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Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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Blog Traffic | February 2017

Another month is finishing, and now I feel is the perfect time to do my February Blog Traffic. Here how I achieved my 12,000 page views this month.

February Blog Traffic

This month went off like a firework or a rocket flying out of space. I was off course hoping to see an increase in my blog traffic, and indeed I was not disappointed.

My February overall blog traffic was 12,000. This was better than I anticipated at the start of the month. As I said last month, I was hoping over the course of the year to see a traffic climbed. Look like I’m on the right track.

Here how I did it:

My top 5 most popular posts from February:

I think the majority of my popular post from this month is a real mixtures of different topics. I always try to keep annanuttall.com a big brainstorm of topics that interest me – and hopefully will interest you as well. If something doesn’t interest me then I don’t write about it.

How did people find my Blog?

Well you know I was saying about fireworks and rocket going off. This month was whole different ball-game.

Stumbleupon (SU)

SU went off like a rocket that just flew into space and beyond. I said I will work more on Stumbleupon this month and boy what a result I got.

February Blog Traffic

The picture was something I captured when glancing at my Google Analytic real-time. Yup you are seeing that right. That was 24 people on my site at that time. And it all came from SU. How amazing is that!

I gave it my full attention and I didn’t ignore it. It really helped pushed up my February blog traffic. Here how It can work for you.

It really simple. Every time I publish a new post I simple add it on SU and then stumble on a few pages. I also add my link (which has a SU button) to a few Facebook SU threads which allowed people to then add my site to their SU. So you get not only traffic from your own SU but from other people as well. Don’t just add your link and wait for the traffic to come as it more likely won’t.

Pinterest:

Pinterest was like a firework this month. I noticed a gradual increased last month in term of blog traffic. But wow Pinterest this month went wild. I heard from other bloggers that Pinterest was a good traffic source – so It been my aimed to work on it. What an amazing result I got.  This month I added all my blog pictures to appropriate boards and to Pinterest groups. I re-pinned various other images. Joined in with Pinterest Facebook groups and just re-pinned images that I liked.

I will be writing a tutorial on how you yourself can achieve such amazing result for your blog in the coming week.

Organic searches

My organic searches climbed up as well this month. This is a brilliant result as once again I’ve been working hard on my SEO. What I did differently this month was to incorporate Google Keyword planner into my SEO strategy. It helped me find certain high leveled keyword that will be beneficial. If that sound confusing, don’t worry as I got a tutorial planned on how it can help you.

To help you increase your site organic searches it might useful to read my post on how to make your blog more SEO friendly.

What didn’t work in February:

  • Blog links parties – that not to say it didn’t work but just not as well as I hoped. I still got traffic but just not a huge amount. I’m not sure if it works while keep adding my site to various blog links parties.
  • I also failed on my Facebook page again. It was only in the middle of the month that I managed to get a new blog post published onto my Facebook page. I need to work on that page.

Goals for March:

  • Write more on my Facebook page – make it a fun place to talk to all my readers.
  • Write more Marketing & Blogging bog posts.
  • As my site crashed this month (a scripted cause it to crashed), I have to redo and sort out the backend of the site.
  • Write more blog posts.

 

Hopefully I will see more firework and explosion. It can get only get better and brighter.

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34 Comments
  • Fiona
    February 28, 2017

    Interesting post, it’s nice to see where other bloggers get their traffic from and what I could be doing to improve. At the moment the majority of my traffic comes from Facebook.

  • GiGi Eats
    February 28, 2017

    SU and Pinterest are friggin’ AWESOME – I love them! FB is my BIG traffic source though, other than organic searching!

  • Amanda
    February 28, 2017

    Interesting read, we all get stuck sometimes with trying to improve the numbers, I’ve never looked into Stumble but will now, thanks

  • Margaretha Montagu
    February 28, 2017

    This has been extremely useful. I get a lot of my traffic from Pinterest too, but most from StumbleUpon. Thank you for these insights.

  • Caroline
    February 28, 2017

    What a great result Anna! It’s so interesting to read about other bloggers traffic. I’ve had a similar experience with link parties and I feel they are better for connecting with other bloggers than driving traffic, so I guess it depends what you’re goals are. Looking forward to reading your tips for Pinterest.

  • Andrea
    February 28, 2017

    This is awesome. I still need to get with StumbleUpon. I tried diving in a couple years ago but have never been consistent. May need to add it back to my marketing routine!

  • Erica Schwarz
    February 28, 2017

    Google search, Pinterest, and SU are the predominant kings for my traffic, so it is interesting to see other blogs’ experience. SU is great, but it is short-lived and comes in fits and starts. Always better than facebook though! Omg I hate facebook lol.

  • Safaniya Stevenson
    March 1, 2017

    I will have to look into SU. I used it when I was in college and it wasn’t really that popular!

  • Snehal
    March 1, 2017

    Congrats to you, Anna! 🙂
    I haven’t used stumble upon yet. Will try out!

  • Hang Around The World
    March 1, 2017

    Interesting read, you have achieved a great goal. I have to say that StumbleUpon and Pinterest are very helpful and I love them even if we don’t have to forget that Facebook is also a great resource!

  • Carola
    March 1, 2017

    I always love to read about traffic at other websites and bloggers. Stumbleupon is great and I really love it. I really use it myself also a lot. I’m focussing in March also more on organic searches and Pinterest. Good luck with your goals in March!

  • pospi otuson
    March 1, 2017

    its really impresive.. i signed up for stumbleupon and pinterest yesterday. but i was totally confused as i couldn;t find my way around

  • David Elliott
    March 2, 2017

    Congrats on all the new traffic. You will have to tell me what things you used for stumble upon. I’m still trying to figure out that one myself.

  • Emma-Hope Newitt
    March 2, 2017

    This is a really great post to keep track of your traffic and hopefully give ideas for people struggling! I will definitely use some tips from this post 🙂

    http://www.carpediememmie.co.uk

  • danasia fantastic
    March 2, 2017

    Congrats on such great numbers for February! I recently started using Stumbleupon and it really is a great tool.

  • Andrea
    March 3, 2017

    Congratulations to you on your success – it’s wonderful!

  • Sarah
    March 3, 2017

    This is a very impressive & inspirational post! You’ve inspired me to work harder on the social networks I tend to ignore, SU and Pinterest!!

  • Jacqui Paterson
    March 3, 2017

    Wow, good on you! You’re doing so well – but in the end it comes down to awesome content, which you’re clearly providing for your readers. x

  • Allon Khakshouri
    March 3, 2017

    I signed up for stumbleupon and get many referrals to my site. 🙂

  • Jenni
    March 4, 2017

    I have no idea how to use stumbleupon – I really need to look into it

  • Angel Strunk
    March 4, 2017

    Awesome results! Can’t wait to watch your progression! Good luck!

  • Milly Blakesley
    March 5, 2017

    Interest read! I’ve never heard of SU so will be looking into that, i am also trying to use Pinterest alot more now 🙂

  • Amanda
    March 5, 2017

    Really silly question but is your Pinterest account a personal or business account? X great read thanks for sharing x

  • Sarah from Lavender Life
    March 5, 2017

    Great traffic! I get a lot of views from Stumbleupon and Pinterest as well! 🙂

  • Ioanna
    March 5, 2017

    Wow these are some amazing results!! I really hope I reach these numbers someday.
    Do you have to work a lot on your social media to get traffic? I find it difficult to balance the time I have to spend on socials to promote my blog with the time I have to spend to actually write new material.

    Ioanna | beautyloverstories.com

  • Dena Jayne
    March 5, 2017

    Great post, I like reading these & seeing how I can increase my traffic xo

  • Anastasia
    March 6, 2017

    Congratulations! Awesome results and helpful post!

  • Anna Nuttall
    March 6, 2017

    Hi Amanda, it a little bit of both. I use it for personal use (as it started out that way) but I also now use it for here. xx

  • Tamsin
    March 6, 2017

    Facebook is difficult because when you include a post with an outbound link, they really seem to throttle those posts. I notice I get more interaction and people seeing my posts when I don’t post a link. Which seems unfair. I have noticed I am getting quite a lot of organic traffic, along with Twitter and Pinterest. I haven’t used stumble upon. Maybe I should!

  • Tiffany Bacon
    March 7, 2017

    I appreciate the information in this post. I’m just getting serious about blogging and I’m looking to increase traffic as well as posting regularly. Pinterest and Stumbleupon have not worked for me so far. I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong or maybe I just need a bit of patience. Anyway, thanks for the info.

  • Hannah S
    March 7, 2017

    Ooh, I’ll follow your website. This sounds helpful. I started my own blog months ago, focusing on veganism, travel, and various thinkpieces, but I struggle with momentum. Great ideas.

  • Vanessa Cantu
    March 7, 2017

    Great post! This is the second time this week someone has suggested Stumbleupon so obviously I need to check it out! Thx!

  • Michelle
    March 7, 2017

    Thanks for the detailed info on SU. Still trying to figure it out and how I can best use it. 🙂

  • FS Page
    March 10, 2017

    I love the way you analyze your month and then have goals for next month. I need to learn to be this systematic. Also Stumble upon is something i learnt from your blog which needs my attention. Thanks for sharing this and all the best for March.

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