I’m probably going to be married and have kids.
  • My workout split FINALLY changed. And just in general my fitness goals have changed. It’s not really about how I look any more, it’s more about how I’m performing in the gym.
  • I deleted my Snapchat. Y’all I cannot tell you how much stress this has taken out of my life. I’m one of those people who gets kind of obsessive with numbers and streaks and symbols and stuff like that. I was letting some stupid yellow heart dictate my relationships with people. It was hard to get rid of it at first, but now I don’t think I’ll ever download it again.
  • The blog is finally back up and running. For a while I had been seriously slacking on the blog. I think I was just in this place of really trying to figure out what I wanted to write about and finding my passion for writing and photography again. I mean 2 years is a long time to do something, and it’s easy to get tired of doing the same old thing all the time.
  • LIVING THE GRAY LIFE TURNED 2 YEARS OLD!!! Okay yeah I totally missed celebrating that this year, and I blame myself for that. It was June 1oth and I remembered I forgot my blogiversary on June 4th… I was going to do a post on all that I’ve learned but now it’s just way too late for that. Here’s to actually remembering next year.

I cannot believe that I move back to school in less than two weeks. This summer has truly flown by, but it’s been one of the best summers of my life. I’ve been able to spend it doing what I love, and even though it’s a struggle to live with my parents from time to time, it’s been nice to have a quiet house at night. Can you tell I’m not ready for my residents’ drunk shenanigans that are about to occur for the next 9 months?

In the next month or so I have a lot of great posts coming your way. Over the past week and a half I’ve been writing and working on posts for the entire month of August. Usually planning and scheduling posts this far ahead isn’t my thing, but since I’m going to be in res life training for a majority of the month of August, I will have no time to produce content. I’m really stoked about what’s to come, and I hope you are, too!

Here’s what to look forward to:

Monthly Stats

In past monthly recaps, I always highlight my stats for the month. It’s amazing to see the growth that occurs, and I like to be open and transparent with my readers about how the blog is doing! Now since it’s not the official end of the month, these stats aren’t exactly right, but it’s a good look at how things have been going.

Pageviews: 36,107

Unique visitors: 23,456

What went right:

What could’ve been better:

  • Twitter. Enough said, haha
  • Being active and engaging on other peoples’ blogs

Overall July was an amazing month for the blog because I got my blogging mojo back. I cannot wait to see what the fall semester has to offer. I’m already so stoked for football season, the farmer’s market, flannels, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all that amazingness.

See you all on Tuesday!

~abigail gray

  • I love this kind of posts! I’ve been totally loving Gabby’s and Kayla’s chit chats. And I really like yours too! I’m a bit nosy and curious so I love knowing what is going on in people’s life. 😉 Also, can I just say congrats on those stats, girl! I can’t wait to read the content you’ve been planning for August!

    • Oh I’m very curious about other people’s lives as well! And thank you! Can’t wait for all of them to go live!

  • Barrychicblog

    I can be so nosey so I love when bloggers share stuff like this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Okay I’m loving everyone’s chit chat posts and will def be stealing this next week (is friday too cliche now) hahaha. And you’re doing the Society6 collab too?? I can’t wait to see what items you picked, they’re like my favorite dorm supply store! And omg yes to BoardBooster!! Those stats will keep going up it’s like my favorite blogging secret