Pinterest for Writers

Day 16: #atozchallenge

If you’re like me, keeping up with all the social media sites is a daunting task, and it’s difficult to know where to spread the time and effort.

PinterestOne website worth paying a bit more attention to is Pinterest. When I began checking out this site, it was more about finding design tips, funny quotes, or recipes. I had no idea it was something I could utilize as a writer. Setting up an account is easy, and it’s free.

Here are a few pointers:

  1. Use the same name for you account and user name. The URL will look like this – https://www.pinterest.com/sheilamgood/
  2. Use the same photo you use on other sites; this helps with reader recognition.
  3. Create a short bio. Link other social networks to Pinterest.
  4. Download the Pinterest browser extension – when you see something Pin it.
  5. Add a Pinterest widget to your blog. Go to settings and click widget.
  6. Create boards:
    • Your interest
    • Tips for writers
    • Services you may offer – freelance writing, editing, reviews
    • Your products: Books, etc.

Advantages of Using Pinterest

  1. It’s another avenue for bringing recognition to your blog or writing.
  2. Provides the opportunity to promote your books.
  3. A place to showcase your area of expertise.
  4. Opens doors for paid writing gigs.

I have some reorganizing to do on my own, but what about you? Are you on Pinterest? Has it been beneficial to you as a writer? Want to know more about Pinterest? Check it out here.

I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood, PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, and Contently.

 

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22 thoughts on “Pinterest for Writers

    • Hi, Dalindcy (love your name). I had never thought of it before either, but that’s what so great about the blogging and writing community – we learn the tricks of the trade (so to speak) from each other. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the conversation.

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  1. Lately, I’ve been posting only my new blog posts that come available on an Ink & Stitches pin-board I started. Sometimes, the posts will get pinned on my Crochet or Crafts boards as well, if they fit. Even just doing that, I’ve gained quite a few followers over the past few weeks. It is a great way to find amazing things, so why not add our own to that list?

    Julianne
    Ink & Stitches – http://blog.jhwinter.com

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    • That’s been mostly my practice, too. I only recently begun looking at it as another tool for my writing. I’ve created a few boards but need to do a little reorganization. Glad you stopped by and thanks for contributing to the conversation.

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    • Hi Robin. So glad you found the Cow Pasture. I used Pinterest for recipes until I read about its promotional benefits for writers.Time will tell, I guess. Thanks for joining the conversation and welcome to the fence jumpers.

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  2. Pinterest is one of my favorite social networks. I wish I had joined it earlier! I write historical fairy tales so I have boards for the various fairy tales I’ve either written or am researching, then I’ve got my historical boards, as well as “Place” boards for the settings. My target audience is teenagers, so I have some boards aimed directly at them like nail art and highschool and beyond. Lots of fun!

    @ShonnaSlayton from
    Author Shonna Slayton: A to Z of the 1800s

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