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I’ve recently started blogging and have read a lot about how to use my Pinterest to grow my readership. I hadn’t been coming across any new thoughts but THIS is new! I never thought to start boards that would appeal to others and not specifically me. Thanks! I’m off to read the rest of this series. 🙂Reply
I’m blogging to help myself stay on track for a specific goal and to catalogue/curate information I am learning for anyone else who’s interested in accomplishing a similar goal. I do would like to use Pinterest to keep track of helpful information for future reference and get the information out to people who are looking for it. Given that information, do you recommend using my personal account to do this and perhaps having a couple of boards dedicated to my blog? Or do you recommend starting a separate account for my blog to maintain consistency?
I work in marketing, actually, but this is a conundrum I’ve been wondering to myself for a couple of weeks. You look like an expert and I’d appreciate the insight. Also, I’m not entirely sure how old this post is, so please excuse me if you’ve offered this insight elsewhere.Reply
Hi Sarah, what a great question! Ideally, from a branding perspective, you’d have separate accounts for the two purposes, but for all practical purposes, it’s just not feasible to keep two accounts running. Then you have to log out and log in every time you want to pin something for the other account! My best advice is to just maintain ONE Pinterest account but make sure it’s branded to your business; it can even use your name, but something like “Sarah // Free to Run” for your name, with a description that matches your purpose statement for your business/blog. Then organize your boards so that the ones most relevant to your blog are at the top, and push your personal ones further down. Hope that helps point you in the right direction!Reply
Thanks for much for this series. I am hooked and on to the next post. Pintrest has always been a media that I have avoided but I am ready to dive in. I see that a lot of pins are craft and recipe related. Do you think Pintrest will work for a blog about outdoor family adventure?Reply
Pinterest will absolutely work for your niche – the best thing for you to do is do a search for other blogs/content like yours on Pinterest, and take a close look at what those top pins are doing well. The same general ideas apply to all niches, but you might find some extra ideas when you look at other pins about family adventure that are popular. 🙂 Hope this helps!
Thanks Jeni. I have been “pinning” away and loving all the things I am finding. There are truly some inspirational people out there. Hopefully I will see some results! 🙂Reply
This is a great series for me. Pinterest is the #1 traffic-driver to our blog, but our blog numbers are still pretty modest. I’d love to convert more of my Pinterest followers to our blog.Reply