I. Was. Wrong.
Remember when I went on blast, saying that bloggers shouldn’t pin their own posts and content to Pinterest? (“Why I Don’t Pin My Own Stuff“)
That was all well and good, except that numbers don’t lie. And seeding the pot, if you will, has had a major impact on my analytics (in addition to the new analytics tool built into the Pinterest dashboard, you can still see which posts are getting pinned with this trick).
So I’ll say it again.
I. Was. Wrong.
And now I pin (some of) my own posts.
I am extremely picky, and I only pin the “best of” my content, and really try to select the posts that I think best serve the people on Pinterest.
- tutorials (how to build a media kit, how to use WordPress galleries, how to move subscriptions to FeedBlitz)
- mantras and inspirational sayings (how to accept criticism, you can’t be all things to all people)
I also pin more of everyone else’s content than my own (I don’t follow a ratio, but I’d say it’s 10:1), I make it super easy to pin things from my website so others can share on their own, and I provide a pinnable graphic whenever I can.
To see what I mean, hover over the image at the top of the post — you will see a Pin It button appear and that’s the thumbnail that will go onto Pinterest.
I’ve seen a major jump in my Pinterest referrals since I started pinning my own posts (I added the graphics and plugin at the same time, so that may also have something to do with it) and numbers don’t lie.Pin It