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:
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.