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Creating a Social Media Plan {day fifteen}

Welcome to Day Fifteen of the Write 31 challenge!  If this is your first time stopping by, head over to Day One to get started from the beginning, and now on to Day Fifteen…

Today we’re going to work on putting together a plan for using Pinterest effectively. I am hoping you are able to create a rough draft of your Pinterest plan by the end of the day and then put it into practice over the next couple of weeks. Then on Day 29 we’re going to put all of the pieces together so you have one master social media plan. So don’t feel like you should have a perfect plan for Pinterest by the end of today! Today should be about getting the plan started.

Sharing Your Content

It used to be taboo to share your own content on Pinterest, but now it’s more acceptable….so share away! With that in mind, you shouldn’t spend hours a day pinning your own content to Pinterest. I take time each day to pin content on Pinterest and during that designated time I pin one or two images from older blog posts.

Sharing Others’ Content

Of all of the social media platforms, Pinterest is the one where you will share the most content from other people because that’s what Pinterest is all about! Pin content relevant to your followers and don’t forget…if you have a special event or occasion coming up pin everything related to that to a secret board.

Engaging with Others

Even though engaging with others doesn’t seem as intuitive with Pinterest I would still encourage you to make time to engage. Comment, like, and let people know you’re pinning their content. If I read a blog post that I’m going to pin I leave a comment letting them know I’m pinning their content.

Making a Plan

Download the Pinterest Printable and then we’re going to use what we’ve talked about over the last three days to put together your Pinterest plan.

Tasks to Complete Daily –My best suggestion for what to do daily is to find 20 minutes a day (I usually do 10 minutes in the am and 10 in the pm) and find content to pin. Here are a few of the things on my daily task list for Pinterest…pin one or two images from older blog posts, reply to any comments on my pins, comment on other’s pins, finding new content to pin, and finding new followers to follow.

Best Times for MY Audience – If you do a search you will find quite a few different articles, infographs, blog posts, and suggestions about the best time to post on Pinterest. There are still so many questions you can ask about his information… when it says the best time to post is 1-3pm do they mean Eastern time, Pacific time, or do they mean 2pm in the land down under?!?

However, I think a lot of the research gets this one correctly…you’re better off posting in the evening during the week and in the morning on the weekends. Those time frames are usually when people have the most down time and are likely to waste, I mean spend, time browsing Pinterest. Just keep in mind that not everyone is in the same time zone as you so evening for the east coast might be afternoon for you…so you can try to vary your posting times.

Pinterest Tips
Growing my Pinterest Following – Use this space to jot down any ideas you have for growing your Pinterst following. You’ll find ideas from the previous two posts and any other posts or tips you’ve read about Pinterest. In the next week or two, jot down more ideas and then at the end of the month we’ll settle on a few to try.

As I mentioned earlier, what you write down on this printable is simply your rough draft…we’ll be finalizing details towards the end of the month…so don’t stress too much about having it perfect right now!

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to leave them in the comments below or email me at girlonthemoveblog01 {at} gmail {dot} com

What questions do you have about Pinterest? How have you used your Pinterest account to drive traffic to your blog?

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