You might be asking yourself…
Why Should I Be Using Pinterest to Promote My Blog?
Well, here’s three solid reasons-
Because it’s free.
Because it’s free.
BECAUSE. IT’S. FREE.
So HOW Do I Use Pinterest to Promote My Blog?
Here’s how I do it:
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.
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.
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.