When I decided to start actively using Pinterest, I just changed my name on that profile to my blog's name.
I've read a few posts about how to use Pinterest for your blog, so in I went, armed with actual knowledge.
And it all went straight out of the window! I do pin my blog posts, but I decided pretty much straight away that for me, Pinterest was going to just be fun! No strategy, no scheduled pins, no ratio rules and no algorithms!
I know this means my pins won't be seen by hundreds of people. I know Pinterest is a fantastic, and often under used, blogging tool. I know it has a longevity that other social network sites can't even touch. And you know what? I don't care!
Pinterest is my happy place. I do have a board for my blog posts. I also have one for shoes and one for food and drink, but my blog is about neither. I want to just happily pin away whatever takes my fancy, and if somewhere along the line it generates some blog traffic (which it does!) that's a bonus.
Things I like:
1. Everything! It's quick to set up, super easy to use and really fun!
2. Coming across some fabulous articles and ideas I otherwise never would have found
Things I dislike:
The only thing I dislike is finding a pin that leads to a super interesting sounding post, clicking it and the post is nothing at all relevant to the pin. Either write the super interesting post you advertised, or pin something relevant to the actual post!
Top tips for bloggers:
There are far too many to go into here. Check back Friday for a full post on using Pinterest to promote your blog!
Love it or hate it?
For both blogging and personal use, I absolutely love it. There is something on there for everyone, on every topic imaginable, and some I would never even have imagined.
What do you think? Are you a Pinterest lover or hater? Let me know in the comments and if you use Pinterest, feel free to leave your link in the comments and follow each other :)