Look at that picture above. You can clearly see how my blog’s traffic in January (which isn’t over yet) is almost double the traffic I got in December. Not much changed between December and January, so how did I nearly double my blog’s traffic? In one word: pinterest. I’ve always pinned my blog posts on pinterest but wasn’t really sure I was getting any return on that investment. Then, I started noticing that a significant amount of my blog traffic was coming from pinterest. I decided to be more intentional about utilizing it. I’m still very much figuring pinterest out from a blogging perspective but I thought I’d share a few tips.
What really prompted my uptick in traffic was having a town that hosts a winter marathon pin one of my blog posts on tips for cold weather running. That pin was repinned a bunch of times and directed a serious amount of traffic to my blog for almost two weeks. By being diligent about pinning your posts, you are setting yourself up for success! Be patient — it took months before I started to notice reliable traffic from Pinterest – but it was well worth it 🙂
Do you pin your blog posts? Why or why not?
Quick note, if you follow me on facebook, you have may noticed that I’ve entered a contest to be chosen as an inspiration blogger. The contest is run by Zooma Women’s Race Series and the price is a free trip to run Zooma Napa Valley for me + A READER! It’s kind of a long shot for me, since bloggers with much bigger followings are entered, but if you would be so kind as to vote for me, I’d really appreciate it. Just follow this link and make sure you click on my picture to vote. You can vote 1x a day until 2.24!