Pinterest is a variety of pinboards that host all the cool things you see on the web and want to get back to one day. Recipes, fashion, inspirational quotes, travel and a million other things keep us glued to their site.
Nikesh wrote a great post on the increase of traffic to ActiveRain from Pinterest. Members are starting to "pin" their blog posts from AR onto Pinterest. What we're finding is that many of your followers are stumbling upon these and coming to your ActiveRain blog posts to read more.
As a blogger, you will benefit from pinning for a variety of reasons; drive traffic to your blog, network with others via vertical marketing, endorse your products and get inspiration for future topics.
ActiveRain has its very own pinboard full of everything from recipes to quotes to sandy beaches and homes for sale. Once you're there, click on the photo and it will take you to the owner's pin and then click on it again and it takes your to their blog post on AR. Pictures get the inquiries and by taking a moment to "pin" your content just might get you in front of the right eyes. It only takes a moment to do and may be worth the effort.
Here are the top pins from a few 'Rainers:
If you're not on Pinterest yet and want to get on, let me know and I'll send you a request. If you are and haven't added your Pin It shortcut to your bookmark page, check out how to do so.
They have an app for your phone so it's a great tool to pass the time while you're waiting for an appointment or maybe say, on a long bus ride. Pinterest is where it's at, check it out it's so very cool!
*As with any site you want to make sure you are adhering to all their terms and conditions. Many of our members have written fantastic posts about copyright issues and other dangers so just make sure you're not violating any guidelines.