Can you believe I'm actually writing a 'How to..' (well, in this case it's 'How I...') post? It's pretty surprising to me too. If you told me that a week ago, I wouldn't believe it.
I have much more time now while I'm on holidays, so I decided to put some work in my blog and my posts. I decided to add different types of posts, beside outfit photos.
I'm doing many researches these last few days, getting to know all the bloggers tips & tricks. It's kinda weird I'm doing this now because I've been blogging about 3 years (it will be 3 years in August) and someone who's blogging just a few months knows better about that than me. But I guess it's never late to learn some new things! :)
Today I'd like to share my Pinterest story with you.
I started pinning last year. It was not too much, just a few DIY projects or so. Nothing special.
It was somehow during the last winter holidays, when I had spare time and needed some more inspiration, so I started pinning again. Then, the holidays ended, school started again and there wasn't time to pin random things. I didn't have much motivation to study, but I had to because it's my senior year in highschool. And then I found out that there are many other people like me, struggling with study motivation, who share their beautiful notes, quotes or study places on Pinterest. I've started pinning their pictures like crazy, and it actually helped me because I'd instantly get motivated as soon as I saw some beautiful study notes.
I started getting some new followers, people just like me, who like to see how other people are studying haha :) Every new follower gave me an extra joy then, just like it does today.
Right now I have 729 followers, increasing quickly. That number was approximately 3 times smaller 10 weeks ago. It's not a big number, but it means a lot to me.
So, what have I done?
1. I was passionate about what I pin. Funny thing to say, but yes, I'm geeky and I love to study but sometimes I lose my motivation. When you pin something you're passionate about and you stick to it, it's likely that people who have similar interests will find you. And they will repin you, like your pins and maybe follow you. :)
2. Organize your boards. It won't just look nice, but it will also bring some new followers. I've done this recently, I've reorganized my previous and added some new boards. More boards mean more interest, so there's many new people who can share those interests with you. I have to say I don't prefer having too much boards. By 'too much' I think more than 100. Why is that so? Well, when I follow someone who has plenty of boards, my Pinterest feed is full of just that one person. And I would like to see some other people too on my feed, simple as that :)
3. Schedule your pins. I haven't actually finished this task, but I put it here because I already see its benefits. What I do is that I focus on pinning to 3 of my boards daily. It's sure I pin some other pictures too, but I tend to focus on those 3 which are scheduled for that day.
4.Join bloggers groups and share the love. This one is good if you have a blog, because there are many bloggers group boards where you can share your posts and pictures. You can also learn many things from other bloggers! You can gain more followers like that too. :)
Those are the things I've done which resulted with tripled number of my Pinterest followers. I like Pinterest so much, how about you? Do you have a Pinterest profile? What are your ways of increasing traffic?