Pinterest Love

Pinterest, Social Media

A few years ago, I was introduced to Pinterest and signed up for my shopladylike account.  Following their help site, I started out by adding basic board names like Sewing, Knitting, and Recipes, the topics I enjoyed reading.  I added a few pins here and there but wasn’t too excited about it.  Then I read articles about The Power of Pinterest which encouraged businesses to use this tool to advertise their products. I took this advice and added my Etsy Shop.   As my fascination with pinning increased, I found a whole new world of creativity.  There is literally a board for every conceivable topic you can imagine.

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As I expanded my search into new areas, I discovered that Pinterest contained a wealth of links to books, music, cooking, and endless tutorials.  When you pin from one board, you’re immediately directed to another pinner’s board.  It’s a continuous chess game of jumping from board to board and very addicting.

Since my initiation, I’ve added more specific topics and have increased my number of followers. The more you pin, the more interaction.  My blogging tips, social media and tutorial boards is a virtual filing cabinet of information at my fingertips.  Although I keep a tab on my computer for blog posts I need to read, I also Pin them.  I love that my Facebook Groups have their own space and I can add their pins directly to it.

Pinterest is less personal where you don’t actually link up with your followers.  Sometimes I’d like to say “Hey, thanks for pinning from my website”.  By re-pinning from their board it’s a special thank you back to them.  But seriously, with Facebook and Twitter, there’s enough socializing to last a lifetime.  I love spending time pinning to my Expressions and Quotes and my other favorite Book Lovin’.  Stop by and see me on Pinterest sometime.

45 Responses

  1. Meryl says:

    Pinterest is a great place to have a little fun showing others the things you like. It allows you to show a bit of your creative side in a more relaxing way. People have the chance to get to know you on a more personal level. You have to use your time wisely here or you can get caught up and forget all about the time. Some many fun and unique things on Pinterest. It is also great for building your business. Pinterest allows you to share what you do in a creative way.

  2. Kungphoo says:

    Pinterest is great! Every time I go on I get new ideas for anything imaginable! I have been in the process of planning my wedding which will be this coming September and I can’t believe how many ideas I have gotten from pinterest alone.

    • ladydi says:

      You could spend 24 hours a day looking at wedding ideas on Pinterest. One of my boards is my daughter’s photography business and gotten lots of re-pins. With the treasure trove of wedding ideas, your wedding will be beautiful!

  3. My story is similar to yours. I started exploring Pinterest a while ago – more on a personal level. I have since gone back and added some Thriveology stuff in there and have rediscovered pinning. It is so fun! And the ideas are amazing! I am intrigued to watch the business aspect take off.

    • ladydi says:

      Yes, waiting for the business end of Lady Like to take off. People do pin from my business board which always makes you feel good. I will continue to pin within reason 🙂

  4. Veronica says:

    Pinterest is great, but I really don’t use it as much as I should. I honestly like to have words mixed in with images and Pinterest for me can sometimes be image overload

    • ladydi says:

      I didn’t really put much importance in pinning until I started getting more followers and finding amazing links. When I find a pin that looks interesting, I usually go to the website and it always leads to more awesome information. Thanks!

  5. My pinterest boards began pretty much the same way as yours. They have expanded to be so much more. I am still surprised to see what gets shared, and the worldwide impact of it!
    I haven’t used it for DIY projects, I usually use YouTube for that. I like to stop, and play, rewind, and start all over again. I will have to look stuff up on Pinterest, next time I’m trying to fix something….there’s wallpaper I need to take down! I think I’ll find out how on Pinterest.

    • ladydi says:

      I agree with you. I start pinning and move from board to board and lose track of how long I’ve been playing on Pinterest. Love your You Tube story!! lol

  6. Nate says:

    Pinterest is such a great platform. I started using this recently and just how powerful it is from a social media standpoint. I love looking at the wonderful images that everyone has to share. Thanks for the great post!

  7. Awesome post, Lady Di!!! Pinterest is a great platform to share and get shared!!

    • ladydi says:

      Joan! That’s so funny that you called me Lady Di! All my good friends and family call me that. I always tell them I was the original Lady Di! lol. I really enjoy sharing pins and posting to my boards 🙂

  8. I like Pinterest although I am not taking full advantage of it, as I should. I enjoy all that your post there. Your pins are so very pretty! Thanks for sharing this post. 🙂

  9. Pinterest is such a wonderful social network.

  10. Sharon O'Day says:

    Because at first I didn’t see how Pinterest related to my “women and money” mentoring business, I kept my distance. And, when I hear how addictive it can be, I may have made the right move! I know I’m missing all kinds of wonderful things … but … 😉

    • ladydi says:

      It seemed that Pinterest wasn’t going to be for advertising our individual businesses. Next thing I saw a post about it and decided to add my Etsy Shop. Just one more platform to advertise for free. It does take work like all other social media to get your name out there. I so enjoy your blog posts.

  11. Pinterest is perfect for beautiful products and visual people. Started off as a person loving the pins and repins and created boards based on my interests. Then added my niche’s interests and not verified as a business. eriodically, rearrande, change board cover photo, descriptions. Like you, LadyDi, waiting for the business end to take off.

    • ladydi says:

      Yes Roslyn, waiting like you. It takes a lot of work to keep putting our name out there. Your hard work encourages me to keep moving forward. I do the same things like changing my board covers, add new topics re-pinning, etc. It’s enlightening seeing all those creative boards!

  12. Ps. I am following you and think you have great boards.

  13. Kristin says:

    Great insight. I really like that Pinterest is a little more hands-off when it comes to social interaction. Sometimes I just want to look at and organize the pretty images 🙂

  14. Brenda Young says:

    I’m a Pinterest addict,…. Is there a self help group for that? Seriously it’s a great place for inspiration, sharing your wares and gaining social presence, all good things rolled into one!

  15. Ann Butler says:

    I agree Pinterest is a Powerful took and one of my favorite boards is also my “Quotes” board….there are so many good ones out there!

  16. Darla says:

    Yay, another Pinterest-addict here too:) I did the same and now have 2 accounts, crazy addiction! I get awesome inspiration, research and info on multiple topics and great traffic back to my website from Pinterest. It’s hands down my favorite social media!

    • ladydi says:

      I never realized how involved it would get! lol I love pinning within my groups but also new followers and from their boards. Glad you’re getting good traffic back to your website!

  17. Rita Barakat says:

    I love pinterest and I love your work!

  18. Dawn Lanier says:

    I love the fact that there’s so much variety in content on Pinterest, and I’ve found it to be both a great learning tool and a valuable asset to my business. I took your advice and followed you by the way 🙂 Fun post!

  19. I’m totally in love with Pinterest. I like how easy it is to use, practical (no more thinking, “where did I see that recipe/project/idea?!) and I learn so much.

    • ladydi says:

      I love that when I need to “remember” where I saw that pin, I can go to my boards and find it quickly. Unless I’ve pinned too much to that one board. haha

  20. jo casey says:

    I have to admit – I adore Pinterest (possibly a bit too much!) I use it for Biz, connections, recipes, home decorating ideas – you name it, Pinterest usually has the answer!

    • ladydi says:

      I do too! I’ve become a daily pinner and love seeing all the links with each Pin. When you need a certain design or pattern, you can usually find it there. Thanks for commenting. Happy Weekend!

  21. Heather says:

    I love Pinterest and all of the inspiration on it from decor to recipes!

  22. I love Pinterest, it’s one of my biggest traffic boosters to my website. However, the one thing I dislike is not being able to interact with other pinners on a personal level. I think the best is to find them on other social sites and interact there…

  23. Pat Moon says:

    That is great that you have found Pinterest to be a big boom to your business. I’ve not focused as much on it as I should have so this article is a good reminder to not forget about Pinterest. Thanks.

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