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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What is Post-Graduation Depression? How do we deal with it?

It has been 13 months since I *officially* graduated college, 10 months since I’ve given birth, and 13 months since I started my new job. Basically, an entire year since my life drastically changed. On the outside, I make it look like a breeze. I know this because people never hesitate to tell me how easy I make it all look. However, it is everything but. But, does anyone ever consider how I really might feel? I don’t want to self-diagnose myself with depression of any kind because I am not a professional. I do know, however, that there is something going on. Everyone knows about postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Therefore, I do not feel like I need to mention that in this post. But what about post-grad depression? What is it, and how do we as college graduates deal with it?

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Broke and Out of Shape: Get Fit Without a Gym Membership

I’m pushing 7 months without my little nugget in my belly, and I have YET to get in the gym. To be fair, breastfeeding has helped me lose all of my baby weight. But at the same time, I did have a C-Section, and I do have stretch marks… all of which make my stomach unflattering. On top of all of that, I do not have the time to go to the gym. The topic of this article is about how to get fit by skipping the gym. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or tone what you already have, this article is for you. In my case, I need to gain weight and muscle back. I’m skin and bones right now and I can’t become fit without gaining a little weight. Many people that I know are trying to get their summer body right. So today, this is what I will be talking about. How to get fit without a gym membership. Thanks to the ultimate cheat sheet I found on cheatsheet.com, you too can get fit without a gym membership.

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#VaccinesWork

November 13, 2016. The day my entire life changed. I gave birth to sweetest little human being. He was 7lbs and 11 ounces. He definitely made his grand entrance into the world. Shortly after getting settled in our room, doctor’s began coming and going, wheeling him in and out, bringing him back each time sound asleep. He was constantly being measured, poked, and prodded, having all kinds of test ran that they do for newborns. I’m still getting the bills for all those tests too! However, before we left the hospital, I was asked if I wanted him to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B. I did not know exactly what that was and did not know if it was beneficial for my newborn. Upon taking the time out to think about it, and research it on the internet, I decided that I would go for any vaccinations we were offered because I wanted the healthiest baby possible. He has now grown into a drooly, happy-feet, cheesy, 5 month, ball of cuteness. Every couple of months, we go to the Pediatrician and we sit there while he gets his routine vaccinations.

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