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How Can You Promote Your Blog with Pinterest? [TUTORIAL]

23 Jun

You might be asking yourself…

Why Should I Be Using Pinterest to Promote My Blog?

Well, here’s three solid reasons-

  1. Because it’s free.

  2. Because it’s free.

  3. BECAUSE. IT’S. FREE.

So HOW Do I Use Pinterest to Promote My Blog?

Here’s how I do it:

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1.   Create the board on Pinterest. You’ll need to have a Pinterest account before you start “pinning”, or posting images to categories, or boards. In the image above, I titled the board and entered a subheading and then put the link for my blog at the top of the board.

2.   Create the “pin”. Once your board is created, add the pin. Here’s how to do it –

♦  First, I save the image from my post (the quote shown here) on my hard drive.

♦  Next, I upload the image as a pin by clicking the Add Pin button.

♦  Then I add a description in the white space below that.

♦  Finally, (and THIS is where your traffic will come from) in the last section you’ll have to site the source, which is your blog. Just copy/paste your blog address OR the address to the specific post. I used the blog address just to save time but should probably start using the address to the original post.

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3.   Enable Pinterest on your account. Follow this breadcrumb to navigate to the page under your Settings tab on your dashboard:

♦  Settings > Sharing > Enabled Services

I have the WordPress and Twitter buttons visible while all the buttons on the right are hidden under a “Share” button. A person can use any button shown below, it’s just the ones on the right are hidden – it’s a neatness factor for me and my ADD. Fo’ REyull.

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Come check out how it all looks!

There’s several different ways to use Pinterest but the big thing is to get out there, experiment, and have fun with it!

So when it all comes together, here’s some examples of my boards that deal with mental health. You can follow a person’s individual boards, or you can follow all of their boards. I have 169 thus far…it’s really addictive. Especially if you’re a visual person.

Surviving the Specter

https://www.pinterest.com/clewis5039/surviving-the-specter/

Depression

https://www.pinterest.com/clewis5039/depression/

PTSD

https://www.pinterest.com/clewis5039/ptsd/

Codependence

https://www.pinterest.com/clewis5039/codendence/

Anxiety

https://www.pinterest.com/clewis5039/anxiety/

Here’s some other boards you might like-

Quotes (my most popular board)

https://www.pinterest.com/clewis5039/quotes/

Keeping the Faith (Faith-based, scripture)

https://www.pinterest.com/clewis5039/keeping-the-faith/

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16 responses to “How Can You Promote Your Blog with Pinterest? [TUTORIAL]

  1. KatieComeBack

    06/25/2015 at 23:23

    I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT OF THIS. thank you!!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  2. April R

    06/24/2015 at 12:06

    Making use of this post right now haha https://www.pinterest.com/heyaperil/the-honest-root/

    Liked by 1 person

     
  3. Sarah's Attic of Treasures (Includes Stories From Our Neck Of The Woods)

    06/23/2015 at 18:27

    I love posts like this. I use Pinterest but never thought of linking this BLOG to it. It’s linked to my Sarah’s Attic Of Treasures on Facebook but not here.
    I haven’t seen Any of my 10,000 fans from there reading the blog either.Never thought to push it. A number of my posts already end up on FB.
    Now I know how to add my link to Pinterest as well. Thank you.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Sarah

    Liked by 1 person

     
    • Surviving the Specter

      06/23/2015 at 20:26

      Thank you SO much for your kind comments, Sarah. I am glad you enjoyed this post and found it useful! X

      Like

       
  4. morgueticiaatoms

    06/23/2015 at 09:11

    Shameless self promotion, Chris. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

     
    • Surviving the Specter

      06/23/2015 at 09:22

      Lol, I know it came off as really conceited but I meant it to sound like someone was asking, “how do I promote my blog using Pinterest.” Not as if I were talking from my high horse. Ugh, the travesty!

      Liked by 1 person

       
  5. Alexandria Ulloa

    06/23/2015 at 00:58

    Thank you! You can follow me as well @PanikAttack on Pinterest

    Liked by 1 person

     

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