Tag: social media

What to Do When NO ONE is Reading Your Blog…

What to Do When NO ONE is Reading Your Blog…

  Let’s be real for a minute here.   If you started your blog because you wanted to…   + Put yourself out there + Share valuable information with others + Reach out to people who need help and inspiration   NOTHING is worse than feeling like no one is reading your blog.   Ever felt that way before?   I have. And yea, it sucks.   It’s especially painful when you’ve spent hours and hours brainstorming, researching, drafting, editing, taking photos, publishing, and promoting – and the response is still a round of crickets.   I spent years blogging to an audience of about 3 people (give or take a few), and you know what? It felt super crappy […]


How Pinterest Has Completely Changed My Blog, My Business, & My Life

How Pinterest Has Completely Changed My Blog, My Business, & My Life

  If I ever came up to you and said, “Pinterest has literally changed my life!” you’d probably chalk it up as me being OTT, right?   Well, I’m here today to say that Pinterest has changed my life, and in more ways than one. (Promise you’ll at least hear me out before writing me off as an attention-seeking drama queen, okay?)   Phwewf, thanks. Now, let me backtrack a little bit…   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. For my full disclaimer, click here.*   As much as I love Blog Beautifully, it is by no means my “first […]


Keywords on Pinterest: How to Find The Perfect Ones & 6 Places to Put Them

Keywords on Pinterest: How to Find The Perfect Ones & 6 Places to Put Them

  Pinterest is such a fun social media platform, right? I swear I could spend hours pinning every day if time and circumstances allowed. However, there’s one thing about Pinterest that most bloggers tend to forget (one super important thing, might I add).   Pinterest is also a search engine!   In fact, it’s moreso a search engine than a social media platform these days. It runs just like Google, Yahoo, and Bing – only it’s much more visually-based (which, in my opinion, is what makes it so fun!)   Because Pinterest functions as a search engine, we need to use SEO strategies on Pinterest, just like we do on our blogs. And just like your blog’s SEO, your Pinterest […]


Boost Your Blog Traffic With These Six Tips for Speedy Pinning (Pinterest on a Time Crunch!)

Boost Your Blog Traffic With These Six Tips for Speedy Pinning (Pinterest on a Time Crunch!)

  75% of my blog traffic each and every month comes from Pinterest.   I repeat: 3/4 of my traffic each and every month is all. from. Pinterest!   And the very best part? I spend less than 30 minutes a week working on my Pinterest account! For the most part, it’s on autopilot. That’s right – two hours of work each month brings in three-quarters (or more) of my blog traffic.   If that’s not a good ROI, I don’t know what is!   And truthfully, there’s no “magic” or “secret trick” to getting results like this. It’s all about setting up a strong foundation for your account, being active regularly, and using a few simple strategies to speed […]


4 Easy Ways to Keep Blogging FUN! (When It’s Making You Super Stressed Out)

4 Easy Ways to Keep Blogging FUN! (When It’s Making You Super Stressed Out)

  Ever fallen into a MAJOR rut with your blog?   The kind where you feel like the very last thing on earth you want to do is sit down and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). The kind where you think, “If I have to schedule ONE.MORE.GODDAMN.TWEET. I am going to lose it!”   If that’s you right now – I feel you girl. In fact, I’ve said this exact phrase multiple times this week. Hey, I’m human too!   But here’s the thing… We all started our blogs way-back-when because we had a love and a passion for something, and we wanted to share that passion with the world. Yet sometimes we get too wrapped up […]


Group Boards: The Secret To Explosive Blog Traffic (Part 2)

Group Boards: The Secret To Explosive Blog Traffic (Part 2)

  Today we’re taking a second look at group boards on Pinterest – specifically, how to use them to dramatically increase your followers, re-pin rate, and the amount of click-through traffic to your website. Sound like something you’re into? I thought so!   (If you’re looking for a more basic overview of group boards – like what they are and how to join them – be sure to check out the first post in this series.)   In today’s post, we’ll be going over:   • How many group boards you should join • What and when you should be pinning to group boards • How to know when it’s the right time to create your own • How to […]