Why I’ve Avoided Pinterest So Far

I will be the first to admit that there is plenty I don’t know when it comes to blogging and marketing. Like everything else in life, this is a journey I am on and I haven’t found a way to teleport to expert, millionaire blogger just yet. When I do, I’ll write a post on it so you can all join me! One of the things I will admit to knowing nothing about is Pinterest.

I have dabbled in Pinterest a little bit, but only as a user. I quickly realized it could be a huge time-suck for me and I have enough going on with parenting, blogging, design and everything else. But now, I’m hearing about blogs using Pinterest as a social networking tool and I wonder if I should be using it more. So, why haven’t I?

Well, according to the Pinterest Etiquette page, self promotion is frowned upon. To me, this means that if I have an awesome craft or recipe, it’s not an issue if I pin it, but it’s not a place for me to pin all of my own posts and hope that people will start repinning my boards and following them.

Today, I came across a post from Copyblogger with 56 ways to market your business on Pinterest. I will be the first to admit that I need to sit down and spend some serious time on this article so I can learn the right way to use Pinterest to grow my site.

Have you used Pinterest? What are your thoughts on using Pinterest for your own content?

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