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

Favorite Blog Tools | This Month




During the beginning stages of my blog, I spent countless hours reading up on what other bloggers were doing. Sound familiar? I wanted to know which hosting platforms were the best, which traffic source brought in the most traffic and pretty much everything that leads to ultimate blogging success.

Naively, I just signed up for what everyone else was using, not realizing that what may work for a blog with THOUSANDS of daily views will probably not work for a blog with barely 20-50 views a day (my blog). Hey, you live and learn!

While I may not have had overnight blogging success, some of these blogging tools actually worked well for me during my first month of blogging! By the end of the month, I was bringing in a steady 100+ views a day. Read more