I’ve been writing Paper Beats World for a few years now. I won’t lie to you, I’ve never had millions of followers or views. I had enough, no complaints. But I’m always trying to find new ways to lead people to PBW. Why?
About a month ago I stopped paying attention to Twitter. I still post there, but it’s just a byproduct of what I’m doing on other social media sites. I did this because I did an inventory of my social media followers and realized two things.
A. More people followed me on Twitter than anywhere else.
B. It doesn’t matter a damn bit, because no one who followed me on Twitter clicks back to PBW.
I also saw the site that sent the most people to PBW; Pinterest. So I did what anyone would do. I started focusing more attention on it.
And do you know what happened? My page views took off! I mean, April was one of the most viewed months on PBW ever! So I want to share with you what I’m doing. If you have a blog, maybe these things will help you too.
Let me also say that Pinterest is my favorite social media platform. It’s how I relax, get inspiration and learn new things. If you don’t know how to use it, here’s a link to my post about how Pinterest works. That was a brief overview. What follows is what I’ve started doing since my blog views have started taking off.
Post a couple times a day with other people’s stuff
This one’s easy for me, because I genuinely like being on Pinterest. I scroll through and find things that inspire me, and I share them. Good advice, funny comics. All of that goes on the Paper Beats World board. The business advice goes to the Business Hat board. Info about a new book that looks fascinating goes on my Books board. I try to make sure that something new is on each of those boards every day so that new people follow them.
Create cool looking graphics
Your blog post images mean more than you think. They show up on blog feeds, social media and of course, can be used to make a pin on Pinterest. So, you should make nice graphics a priority. I wrote a blog post here, to help you with the graphics.
Post something every day
Obviously, I don’t post every day. But I do post something of mine on Pinterest every day. I go back a year or two years on the blog and post something from there. That’s actually what I started doing that has made the most difference. One post that I shared, called Cross Training Your Writing, got very little love when I posted it originally. When I reposted it, it got shared. Then it got shared a lot. Last month that one post was read 70 times. Is it break the internet worthy? No, not really. But it’s still a lot more views than I normally get.
So what do you think? Are you using Pinterest to its full advantage? Do you feel like there’s another social media site that isn’t getting enough attention or that you’d like to learn more about? Let us know in the comments below.
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