Pinterest Madness

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I should probably be in less shock by now, but I absolutely am not. I have been in love with Pinterest for many months, but I mostly use it to find recipes and crafty inspirations. (I love anything with glitter and a hot glue gun.)

Last week, some of my charts were pinned, and traffic on my site exploded. To cope with this, I finally took the personal domain plunge and installed a traffic tracker so that I could see how Pinterest was really affecting the traffic around here.

The data that tracker has collected in the last week has left me completely dumbfounded. I’ve had visitors from 49 of the 50 states (Rhode Island is still holding out), Washington DC, Puerto Rico, every province in Canada, Costa Rica, Honduras, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Belgium, Serbia, Qatar, Peru, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, China, Croatia, and the United Arab Emirates!

I can’t help but feel like I’m being virtually punk’d….

Update: Rhode Island finally came around! France, Finland, Brazil, Albania, Venezuela, Thailand, Ukraine, Korea, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Taiwan, Ireland, Romania, Turkey, Denmark, Bermuda, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Argentina, Malaysia, Greece, the Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands, Morocco, Hungary, Kuwait, Belarus, Portugal, Moldova, Japan, Colombia, South Africa, Poland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Guatemala, Estonia, the Czech Republic, the Dutch Antilles, Pakistan, the Bahamas, Belize, Uganda, Montenegro, El Salvador, Aruba, Sudan, Jordan, New Caledonia, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Bangladesh, Paraguay, Guam, Latvia, Bulgaria, Israel, Djibouti, Ecuador, Chile, Norway, Kenya, St. Kitts & Nevis, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Papua New Guinea, Austria, Niger, Lebanon, Russia, Slovenia, Palestine, Bahrain, Botswana, Macedonia, Panama, the Virgin Islands, Samoa, Jamaica, Malta, Yemen, Oman, Uruguay, Lithuania, Mauritius, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Barbados, Senegal, Iceland, Cambodia, and Nigeria also stopped by. I need a stronger word than dumbfounded…

6 thoughts on “Pinterest Madness

  1. Wow Julie! I’m so blown away by all of your hard work! I will definitely be using some of your ideas. Wonderful!
    I’m trying to learn a little bit more about websites and blogging. Is this site Blogger? I love your creativity and would love to build my own. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, Tammy! The actual blog is a WordPress blog, but I built the site with iWeb, which is a Mac program. It does most of the code for me, which I really needed!

  2. Julie, your website is AMAZING!!!!!! I am in envy of all you have put on there!! This will be so helpful to all that visit your site. I, too, found you on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to visiting you site often!!!

  3. Julie,
    I found you thanks to Pinterest. You have an amazing website. I love all of your anchor charts and with your permission I plan to use several and share with other teachers in my school. Some of our newer and more seasoned teachers need a help in this area. You are a very inspirational teacher. I can’t wait to see what you share next.

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