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Using Tailwind To Grow Your Blog and Your Pinterest Account
This post is a bit different from what I usually write, but I've recently talked to a few people about how Tailwind works and how it can make things easier to grow your blog. I've been using it for years now, and it's one of the few tools that I completely rely on. Here's more information on how you can use Tailwind to grow your blog and your Pinterest account.
Why Schedule Pins
To understand why Tailwind is so helpful, you also need to understand why you need to schedule pins. I've grown my Pinterest account by curating family-focused pins that are helpful to readers. Of course, I do pin all of my own content as well, but much of what I pin is other's content. Back when Pinterest was publishing newsletters, they featured several of my boards in their newsletter and on their blog, which really helped me grow my following. It's a good idea to have a continuous flow of pins, which can be challenging when you are busy and on the go.
I schedule pins at night, when I've watching TV. It's easy to do, and I'm able to get ahead in scheduling. So, when I go on vacation, or when I'm otherwise busy, I don't have to worry about pinning.
How Tailwind Helps
With Tailwind, I'm able to set up a daily schedule of optimal times. Tailwind helps guide you with the timeframes that see the best engagement for your account. Once you've got your schedule setup, you can just start using Tailwind to pin. There's a bookmarklet that you can install right on your browser, so you can pin from Pinterest or from each individual blog post. You can choose a specific time for the pin to be published, or you can have it go to the next day in the schedule.
For my own posts, I especially love the ability to publish to multiple boards, with a selected interval. So, when I publish a new post, I then go in and schedule it for multiple boards over multiple days. Then, I don't have to worry about it anymore, until it's time to repin. You can even program specific board groupings. So, for example, I have a “travel posts” board grouping that I use for every one of my travel posts.
Using Tailwind Tribes
Tailwind Tribes has made Tailwind even more useful! You can submit your pins and see pins that have been submitted by others. Not only does this make it more likely that your pins will be shared, it's also a great way to see other pins to schedule. It's best to join tribes in your niche, especially those with bloggers that you already know have great content.
You do have to pay for all of these great Tailwind features, but I've found it to be such a time saver that it's worth the money.
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