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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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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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Usually, when I do an...

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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Blog Traffic | July 2017

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If I can get big cheers please, as July was an amazing month. Here is my July 2017 blog traffic report and how I achieved my 25,000 page views.

July 2017 blog traffic report

Seriously, you guys! I cannot believe I hit 25k! wow *jaw drop*. I remember thinking to myself at the start of the year that hitting 25k would be an amazing dream. But now, that dream is a reality and it looks like things are only going to get better.

My top 5 most popular posts from July:

As always I decided not to base my popular posts on page views, but on how much engagement each post received. I found that throughout July more people were more engaged with my post and that really does make me happy. So if you are one of the new people here, well hello there. My advice would be to pull up a chair, brew a cup of tea and get comfy, as folks I’m only getting started.

How did people find my Blog?

My top 3 results came largely from Stumbleupon, Twitter and Pinterest:

Stumbleupon (SU):

This is just a steady source of traffic for me and it doesn’t look like it slowing down anytime soon. It most defiantly helps on keeping my traffic up.

I still have many of you asking me questions on SU. And a lot of these questions are about the lack of traffic from SU and being ghost banned. Well here is my response and how you can you can work to resolve this problem:

It seems like your site has been ‘ghost banned’. This is when SU put a block on your account. It might have felt that you were spamming your account – which I’m sure you weren’t! But perhaps their anti-spam tool picked up something.

My advice is – be active and leave SU alone for your site for the time being. Meaning don’t try to build traffic from it. When I say be active on SU, try to build followers and just browse the platform. What I love about SU is that it helps me discover really cool sites that I would otherwise never have found. So just pick an interest and just browse.

I myself, for example, love browsing on all the paranormal stuff so I tend to spend hours looking at everything. When you find something cool – give it a thumb up and add it to your like. I also find that if you enjoyed one such cool site and it has social media buttons then share it on your platform. I find SU reward you if you share people sites onto social media. I also find it rewards you if you comment on a blog post – but don’t leave a spammy comment.

Also, browse other people following – what are they stumbling? Take a look and that can hopefully help you build up a following.

Once you done that for a while, slowly start adding your site, give it a test run and see how it goes. Slowly start adding other people sites to your SU. If you join in with lots of Facebook SU threads – try to just join in with one and see how that goes.

It might take a while for SU to take off your block but it not permanent and there is a way to unblock yourself.

If you haven’t read my SU post, then read it today.

Twitter:

I have a feeling that this is now a steady stream of traffic, not that I’m complaining. What I think helps is that I encourage my readers more to share my blog post on Twitter and it turns that brought in more readers and new traffic.

I found people were retweeting my blog links tweets, my mentions were filled with people tweeting both my old and new blog posts. This was amazing and I didn’t expect such lovely attention.  One thing I did do was post more on twitter and use the appropriate hashtags.  It well worth turning your attention to Twitter.

I have written a blog post on how to get traffic via Twitter.

Pinterest:

Now, this makes a welcomed return as after months of my Pinterest traffic declining – it suddenly went up again. I’m always hearing from other bloggers that Pinterest was a good traffic source – so It been my aimed to bring it back up. And it worked.  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. As well as that I always added more ‘pinnable’ images at the end of my posts.

Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to increase traffic to Pinterest: My 5 Best Pinterest Advice

What didn’t work in July:

You know what, I can’t think of anything as throughout July everything seems to be working. I have no complaint about anything as It was all good!

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Before I go, I just want to say that I met this lovely lady last recently. Laurette – or Lc as I call her has the blog Home & Horizon – go check it out.

July 2017 blog traffic report

And that was my July 2017 blog traffic report. It was a bloody brilliant month and a big thank you so much for supporting me. It means the universe to me that my blog is doing so well and I couldn’t have done it with you – Thank you so much, everyone.

July 2017 blog traffic report

31 Comments
  • The Darksided Fashionista
    August 1, 2017

    Interesting reading, good work!

  • Kobby
    August 1, 2017

    Wow. Good job! Some of us are also trying to get there. This is great encouragement for me!

  • Veronika
    August 1, 2017

    Wow congratulations! And thanks for the tips.

    Veronika
    http://brunettefromwallstreet.com

  • Nastja
    August 1, 2017

    Congradulations 🙂 Great tips also! 🙂

    http://www.simplynastja.com

  • sara adam
    August 1, 2017

    I’m happy for you . Pinterest is one of the best sources of traffic

  • Tori
    August 1, 2017

    My aim for the summer is pinnable images and stumble upon – so good to hear your experiences with those

  • ejnets
    August 1, 2017

    These are some amazing numbers! Congrats, you are always my biggest inspiration 🙂 Keep the good work!
    Ejnets in Lisboa

  • jeremy - thirstydaddy
    August 1, 2017

    congrats Anna. Thats awesome

  • Cheryl
    August 1, 2017

    Awesome! Always looking for new ways to get traffic to our travel & wine blog. You convinced me to finally join StumbleUpon 🙂

    http://winewandering.com/

  • Andrea
    August 1, 2017

    Wow! Congrats! Great article

  • Rachel
    August 1, 2017

    Well done! I haven’t used stumbled upon but will be looking into it. Thanks for another great post. 🙂

  • Zesty Olive
    August 1, 2017

    Thank for the update! I still don’t get stumble upon – I need to check into that! 🙂

  • Laura
    August 1, 2017

    Super interesting post. Thanks for sharing.
    Need to get into the Pinterest game I guess 😉

    Have a great day!

  • Courtney
    August 1, 2017

    Congrats on your 25K page views, that is awesome! Love seeing blog reports. I have not tried using StumbleUpon, that so it an interesting tip. Thanks for sharing!

  • Serena
    August 1, 2017

    Yay! Congrats to you on your traffic! I’m brand new to Stumbled Upon and haven’t dove into Twitter yet. I’ve found FB and Pinterest to be amazing for my blog traffic. Thanks for sharing!

  • sofia
    August 1, 2017

    First of all, CONGRATS! that’s amazing. For how long have you been blogging?

  • stefanie
    August 1, 2017

    congrats!!! well deserved. i´m still struggling with SU… i just really don´t get into it

  • Kristin
    August 1, 2017

    Those are quite impressive stats! Congratulations! I will need to read your stumble upon post so I can apply that to my blog. I used that site several years ago for browsing, and I did really like it. I didn’t know it was also a great tool for bloggers until just recently.

  • Nicole
    August 1, 2017

    First, congrats on the traffic! Second, thank you for sharing this. It’s easy to get discouraged when your traffic is not what you want it to be so this was very encouraging to read.

  • Rachel
    August 1, 2017

    those are amazing stats. well done you! Reminds me, I really need to improve my Pinterest game

  • Gabriela
    August 1, 2017

    Congrats. This is really good. I wish I can say the same one day!

  • I love this post and thanks for the advice. I have been using stumblupon for sometime I knew about being active but never knew about the commenting. I d share alot from stumbleupon on my fb page though.

  • Dominika
    August 1, 2017

    This is such a great share. Such great accomplishments. Weldone!

  • Nikki
    August 2, 2017

    very resourceful

  • Lois
    August 2, 2017

    Congrats! to you.
    http://www.msfinancialsavvy.com

  • Miglė
    August 2, 2017

    Informative post! Thanks for sharing your minds!

  • Hannah
    August 2, 2017

    Ah well done you! Definitely need to improve my SU game!

  • I love seeing posts like this. It always gives me new ideas to try with my own blog! Great job with the views!

  • bellafilippi
    August 4, 2017

    We must keep he hard work. Good job, Lady

  • Marianne
    August 5, 2017

    This is such an inspiring post. I am always trying to get my blog some attention. I have bookmarked the Twitter and Pinterest guides for later. My steady stream comes from Facebook. I am going to learn to improve on Twitter, thanks.

  • Petra
    August 8, 2017

    Congratulations on your success! I’ve been using StumbleUpon but haven’t had much success with it. I don’t think I am blocked or anything like that though. I’ve been stumbling the content, liking it and saving it but still my posts don’t get any likes. Any advice on that?

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