So lately I’ve decided to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon and have been using it a lot. I use it for researching and inspiration for mood boards as well as just pinning images to certain boards for ideas to shoot or for potential locations. It has taken me a long time to start using Pinterest for a reason that I’m not entirely sure why. I guess it’s to do with the fact that now I’m starting to actually understand the art and design world and my processes are becoming more professional and refined. I used to never do any form of research, instead I would just jump straight into the work and unfortunately a lot of my artwork has suffered because of it.
I’ve come to realise how important it is to gain inspiration and just undertaking simple research to see what other Creatives have done. An example of this, is what I’ve just recently done to my blog. This isn’t Pinterest related exactly but I published a post yesterday about inspirational blogs and it gave me the drive to actually make my blog look good–and so I did. I went through and removed posts that I didn’t really want and decided to create a thumbnail image for each of them. This is to add some visual interest to my site and for my posts to have a specific look when shared on social media.
So I’ve decided to two helpful things to use Pinterest for.
- | Set up a business account with Pinterest and start pinning.
Pinterest is the go-to website to search for DIY projects, recipes and other stuff. The more you pin your blog content the more web traffic you’ll get. Pinterest also links directly back to your site so your images will take users to your site.
- | Allow visitors to pin from your site.
If you hover over any image on my website, you’ll notice a Pin It button pop up in the top left. This lets Pinterest users Pin any image from my site to their boards. An easy way to get your stuff out there.