5 Reasons to Get on Pinterest Every Day
When I was a junior in high school, I discovered a whole new world one day while eating lunch in the drill team locker room.
Two girlfriends of mine sat with their backs up against their lockers scrolling on their cell phones and ignoring their sandwiches. I had a go-phone that resembled a blackberry, but since it didn’t have internet on it, the only thing I could ever do was pay Frogger for $1.99 a game. Since I seemed to be the only one without their nose buried in their phone, I decide to ask what it was they were all so interested in.
“Pinterest!” they both squealed, pointing their cell phone screens at me.
One of my friends scooted over to where I was sitting and started scrolling through pictures: fairy lights on a back deck, a recipe for red velvet cake dessert shots, a perfect fall outfit complete with a chunky knit sweater and dainty pearl necklace.
And I was hooked.
For the next couple months, I woke up 20 minutes earlier than normal and went over to the family laptop at the kitchen table to peruse Pinterest. I searched for party ideas for the lavish 17th birthday party I would have (we ended up going to Olive Garden and I got a Kindle) and started pinning for my future wedding (still a ways away). And here I am today, approximately 7,500 pins later, a Pinterest-addict and proud.
So….why should you be getting on Pinterest every day?
image via my Instagram: cristina96x
You’ll make more use of your morning scroll time
I’m not here to scold you for scrolling through Instagram first thing in the morning to see what you missed while you were snoozing. However, I will say that I find myself to be much more productive if I wait to get on my social media apps until after I’ve been up for a good hour. I still need something to scroll through when I’m sitting and eating my morning oatmeal, and Pinterest is a great option!
Getting on Pinterest in the morning will get those creative juices flowing and inspire you to make good choices throughout the day whether it be making a healthy lunch after a pin for “easy, healthy recipes” caught your eye or calling your grandma after you saw a “10 ways to feel happier today” pin.
You’ll make healthy choices
I swear – I can be craving french fries and candy, but if I get on Pinterest and scroll through my feed for 3 minutes, I’m like, “I need some green juice!” Haha! If you’re pinning those healthy smoothie recipes and buddha bowls, Pinterest is going to see your activity and recommend other healthy food pins for you. With a feed full of bright fruit and healthy dinner recipes, you’ll be more likely to make better choices throughout the day!
my favorite stop for tea, coffee, and/or macarons!
You’ll feel more upbeat
Whenever I look through Pinterest quotes, I feel like I can take on the day. Sometimes, during my morning scroll, I see one that really resonates with me and it gets stuck in my head all day! It ends up becoming my mantra and I think about it as I go through the rest of the days tasks like answering emails, doing research, content creating, and strategizing! Nothing beats a motivated attitude all day.
Bloggers – you’ll get more traffic!
My numbers tripled when I started actively using Pinterest with my blog. I pin each and every post to Pinterest on whatever boards fit it best. (Example: this apartment decorating on a budget post can go under my Home Decor board, my College board, and my Style board.) I also use Boardbooster to schedule my pins and I’ve really seen an increase in my followers this way!
I also have found it super resourceful to make my images pinable. That means that I take high quality images in portrait mode because that is more appealing on Pinterest and that’s what gets pinned more often! I include text on my pictures (I edit them in Canva to do so) with the title of the blog post, so when someone scrolls past they know exactly what it’s talking about and are more likely to click on it, give it a read, and maybe even repin.
Let me know in the comments if you’d like a more in-depth post for how to use Pinterest for your blog!
You’ll know what to wear
The outfit ideas are endless on Pinterest! Back in my first few months of being a Pin-a-holic, I would copy and paste outfits I loved to a PowerPoint presentation and create a collage of looks that I wanted to recreate. I would sometimes even print that out and bring it with me on shopping sprees! (I really take it to the extreme, haha!) When you scroll through Pinterest, the issue of what to wear to that meeting later or that brunch the following weekend ends up resolving itself!
Feel free to leave a link to your Pinterest account in the comments! I’m always up for new friends and pretty pins to see.