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Two Social Media Milestones to Celebrate!

I enjoy blogging about social media such as the highs and lows and trying to navigate through the complexity of social media success and failure. And I have blogged about social media in the past and received really positive feedback for most of those posts. So it seems that social media is a timely topic, and one that a lot of my readers are interested in.

And I also enjoy celebrating milestones when I reach them, not to boast but to blog about my own experiences so other people don’t make the same mistakes I did getting to this point. Or to offer advice that might help someone else reach their goals.

While 5,000 may not seem like a lot compared to some BIG social media accounts, it took a lot of effort, discipline and hours of creativity on my part to get there on both of these accounts. So I feel good about that achievement.

So to make it official, I hit 5K followers on both my Pinterest and Instagram accounts! Blogging on my Pinterest account has been a different experience to blogging on Instagram. On Pinterest, it felt like it was a lot easier to get to this point than on my Instagram account. I used to lose followers regularly on IG, but not on Pinterest. I don’t know why that is, but I know that every social media account has its own “flavour” of audience. This means if you want to grow your account, you have to understand your audience’s needs. And then remaining consistent and interesting to keep those followers and attract new ones.

On my IG account I have been a lot less diligent, which could also reflect why people follow and then unfollow. But that’s mostly because I haven’t been able to find the right social media software to use on IG that will schedule posts. I’ve tried a few and all of them are terrible at resizing my images for Instagram. So I’ve been manually posting this entire time (I know, I know enormous sigh 😭)

However, I feel I am at a point now where I am enjoying my time on social media a lot more than I used to. And this could also be a reason I am attracting more followers because the content I upload comes from a place of happiness and creative expression.

That is how I like to look at it anyway. And you know, I might end up going backward again on Instagram but I’m okay with that. Until I find the right software to use with my account, I’m going to continue posting what I want as regularly as I can. And that will just have to be good enough for my followers for now.

And perhaps you can help me out with some suggestions on social media software for auto-posting or scheduling on Instagram.

Have you got any social media stories to share? If so, please let me know in the comments. Also, if you have any questions about social media in particular Pinterest and Instagram, let me know and I’ll do my best to help!

Thanks for reading, stay safe out there and always keep creating! I’ll catch you in the comments or tomorrow’s post.

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Social Media Writing

Pinterest Update #8 Still Trending Up

Keeping up the trend from my last Pinterest update, things are still moving upward in some areas of my Pinterest analytics and I’m still gaining followers and viewers:

PREVIOUS MONTHLY VIEWERS – 1 MILLION

CURRENT MONTHLY VIEWERS AS AT 05/06 – 1,046,510

The growth is small but still growth so I’ll take it 😃

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Social Media Writing

Pinterest Update #7 I finally did it, friends! 1 Million Unique Monthly Viewers!

As the title of my post suggests, I woke up this morning and going through my usual updates on social media, Pinterest put a goofy grin on my face:

Of course, this can be obtained other ways too like through using photoshop 😂😂🤣 but why would anyone do that (and they do, some people on the internet are strange). Here’s my Pinterest link if you want to check out my account and in particular, my Star Wars board (which has been the most popular board for some time).

PREVIOUS MONTHLY VIEWERS 899.4K

CURRENT MONTHLY VIEWERS 1 MILLION

Followers went up a teeny wee bit as well, which is awesome!

PREVIOUS FOLLOWER COUNT – 575

CURRENT FOLLOWER COUNT – 579

And the new metric I introduced last week is tracking nicely too

CURRENT MONTHLY ENGAGED (USERS WHO INTERACT WITH MY CONTENT AND SHARE IT) – 156,226 USERS

Being Pinterest, these figures are likely to change and may drop quite drastically so my new challenge it so try and keep the figures up as much as possible and see how well I can progress. My next soft goal for now is 1.25 Million unique viewers and I’d like to get my followers to 800 and engaged audience up to 200K. Let’s see if my content can intice even more viewers 😁

Til next time, friends!

 

 

 

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Social Media

Pinterest Update #6 – Moving on up once more!

If you’ve been following my Pinterest posts and updates, you’ll know that the world of social media and in particular, Pinterest, can be very up and down. When I first started using Pinterest, I was not a very dedicated pinner. It took some time for me to realise just how useful Pinterest is and in particular, how good Pinterest is at generating interest in what you do. I use Pinterest primarily for collecting images of the areas I focus on such as Writing, Film, Graphic Design and Star Wars. Since 2017 I have collected over 20,000 images on my Star Wars board alone and more than 50,000 images in total.

My last update shared the following stats from Pinterest:

PREVIOUS MONTHLY VIEWERS 580.9K

And on the follower side of things:

CURRENT FOLLOWER COUNT – 483

These are my current stats as of today 28/05/2019: