I shared my heart the other day about blogging.
There are rules - so many rules.
I hope I'm not breaking them by this post but if I am so be it.
I check my stats on Blogger.
I check Pinterest to see what is being pinned.
A quick check and I knew what was pinned on any given day.
I haven't "blown up" Pinterest but it fed me some traffic.
More traffic before it became taken over by the magazines and HGTV.com but I came to terms with that until last night.
Last night I went to Pinterest and clicked on a recent
Previously, there was a small box that said see what else is being pinned by "Let's Add Sprinkles" or katietreasures.blogspot.com
I could check that box and see what was popular or not. That box is gone and it is no where on the site.
This has two ramifications for my blog and for other little bloggers.
One - I can no longer easily check the most recent pins and therefore I've lost a way of measuring quality, traffic, etc.
Two - Pinterest is no longer feeding anybody to other pins and therefore to other pages on my blog.
This annoys me.
Do you know why?
Pinterest was hard enough. You have to have a least a gillion followers to go viral on Pinterest.
You have to spend hours a day on Pinterest looking for new content.
Yes, I said new! (It's the same pictures day after day.)
You have to have the best picture, formatted a certain way to go viral.
The one little thing left that was working for me is gone.
Kudos to the big sites and the magazines they have conquered another social media outlet!
I have ranted. Thank you.
If it weren't "politically incorrect" I'd rant about a radical faction of a peaceful religion blowing people up!
Because I care about that too.
The French people are in my prayers.
(I really do know what is important but there is only so much I can change.)
P.S. If I am wrong about this let me know.