I once saw a tweet about how someone was rekindling their romance with Pinterest and couldn’t help but laugh to know exactly how she felt. You are like a lovesick puppy when you first discover the pinning pleasure, but eventually it starts to dwindle, maybe it even dies off completely for a while.
Facebook has been sapping all my energy lately, to the point of feeling stuck in a rut. Although most of my work is actually done on Facebook, I think I definitely believe that variety is the spice of life when it comes to social networking. Only recently I re-discovered my interest in Pinterest again, joined Google + and updated my LinkedIn and Twitter profiles. Instagram is also featuring significantly too these days because I like the video function and for some reason, it works better than Vine did for me.
After getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab I downloaded all the social media apps and was interested in the different features or displays, in comparison to my laptop and iPhone. Hence why the emphasis on mobile and device friendly sites is so big these days. Still trying to decide if there are any annoying features about this device, but all I do know is that I still feel like I need all three to be connected in the way I like. Easier to Instagram with the iPhone, upload photos on the laptop and pin on the tablet.
In just the year or so I have been on Pinterest I have seen a huge increase in users within my social circles. There are frequent notifications that new friends have joined or are following my boards. Although most of my boards are created with re-pins, there are actually several of my own original pins in there – meals I have tried out and posted. Obviously the aim is to post as much original content as possible, as its the aim across the board. If you only repin on Pinterest, it’s like only resharing pictures on Facebook and never uploading or posting anything from yourself. If everybody did that we would see the same stuff over and over in no time.
So at first get familiar with it by re-pinning pins onto your boards but then start to think about pinning your own content soon too. It’s also good to invite your friends to contribute to your boards, I have a Mommys Meals board that a couple of friends are allowed to pin to and I have been requested to pin to a Who Said What board, so this is taking the pinning experience to the next social level. Of course liking and commenting on pins is always welcomed to.
A lot of the pins I re-pin onto my boards have served as awesome inspiration, from exercise to art and all the yummy meals in between. With Zimbabwe Fashion Week just over a week away, I have been inspired with super healthy menu’s to make sure there is no weight gain before then, so keep a look at for my next blog about this.