We’ve talked about the importance of pinterest for bloggers, but how does is apply to blogging groups?
- Start a “re-pin” thread (In your closed facebook group) – This is one of the simplest ways to get started promoting each other on Pinterest, and it can be really fun too! You can do daily threads, weekly or monthly, whatever the group is most comfortable with. Simply make a post in the group and ask every one to share 1-2 pins for posts that they would like re-pinned. Then every one that shares one of their own, hops around and pins for all the other participants. This is one reason that it’s important that you really trust the people in your tribe, and every one is on the same page. You don’t want to spam your pinterest followers with content that you don’t believe in, so make sure that you really agree with what the other members of your group are posting so that you can share their content without any issues. If there is ever a conflict of interest, just ask that person if you can share a different pin for them that day.
- Create a group board – Group boards are a super fun way to help promote each other’s content and they can be really fun for pinterest followers as well. This summer one of my blogging groups did a series about kids activities & we created a group board to go with it. It was a nice way to promote each other’s content and have tons of summer posts to share with our readers. ***Bonus tip*** Be sure that the pinner in the group with the most followers creates the group board. Group boards don’t actually combine the followers from every member, so having the person with the most # of followers begin the board is the best way to start strong!
- The Secret Board – Create a secret board and title it something like “our posts”. Then, invite your closest blogging friends to pin their posts to the private board. No one else will be able to see this board, but it can be a great way to have all of your own and your friends’ content in one place. That way, whenever you have a minute or two to do some promoting for a friend, you can just re-pin out of the private board, instead of having to load their webpage and choose a post or two to pin. It’s all in one place! This saves time and enables you to promote your own, and every one else’s posts more frequently.
What is your favorite tip for helping friends on pinterest? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
More in this series:
Day 1~ Intro: How to Find a Blogging Group
Day 4: Blogging Group Tips