How to Use Pinterest to Boost Blog Traffic

How to Increase Your Blog Reach with Pinterest Getting Started with Pinterest In my last Blogging Update, I posted about dipping your toes into the Pinterest waters, and trying the various tools that can supposedly drive more traffic to your blog. I’ve been experimenting with some of these, and wanted to share what I’m learning so far. This post contains affiliate links as well as my honest opinions (which I’m sure may fluctuate over time.) Feel free to peruse my findings, poke at any of the flaws, and come to your own conclusions. Also note that I am a part-time …

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Gen X Student Loan Debt – How I Got There

Closing the Generation Gap - Millennial Student Loan Debt

I’ve been reading a lot about Millennials and how they are handling their student loan debt. There are tons upon tons of articles and blogs out there documenting how the younger generation has successfully managed and paid off their debt. And I think that’s awesome. In fact, I would be ecstatic if my son would take a page from any of those books, so he can eventually implement a creative strategy of his own. But that’s a story for a different day. It’s not my story. My story starts a little earlier than that, since I’m not a millennial. I …

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What I Learned My First Month of Blogging

So it’s actually been about a month and a half … In hindsight, I should’ve started this list waaay sooner. There are tons of things I’ve learned through trial and error, which seemed totally monumental at the time. But once you get over that so-called mountain, all of the angst and frustration disappears and you move on to the next thing. Regardless, here is what I’ve learned during my first month blogging — which, let me tell you, doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. Although I do feel it’s important to document some of the basics (which I’m sure …

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Why You Might Choose to Start a Blog Anonymously

Why I Choose to Blog Anonymously

Starting a blog is a scary thing. You’re putting yourself out there for the whole world to see.  All eyes are on you. Will anyone read it? Will anyone take you seriously? And if they do take you seriously, will they hate everything you’ve written? There are so many great bloggers out there … how can you possibly compete with their awesome-ness? What if one of them reads your stuff and calls you a fraud — or what if NO ONE reads your stuff??? Aaaaccckkkk!!!!!! You open yourself up to such intense criticism, who knows if you will ever recover.     …

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