I just wanted to let you in on a few of the newest HolleewoodHair updates. You may not notice, but HolleewoodHair has gone through a lot of positive changes recently.
For almost 4 years, HolleewoodHair’s home was on WordPress.com, which was awesome to start with and it really helped this blog grow into what it is today. However, it finally came time for me to take the leap of faith and host it on my own. I still use WordPress software, but now that I self-host it, I have so much more flexibility to make this blog so much better. It was a little scary at first, but now I am actually pretty excited about the new HolleewoodHair updates. (more…)
Yay! Today we hit 500,000 views and I couldn’t be more excited!
A little bit about HolleewoodHair…
I started HolleewoodHair as a side project while I ran my own business, doing hair. My income was a little bit slow in the beginning, and I researched ways to make money from home. Blogging came up and I did some research about it. It seemed like a good way for me to stay passionate about doing hair, while learning more about the industry.
To be completely honest, I had no idea what I was doing when I started. I made a ton of mistakes and I have spent many, many hours rewriting my old blog posts over and over again. However, I have had some pretty lucky breaks since 2012. When I started my blog, Pinterest had just started and was not flooded yet, like it is today. Most of my posts were spread pretty quickly around Pinterest back then. In fact, I even had Lauren Conrad from Laguna Beach pin one of my articles on her official account.
The real key to my success, though, is hard work. I’ve put so many hours of work into my blog, that most people would have given up by now. But I’m not done yet. I’ve got so much more that I want to accomplish. Nowadays, HolleewoodHair has over 5 million total views and it continues to grow each day.
Thank you all for the support! We couldn’t have done it without you! 🙂
Every blogger out there wants to get as many views as possible. However, with so much competition in the world, how do you make that happen? The real answer is patience and hard work, but it helps to be in the right place at the right time. Today, MTV’s Lauren Conrad (The Hills and Laguna Beach) pinned my blog article on her official Pinterest account.
Who is Lauren Conrad?
She is an American television personality, fashion designer, blogger and author. She became instantly famous when she appeared on MTV’s Laguna Beach in 2004, a reality show about teenagers growing up in Laguna Beach. The show gained so much popularity that a spinoff show, The Hills, debuted in 2006. The Hills followed Lauren and her friends, Whitney Port, Heidi Montag and Audrina Patridge, as they pursued a career in the fashion industry. Conrad left the show in 2009 but she is still credited with being one of the first reality show stars to rise to A-list fame.
The Day She Pinned My Article
That day, I checked my daily views, like usual, and noticed a huge increase. I thought it was cool to see that increase but wondered where it came from. Then, I started looking through the links that were referring traffic. I noticed one Pinterest link was referring most of the traffic and I followed that link all the way to Lauren Conrad’s Pinterest page.
At first, I thought that this had to be an unofficial account or something. However, when I went to her website, LaurenConrad.com, I followed her link to Pinterest. It took me to the same board I was originally looking at, with my blog post (100 Random Facts about Hair) right at the top.
For me, that was a pretty cool feat and I just had to share the exciting news with you all! Have a wonderful day! 😀