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In 2008, I left the corporate world to start my freelance writing business full time.

The main reason I did this is that I knew that one day I wanted to have a family + writing from home would afford me the opportunity to do what I love (to write) + stay home with my kids.

It wouldn’t be until 2013 that I had my first daughter. So for 7 years, freelance writing from home was my full-time gig. It paid the bills. It made me happy.

I’ve written countless blog posts for other people’s blogs + blog posts for companies + businesses (all for money, of course). I’ve had different blogs of my own over the years, too.

I’ve been running my blog for a few years now. I am happy with my page views per month but I am always testing out strategies to improve the quality of the visitors that land on my blog.

Here’s what I did:

1. I focused on one social media platform

Social media is where it’s at, right?

Well, I picked one platform + I gave it my all. That platform is PINTEREST.

What you might not know is that Pinterest works more like a search engine than a social media platform so it is second only to Google for searches! Nobody is going to Pinterest to be social. They are going to Pinterest to do research or to find something they are looking for –they are searching!

In one month, I had 39k views. As of June 2019 (so 6 months later), I have 130k views.

Are there other Pinterest accounts that have more?

Of course.

BUT…39k views in one month is HUGE. + to get to a 130k in just 6 months is ah-mazing.

My Wedding Planner Copy Pinterest account had 19k views per month in December. As of June 2019, it has 55k.

Let that sink in for a second. Pinterest is HUGE in gaining quality attention + then driving those quality visitors to your blog/website. Pinterest is one of my top traffic sources.

Over 90% of my traffic comes from my pins on Pinterest. If you haven’t tapped into the potential that Pinterest has for growing your blog, check out my article How to Use Pinterest for Your Blog.

If you want to automate your Pinterest efforts so you have more time to focus on other platforms, run your mom blog + well, be a mom, check out Tailwind.

It is the only scheduler that is Pinterest approved. Tailwind is what I’ve been using + I believe it has allowed me to take my blog to the next level in just one short month + up my game even more over the last 6 months.

2. I focused on my content

Take a step back for one second.

The only way I was able to figure out that Pinterest is the biggest source of traffic is because I created stellar content that I was then able to pin on Pinterest.

After I hit the publish button on any of my blog posts, the first thing I do is schedule that content to be pinned to my Pinterest boards.

3. I am engaging more with my dream readers

When I started engaging with my readers on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter + Instagram, it also made a HUGE difference in my blog traffic, blog comments + more.

I take the time to respond to people’s questions + comments on my blog posts or social media posts. I start conversations on Twitter. I am active in the RIGHT Facebook groups.

All of this is helping me to attract quality traffic to both of my blogs.

Want to tap into my complete blog traffic growth strategy?
These are just a few of the tips + tricks that I’ve learned in my attempt to boost the traffic to my blogs.

XOXO, Kristie

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16 replies
  1. latasha
    latasha says:

    good article! That’s a lot of page views but I struggle so much with pinterest, i just gave it up and try to focus on other social media platforms but your right it’s probably best to just focus on one.

  2. Sherry
    Sherry says:

    This is very helpful! I think we can all get so caught up on trying to be present everywhere that we lose sight of what we are striving to achieve in the first place. Thank you for putting this all in perspective for me. I love the one platform focus! 🙂

  3. Sam
    Sam says:

    I’m desperately trying to drive more traffic to my blog. I love your tip about focusing on one source of traffic. For me, that is also Pinterest right now. Engagement is also something I’ve been trying to work on. Thanks so much for the practical tips!

  4. Amber
    Amber says:

    Pinterest…UGGGG! I really don’t love it but I know I need it. I have had so much more success with facebook though. Pinterest doesn’t love me!

  5. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Thanks for the tip! I’m working on Tailwind and upping my Pinterest game. It just doesn’t go as quickly as I might like, but it’s getting there!

  6. Elle
    Elle says:

    Thanks for this! I feel like I’m overwhelming myself because I’m trying to focus on too many social media platforms. I’ve decided to also just focus on Pinterest & a little bit on Instagram. Gonna check out your Pinterest tips post!

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