Pinterest Blog Hop: Link up & Boost Your Following!

BlogHop

Come link-up and grow your Pinterest following with a Pinterest Blog Hop!

When: On Tuesday Sep 24th from 9am UTC/GMT+1

Welcome fellow KBN moms to the Pinterest BlogHop, a wonderful linkup designed to showcase and connect with other creative moms, who use Pinterest to collect and share what inspires them – crafts, creative and educational projects, cool toys, recipes, decorating tips, fashion, trending topics, parenting and much much more. All you need to do is:

Moms linked-up will be added to a new and special ‘Inspiring Pinterest Moms‘ board.

KBN hosts for the linkup are: 

Pinterest Tips

5 Pinterest Tips

There is no denying it if you have a blog that fits in a niche which can use images then Pinterest drives traffic – but to see BIG traffic you have to have luck with it being pinned in the right place to get loads of people seeing it.

So you need to make some of your own luck 5 pinterest tips to get you started growing on Pinterest.

Collaborate

Work with other bloggers, join together to start a new board, open up one of your boards to others or find a collaborative board that you follow and ask whether you could join from the lead person (the first image in the board members is the one who started the board and best to ask). We have a collaborative board for our community members where we find the ideas to share for Mom’s Nap Time Reads.

Collaborative Pinterest Board

Promote your Profile

Make sure that people are aware you are on Pinterest – have a pinterest icon that leads to your page on your blog, mention it in posts, tell you followers on other social media you are on it. We have seen a lot of success with blogger producing mini Adverts to tell their facebook following that they are on Pinterest check out this one from Inspiration Laboratories leading to their Pinterest Account.

Inspiration Laboratories Join us on Pinterest

Shout out about boards

Don’t just promote your own profile, you can promote boards as well – but don’t just shout out about how great your boards are – include your own but why not tell others about ones that you follow like we did here in our Pinterest Boards to follow post or these great ones from Nurturestore and Kids Activities Blog.

Pin

Don’t pin only from your blog, create a resource for others to use. As Rainy Day Mum I may not have 100,000’s of followers like some people but I do have a fair few and they don’t all follow me as a whole, they follow specific boards that interest them I share ideas that I find that interest me, collate them into relevant boards and categorise them and then repin to the boards as well as I see ideas from others that I follow that interest me.

Follow

It may seem simple but if you want followers a good way is to start by following others that interest you or blog about similar things to you – this will give you a resource area to start with to repin and find others to follow as some will follow you back and start repinning your ideas as well so your posts will get attention.

So to start you out – please feel free to share your pinterest URL in the comments below or your favourite board and have fun discovering new people and boards to follow

15 Pinterest Boards for Blog Tips & Advice

I actually find these blogging and social media Pinterest boards few and far between. It seems every blogger has one in their boards, but often they’re close to empty. So I’m excited to share some boards that are filled with how to’s and information in all aspects of blogging.

From photography to Blogger to social media to ebooks. You’ll find your answers in these 15 Pinterest Boards for Blog Tips & Advice.

To start you off, the Blogging With Kids Pinterest Boards are ones you’ll want to follow for sure. We’re just starting out pinning to them, but they will be filled up with blogging goodness in no time!

15 Pinterest Boards for Blogging Tips & Advice

15 Pinterest Boards for Blog Tips & Advice


Blogging Pinterest boards from the big wigs:

 

  1. Social Media Infographics: A social media board specifically for those infographics that are so handy to check out by Your Social Media
  2. Blogging 101: From making the Blogger to WordPress transfer to Google+ Events to How to Get Readers, The Sits Girls have pinned the answers! 
  3. BlogFrog Reads: Pins full of tips and tricks of blogging from BlogFrog.
  4. Michael Hyatt’s Blog Posts: If you don’t already follow his blog (I recommend that you do), you can catch up with the pins for his this pinterest board. Great blogging advice. 
 

Pinterest boards to make your blog pretty:

 

  1. Blog Design & Tips: Make your blog pretty with the design tips pinned here by Happy Homebird.
  2. Social Media Icon Sets: Some seriously pretty amazing (and pretty!) social media icons are pinned here by Type A Conference.
  3. Typography: Just because its fun, I have to share Creative With Kids‘ fun board of fonts to download and use on your blog!
  4. Photographer Tips: Rebakah Lyn Photography has photographer tips pinned!
 

Pinterest boards for the business side of blogging:

 

  1. The Business End of Blogging: Treating your blog like a business is sometimes hard to do, and there’s a lot of ins and outs to it. Don’t miss a pin from A Mom With a Lesson Plan!
  2. Working with Brands: More specific than just the business side of blogging, we all want to know how to get in and work with brands!
  3. Writing an eBook: And when you’re ready to make the leap of becoming an author, A Mom With A Lesson Plan just did and pinned a ton of useful links.
 

Pinterest boards for general blogging information not to miss:

 

  1. Better Blogging: Tinkerlab, along with a few others, have a collective board of general pins to help with blogging!
  2. Tips for Mom Bloggers: A collaborative board headed by Lisa Nolan for blogging tips specifically for the Mom Blogger niche.
  3. Blogging Information: Full of general blogging information that you don’t want to miss, pinned by Rainy Day Mum and others!
  4. Unique Geek Speak: Yet another tips, tricks and tutorials for blogging board that you really don’t want to miss. Headed by Typecast and others.

 


 

No excuses anymore that you don’t know how to do something, right?

 

If you have a blog-related Pinterest board,
share it with us in the comments!