Weekend Reading: Pinterest for Writers

Pinterest for Writers

While it might sound strange, one of the best social networks for writers might also be the most visually oriented. Yes, I'm talking about Pinterest.

Even though Pinterest doesn't revolve around your writing itself, it offers a lot of opportunities bloggers and authors, in particular, shouldn't pass up. So in this week's "weekend reading" roundup, let's take a look at a few resources that can help you make the most of Pinterest in promoting your writing.


34 Strategic Ways You Can Use Pinterest to Market Your Book and Your Author Brand

By Kimberley Grabas at YourWriterPlatform.com

While this post targets authors, many of the tips shared appeal equally to bloggers and other writers. If you're brand new to Pinterest, this post is a great place to start. Not only does Grabas cover book-specific strategies, but she also offers insight into the nitty gritty technical aspects of using the site.

Read the post.

Are you on Pinterest? If so, how do you use it, and do you consider it to be a worthwhile time investment? Share your thoughts and strategies in the comments. Or check out some of my own Pinterest boards for writers if you want even more ideas to get you started.

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, consultant, and indie author. She runs numerous websites & blogs including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, NakedPR, and Kiss My Biz.

Jenn has 25 years' experience as a professional writer and editor and over 20 years' experience in marketing and PR (working heavily in digital PR, online marketing, social media, SEO, new media, and thought leadership publication). She also has 19 years' professional blogging and web publishing experience (including web development) and around 18 years of experience as an indie author / publisher.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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3 thoughts on “Weekend Reading: Pinterest for Writers”

  1. Thanks for this Jenn! I know I should use Pinterest more frequently for interacting with the freelance writing community, but the pace feels a bit sluggish in comparison to some of the other social media networks. This was a great primer 🙂

    • Admittedly I don’t use Pinterest as heavily as I’d like. But I think some of the writing boards have picked up recently, now that more bloggers are getting used to adding pin-worthy images to most of their posts.

      But promotion isn’t the only consideration. I find that Pinterest is awesome for inspiration. When writing fiction, for example, I can browse photos there to inspire a story’s setting. Or I might find an infographic that inspires a post, or one worth sharing on a blog. It’s a great site to visit if you’re feeling short on ideas.


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