Pinterest is fabulous for everyone and it is undoubtedly my favourite search engine.
I would highly recommend it to bloggers however as one form of socil media it is well worth spending time on and really getting to grips with. Here’s why….
First and foremost Pinterest can widen your blog’s audience. Pre Pinterest I would write a post, share it on twitter, facebook and sometimes Google + and hope someone would follow the link. Pinterest provides a wider audience actually searching for content in my niche. The images I create to promote the post act as book cover to it and invite people in. Unlike twitter and facebook my post is not easily lost on a time line but stays a board made for it, just waiting to be found. Pinterest has helped my traffic tremendously and is my main source of traffic to my blog
I have been blogging a long time and sometimes I need a little injection of excitement to keep it fresh. Time after time I see something original and interesting on Pinterest that I want to try or explore further and this influences me. For example, I saw the most amazingly tidy closet the other day and I have been inspired to tackle my own wardrobe and to blog how the process went (and about how money saving this can be).
I also get a chance to see what other bloggers in my niche are up too (they seem to be embracing Sping Cleaning, spring activities with kids and simplified finance) this again gives me a guiding light to hot topics.
Pinspiration I call it.
Blogging can occasionally feel a lonely business, maybe not for everyone but certainly I sometimes find it so. Having collaborative boards with other bloggers in my niche where we all pin our blog posts enable me to feel part of a community. It can feel like we are all selling our goods in the same shop, if that makes sense.
I repin their posts, they repin mine, we read each others work and comment on it too. You can’t beat community and Pinterest is a huge one! Within it are little pockets of communities on collaborative boards.
So bloggers I urge you to embrace Pinterest, increase your traffic, be inspired and take part in a sharing community.