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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Oh hello, June, where did...

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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If I were to describe...

* 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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* Stare at the computer...

A girl who just love polka dots! Also, you can see the *bad* dyed job I did when I thought it would be rock and roll to go blue. Haha ⠀
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A girl who just love...

How to Use Stumbleupon for your Blog Traffic

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I have been saying for a while now that Stumbleupon has been a brilliant source of blog traffic. Today I’m going to show on how to use Stumbleupon for your blog traffic.

(Stumbleupon – SU)

When I discovered last year that Stumbleupon was an amazing tool for blog traffic – it was a eureka moment. Before that I was struggling with my blog traffic, I could barely make 100 pageviews a day.

But now since using SU I can make nearly a thousand pageviews a day! How amazing is that. My blog gone from zero to hero. And it all thanks to using SU.

SU send me waves of traffic to my blog on a dailies basis and today I’m going to show you on how to surf that wave. This is how to use stumbleupon for your blog traffic.

(I’m assuming you have an account as I will be explaining on what to do after setting up an account. If you don’t then It takes 1 minutes to set up an account.)

After publishing submit the new blog post to SU:

After hitting the publishing button, the next things I always do is open a tab and click on SU. Goes to the top right hand side and look for your username then click down to your profile and look for a blue button that say ‘Add page’.  A grey dropdown box comes down. This next part is very simple to understand:

how to use Stumbleupon for your blog traffic

  • Add the url of the blog post
  • Click yes it safe for work
  • And then choose an interest – a general idea of what the blog is about. If it beauty write beauty, if it about japan write japan. Usually there is only a dropdown menu choice –if you are unsure on where to put it I always use the weblogs interest.
  • Click the blue button Save.

After that you can close it down and hooray you added your new blog post to SU. Don’t break out the martini just yet – there still work to do.

Add the SU button on your blog:

My next piece of advice is to add a SU button to your blog. If you have social share buttons plugin on your blog, then often it already comes with a SU button. If you use Jetpack for your WordPress blog, then a SU button should already be there. Search for a SU plugin and it very easy to integrate this into your blog as it usually does all automatically for you.

Keep stumbling and being active:

People tend to forget that SU is a social media platform – just like Facebook. So you do need to be active. SU will reward you for being active in term of lovely blog traffic. But it can also punish you and give you no traffic if it sees you are not being active.

SU has TONS of interests so pick one that you are interested in and have a good wander around. The brilliant thing about SU (apart from the blog traffic) is you often find websites that you never knew existed. I personally love looking at the Japan interest and it fascinating to see all the websites aimed at japan.

When being active don’t just stumble – give the page a thumb up or down or add it to your like.

Join SU Facebook Groups:

After submitting the blog post to SU I often then add the url to various SU Facebook groups.

Here is a short lists of SU Facebook groups:

I find this beneficial as other people will then add your blog post to their SU – hence giving you more traffic. But you do have to reciprocate everyone after all they scratch your back you scratch there. Oh it also beneficial for these groups for you to have a SU button on your blog.

A couple of last things to be aware off:

  • You might find your blog bounce rate goes up a little when using this. This is due to people who find your site but quickly then stumbled onto a different site. Your aim is to have content that will keep them on longer.
  • If you are being to spammy then SU can ghost banned, you. This Is not outright banning you but limiting how much traffic you can received and how often your site will be shown. You will notice this will happen to you when your traffic goes from 500 a day to 20. If hasn’t happen to me but I have heard of people being ghost banned.
  • Fill out your profile, add a profile picture and add your interest to the site. Also interact with people on there as well – look at their pages.

how to use Stumbleupon for your blog traffic

I think that is everything, if I missed out anything then do let me know. That was how to use Stumbleupon for your blog traffic – let me know how you get on with using SU.

36 Comments
  • Shirley Corder
    April 19, 2017

    I’ve signed up for an SU account, and even used it on occasions, but not properly. So thank you for explaining what I should be doing! How do you keep track of your blog posts? P is for Plan with Purpose as you Build a Better Blog. #AtoZchallenge.

  • Anna Nuttall
    April 19, 2017

    After submitting, you will get a little screenshot of your site. You will also see it in your profile like area.

  • jeremy - thirstydaddy
    April 19, 2017

    you can also make lists, giving you a place to keep track of what you have added or things you would like to go back and look at

  • Dana
    April 19, 2017

    Love this article! I’ve been using stumbleupon for a while and it’s been great for bringing in new traffic.

    Dana
    http://www.somethinggoodblog.com

  • arfa
    April 19, 2017

    I used SU but it gives too much bounce rate which I think it’s not nice. That’s true it gives increase in traffic. How do you deal with it?

  • Maddy
    April 19, 2017

    Thank you for posting this. We are a new blog and haven’t gotten much traffic so I feel like soon we will need to start using websites like Stumbleupon. How much content do you think our blog should have before using SU?

  • Anna Nuttall
    April 19, 2017

    I would have a few blogs posts before adding to SU, just so people can have more of a choice to look at. But it doesn’t really matter. xx

  • Anna Nuttall
    April 19, 2017

    My bounce rate was high at first but overtime I have noticed it has decreased – but that could be due to now getting a lot of organic traffic in conjunction with SU. Write contents that make people stay on longer or want to broswe further.

  • Taylor Reese
    April 19, 2017

    This is great! I just learned about SU and am still in shock and how I didnt know about it sooner. Your tips are on point and have already made me feel better about using it. Cant wait to see the progress.

  • Taylor Reese
    April 19, 2017

    This is great! I just learned about SU and am still in shock and how I didnt know about it sooner. Your tips are on point and have already made me feel better about using it. Cant wait to see the progress and how my traffic grows.

  • Linda
    April 19, 2017

    I have a SU account but am pretty well clueless as what to do with it. Thanks for sharing this post; it is just what I needed to point me in the right direction. I

  • Ivanna
    April 19, 2017

    SU has really brought me traffic from time to time it’s pretty big but seems to be hit or miss. Thanks for these tips, I’ll try them out.

  • Tara
    April 19, 2017

    As someone pretty new to the blogging world, this post was super helpful! Will definitely be checking out SU soon! ???

  • Bailie
    April 19, 2017

    I never understood why bloggers used StumbleUpon, this helped cleared up how to use it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Brenda | BrendaHaire.com
    April 19, 2017

    I am still lost! I created an account but it doesn’t show me an add page option in my drop down by my name. Is there a difference in signing up as a website/blog vs. just a person? I think I am signed up as a person. It never asked me my website info…Help!

  • Jessica
    April 19, 2017

    Stumbleupon is something I definitely need to start doing more. Thank you for this helpful post!

  • Casey the College Celiac
    April 19, 2017

    I need all the help I can get with Stumble Upon! Thanks for the tips!

  • Tamsin
    April 19, 2017

    I fully agree, StumbleUpon has been excellent in getting traffic to my blog. Many people say it’s low value traffic but that is not true.. I have a consistently low bounce rate from stumbleupon and when I first “stumble” my page I get a huge spike in traffic for a few days 🙂

  • Anna Nuttall
    April 19, 2017

    Try this page http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit#. There isn’t a different it just depend if SU has given you the new look. Like Facebook – SU sometime like to change things around. xx

  • Britt
    April 19, 2017

    I’ve honestly never used StumbleUpon before, but I might just have to check it out!
    Thank you!

  • Jerry
    April 19, 2017

    I am kinda lost. I tried adding the button to JetPack, but it appears they totally redid their design. Now you’re instantly taken to wordpres.com, which… sadly… doesn’t seem to be working 🙁

  • Jacquelyn
    April 19, 2017

    Thank you for this post! I love StumbleUpon and only recently started using it. This was exactly what I needed to help me understand it better.

  • Laura
    April 19, 2017

    Thanks so much for this post! I have been wondering how to use Stumble Upon to help with my traffic. I found you on the LB group.

  • How much traffic or benefit can you see from using Stumbleupon? I’d like to see some stats. I hear it works great for some bloggers but not for others. Thanks! 🙂

  • Rachel
    April 20, 2017

    Thank you for this. I had a SU account but never used it. Now I know how to use it!

  • Jessica Devlin Design
    April 20, 2017

    i was getting fantastic traffic from stumble upon then suddenly nothing. i always stumbled and posted more of others than myself and still 0. it was really depressing to go from several hundred to literally 0 and i’ve never been able to get it back. i wish i knew how to fix it

  • Sumudu
    April 20, 2017

    I have been hearing loads about this. Some love it and some say the visitors are not even real people. So I am not sure . But I’ll try and see. Thank you for the guide.

  • Kristi
    April 20, 2017

    I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of SU until really recently – I’m glad to hear / read that it really is beneficial. Looks like it’s time to open another account on another platform!

  • Anna Nuttall
    April 20, 2017

    My advice would be – be more active. When on a SU page, I also find it beneficial to share a page to twitter. So if you find a page on rose gold pineapple (for example) then share it on twitter on facebook. A lot of page has their own social media share button so share from them. I hope that make sense. xx

  • Patrick
    April 20, 2017

    I am still quite lost on how to exactly use Stumble but I will try and see if I can use your blog to help me.

  • Portia Jones
    April 21, 2017

    This is great advice, i’ve not really used it properly so will have to put a bit more time into it. x

  • Ruth Anne Caukwell
    April 25, 2017

    Wow thank you for this and love it! Ruth

  • I just set a SU but had no clue how to use it. This is very helpful!

  • Stephanie Cummings
    July 2, 2017

    I didn’t realise you could add your own posts to SU I though that would be seen as spammy.

  • Anna Nuttall
    January 17, 2019

    Sadly Stumbleupon is now no longer available.

  • Muhammad Faisal
    April 3, 2019

    Great post, I also used SU for getting new topic ideas for my blog but now SU converts to NEXT and totally new interface but still useful.

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