I’ve avoided joining Pinterest for this long but I finally succumbed and made myself an account. I feel like I’m missing out on potential opportunities for influencer marketing without one. Truthfully I don’t really know how to grow my blog with Pinterest, but it must do something or I wouldn’t keep stumbling over all these posts about how to grow with Pinterest!
So what I need to do now is get using this channel and see what I can do for my blog with it. I’ve made myself a few boards and pinned some of my stuff, and some stuff from others, and I’m waiting for the people to flock to my piece of the Pinterest world. So far I have 3 followers and I think they came from my pleading on Twitter for someone (anyone!) to be my first follower. Yes, sometimes I have no shame.
Now that I’ve spent some time over there, I can see Pinterest is another great time-waster. I resisted Twitter for a long time, but once I decided to get “serious” about my blog I was very happy to get into the Twitter-verse and use it to share my posts to a wide audience. It works. And I’m hoping Pinterest will work for me as well. I just don’t want it to suck away my time like all social media seems to do. This is why I resist joining them in the first place. My willpower is not that great and once I get really into something I find it hard to walk away.
I belong to a few influencer marketing groups/pages and it seems that unless I have a Pinterest account I don’t qualify for the campaigns on half of these pages. It’s a bit ridiculous that it’s mandatory for certain brands or products that you be able to share on specific social media channels. But, if I can get the people who follow me on Twitter to also follow me on Pinterest (and Instagram, and sometimes Facebook) I can say I have twice (or 3, or 4) times as many people following me on social media when the reality is that it’s the same people, just on different platforms. Somehow that’s what these brands and websites want to hear. It seems so redundant to me, but I’m doing it – just another sheep in the flock.
I’d love if you would leave me a comment and let me know if you’re following me on any (or all!) of my social media platforms. I want to return the favour! Also if you have any tips to find myself more followers on Pinterest (or any social media) who will then engage with my content, I’d love to hear about that too. For now I’m just going to stumble along doing what I’m doing and see if I can manage to grow my blog with Pinterest.