So when I started my blog I had no idea what I was doing. Like seriously I had no clue and frankly a month in and I’m still not sure what I’m doing. I’ll be honest I’m so overwhelmed with everything out there. So much information and it’s great but when you have some ADHD it is hard to focus, but I need blog traffic.
I want to be successful, but I don’t want trying to be successful to take over my whole day. Some days I find myself spending way to much time trying to promote my blog on social media and writing post and finding new information. It is all so hard to try and figure out.
I probably check my Google Analytics way too often, but when I had my first 1000 view day I could have cried. It was all on one post too! I had 5 days of over 1,200 and am sitting at 12k views on my blog this month and it’s the 11th I’d say only being 43 days in to this I’m doing pretty good, but I don’t really know if that’s good! HAHA It makes me happy though. So how did I get that traffic?
Seriously 95% of my blog traffic is from Pinterest! I have under 550 followers so I don’t have a huge following, but Pinterest is such an incredible source! I try to make 2 pins for each post and do them a bit differently to see what works out. I got lucky and I had both pins for the same post go viral! Unfortunately, I noticed that I didn’t have very many saves just a whole lot of clicks. But here are the two pins from the same post that went viral! In just a week and a half they both had over 6,000 clicks!!!
I am apart of a handful of group boards which is so key to reaching more people then just your followers! And pin pin pin! There are lots of resources to tell you what is the best method for pinning. I do all of mine manually and have had success. It is a lot to do but honestly when I’m nursing Delta I just pin 10 or so pins and call it good for that hour.
I know I will continue to push Pinterest and will be bumping up to 3 pins for each post and seeing how that works for my blog traffic! I want to find some more group boards and figure out a way to organize when I pinned to each group board and what pin. I’m trying to keep track as I go on and Excel sheet but it is just not working out. I want so badly to be organized but I’m such a scatter brain and have the same thing done like 4 different ways trying to figure out what I like! HAHA
I have to keep telling myself I’m not even 2 months in and I have plenty of time to figure this out! I am proud of the progress I have made and I can say I haven’t been active in pinning and I went from 1,000 views down to 665 and now 150 today, if that doesn’t show you the power of Pinterest! My blog traffic is still 95% from Pinterest even with the viral pin dying.
I am going to start pushing Twitter and my Facebook page! So be sure to follow me for some real life mommy moments.