Second Month Blogging + Income Report

For one, I cannot believe it is finally October! For us Arizonians, October feels like the finish line to the roughest marathon out there. No more brutal 110° temps!

Secondly, I cannot believe that it has been two months since I’ve started blogging with my “monetized” blog! Honestly, it feels like it has been much longer than just two months. Most likely because I was caught up in the learning curve as a new blogger. That, and I teach full time.

Needless to say, August and September have been exhausting yet super exciting!

I am happy to share that my blog has grown beyond my expectations! Read more

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