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Pinterest Traffic Report: May 2018 (ALMOST 1M VIEWS)

June 4, 2018

Hello everyone!

One of my favorite hobbies is to scroll through Pinterest and find inspiration for my daily life. When I get on Pinterest, it is usually to pass time, but lately(this past year) I find that it is helpful when I need some vision. I kind of look at my Pinterest account, as a huge vision board for my life. Anything that inspires me to create or work towards(life goals), I want it on my boards. I don’t have that much of a structure, I just make boards for what inspires me. Lately, my focus has been Fashion, Travel, and Summer. I also have boards that are dedicated to food(dessert, drinks, ect.), planner stickers, and decor. I don’t really choose to have a specific theme for my Pinterest, because it is more for my creativity and vision than anything else.

My Pinterest Traffic Report

Even though I consider Pinterest to be a hobby, I also look at it as a job. Over the past year(or almost year, since September 2017), I have started to take Pinterest a little more seriously. Meaning, I spend more time pinning on my boards, and more careful about choosing what content to post. That being said, my top priority is still to pin what inspires me, but I also take in affiliate pins every once in a while. (This isn’t a post focused on affiliate pinning on Pinterest, but that will be coming soon!)

Below, I have a picture from September 30th, 2017, and it shows my monthly views and engagements.

Littlebit and Patch - Pinterest Stats 09-2017

Pinterest Stats for September 2017

Jump to Present Time

At that point in my life, I realized my Pinterest had been growing without me really realizing it, and I decided to pursue the growth aspect from then on. So, below is the monthly views and engagements as of May 2018.

I cannot believe the jump I’m getting in engagement and monthly views, I have gone through several different trials to get to this point, and I am very pleased with the results. I’m sure that there are people out there that may think that my improvement isn’t that significant, but I am happy with it. This is still something I consider to be a hobby, and the job aspect is still pretty laid back for me. However, the fact that I’ve actually made a profit from doing what I’m doing is enough for me.

How did I do it?

Most people assume that it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3… However, It actually was a long process, that changed quite a bit over the past several months. What worked for me, might not work for you, or not be your style. That’s okay. Everyone is different, and you can’t expect to have the same results as someone else. My main tip is to schedule your pins. Yes, you can still manually pin, but you want to try to have some consistency on your page. You don’t really want to post ten times today, not post tomorrow, post a couple times the next day, and then not post again for two or three days.

The way to grow in views and engagements is to have a steady flow of pins. I use Tailwind to schedule my pins, but there are plenty of platforms out there for you to schedule your pins with. (If you use my link to sign up for Tailwind, you can get a $30 credit to use Tailwind up until June 17th!)

Have a variety

I also keep track of what pins are performing higher, and tend to repin some of those pins and find more pins like them. While I don’t do this for all my boards or all my pins, just on boards that perform better. I do recommend having a variety of pins, and not just the same concept of pins. It makes for a more attractive board to have a variety.

I have a lot of plans to grow my Pinterest even further, and I also would love to share my journey with you all. I am planning to do posts on my journey, as well as my journey with affiliate marketing on some of my pins. The options are endless, and if you have any ideas or questions related to Pinterest be sure to put them in the comments below. Or go to my Instagram or Twitter, and I would love to help you from there.

Anna

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Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

[Affiliate link – Tailwind, if you use the link to sign up, you get a $30 credit and I get one as well]

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30-Day Photo Challenge – Littlebit and Patch

May 31, 2018

Hello everyone!

Another 30-day photo challenge, really? Yes, really. I love photo challenges! Whenever I feel like I need something new to look forward to, a photo challenge(or a writing one) always helps me gather new inspiration from my surroundings. Because I am in the process of creating a theme on my Instagram, I plan on completing this challenge on my Instagram story. I feel like that would be the best way for me to keep track of each day, and not interrupt my attempt to establish a theme on my Instagram feed. Which is currently a mixture of black and white and color(it’s a work in progress, okay?). Below I have a 30-day challenge, and I am using it for June, but you can apply it to other 30-day months if you want.

from pexels.com, CC0 License

from pexels.com, CC0 License

30-Day Photo Challenge

  1. Selfie
  2. Breakfast
  3. Skyview
  4. Color – Pink
  5. Outdoors
  6. OOTD
  7. Animal
  8. Dessert
  9. Color – Blue
  10. Drink
  11. Profile Selfie (side view)
  12. Words of Wisdom
  13. Green
  14. Bath
  15. Sunglasses
  16. Dinner
  17. Sunset
  18. Glass
  19. Favorite Hairstyle
  20. Color – Yellow
  21. #2 Animal
  22. Shoes
  23. Faceless Selfie
  24. Favorite Meal
  25. Books
  26. Color – Black & White
  27. Eyes
  28. Throwback – include the date on the photo
  29. Sunrise
  30. Selfie

I will be starting the challenge on the 1st of June, and I hope you will join me. If you do decide to participate in the challenge, be sure to let me know on Instagram, Twitter, or my Pinterest. I will give you a shoutout, on Instagram and Twitter for participating in the challenge, and I might just mention you on a special blog post if you complete all 30-days. If you decide to use this challenge for another month, still tag me on my social media or comment below, as I will still give shoutouts on social media. I hope everyone is ready for 30 days of new photos.

Anna

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St. Patrick’s Day 2018

Say Hello To Littlebit and Patch

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

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Instagram Roundup: 3 Boss Lady Bloggers

May 21, 2018

Hello everyone!

I have been scrolling through Instagram a lot lately, and I have come to realize that I follow a lot of hella awesome boss lady bloggers. These three people show up more often than the other people I follow, and with good reason. If you’re new to being a blogger on Instagram, these influencers are perfect inspiration and guidance as you start your journey as a blogger on Instagram. Each of the bloggers I show below fall under lifestyle, travel, fashion, food, or beauty influencers. Even if you aren’t new to the Instagram scene, I would recommend checking these lovely ladies out below, as their photos are incredible.

Craft and Baking Blogger – @sprinklemepinkblog

When I came across this Instagram, I almost couldn’t hit the follow button fast enough! Her photos are so bright and colorful, and all of her baking shots make me want all of the desserts ever in the world. If you are into colorful crafts and desserts, this is the blogger to follow!

follow @sprinklemepinkblog on Instagram

follow @sprinklemepinkblog on Instagram

Beauty, Travel, Lifestyle and Fashion Blogger – @travelbeautyblogg

What I like about this particular Instagram page is the variety of photos I see, but they all fit the theme. There might be the occasional photo that stands out, but most all the photos flow very nicely together. This is a must follow Instagram!

follow @travelbeautyblogg on Instagram

follow @travelbeautyblogg on Instagram

Beauty and Fashion Blogger – @alicia_a_la_mode

I am absolutely in love with this Instagram page! Everything is so pretty and there is a lot of pink! I think my favorite thing from this Instagram is the large number of beauty products we see. It’s perfect inspiration on how to layout beauty products for photos. Oh and there’s Louie the pug too! A must follow!

follow @alicia_a_la_mode on Instagram

follow @alicia_a_la_mode on Instagram

My absolute favorite thing is to find new Instagram’s with beautiful photos to follow and be inspired by. If you have any that you’d like to share, or your own Instagram, put it down in the comments below! If you want to see me do another Instagram roundup of more of my favorite Boss Lady Instagram accounts, let me know! Be sure to follow my Instagram for regular photos of my daily activities.

Anna

My Georgia Travel Bucket List

St. Patrick’s Day 2018

Say Hello To Littlebit and Patch

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

 

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St. Patrick’s Day 2018

March 21, 2018

Hello everyone!

I had a pretty busy St. Patrick’s Day this year, and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite moments. Starting with what my favorite treat was, and my favorite activity. Lately, I have been trying to eat healthy and exercise regularly, and so far, I’m doing a pretty good job.  However, I find that the best way for me to maintain a mostly healthy diet is to have some sort of cheat snack every once in a while. I say “snack” instead of “meal” because if I do cheat and splurge on something it’s usually a craving for something sugary or salty, and it doesn’t take much to satisfy that craving.

St. Patrick’s Day Dessert

I knew I wanted to do some sweet treat for St. Patrick’s day, and I thought donuts would be good because I could grab a donut for that cheat snack if I needed it. A good cup of coffee was just perfect for this sweet treat. Plus, I wanted to do something festive for the holiday. So this happened…

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

I have to say, I did end up eating more than just one donut, but I couldn’t help it. They were delicious! I didn’t feel too bad about it either because my mother and I did a 5k this morning. Notice, I specifically don’t say the word “run” because let’s be honest, I walked the entire time. It was the Shamrock Shuffle 5k at Marietta Square. My favorite part about this was the amazing scenery we got to see as we walked. Some of the houses around the area clearly have so much history and beauty.

The good news is that I hit my step goal of 10,000 for the day, the bad news is that I was sore after it. It wouldn’t have been so bad if I didn’t have to do all my grocery shopping that same day. I got a good night of sleep though, so I guess it was worth it.

Let me know in the comments below what you did for St. Patricks Day, and be sure to follow my Instagram for regular photos of my daily activities.

Anna

Say Hello To Littlebit and Patch

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

Lifestyle

Say Hello to Littlebit and Patch

March 16, 2018

Hello everyone!

My name is Anna Maxwell, and this is my new blog Littlebit and Patch. This is not my first rodeo when it comes to blogging. I’ve had a few blogs in the past, my most recent was called Scribble Serendipity. I had a few reasons why I decided to move onto a new blog, but it was mainly due to my hosting. I had trouble with the blog host that I was using for my previous blog, but I can get into that in a later blog post.

What I’ve Learned From Blogging

It took me quite a while to come up with what I wanted my new blog to be. One thing I’ve learned from blogging is that it is a lot harder than it seems to figure out what exactly you want your blog to be. For me, I thought you could only be one thing, but I found myself wanting to branch out and do more. My blogs kind of ended up all over the place, and I feel like that’s what led them to fail. Or at least, one of the reasons.

With that in mind, I decided that for this new blog, I wanted to focus on two main topics: Lifestyle and Travel. I feel like with this setup, I can branch into other topics, but it keeps me focused on the main niche topics.

Why Littlebit and Patch?

As for the name, my inspiration for Littlebit and Patch is none other than my furbabies. Patch, my 14(almost 15)-year-old black labrador is a sweet old-man dog, and Littlebit, my 13-14ish fluffy white cat is a spoiled princess with heterochromia(two different colored eyes). While my furbabies are getting older, they have been such a big part of my life, and such a big inspiration for me.

My Goal

My goal for this blog is to enjoy it through my writing, photography, and experiences. I hope you all enjoy it just as much, and I can’t wait to start this journey.

Let me know in the comments below what you would like to see from me on this blog, and be sure to follow my Instagram for regular photos of my furbabies and my life.

Anna

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

@annamaxwell018 on snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter /// Blog twitter: @annaissblog

All images were created or taken by me, unless stated otherwise.