How to Master Pinterest for Beginners

I’ve been on Pinterest since 2011. Up until a few months ago, I thought Pinterest was simply a social media site for me to get fashion, home, and food inspiration. While that may still be true for myself and for others, Pinterest is MUCH more than that. Pinterest has a smart algorithm, is the secret spot for SEO, and is the #1 source of traffic to my blog! Want to know what’s even more interesting? I went from 1,232 viewers to 52,553 viewers in ONE MONTH! How did I do that? Keep reading to find out how to master Pinterest for beginners.Many bloggers are aware that there are secrets to Pinterest that will help them create viral pins. However, for some, it still seems to be a mystery. In just a few steps, you too will be able to master Pinterest and skyrocket your views.

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5 Tips to Organize Your Blog Now

The internet is a mod-podge full of tips, tricks, and ideas to grow your  blog business. You can find a masterclass on just about anything, these days. However, what do you do with all of the information that you learn? Are you taking notes? Keeping a running list? Or do you jump into the process and move onto the next thing that you can learn? This is why you need to take the necessary steps in order to organize your blog.

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PR Opportunities for Bloggers

This past summer, I submitted my first pitch to Romper, a popular mom blog that boasts over 350K likes on Facebook alone. A writer for Romper sent out a pitch, looking for stories from moms who realized the moment they were more than just a mother. The story was a part of a series posts sponsored by Baby Dove. I instantly jumped on the opportunity to respond. To my surprise, I was chosen!  Although it was an unpaid mention, which publicity sometimes is, it made me realize just how important it was to pitch to brands. Although I did not pursue pitching for a few months afterward, I kept my eye open for how I could turn those pitching opportunities into more publicity for myself. Keep reading to find out how to gain PR opportunities for bloggers.

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Social Media Secrets You Need to Know Now

Have you ever wanted to know the really juicy social media secrets? The secrets that help up and coming bloggers get viral pins, tons of new followers on Instagram, and an overwhelming amount of page views?
Whether you are new to the blogging scene, or you’ve been in the game for a good minute, there are always new things to learn. The information is readily available, and easy to find. I am currently running an email series that talks about the seven social media secrets that everyone needs to know. In this series, you will learn secrets about your favorite social media sites, ways to boost your SEO, and things that may affect your content in the new year.

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Converting Analytics into Blog Visitors

Is converting analytics into blog visitors really a thing? Can you really do that? I have heard one too many bloggers say that they do not understand analytics. I totally get it. Analytics across Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter are just a bunch of numbers, percentages and charts. If you know me, you know I hate numbers. But, I LOVE running analytics. It’s something that I do once a month for some of my clients. The reason why I love analytics so much, is because when you really take the time to dive into analytics, you can figure out how you are performing on that particular platform, and you can achieve converting analytics into blog visitors. But, before you begin, you have to understand how to read them. Here is a quick run down on the analytics I take a look at. Click through to find out more.

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My Apology to Dove: What Happens When Black Twitter Reacts too Quickly

What happens when Black Twitter reacts too quickly? Here is my apology to Dove, for their recent advertisement that received a lot of backlash. Black Twitter, and the rest of the internet is always quick to jump to the defense on something that appears to be racist. Thanks to the internet, we have the voices and the spaces to feel free enough to let our grievances be known. We are able to let advertisers know when racism and lack of diversity will not be tolerated. What happens though, when we are so conditioned to react negatively, to something that is not actually negative? Do we feel bad? Do we apologize? I for one, feel the need to.

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5 Tips to Turn Your Day Around: A Guide in Gifs

I am NOT a morning person! Just ask anyone who has ever lived with me, or worked with me, or is friends with me. Basically, just ask anyone. I am not a morning person. I think that is the main reason why I do not wear makeup to work. It is time consuming. I am not ashamed to admit that I wake up in just enough time to wash up, put on neat clothes, and make sure my hair looks semi-decent. The makeup tho? Nah… Because I am not a morning person, any little thing in the morning will set me off, and basically determine the rest of my day. Like, just don’t even talk to me before 11 AM. Therefore, it is very easy for me to have a bad, or not-so-good, day. I have been working on becoming a better morning person-a nicer person, even. That’s what you have to do when you have a full-time job. The tips that I follow to turn my day around have helped me tremendously. So, I’m here to share the wealth. Here are 5 tips to turn your day around

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7/7/17: The Bible Verse I Did Not Know I Needed

What happens when you have this crazy random thought to Google something? Do you find what you are looking for? This morning, I decided to Google today’s date: 7/7/17. I was not looking for anything in particular. Maybe today was a “National Day Of…” that I could celebrate. You know I’m a sucker for pretend holidays. Anyway, I remember on this day back in 2007 (7/7/7), we were told that it was the luckiest day ever. I guess I thought that because today was 7/7/17, that it was also a lucky day, a perfect day even. Although I did not know what I was looking for when I Googled the date, I found exactly what I needed to find.

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National Best Friend Day: 10 Reasons to Thank Your Best Friend

It’s National Best Friend Day! If you know me, then you know that I am a sucker for “National Days.”  It gives me the perfect excuse to celebrate silly, cool, or important things. For instance, getting donuts on National Donut Day, or buying my dogs treats for National Pet Day. I also petition for “National Put Money in Your Daughters Account Day.” *Hint* *Hint*, Mom. In honor of National Best Friend Day, I am dedicating this article to the best friends in my life.
With the hustle and bustle going on in our lives, we might not get the opportunity to tell our best friends “thank you.”  We might not get the opportunity to see them often, and we may even have to miss out on important events going on in each other’s lives. However, when the time comes, my friends are right there. I’m not talking about just the friends I have now or the friends I had in college or high school, but my DAY 1’s. Literally, and figuratively. I am the girl that can make friends very easily. But, I am also the girl that is extremely selective with who I consider a friend, and who I choose to share my personal life with.

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