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I’m a visual person. I learn, imagine, and write visually. So it might come as no surprise that I love to whittle away time on Pinterest. Of course that might just be an oxymoron, as I don’t have much time to whittle.
The images and photography I have seen on Pinterest are amazing, breath-taking, heart-wrenching, useful, arousing, and inspiring.
Here are a few tips for making Pinterest work for you.
Indentify yourself! Fill out the About Me section. Don’t forget to add links!
Author of dark, steamy, and adventuresome historical romance.
Visitors to my page will discover who I am and where to find out more.
*Optimize driving traffic to your page by using keywords and board categorization.
Ex: Board Title: Pirates Categorization: Film, Music, Books
This narrows down searches, making it easier to find images.
*Title and describe boards to segment target market and/or audience.
Ex: Romantic Suspense, Fashion, Holiday Ideas, Recipes, Books on Writing Craft, Movies That Inspire Me, etc.
These different boards likely have different audiences. Take it further and describe the boards. Ex: Board Title: Gothic, Steampunk, and Fantasy Description: Images encouraging the fanciful illusions of my paranormal muse.
*Pin imagery that reflects you, your personality, and your brand.
*Use boards to your advantage – generate storyboards for WIPs, create boards dedicated to each of your books, add music videos that inspired books or characters, develop boards of your favorite authors; the possibilities are endless.
*Link book covers to your website or directly to buy sites like Amazon.
*Engage – repin, like, comment, respond, and follow
*Cross promote using social media integration. Pinterest has made it easy to like, tweet, and share pins. Plus, it is a great way to build an audience.
*Pin what’s trending. The reasoning? More exposure, of course.
*Quality over quantity – don’t pin for the sake of pinning. Oh, it’s easy to do. Pinning can be quite addictive. But as authors, this goes back to what defines you and your brand.
*Credit the sources.
It’s all about exposure and engagement! Stop by my page. http://pinterest.com/jbrayweber/
Do you Pinterest? Got any Pinterest tips you’d like to share? How about Pinterest questions? Let me hear from you!