Creating a Social Media Plan {day fourteen}

Welcome to Day Fourteen 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 Fourteen…

Yesterday we talked about the pros and cons of Pinterest and using group boards and secret boards. Today I’m going to share tips on how to grow your Pinterest following and use Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog. Tomorrow we’ll put together a Pinterest plan.

Pinterest Tips

-Pinterest can be a great source of traffic for your blog but to make that happen, you need to make sure your content is on Pinterest. The best way to make that happen is to include at least one pinnable image (high quality and inviting) in every post.

-Embed your Pinterest boards in blog posts where applicable so people who are reading your blog head over to Pinterest to follow you and will see your content there in the future.  You can use THIS widget builder to do this in your own blog posts.


Follow Julie Denouden’s board Cupcakes on Pinterest.

-Here’s another reminder that Pinterest is a social media platform so you want to make sure you’re being social! Don’t just repin people’s pins, comment and like on them as well.

-Limit the number of hashtags you use on your pins because on Pinterest hashtags drive people away from your content.

Pinterest Tips
-Pin from the original source. If you see a pin you like, don’t just repin it. Instead click on the pin and go back to the original source…then pin from there!

-Make sure you have some type of Pin It plugin installed on your blog so people can easily pin your content

-Take time to pin from your old blogs posts

-Remember that Pinterest likes tall and skinny pics so try to include at least one of those images in your post.

-It’s okay to ask people to pin your content…in fact, I’d love to have you pin an image from this post so other people can learn more about Pinterest!

Tomorrow we’ll begin putting together a Pinterest plan!

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

Do you have any posts you’d like to see pinned? Leave a link below so I can pin it!


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