Blogging is a funny thing. If you have been doing it awhile, you might forget what you wrote.
That happens to me ALL THE TIME.
Pinterest is a really good visual way to have that presented to you when you need it.
Here are three ways I use Pinterest regularly for finding what I wrote/published on Kids Activities Blog.
Pinterest Source URL
To find out what OTHER people have pinned in real-time from your website, then you want to use the source URL. For Kids Activities Blog it is:
You can simply exchange my blog URL for yours in the end portion of the above link to find yours.
And this is what pops up:
These are things from my blog that people JUST pinned. The cool thing is that Pinterest seems to favor some of our old blog content, so often I see things pop up here that I haven’t thought about in awhile.
For instance, I have a 4 pm spot reserved for a Kids Activities Blog parenting-type post on our FB page…that Raising Creative Kids post would be perfect! It is a post I haven’t promoted in awhile, but is one of my favorites.
I also use the source url all the time when pinning or promoting content of my friend’s blogs. If I can’t even remember what I write, I really can’t remember what they did! But a quick search can visually give me ideas for super easy shares.
The other bonus of this search is that it is timely! When Easter decor is hot, I find that my Easter-related pins pop up here…even if they are from Easter-pasts!
The first board I list on my profile is one named after my blog:
I try and pin everything that is on Kids Activities Blog on this board. I also don’t mind re-pinning things multiple times on this board…it is mine. I get to set the rules!
I think this works well to expose what Kids Activities Blog is all about to potential readers. It also gives me a way to see how balanced our content is – if I were to go and see all recipes listed in the last 6 spots, I would know we are having some sort of editorial calendar crisis!
But you can see, we have a good sample of what KAB is all about – some simple crafts, free printables, easy DIY play recipe, fun parenting resource, some holiday food and a core kid activity – cereal bracelets.
If you click into your Pinterest analytics, the third box at the top of the page is the “activity” from your blog.
Click the more button!
As you can see, three of the top 5 spaces are occupied with the 2 Ingredient Carpet Stain Cure post. If I hadn’t noticed that we were featured as the first spot in a cleaning tips roundup on BuzzFeed yesterday, I might be off on a chase to find out where all these people are finding that post!
This gives me the feedback of what is hot right now from my blog. People may be interested in spring cleaning. Maybe I should re-pin that post on a few of my other boards over the next few days and post it to FB and other social channels!
I also like to look down the “clicks” column because my goal is traffic to KAB, not the glory of high re-pin numbers. What I usually find is some hidden gems of pins down the list that are delivering the traffic. For instance…
This pin is delivering the most traffic for the re-pin amount. This would be something that I would want to re-pin to some other boards and might even send to a friend or two for a little help <—totally legal if you would do the same for them!
Pinterest to Source Your Content
I think Pinterest is one of the easiest and quickest places to find something that you have already written that might be in need of a little extra promotion.
Go forth and seek!