Laine's Notes

October Goals

Woohoo! It’s October, which means we are closer to cool weather. Well, maybe. In the South we’ve been known to have sudden hot days in the middle of what should be Autumn or Winter. Today I’m going to share my October goals with y’all!

Blog Goals

Write at least 10 blog posts.

Figure out my style when it comes to graphics.

Create and actually stick to an editorial calendar.

Get organized.

College Goals

Keep up with my class work.

Study more for Geology

Begin working on my second short story (the first one is due Monday and I still don’t know what I’m going to write about.

Life Goals

Drink at least 20 oz. of water per day.

Work on writing to do lists or using a to do list app.

Clean out and organize Gmail.

Clean out and organize Dropbox.

Find ways to relieve stress.

Start packing for the cruise my mom and I are going on!

Reflection: First Month of Blogging

It’s been a month since I launch Modern Laine. Where did the month go? Today I’m going to share my reflection on my first month of blogging.


Before I launched my blog I had many great ideas, but putting them into action was more difficult than I expected. I decided in July I would launch on August 26th, which was about six weeks away at the time. As I got closer I felt like I was less prepared and more nervous. I was without my Macbook for a week and then the weekend before launching we went to visit my grandfather.

While visiting my grandfather I was freaking out because I couldn’t get the coding right for my about me picture and I didn’t have all my social media links setup. Thankfully, Laura helped me figure out the coding and she didn’t let me push my launch date. (THANKS LAURA!)

Launching was difficult, but keeping up with my blog has been harder! This first month has taught me a lot. Here’s a