How to Use Pinterest Analytics to Boost Your Blog Traffic.

If you are a new Blogger like me, you probably have read every “How to use Pinterest to Grow Your Blog” post out there. You want to absorb every tip and strategy, but you keep running into the same big ol’ stop sign! The sales pitch.

“Buy my eCourse to boost your traffic by a billion percent!” “Sign up for my online class to Pinterest like a Boss”

Sigh.

I get it, we all have to make a little money with our blog. If I had the money, I probably would buy a few courses and ebooks. There are definitely a few that I’ve come close to buying! However, being a teacher with a wedding to pay for, every penny is precious right now.

Likewise, I just can’t get myself to invest in something that isn’t really guaranteed to work since Pinterest continues to change their algorithm. That, and I’m cheap. #honesty

Instead, I’ve been trying different strategies with Pinterest and keeping track of any noticeable changes to my traffic. Recently, I had a total “aha” moment with Pinterest and even began to notice more growth than usual! Read more

How to Keep Using Tailwind For Free


So my free trial is up. I feel that Tailwind could be a good idea, but I just can’t get myself to pay $10 a month. Honestly, I am still in that “excited to see $0.70 earned by Adsense last Tuesday” stage. Maybe this sounds like where you are at?

I support “aggressive business” strategies and investing in your blog, but as a full-time teacher trying to earn a little passive income for my wedding, I need to be a little cautious in spending any kind of extra money for now. (aka, I am in a no-spend kind of year. I miss you, NordstromRack.com! Remember me… ::hand on car window:: )¬†

I know that I may eventually invest in Tailwind once my blog income grows, but for now it’s manual pinning for me! Luckily, Tailwind doesn’t disconnect you completely from their useful features once your trial is up. Read more

The Ultimate Bride Gift Guide


As a bride to be, I have received tips and advice from just about everyone “Do this for your wedding, don’t do this, hire this place… don’t do chocolate cake!” ¬†While I am grateful for all of the advice, the ONE thing I REALLY needed to here was this:

“Take time to capture and enjoy every moment of your engagement. That’s the true beginning.”

It’s so true! Being engaged is so underrated! I mean, we are literally at the happiest, healthiest and most loving time of our lives, yet we are so caught up in the actual wedding that we tend to not be “engaged” with the bliss that is around us.

After hearing those words, I decided to take more time to breathe, enjoy and truly live the “engaged life”. I mean, the word “engaged” literally means actively involved!

Do your engagement right! Go on dates with your love! Throw a celebration! Flaunt that “Does this ring make me look engaged” coffee mug in your insta-story!

This is YOUR engagement! (…and your significant other’s too, I suppose.)

To help you celebrate! I have created… Read more