Pinterest – I have started using it & I am loving it , Why you should also start using it , How to start using Pinterest as a beginner

You know one year ago , I knew only of facebook and little of Instagram . Then I started blogging and my interaction with twitter started . Twitter is a great social media platform .  The other platform Pinterest was something I had heard of , but never used really . Actually I did try it I think in my vacation in June 2017 but that time it appeared complex  to me . I could see hell lot of images images and images , although very provoking and tempting . But  how were  just these images useful to me ?   And I didn’t even know how people created those colorful catchy images . After trying my hands on it for few days , I uninstalled the Pinterest app from my phone .  The  year  2018  brought #superbloggerchallenge2018 , a ten week long blogging challenge .  It is still going on and I am participating. This challenge is helping me learn new techniques and  develop new skills . The hosts introduced all the participants to Pinterest and told how useful it is . I have started using it from the last few days , I think a week and you know what ? I  am actually finding it  easy and helpful . I feel like Why didn’t I use it earlier ? Anyways, Der aaye durust aaye . Now let me make the most of it .

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If you are not using Pinterest as yet , start with it right now and you would love it . With little help from here and there , or from Pinterest itself , you would be able to use it much effectively and promote your online presence . I am in the beginner learning phase but I would like to share as much as  I have understood.

1. Create an account

Go to www.Pinterest.com and create your account . Fill the basic details in the profile settings page and add a profile pic . See what my account looks like :

My pinterest

2. Create your Boards

Boards are like your diaries. You note down your health related articles in one diary , hobby related in other diary , blogging related in another diary and so on . If you are a blogger then you would  be , for sure,  making a diary for your own blog . So same concept is here  what Pinterest calls as boards .  So boards are the places where you save the posts or ideas categorically.  I have created  six boards as yet :

My Blog

Blogging Tips

Health/Fitness

Quick recipes

Women

For my daughter

I save all my own blog posts in the board My Blog ,  I save some quick recipes in the board Quick Recipes( only quick ones, as I dont enjoy the kitchen for long ) . I save any women related articles in the board Women or save some posts in the board For my daughter , which I feel helpful for my daughter , like the recent post which I found on when to talk of puberty.

Have a view of my boards :

My pinterest

My pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

I have many many more boards in my mind , like Music , Travel ,etc . which I would steadily explore first and then create .

Ok ? So after you have created an account , make few boards of your choice .

3. Start Pinning

Pins are the visual book marks . You must have noticed it many times that when you are going through a website , there is a hovering red mark  on the images , that is the pin it button . This button allows you to save the article (and the image ) directly in your Pinterest board . Earlier I had the concept that pinterest consists of  only images , but I was wrong , actually every image can have  a url linked .

If you are a blogger and you also want that red pin it button on your blog post images, you should install the Pinterest plugin on your blog first . Activate it and all your images become pinnable. You go to any Image , click on that mark and save it in your board . Not just your image , the full article gets  saved in your board . Same way you pin  from other blogs. Save the articles of your choice in your boards and read them at any convenient time .

4. Make Vertical  Pinterest Graphics

Go slim , not fatty . Same way for images , go vertical ,less of horizontal.  Canva makes it so easy for  making  vertical Pins too . Use keywords , catchy titles,  along with name of your site .

5. Follow other people

Find people or bloggers in your areas of interest like Recipes , or Blogging or anything else and follow them . Based on your choice , you get easy access to the things you would like to read. The content is notified to you and you can pin it if you want . Follow others not just for the sake of following but to enhance yourself.  Make friends in this journey .

I am yet to learn a lot more about Pinterest , like group boards or rich pins or many other things , but I am happy that my Pinterest journey has started . Thanks to #superbloggerchallenge2018 hosts  Dr Amrita , Dr Bushra  and foodietweeter UK, without the support of whom I would have remained  deprived of  Pinterest.

So start with Pinterest and when you create your account , don’t forget to follow me . I am eagerly waiting to follow you back .

This article is written as a part of #Superbloggerchallenge2018 conducted by healthwealthbridge.com, Fashionablefoodz.com , allaboutthewoman.com and it should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content is owned by the blogger and Superbloggerchallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused.

 

 

Monika

Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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7 Responses

  1. Great post. Pinterest is new to me too. And ur post is such a great recap to all that we learnt during #superbloggerchallenge2018.

  2. you have definitely motivated me to try Pinterest and actively grow with it. I am going to start soon too. Thanks for sharing such detailed steps

  3. richa mina says:

    Nice tips on Pinterest usage. I’ve learned one thing about social media “sharing is caring”. #superbloggerchallenge2018

  4. I have also started enjoying Pinterest. Started an account only recently. It’s interesting platform to engage.

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