Blog Series – Tips From a Newbie – Pinterest

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” ‘If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. “

In my previous post – Mrs S. LDN Update – I mentioned I wanted to start a mini series for you guys about all the things I’m learning about my blog. Things I come across that I think may be useful to others. Tips, tricks and ideas that have either helped me or pushed me in a direction that has benefited Mrs S. LDN.

Originally I thought I would do it once a month, a recap of what I had looked into and done on the blog that month….. Yeeeee… with the rate I’m learning new things I cannot keep count of all my post its making sure I don’t forget anything! So….. I’ll be doing this every Monday… I’ll be keeping them short and sweet because who am I kidding…. I am not a pro! This will just be a quick highlight of what I’ve done…

So this week, being the first one, will be down in my usual Sunday slot as originally planned. From then on it will move into its newly appointed slot of Monday nights! This does mean we will have 3 postings a week….. God help us all 🙂 Lets see how I get on with that……..

PINTEREST

Pinterest Account Details

So many bloggers have mentioned Pinterest is their biggest source of traffic. I have not yet to get my head around that. Facebook and the WordPress Reader are my main 2 right now… With that being said, I wanted to learn more about this and solve the rubix cube that is Pinterest….

Are we following each other on Pinterest?? If not let me know below in the comments!! Mine can be found here…..

Here’s my list of 5 things I’ve done to get me further up this ladder!

  1. First, I converted my Pinterest account into a business account……
    • This article helped me make the conversion.
    • It took me less than an hour. There is a gazillion articles and posts to help you make the move…
    • By doing this I got access Pinterest analytics for my account.
    • Before I made the move I never had any referrals from my Pinterest account. Now it regularly appears…. Slowly but surely I’m getting the numbers up!
  2. Then, I reorganised my boards, a board per category….
    • I tried to keep them as close to my blog as possible to maintain consistency
    • I added descriptions to my boards to help myself out with the searches
    • I “Hide” any personal boards and deleted ones that where no longer relevant.
  3. I then requested follows / Joins on Pinterest Group Boards
    • A group board is just like a regular board, except that the owner can invite collaborators to pin on their board
    • There are rules for each group so choose ones that you can abide by the rules…. pinning so many a day etc.
    • Also when looking for group boards, keep in mind one’s that your posts would suit so you can add them in.
    • Find group boards here and here.
  4. I also updated my blog to make sure my new Pinterest account was accessible.
    • I also made sure added widgets to make sure all my photos could be made pinable….
    • Free widget: AccessPress Pinterest
  5. Lastly…. I Pin….. Not just my own stuff, but others too.
    • You can do this when reading a post, see the PIN button below?? Go on…. Hit it….
    • I created a board called Mrs S – Blogs To Look Out For!
    • In here, I pin blogs I follow and their posts I found really good or helpful 🙂
    • It’s no fun playing on your own….. Since I started pinning others, I have noticed my stats increase further….

As I mentioned above… I am in NO WAY a expert. In the last few months I have gotten really interested in the admin of blogging if you like…. I’ve been looking into growing my blog and bettering it in many different aspects. This series is so I can show you what I’m learning / doing with my own in the hope that it helps someone else! After all… sharing is caring!

If you are a Pinterest Guru / Mastermind… Please let us know any tips and tricks you have for us in the comments below! Or any posts we should have a nose at!!

Lots of Love….

Mrs S.

xxx

46 thoughts on “Blog Series – Tips From a Newbie – Pinterest

    1. It is a complete wonderland isn’t it!! I can get lost on it for hours 🙂
      What tips do you have for using Pinterest as a blogger if a newbie was looking on here!!
      Any advice is always helpful!!
      Also, I don’t think I’m following you on it??!?!! Whats your link??
      xxxxx

        1. Well keep at it! I’m still a newbie myself now but if you think i can hep with anything do let a shout!!!! I’ve had a wander over and am following you now 🙂
          Let me know if any of the tips help!! xxxx

    1. Babe you need to get this posted asap!! The more tips and tricks out there the better!! Looking forward to seeing yours now! I’m not sure Im following you on Pinterest… whats your link???
      xxxx

  1. Three times a week! Go Hazel! Soon you’ll be daily blogging too! (just kidding 😛 )
    This was really interesting Haz, I don’t quite understand Pinterest, I just like looking through pictures for inspiration. It might be cool to see if I can do more with it 🙂

    1. Ang I”m well gonna need some kicks in the bum so you better be keeping an eye on me if I’m slacking!! 🙂
      Daily blogging…. Don’t go giving me a heart attack woman!! I promise if I ever go full time (I Wish…) I’ll do it daily!
      You need to waddle on over! I think you’ll love it!!
      xxxxxxxx

    1. Hey Emzz!!! Yes you need to get your bum over to it! I think you’ll love it!! Let me know how it goes and make sure I follow once your live 🙂 Ou i’m gonna post on the page and see if any of the gang have a page!! Would that be ok? xxx

  2. I have promised myself to finally get onto Facebook this week and now I need to join Pinterest as well! lol, it definitely looks like a good thing to join and gaining more views and followers cannot be a bad thing right!
    I am glad that you mentioned about a business account as this is something that I would not have considered before. Wonderful post lovely! 🙂 xxxx

    1. Now your on Facebook share your digits 🙂 Let me know where to follow!
      I’ve been doing them one at a time, making sure I get my head around each one and then going from there!
      Do go straight for the business site, I’m thinking if I had of been on that for the start….. When you get one let me know and make sure I follow!! xxx

    2. You need to start sharing your links more!! That or i’m a super bad follower as I do not think I’m following you on either of these platforms! Please forgive me!!
      I would say join! It never hurts to cover all bases! Any any extra views is better than none for sure!! Let me know when you sign up!! Defo wanna be one of your first followers 🙂 xxxx

      1. The ONE time that I forgot to actually share my links at the bottom of my post and you mention me not sharing them haha!
        I didn’t even know you had an Instagram! We are both as bad as each other. I agree, extra views can never be a bad thing. I will make sure that you are the first follower girl! 🙂 xxxx

        1. Aw shucks Im sorry!!! Ive wandered over to twitter and instagram and commenced my stalking 🙂 Please do keep me posted on Pinterest!! Cant not be following my favourites xxxxx

  3. I love Pinterest. I can spend hours and hours there. So much interesting stuff there. Just love it. Thanks for the tips! I have an account, but I spend very little time on my own account. After reading your tips, I think I should invest more time on it. xx

    1. Ou yes!! Whats you link?!?!?
      Hopefully my tips help!! If you have any of your own please do share!!!
      I’m having a great time researching it! Im moving on to Instagram this month but still feel like I’ve only hit the tip of the iceberg with Pinterest!! Need to allocate another month to it for sure!! xxx

    1. Oh yeeee!!! Whats your link so i can show some loving back?!?!?!
      Hopefully my tips helped!! Did i miss any?? Have you any tips or tricks for us?
      xxxx

        1. Following 🙂
          You do not suck little lady, you just haven’t decided to kick its ass! Once you do…. God Love em 😂😂😂 😍😍😍

    1. Oh you should so get on board, even just to perv on everyone else 🙂
      Let me know when you do, I’ll well be your first follower!!!
      Hopefully my tips will help even a little bit! 😘 xx

  4. Interesting read! I am currently at around 8.6k a month… slowly but surely increasing it 🙂 Still must also admit that word press reader & facebook drives more traffic atm, Instagram too

    1. Oh wow!! Do spill some secrets thats amazing!! Go You!! Any tips for us that I may have missed????
      I know, people think Im crazy when I say this but so far there my best source!! This month I’ll be looking into Instagram… Hoping to tackle one platform at a time!!
      xxxx

      1. I guess I have been doing it for a while, now just focusing a bit more. I think it’s important to keep true to your style and being consistent, posting a lot, joining or creating your own group folders 🙂 Also I experiment a lot with tips I find but don’t keep them all as a habit hehe 🙂

        1. 🙌🙌 for sure!!
          There is actually a gazillion tips and ways to go about things. Defo trial and error and seeing what works best for you and your set up!!
          Keep up the hard work!! 😘 xx

    1. Oulu I’d say you find so many things on there!! All those DIY and craft adventures 🙂
      I’m not sure Im following you?? Do let me know you page name!!
      Do you use it for your blog?? Any tips for us?? xxxx

    1. So glad you found this so 🙂 This is defo my starting out post on Pinterest!! It quite the animal for sure! I hope this has shed some light on it though! Whats your link?? xx

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