How I use Pinterest and the launch of Pinterest UK

Have you caught the Pinterest bug yet?

If you are a food blogger, you really should use Pinterest to share and syndicate your content. It is a visual sharing social network and makes it really find insipiration for new recipes, travel and style ideas. One of the best things about using Pinterest is that it is now a bigger referrer of traffic than twitter, bing and stumbleupon combined. (Great for SEO too).

I use it to pin my blog posts to reach a new audience via Pinterest. I use Pinterest to find inspiration and if I see something that takes my fancy, I will pin it so that I won’t forget and to make it easy to find again. I also use it to find new blogs to read and follow. When I see things that I like, amuses me or educates me, I will repin it to one of my boards. One of the things that have struck me is the immense amount of talent out there. There are some stunning photos and so many clever recipes and ideas.

Pinterest UK Launches

Pinterest has just launched a UK version. What does this mean? Pinterest is virtual so it seemed a bit odd that it has launched a UK version. When I met with Enid from Pinterest a few weeks ago, I learnt the new UK version has proper English Spelling and when you sign up you will be shown a selection of UK pinners to follow instead of the global ones which are shown now.

Evan Sharp Co Founder of Pinterest at the Pinterest Launch UK

Evan Sharp Co Founder of Pinterest at the Pinterest Launch UK

Here is one of my boards (you can add this widget to a blog post or to your blog sidebar)


Some pinning tips

  • Make your images pinnable
  • Pin your blog posts
  • Join some collaboration boards
  • Make friends, follow fellow bloggers and repin and comment on their pins

You can add a pin it button to your blog with the code that Pinterest gives you from the settings or if you use wordpress there are quite a few plugins that you can use. I like the Hover Pin It as the pin button appears over the image.

As part of their Pin it forward campaign, I was introduced to Juliane who’s an American expat in London. You can follow her on Pinterest here.

If you haven’t signed up to Pinterest yet, you can do so here and follow me too. Be warned, it is highly likely that you will get addicted to this.

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