How to Track Your Pins

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Pinterest is a wonderful thing. If you are not familiar with Pinterest let me give you a little explanation. Say you are searching the internet for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. You find about five or six that you like but you will need to come back to them later, instead of bookmarking a whole bunch of sites to your browser you can ‘Pin’ them to a specific ‘board’. In my mind I have a vision of a giant cork board that you have many ideas on. This specific cork board could be called “cookie recipes”. The nice thing about Pinterest is that with each Pin it has a small picture. I personally remember things  better by image so I find this really helpful. This is probably my favorite website because about 98% of the time I can’t even remember what I had for lunch yesterday.

I think that every blogger, no matter what your niche is, needs to have Pinterest be a part of their social media strategy. Why might you ask? Well, Pinterest is basically a giant search engine. People can look up how to do things like recipes, organize, etc. They can also look up ideas for home decor, fall outfit ideas, or even gift idea’s for their best friend. If you aren’t on Pinterest you are missing out on a bunch of traffic for your site.

On top of my personal boards I am a member of many group boards and with each of my posts I make 3 or 4 different images to be pinned. Let me tell you, it can get confusing and chaotic very quickly. That is why I made this easy to use pin tracker! As you will see it is super simple to use, but it really becomes a lifesaver so that I don’t end up accidentally spamming one of my boards by using the same pin multiple times in a short period of time.

Here is what just a snippet of mine looks like:

Pin Tracker

As you can see, my boards are on the left and my pins are on the top. I go through and with each pin that I schedule (I use Tailwind, you can try it for a month here) I put the date in. Some of the boxes are grey this is because that pin does not apply for that board. For example, I would not pin my “How to Create a Pin Using PicMonkey” on my Home Makeovers board. On your copy you can do whatever suits your style, cross it out or even black it out with a sharpie. I could also have my many images for my posts along the top. This may look like Nursery Color Scheme #1, Nursery Color Scheme #2, etc.

I also like this style because if it has been a few months I can go back a re-pin these. So in October I may go back a re-pin all of my “DIY Mason Jar Bottle Opener“. If you are in group boards, always check the rules, you may not be able to re-pin things or can only do it every six months, it can vary.

Pin TrackerNot sure how to create a pin? See how to do it using the website PicMonkey here!

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  1. Chaundra Jacobs

    July 19, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Fantastic post! I will definitely be putting this schedule to use 😊

    1. rfolger

      July 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      I am glad you found it helpful!

  2. Jennifer Gaienr

    July 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Great advice on tracking, I have been meaning to set up a tailwind account but it looks confusing I like your version much better…..pinning for later 🙂

    1. rfolger

      July 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      I am glad you liked it! I will say though, I would highly recommend Tailwind. This tracker is nice to use as a reminder of when you last pinned something but Tailwind will actually do the pinning for you. That way you don’t constantly have to live your life on Pinterest.

  3. Stella Nadene

    July 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    This is such a great way to keep up with pins! I’ve been a little baffled on keeping track of all those pins, and this answers it very simply! (Because as much as I love Tailwind, it’s still a lot of brainwork to keep boards and dates pinned, etc straight!) Will definitely try this now!!

    1. rfolger

      July 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      I know, before I came up with this I felt very overwhelmed and I was worried I was pinning too much to one board or even missed some. This way I can go through and make sure each of my pins gets to the correct board. I am glad you liked it! I hope that it helps!

  4. nefeli

    July 24, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Ι ”ll show your article to my mother in law , she asks a lot and this will save my life.

    1. rfolger

      July 24, 2017 at 9:54 am

      I am so glad you liked it!

  5. Moe

    July 24, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Great planner!! I really need to up my pinterest game!!

    1. rfolger

      July 24, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Glad you liked it! Pinterest is definitely where the traffic is at, let me know how it works out!

  6. Amanda

    July 24, 2017 at 9:48 am

    This is a great idea. I’m definitely pinning this! Ha! Thanks. Seriously. I’m slowly getting into pinning my posts more, this is great for reminding!

    1. rfolger

      July 24, 2017 at 9:55 am

      I’m glad you found it helpful! I know it was my lifesaver when I first started blogging!

  7. Nicole

    July 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    This is so helpful. I have never been to active on Pinterest until I launched my website and I now I really need to accelerate the learning curve for me with it — this is helping! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Shannon

    July 28, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Love the Pinterest tracking! Great tips!

    1. rfolger

      July 28, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Glad you found it helpful!

  9. Emily

    August 4, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I like how you organized this! I also have my pins tracked in a giant Google Sheets document. It can get confusing very quickly!

    1. rfolger

      August 6, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you found it helpful! Before I had this I would get so overwhelmed so easily, it really helps!

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