Saturday, 11 February 2012
Pinterest - A bloggers resource
I found this great article from Angie at A Whole Lot Of Nothing about Pinterest Sucess Stories and how Pinterest can increase your blog traffic.
When I shared it on twitter I had a few emails and tweets asking for more details and invites, so I thought I would write this little post to answer some of those questions in my own weird way and suggest some great UK foodies for you to follow! Also, if you would like an invite then drop me an email using the contact form here.
I first joined Pinterest in May 2011 and it very quickly became one of my favourite sites. Not only is it a beautiful piece of design but it is very cleverly constructed and incredibly easy to use.
Some of you may be asking "What on earth is Pinterest?" and if you are all I have to say is; where have you been?
Pinterest is a fast growing social network based around the premise of "pinning" images onto various "boards".
Basically a giant virtual pin board for storing all of your favourite images from around the web. The clever part is that the picture is automatically linked to the website it is pinned from, so can also help boost blog and web traffic!
You can create as many boards as you like on a variety of subjects from food (obviously) to interior design, fashion or even a wishlist for Birthdays or Christmas! Pinterest has great sharing links to Twitter and Facebook so great for giving loved ones little hints on gifts.
I also have a board entitled "Blog" which I use to post a few of my own images from my blog, I try not to pin too many as I don't want it to be just about advertising myself, but if I take a yummy picture I think people will enjoy, I pin it! And as a result Pinterest is now my 6th biggest source of page views!
So to help get people started I decided to compile a list of lovely UK foodie pinners to follow;
You can find me on Pinterest here.
Urvashi from Botanical Baker.
Amy from She Cooks She Eats.
Beth from Jam and Clotted Cream.
Amy from Cooking, Cakes and Children
Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen.
Beckie from Beesteas.
Julia from Cafelula.
Ros from Roswensian.
David from I Want To Bake Free.
Laura from Cake and Feminism.
Jules from Butcher Baker.
Kaite from Katiecakes.
The Great British Baking Club is also on Pinterest.
So go forth and pin! I hope my little post has enlightened those who wanted to be enlightened. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below, if I missed anything feel free to elaborate, maybe we could get a discussion going?
Normal delicious recipe-based service will resume shortly.