I have done quite a bit of research and work so I could grow my Pinterest account. Once I hit 4k followers I just really slacked off. You could say that I stopped building my following after about a month and a half of building it up. It just grew tiresome.
I did continue to pin to my boards. Maybe not every day like I once did, but I do still pin a few per week. Even at that snail’s pace, I’m still getting a new follower every day-ish.
My first 3 months of blogging, I was fairly regular. I posted new content twice a week and pinned it to my boards. With that schedule, my repins were meager. Nobody was seeing my pins. That’s when I started slacking.
But, I didn’t want to quit, so I took the summer off and began to rebrand.
What’s so Pinteresting, you ask?
A full 9 months after I first pinned a certain blog post to my boards, something magical happened. People were seeing my pin.
They weren’t just seeing my pin… they started to repin it!
Even better than that? They were using the links in my article.
9 months later…
I don’t know that I would call it a win, but it’s Pinteresting- to say the least.
So if you’re just a regular pinner with a small following- eventually, people do see your stuff!
A blogger with no money for advertising can use Pinterest to grow, but you gotta be in it for the long haul!
Let’s face it, blogging is not a get rich quick scheme. It’s more like a labor of love. You make nothing compared to the time you have invested. BUT, if you keep working at it, it will start to have a life all it’s own.
If you don’t see yourself blogging for free for at least 6 months or more, then it may not be for you. Unless you’re like, super go-getter- maybe then you will earn a living from your blog right away.
Most of us will work for months to find our fit. Our niche will grow, change, then evolve into something with some staying power. I’m just finding my fit and I’m almost a year in.
Don’t let that scare you off.
If being your own blog boss is for you, go for it. Check out my writing and blogging resources on the home page to help you get started. Just remember that blogging isn’t a sprint. So, pace yourselves!
Keep blogging, my friends:)