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Challenge November: Instagram, collaborations and more

by Maaike
Death Valley National Park

The last month of the year has begun and it’s actually one of my favorite months. It’s cold, the streets are decorated with christmas lights, the christmas markets, the christmas trees, christmas songs, candles, beers, gluhwein and blankets: it’s so cozy! But before I’ll focus on December, I’ll talk about November. What were my challenges and did I achieve them?

Reaching 27.5k on Instagram

A few weeks ago I lost some energy according to Instagram. It felt like it was too much of a commitment and I didn’t had the energy to post a lot. I didn’t feel like engaging with other Instagrammers and I was very busy. I’m still VERY busy, but I finally love to Instagram again! At the beginning of the month I had 26.4k followers and I wanted to reach the 27.5k followers at the end of the month. And guess what? I did! I actually reached 400 followers more than I hoped. I also started to edit all my pics in the same style, so my feed looks a bit better. Still not how I want to, but it’s okay for now. Hope to get the 30k soon!

New collaborations

I like collaborations a lot. You get to know other bloggers and organizations, it’s good for the network and sometimes you really get nice stuff or deals. My goal for November was to get one collaboration, but I actually got five! And they’re all really cool, so I’m more than happy. And they all came to me to ask for a collaboration, how awesome is that?! A huge compliment if you ask me!

Making my first travel video

In October I already wanted to make a video of my roadtrip through the southwest of America, but I didn’t had enough time. So I wanted to do this in November, but unfortunately I failed. I’m just too busy to this kind of ‘extra’ stuff. I know, it also has to do with priorities of course, but it’s really annoying that I don’t have any time to do this.

New challenge for December

And so here we are, in December. I still want to make that travel video but I know it’s probably not gonna work. So I don’t want to add this as a challenge. What will be my next challenge then? Well, I want to make a list of all my goals that I want to achieve in 2018. I have so many dreams and I want to learn so much stuff that I actually need to write down what I want to do with my life and what I want to achieve.

What are your goals for the last month of this year? And are you looking forward for 2018? Let me know in a comment, I’m curious!

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Wheresstan 9 December 2017 - 12:36

Hi Maaike,

Net je blog ontdekt via Instagram. (Ik zit over enkele maanden terug in Nicaragua, als ik Azië kan achterlaten tenminste :p)

Inspirerende blogpost dit, ik schuim wellicht je blog verder af!

Veel succes en plezier met al je challenges en komende trips, wie weten komen we elkaar wel ergens tegen.

Maaike 13 December 2017 - 19:03

Hi Stan! Dank voor je leuke berichtje en voor het compliment, dat vind ik fijn om te horen. Ben je op wereldreis? Echt een keer naar Nicaragua gaan hoor, het is zo’n fantastisch land! Groetjes 😉

Tiffany 27 January 2018 - 07:58

Great blog, Maaike! By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out of Phlanx.com – it’s an influencer marketing platform where bloggers and business owners meet. Cheers!

Maaike 1 February 2018 - 21:09

Thanks, I will keep you in mind!


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