The 3 top reasons bloggers should embrace Pinterest

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….

 

The 3 top reasons blogger should embrace Pinterest. Pinterest is so useful for blog writers and a great source of inspiration

1. Traffic

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

2. Inspiration

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.

3. Community

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.

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. April 14, 2015 / 8:42 am

    I have never managed to work out how to use Pinterest as a blog promotion tool. I will go back and try and work it out now I have read this post. Thank you!

  2. Otilia
    April 15, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    You are so right! I used to use pinterest a lot more before though nowadays i just don’t have the tme
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  3. April 15, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    I honestly don’t know how I lived without pinterest. I use it for everything. Design and craft inspiration. Educational ideas for the boy. I must pin my own posts more I guess and try and get some increased traffic!
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  4. April 15, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    I love pinterest from a personal perspective, but know I don’t utilise it fully for my blog, I do try when I have a pinnable sort of post, but as a lot of mine is random rambles it is hard to make it work as a pin!
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  5. April 16, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    I don’t use pinterest much I really need to embrace it especially for the money saving posts.

  6. April 28, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    I really need to start utilising Pinterest more as I always forget and end up trawling Google images!! x

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