Pinterest is a relatively new way for you to increase your presence online. Here are some more tips writers can use to optimize their experience with the social media sharing site. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article.
Pinterest tips for writers No. 5 – Help other writers
Want to be a writer’s friend on Pinterest? Give them things they can use! Share various writing tools, stationery and journal ideas, and more. The Gifts section is great for this, notes SEO News.
Pinterest tips for writers No. 6 – Use #hashtags and keywords
Make your Pinterest posts easier to find by using #hashtags and keywords, just like a master Twitter user. People search for trending topics, and if you’re addressing them and using the verbiage that allows user users to zero in, you’re giving yourself a leg up. Plus, #hashtags and keywords help you locate similar brands on Pinterest that are ripe for following.
Pinterest tips for writers No. 7 – Go for the bookmarklet
If you’re going to become the master of your Pinterest domain, put the bookmarklet in the bookmarks bar of your browser of choice. Then, pinning things you find is quick and easy, as you no longer have to navigate back to the Pinterest website each time to pin something.
Pinterest tips for writers No. 8 – Highlight text when you pin
If you want to draw particular attention to a text passage when you’re pinning an image, highlight it on the originating site before you click to “Pin It.” The highlighted text will then show up in the description box automatically. Don’t forget to edit where appropriate, and to use those #hashtags.
Pinterest tips for writers No. 9 – Tag and link up
If you’re following one of a user’s virtual pinboards, you can tag posts you like with the @ symbol and their username. The user will see your pin, which in turn links to their Pinterest profile. Great for promoting others and garnering good karma.
Pinterest tips for writers No. 10 – Cross-pollinate with Twitter and Facebook
Whenever you make a Pinterest pin on one of your pinboards, make sure to link the activity to your other social media streams, such as Twitter and Facebook. Go to your Pinterest settings, find the “Publish Activity to Facebook Timeline” option and click it. Do the same for Twitter. Posting to three places at once is the mark of a power user, and it increases your online profile/clout that much more quickly.