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“This year is my busiest year so far because of Pinterest,” she said.
Christie Halverson, St. Louis Mo, is a freelance photographer and mother of three who started blogging one day as a form of journaling. “My blog was a way primarily for me to journal my family’s life,” she said.
One day she posted a photo of some teepee cupcakes she had made for her son’s Boy Scout Troop and her readers seemed to like them. The next year, 20008, she posted a pictorial on how to make the cupcakes. A couple years later someone pinned the post to Pineterest and since then visits to her blog have doubled. When she checked her stats during a recent telephone interview she noted that in October she had 41,000 page views when, prior to hitting Pinterest, she had about 3,000 a month.
“People seem to like what I write,” Halverston said simply. While she doesn’t accept advertising on her blog she noted that many bloggers are making money doing so, and Pinterest is expanding bloggers’ reach. But, even to bloggers it’s an enjoyable site.
“I love it,” she said of Pinterest, which she joined ten months ago, noting that she has downloaded its app into her iPhone. “I look at it every day. It takes 30 seconds to see what’s new and it’s a great time filler when I’m waiting for kids.”
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