Blog Post Digest: Pinterest Tips for Home Business Owners and Bloggers

This had to happen eventually. I have yet to fully embrace Google+, but Pinterest has been wasting my time lately like no social network ever has.  I know some of you are out there rolling your eyes. Trust me. I was right there with you a few weeks ago. I considered it a huge waste of time that had nothing to offer me. I think I was wrong.

The more time I spend here, the more people I follow, the more I am finding the community aspect here. One thing I am really loving – there are people who I have followed online for years and I take one look at their pinboards and get a totally new feel for who they are offline. Love that! A whole new level of trust right there.

Anyhow…we are here for a round-up. It should be no surprise that today’s theme is Pinterest. Not only do I love spending time there, I love reading about how businesses and bloggers are using it for their marketing. There are so many little things going on behind the scenes over there. Don’t miss out!

Pinterest Tips for Home Business Owners

Quick Sprout has a complete Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest available. If you are new to this network, it will even walk you through how to pin. It goes into further detail with who is using it, who should use it and how to use it effectively.

Holly over at The Work at Home Woman has rounded up 50 Pinterest Resources for Small Business Owners, Bloggers and Job Seekers. Though things are broken down into categories, don’t dismiss those you don’t think apply to you. There are little gems in every section.

Pinterest Marketing – Copyblogger published 56 ways to market your business on Pinterest this week that is simply killer content. There are some great tips in here, and I am only about half-way through the post. If you choose to go to that post with the intention of implementing the marketing methods, take plenty of water and a snack. I’ll see you in a few days. ;)

Already a Pinner? Pick up a few new tips for bloggers over at SITS. While you are there, drop your Pinterest link.

 

In Other Blog and Home Business News…

Blogelina’s 100 Comments Event - Blogelina only recently came on my radar. I have really been enjoying her posts. From March 1 through March 8, she will be hosting an event that can get you 100 blog comments. You need to register by February 24. Hop over to her site for the full details and to register.

Warning: Total buzzkill coming - What would happen to your online business if you died? The “blogging will” was covered on Problogger some time back, and I got started putting a little instructional manual together. It was far too depressing. I quit. My husband has been hounding me about it recently again however. Mogul Mom published an article this week on 10 Business Documents You Need Before You Die. Now you can all be depressed with me.

What have you been reading this week? Are you a Pinner? Drop your link in the comments so I can give you a follow. Follow me here. 

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for featuring Blogelina’s Comment Event! I’m really looking forward to getting that started next month and excited to see ALL the blogs involved.

  2. Thank you for including my article Angie – appreciate it!

  3. Thanks for the roundup! I can’t wait to start reading some of these. I may also sign up for the SITS thing and the commenting event.

    I am loving Pinterest so far, but have found myself intentionally avoiding it for my personal life because I get far too involved in neat things to try, re-pinning motivational quotes, and also supper plans! Haha. But I am starting to see the value of it for my blog, which makes me look at it in a whole new light.

    • I need to get better at actually interacting over there. I think I do more people watching than anything else right now. Food and boots are my weaknesses though. Once I get into one of those, my original plan is out the window. ;)

  4. Thank you for this post, lots of interesting links – off to check them now :)
    http://pinterest.com/positivelybeaut/

  5. I think Pinterest is not just about pinning images of products. In fact, there’s a lot of more that one can do with this visual bookmarking tool. Regardless of the niche you cater to, you can use this platform to let your audience know about your company culture, employees and office events or any behind-the-scene activity that might attract attention and engage.

    All you need to do is let your creative juices flowing.

    Thanks for emphasizing the significance of Pinterest, Angie!

    • For sure, Obaidul. I would really like to see some of my local businesses get on there and get active. Depending on the business, I see so much more potential here than even Facebook.

  6. I need to hop on pinterest and see what all the fuss is about. I know several of my friends are using it to post baby pictures (they’ve been linking it to FB) and such but I am more interested to see how it could potentially help blog traffic. Thanks for the links to that information! I signed up for it last week but haven’t gotten on yet. Sounds like I need to check it out!

  7. Thanks for the links, Angie! I definitely need to learn more about Pinterest. I joined a few months ago, but never “got it”. All I could see was crafty people showing other crafty people their favorite craft projects! So I spent an hour or so there, one day, and never went back. But I’m hearing about it everywhere so I think it’s time to get back over there! I think both my sites, FreelanceWriterRoad.com and FreelanceTranscriptionistRoad.com could benefit from it! Hey, we can never have too many places to market our sites, gain new readers, all while meeting new friends! :)

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