Friends, I hope you are all enjoying your free printable. I never discuss how much energy and money I put together to provide you the printable. I love sharing my work with you all.
Last week, I was going through Pinterest and found one of A Dreamer’s Castle pin on my feed. I was excited and immediately checked for all the pins from my site. Know what? I found this particular pin and baffled by it.
I understand that the pinner might be in his/her best interest wants to save some content they like from website. But you know what it is doing to me?
Pain point 1: Anyone who sees this image can download the content. They do not need to come to my website, that means I am losing some amount traffic. As a new website owner, this means a lot to me! I need people to look at my website. I need some shares and support from people who like what I am doing. But not in the way shown in above pic.
Pain point 2: Anyone who are willing to download what is pinned to his/her board above are the kind of audience I am writing and maintaining this website for. So this is a serious concern because, I am working my back off to get this website up and running. I am trying every possible way to reach people who like my work. Pins like these will steal my audiences. Do you know someone who you think like the stuff on this blog? Please share my blog URL and not the content you downloaded.
Pain point 3: Anyone on Pinterest who sees his/her pin, can pin it to their boards giving the pin extra popularity and hitting hard on my page views. 🙁 Are you the one who pinned it? Or do you know the person who pinned this? Please delete your pin. I understand that you might not know how this impacts me, but at least now after reading this entire story, please delete it.
What am I doing now?
There can be more people who do not know how to properly pin my content or pin content that do not affect me in a bad way. So I figured out a way that makes you to pin only the images not the PDFs. It is by compressing the files in .zip format.
I came too far to go back and change each and every printable I shared on this blog to a .zip file. Do you know that there over 150+ printable on this blog for free? It is by combining Free Resource Library and Free Printables section. I should go back and change each and every file by staying up till late nights. But meanwhile I am changing the format of new printable that are yet to be shared with you. All printable are going to be in .zip format. If you do not know how to unzip the files, please go to this blog post for more details.
Thank you each and every one who are supporting me in this journey.
Until next time,