Exciting News: Pinterest UK Ambassador

Pinterest UK Ambassador

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.

Follow Elizabeth {rosalilium / awesomewave}’s board Maps and Globes on Pinterest.

(my favourite Pinterest board)

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.

Rosalilium 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.

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11 Comments

  1. Lisa
    22 May 2015 / 3:06 pm

    That’s fantastic. Congratulations! I use Pinterest personally but have never really used it as a way to drive traffic to my blog. I need to look into that though.

    • Elizabeth
      Author
      22 May 2015 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you Lisa!

      And yes, I think we all start off that way as well. Of course, I do use Pinterest mainly for personal indulgent reasons but it helps to understand how you can share your content on there in the most optimised way as well.

  2. 22 May 2015 / 3:26 pm

    That’s awesome! I bloody love Pinterest! 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Author
      22 May 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Yey, another Pinterest fan! Thanks Emma.

  3. lotty
    22 May 2015 / 5:29 pm

    Congrats! will try and get to a conference.

    • Elizabeth
      Author
      22 May 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Thanks Lotty! Hope to see you at Wonder Social 🙂

  4. Georgia
    22 May 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Pinterest is my happy place! I would love to be able to utilise it properly as I have so much fun using it, it would be great to drive traffic to my blog.

    Congratulations on your new role! I’m so happy/excited for you!

    Georgia x

    • Elizabeth
      Author
      22 May 2015 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks Georgia!

      It really can be a great space for curating a happy place AND sharing the great content you produce on your blog.

  5. 23 May 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Ah congratulations – that’s brilliant news. I really need to use Pinterest more – I need you!

    • Elizabeth
      Author
      24 May 2015 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you Vicky! I’m more than happy to help with any questions you have about Pinterest. Get in touch. 🙂

  6. 29 May 2015 / 2:44 am

    That’s amazing news, Elizabeth! You are quite the pinning queen my lovely!

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