Hello, hello! I cannot believe I am on week 6 of this series. As I was researching this post, I read through my first week. O.M.G. I have come a far way. My goal was to get to 20 Bloglovin followers (I was at 9), and now I have over 7 times that! Setting goals has really helped me grow because I push hard to make (or come close) to my goals each week. It has been a fun ride so far. Let's go over last week's goals.
Catch up: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5
Blog Goals from Last Week
Instagram: 1,000 followers
I hustled. I hustled really hard, but I only hit 950 this week. No cigar. I still grew by over 50 in one week. To do that, I used some awesome hashtags that were posted in Venus Trapped in Mars (you can see that article and four others that helped me grow my IG account here.). I also went on what we call our SGPT (Self Guided Photography Tours). We traveled around Evanston and spent a day in the country taking photos for my Instagram account. I also upgraded my Hootsuite account to premium because they now allow you to schedule your Instagram posts(!!).
Status: Rocked it.
I did it! Last week, I couldn't meet my goal to hit 60, this week I exceeded it. I averaged 76 sessions/day! I only reached 57.4 last week. What a difference - 18.6 more people a day. The big difference is that I am getting a lot more traffic from Pinterest. And, I have to thank Boardbooster - a Pinterest scheduling software - for that. Pinterest recently changed its algorithm. It now takes into consideration when you post. I don't know about you, but I'm a binge pinner. With Boardbooster, I still can be, but it will publish my pins throughout the day instead of all at once. AND, it will loop my pins. So, if you have a bad ass post that you wrote and pinned early in your blog life, and then you built a following, it will repin those pins and delete the old ones.
|Last Week ^^|
I went from 6 referrals from Pinterest to 94 (123 if you count the weekend) in one week. What?!
Blog Goals This Week
I am writing 4 posts for this week on some hot marketing and social media topics and guest posting on Take Action WAHM. I am hoping to finish up my Twitter e-book this week too and send copies to my waitlist.
Instagram: 1,000 - It's going to happen! I am going to hit 1,000 this week. I will aim to do that by engaging with my followers, following interesting accounts, and posting gorgeous photos.
Sessions: 90/weekday - is this goal a little lofty? Eh, maybe. I'm going to try though. I will work on creating different photos for each social media platform to make my accounts more visually appealing and comment on every blog post that I find interesting. All of this is of course in addition to writing 4 stellar posts and guest blogging.