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.

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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?

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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!

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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!

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!

dress: Forever 21 / shoes: old from Ross, but these are super cute / purse: Kate Spade Mini Rachelle (some available on Amazon)

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. 

X,

Cristina

  • I go on Pinterest on the regular. It’s a great source of inspiration for my daily outfits and my blog. It makes you feel like you can have the perfect life or at least attempt to anyways.

    Xoxo
    mQs
    http://Www.shorelifeofm.blogspot.com

  • Pinterest is my addiction. Before I made one strictly for my blog and deleted my personal one, I had over 50,000 pins and over 60 boards…. See why I didn’t keep it?! LOL But seriously, Pinterest is the best – so much inspiration, motivation, and things you can learn!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

  • Yes!! I love Pinterest so much… I’ve been obsessed for like 5 years now! And I would love to see a post about using Pinterest to drive more traffic to your blog!

    Stephanie | http://www.stephanietherese.com

  • This was great! I’d love to see a more in depth post about using Pinterest for your blog! Here’s my Pinterest –> https://www.pinterest.com/appysrcool/

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    • cristina

      Thanks so much! I followed you 🙂

  • Yasssssss! Love all these reasons. I agree, I’m always much more inspired when I get on Pinterest first thing in the morning as opposed to Insta or FB. Would love to see a more in-depth Pinterest post!

    Pinterest –> https://www.pinterest.com/jassamineelaine/
    Xx, K
    http://www.jassamineelaine.com

    • cristina

      Yay – thanks for reading! I followed you 🙂

  • Love this post, Cristina! Pinterest is one of my favorite social media sites and I use it every day (as you can probably tell since I probably repin something of yours each day!) I would totally love to see how you use Pinterest for your blog!

    xo
    Sami
    http://www.theclassicbrunette.com

    • cristina

      It’s the best, isn’t it?! Love following you girly!

  • These are all great tips, and this post reminded me that I haven’t gone on Pinterest yet today! I definitely need to change that!

  • I am a total Pinterest addict – love this post!
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

  • What a great post! I fall in and out of love with Pinterest and currently find myself on the upswing of a “love” moment. I love having so many ideas and tips and other things in one place!

  • Great post! I love getting on Pinterest. You can find me there daily! 🙂

  • I am seriously slacking on Pinterest… I need to step my game up! Thanks for inspiring me to do so!

    XO Corbin Tate

  • I’m on Pinterest continually throughout the day, because I’m always wanting to grow my reach and traffic!

  • Amy

    As if I need more of a reason to get on Pinterest… haha! I was hooked on it freshman year of college and the addiction still hasn’t gone away. Great post as always Cristina!

  • Elana

    Love this! I love Pinterest : )

  • I have noticed how motivated I get when I go on Pinterest – I want to DIY, organize my room, make a fun recipe, all as soon as I close out of the site. I like how you suggest going on Pinterest instead of social media! Sometimes I get annoyed/bothered/wish I didn’t see something on social media, but I never feel that way with Pinterest!! 😊 Great post!

    Shelby // TheGoldDime.com

  • Pinterest is my favorite social media site and has been my biggest traffic source recently. I have loved it before I was even a blogger as well.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • I use to do Pinterest a lot more when I was freelancing but now that I am working full-time I just don’t have the time anymore. I wish I had more free time. Great post though.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  • I have traded googling things for looking them up on pinterest! I am on it all the time! I love these!!!

    Always,
    Sadie Lee
    http://www.HeySadieLee.com

  • Thanks for this post! I just got into Pinterest after creating my blog and everything you’ve written is so true. I’ll definitely start incorporating it into my daily social media cycle and especially use it in the morning to prepare me for the day. Great advice.

    -Lots of Love, Lola || http://www.macaronsinthemorning.com

  • I could not agree more! Pinterest is such a useful tool – I love it so much!

  • I would love to know more about Pinterest with your blog. I’m a YouTuber, so I Pin my videos. But I kinda have a blog too haha. Does your post come up when people search Style, or basically, why is it so good for your blog? LauriePOP Where Ideas POP