Short version: I’m excited to announce that I am now an official Pinterest UK Ambassador. One of only two in the country. Hoorah!
Long version: This means I’ve been through training with Pinterest themselves and officially endorsed to speak and train on their behalf. As a very early adopter of Pinterest (see my 2010 post here) I have loved watching the platform grow and develop, and now I get to talk about it at length to anyone who will listen (double hoorah!).
For years I used Pinterest as a place to gather and collect inspiration from all over the interwebs. It was a very personal experience for me. Unlike social platforms such as Twitter or Facebook where you connected with people in networks, Pinterest was very much about taste. As such, I never felt obliged to follow people I knew on Pinterest (I hope that doesn’t sound too douche-y) but rather I sought out people with similar tastes and aesthetics to me.
It was only after a couple of years of pinning with wild abandon I started to notice something interesting happening on my blog stats; I was getting a significant increase in numbers of visitors coming to my blog via Pinterest.
That’s when I realised not only is Pinterest a place to gather beautiful and inspiring ideas, but also a rather useful source of traffic for my blog.
And so, I began to read up and research best practice in using Pinterest and started to make little tweaks here and there to optimise my images for Pinterest.
My enthusiasm for Pinterest was not unnoticed and last September I was invited to speak on the Pinterest panel on stage at Kirsty Allsop’s Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace (post about that here).
I’m always happy to help out with any Pinterest questions you might have. Like I’ve said, I love using the platform. It’s a great way to get lost in a world of inspiration, it’s super useful for discovering new ideas and if you’re a blogger it can be a great way to find new readers.
Right, I’m now off for a celebratory chocolate biscuit. Coz I’m rock’n’roll like that.