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Photography: Red and Pink Theme

February 5, 2019

The month of February usually revolves around a lot of pink and red, as Valentine’s Day is a huge inspiration. Personally, I take the stance of not really caring too much for Valentine’s Day. It’s not because I’m single, so much as it is the fact that regardless on if you are in a relationship or not, you should be showing your love for the ones you care about in your life all year.

However, there are a couple of good things that come from Valentine’s Day. One, being that the very next day, usually all the Valentine’s Day chocolate is 50% off. Two, I love the color scheme for Valentine’s Day. Usually, we see the usual red, pink, and white in many different shades. Or we will see the common pastels that we will see again once Easter comes around.

My Pink & Red Photos

I am very much an amateur photographer, and I have a long way to go. However, I thought I would share some of my favorite pink and red things that I have taken photos of over the past couple years.

Love | Pink & Red

Link to my Love Themed Pinterest board – Red & Pink

My latest project on Pinterest is my LOVE board. The goal is to stick to my favorite pink and/or red photographs and put them together to create another great inspirational board. My favorites are Holiday boards or Home Decor boards. However, I do appreciate color themed boards, because sometimes it can be incredibly satisfying and inspirational to see a collection of the same color in one space. With that in mind, some of my other favorite inspirational boards are below, and I have them linked to their respective Pinterest creators.

Board by Minanda Minanda
Board by Fashion For Lunch
Photo by Swirls of Colorūüíę

What are some of your favorite Pink and Red themed boards on Pinterest? If you have color-themed boards of your own, be sure to share them below. I need some new ones to follow. Also, if you have a color-themed Instagram, I would love to see that too.

My Pinterest – annamaxwell018

I’m really enjoying my Pinterest right now, and I have been putting in a lot of work on developing it. This time last year I had averaged about 100,000 monthly views, and I now average about 2.8 million monthly views on my Pinterest. Be sure to go check out my Pinterest if you are into Fashion, Food, and Photography.

My Pinterest Profile

Other than my blog, I regularly post on Instagram. Be sure to give me a follow @annamaxwell018 or @LittlebitPatchCo for updates on my daily life.


Disclaimer: All photos are my own unless stated otherwise in the photo captions. In that case the photo usually links to where I got it from.


Did I Complete My June Photo Challenge?

July 10, 2018

I did it, I did it! I managed to complete all the photos for my June photo challenge. At the beginning of last month, I made the decision to start a June photo challenge, and I was to post a themed photo each day of the month. I have tried a photo challenge before, and it didn’t really go that well. I finally realized that if I really wanted to get one done, I should come up with the challenge myself, and see if that motivates me more.

What Happened During The Photo Challenge

The whole challenge went by without any major issues, but I did run into a snag here and there. I decided to do the photo challenge on my Insta stories instead of posting on my actual Instagram, and that worked relatively well. I saved each day to a highlight(which is still on my Insta profile if you want to go see it), and I occasionally forgot to save it to the highlight on a few days. Luckily my Instagram is set up to backup my photos and stories to my phone so I was able to add them, but if I do this again, I need a better reminder to do that.

I only missed posting on one day, but that was only because I purchased the game Jurassic World Evolution. I got addicted very quickly, and I played the game for about 10 hours straight that day. But I did make up for it, and I posted two photos the next day.

All 30 Photos

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Overall, I really enjoyed this photo challenge. I had something to look forward to everyday, and it was another way to express my love for capturing moments in my life. Yes, I’m most definitely not a professional photographer, but I still love all my photos.

I did have someone participate in the challenge with me this month, and I have to say I absolutely loved her photos. Her name is Chloe and her IG: @photographycnp She was so creative with each themed day, and really kept up with the challenge. I think everyone should go check out her Instagram page, and the rest of her photos from the challenge. Below, I have some of my favorites from her photos. It was hard to narrow down from her photos, but these five really caught my eye. 

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Would I do this again? Absolutely! My main focus for this upcoming month is going to be my Instagram theme, but I might do another photo challenge in August. If you have any suggestions on what challenge I should do, or you created a challenge and want me to try it, let me know in the comments below.


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My Summer 2018 Playlist

Pinterest Traffic Report: May 2018

30 Day Photo Challenge – June

Instagram Roundup: 3 Boss Lady Bloggers

My Georgia Travel Bucket List

St. Patrick’s Day 2018

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 /// Blog Insta: @littlebitpatchco

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


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.


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Instagram Roundup: 3 Boss Lady Bloggers

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.

[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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