One Month Blogiversary!

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Nicole Reviews Beauty has passed its first major milestone -- one full month of blogging. Time to party hard with lists and data!

Here's an overview of the action that took place in Nicole Reviews Beauty's first month:
  • 45 posts, including this one
  • 9,238 pageviews
  • 20 followers and subscribers

Please take note of the subscription options in the top navigation bar and right hand column. I would love to have more regular readers to chat with!

These were some of the most popular posts this month:

These next posts were underloved, in my opinion. I was happy with the quality but they did not reach as many readers as I hoped:

Now it's your turn to sound off.  What do you like and dislike about Nicole Reviews Beauty?  What do you think would make the site better?

I can't wait to have a second fabulous month with you!

FEED your skin, FEED your soul


  1. Hi Nicole! I'm visiting from the SITS Saturday Sharefest! Those are some great stats for your first month of blogging- I don't think I had 43 comments in my first YEAR, let alone month! I think if there's anything I would add to your blog it would be a nice header to help my eyes dance around and know your style a bit. From your list up there it looks like you post on a wide variety of beauty content- awesome. And as I go to click Publish, another thing- if you have any kind of captcha associated with posting, that is a frustrating thing for commenters at times. Good luck!

    1. Hi Nat! Thank you so much for your feedback. I have considered making a pretty header but I don't know the best way to go about it (programs to use, etc). I've really enjoyed creating this blog and look forward to improving it.

      I"m going to check out your blog as well. I love crafts so it looks like fun to me!

  2. I found you via SITS, and as a product lover, I am excited to read your posts. I am also a new blogger, just hit the 3 month mark. It is so much fun! I agree with Nat that you have done an amazing job so far. I also agree with her that you need a more innovative header that showcases your personality. I had a web company design mine, but there are lots of free options online if you do some research, I think.
    Stop by and see Daughter-in-Law Diaries! We have a beauty section...maybe a guest post is in your future if you would like!!

    1. Hi Ali! I will have to explore header design options. I just really want to keep my page design from getting too crowded, you know?

      I just checked out Daughter-In-Law Diaries & followed you on Twitter. I really like the premise for your site and you have executed it very well. I would love to contribute a guest post!

  3. Happy Blogiversary! How exciting it fell on Sharefest Saturday!

    Here's to many more months and hopefully years of blogging. It ends up being a lot of hard work but it's so worth it. Best of luck to you!

  4. Congratulations with a great first month!

    Visiting via SITS Sharefest :)

  5. Congratulations Nicole! Sorry, I've been a little MIA lately online... it's been a hectic month...

    Those are some fantastic stats on your first month! Looking forward to some more great posts :-)

    Toast to you my friend - may you have many more rewarding months & continue enjoying it as much as you are!


    1. No need to apologize, Kim! You are amazingly supportive & I don't expect you to have endless free time to read everything!

      I don't even have enough time to write it, really -- I've been neglecting work and studying for finals because blogging is just so fun and distracting :/ Gotta work on finding a balance, ha

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments and I hope you are doing well!