I bet if I had taken Pinterest more seriously when I have been introduced to it a few years ago, I would have reached millions of readers by now.
At their beginning, Pinterest had been a fun place to save pictures you found on the web and access them pretty easily. But today, boards are being followed by thousands of people every day.
People’s feeds are ordered by ideas and topics. Organically, it seems like there is a lot of potential for someone like me to grow on the platform by sharing stories on Medium, my blog, and perhaps other places.
One other thing that makes it easier to handle a Pinterest board is that I don’t need to take care of SEO. I write names and descriptions but I guess all the rest has been taken care of for me.
I have started a board about writing where I will share my own stories about writing and also others who helped me along the way.
Maybe Pinterest is the boost I needed to get my stories in front of more eyes.
It’s been unexplored territory for far too long and people have started coming out with these claims about how much traffic they gained on the platform.
I’m willing to give it a shot. It’s not more effort than what I have already been doing with my twitter account. Medium doesn’t have an integration to share directly to Pinterest but perhaps that is something that will change in the future.
Don’t be afraid to try new things!