Have you ever noticed that sometimes you pour your heart and soul into something and it goes virtually unnoticed?
And then…when you throw something together at the very last minute,
with little thought and no preparation,
it takes the world by storm? (Or at least the part of the world that uses Pinterest?)
That’s what happened with my How To Make a Perfect Bow post.
Here’s the scoop…I fell in love with a grain sack bow that was featured on the blog Dreamy Whites. So I made my own and used it on my front door wreath. I decided, just for the heck of it, to post a tutorial on how to make this 3 piece bow.
I pinned it to my How To board on Pinterest…and I might have (accidentally) pinned it to a few other boards too.
Just a few.
Then, Centsational Girl hosted a Christmas Craft Linky Party. I managed to link up in the number 8 position. Unbelievable for me since I am notoriously late for most linky parties.
A few days later I checked the pin count on my Perfect Bow post and it was almost 4,000.
As of today the pin count is over 9,600. Can you even believe it?
One more thing…I mentioned the other day about my trials and tribulations when I installed Google Analytics. Everything was working fine by the time I published the Perfect Bow post. According to Google Analytics, that post has over 18,000 page views.
So…sometimes, when you least expect it, good things happen. After a year of ups and downs, my little blog can close the book on 2012 with it’s head held high.
We went viral on Pinterest. Can’t ask for much more than that.