I’ve had a Pinterest account for several years. I have 22 boards total, with themes ranging from recipes to DIY to exercise to animals to hair tutorials. For the record, I had to reference my Pinterest page before I wrote that. Why? Because that’s how rarely I glance at my Pinterest boards....more
You've heard people talking about the amount of traffic they get from Pinterest but you still don't get it. When you go to the site all you see is recipes and craft projects. It doesn't seem the right place for the raw, edgy, honest stories you tell on your blog. So you sigh, close your browser and think it's not for you. But you're missing out. Pinterest is the best social media platform for bloggers of all flavours. And because Pinterest is saturated with those food and DIY pins you see all the time, being different means you stand out from the crowd....more
A casual observer of my Pinterest boards might envy the kind of life my family clearly has: neatly decorated home, bellies well fed on gourmet meals, and perfectly organized belongings. Sadly, it's all a facade. I feel like I'm in one of those dramatic representations of the end of days. Left behind - in a sea of pinnable images of muffins that, let's be honest, I would probably burn. Oh Pinterest, why hast thou forsaken me?...more
I'll never forget the day my friend Cally called me and said, "You better get your name on the wait list for this new site called Pinterest. You will love it!" So like an obedient little friend, I did. I waited and waited until that happy little email arrived saying that I had been accepted.
Pinterest is a potential plethora of traffic, growth in readership, and exposure. It's easy to become mesmerized by the shiny, pretty packages it contains and become complacent about the things you pin and how you use Pinterest in correlation with your blog or business.
But you really shouldn't.
As a marketing professional, I see four common but huge no-no's that happen all too frequently, especially with bloggers. I'm going to share my industry expertise to help you avoid these common pitfalls of Pinterest.
Perhaps only because I love the color green, but St. Patrick's Day is a fun little holiday, isn't it? We don't do anything for St. Patrick's Day other than wear some green, throw a festive print or two up around the house, eat shepherd's pie and drink green beer (or milk if you're either a toddler or gestating.)...more
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