Tuesday, 29 September 2015

My Monthly Reflections - September

My Monthly Reflections - September

This month's theme was sex, love and relationships. I loved this topic because there is so much choice about what to write about! After a brainstorming session, I had a list that was mostly sex! I had to scrap an idea or two to include the love and relationship side a bit more, so I stuck with the things I felt most strongly about.
I decided to do a post about what true love means, and it occurred to me that the answer is different for everyone, so I posed the question to my readers as well and did a 3 part series on the topic. I thorough enjoyed reading everyone else's thoughts on it.
I did find myself double posting again quite a few days, but because I only had one post a day scheduled, and the others where just when inspiration hit, the pressure was off and it felt good and much less forced than when I planned two posts per day.
There were two posts I had scheduled which in the end I decided against posting. I planned to write them because they were both about something I feel quite strongly about, but when I thought about it, I was worried people would think I had posted them just to be controversial. Although I do write some posts that may be controversial, I don't write them for that reason, and with these, I felt like it would come across that I had.

Here's this month's round up:

My most viewed posts (Excluding linkys):
1. Why Are STDs Still Seen As Taboo?
2. Gender Roles In Relationships
3. The Importance Of Teaching Consent

My Least Viewed Posts (Excluding guest posts):
1. Book Review: Toys by James Patterson
2. Mesothelioma Awareness Day
3. What True Love Means To Me - Blogger's Edition 2 (I think the reason for this was I had used the same image across this post and part 1, and I think with that and the very similar link, people seeing my tweets who had read part 1, may have thought this was the same post.)

If you have a minute (and a cuppa!), why not check out my most popular posts, or show some of the less popular ones a little love!
What were your best and worst posts this month?
 
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20 comments:

  1. Great theme and some really interesting posts. I'll try and get around to part 2 later. X #MMWBH

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  2. Hello, will have a read of these interesting sounding posts :) #bestandworst

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  3. I liked this post idea and thanks so much for including me! I also loved the STDs one...I remember thinking it was a great idea for a post :-) Hope you have a good October too! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon x

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    1. Thank you :) I'm really looking forward to October both blog and non-blog, hope you have a great October too! Thanks for hosting :)

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  4. I like this recap idea. The idea of having a theme is cool too. Not sure I could stick to it though.

    #brilliantblogposts

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    1. Thank you :) I try to stick to it loosely but I still pop some off topic stuff in too!

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  5. Im very intruiged to read your two controversial posts now. I think people who read your blog regularly would reslise you didnt write it just to provoke a storm. #Bigfatlinky

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    1. You're probably right Tracey about the regular readers. Maybe I will write those posts one day :)

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  6. Good on you. You never shy away from a topic and you bring up great points. Teaching Consent was my favorite and it makes me know that I need to sit my daughter down and give her the right way to say what she wants and how to say it!

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    1. Thank you :) I really enjoyed writing the consent post, because I think it is such an important topic, I'm really glad you took something from it!

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  7. You are always good about being open and speaking your mind bravely I love that. Great posts here. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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    1. Thank you so much and thanks for hosting :)

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  8. I love the idea of having a theme for your writing for a month, brings a bit of focus and makes it easier to plan I suppose as well. I know what you mean about controversial posts, it is not always that much fun posting them because people can just think you are trying to troll or raise attention just by being controversial. I'd be interested in seeing those posts though now that you've mentioned them! Thanks for linking to #mymonthlyroundup :)

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    1. I find the themes keep me from jumping from topic to topic too much and it does making planning easier. I would hate to think anyone came here and thought I had posted something as an attention seeking measure, which is why I didn't end up using them. They may get written at some point in the future though, perhaps a toned down version lol. Thanks for hosting :)

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  9. Good idea to recap like this. Thanks for linking up #bigfatlinky

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  10. Great post idea. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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    1. Thank you and thanks for hosting :) x

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