Update 5/11/19: Tailwind has changed the Tribe feature slightly. The Tribes Pro plan to which I subscribe limits a user to 10 tribes and 80 tribe submissions a month. Tribes Max provides unlimited tribe membership and 200 tribe submissions per month. Tribes Unlimited offers unlimited tribes and submissions. All the plans allow for unlimited sharing from tribes each month.
Original: As a blogger, I use Pinterest to share my own blog posts. I also use the social media platform to find ideas for crafts, recipes, and other DIY ideas. If I had the time, I could spend hours browsing through thousands of awesome pins looking for future projects to do at home. You might say that I am a little obsessed! In addition to my personal Pinterest use, I also love the platform for my website. Of all the social media currently available, Pinterest is my top referrer.
Up until a year ago, I manually pinned and repinned my own posts, other posts that I enjoyed reading, and pins already on Pinterest. Then I discovered Tailwind through one of my blogging support groups. Tailwind is the smartest way to schedule on Pinterest (and Instagram). The app allows you to save time through features such as bulk image upload, drag-and-drop calendar, multi-board pinning, hashtag lists, and many more shortcuts built with a busy schedule in mind. Even though the hashtag lists provided by this service has seemingly made my life easier, I know people who would much prefer coming up with their own hashtags, through this instagram hashtag generator, or otherwise. But when you don’t have the time to do this, this app will feel like a lifesaver, especially when you want to update your feed as often as you can. With Tailwind, I no longer have to pin each and every pin by hand, and I no longer flood my feed with pins all at once while remaining silent the rest of the day.
When you first log into Tailwind, you will find an overview of your profile from the past seven days. I love being able to see the number of repins that I have received as well as the number of new pins that came from my website. Arrows visually tell me if my numbers have increased or decreased over the past week. Tailwind also offers tips for improving your Pinterest reach such as adding more pins to boards with ten or less.
One of my favorite features on Tailwind is the weekly pinning schedule. With the schedule, you can customize the days and times that you would like Tailwind to automatically publish the pins in your queue. You can choose your own time slots or go with the times recommended by Tailwind based on times that other pinners repin your content. I currently have my schedule set between the hours of 7 o’clock in the morning and midnight with pins publishing between 15 minutes and an hour apart. I leave at least 15 minutes between each pin to keep from flooding the feeds of my followers with my pins and repins. I can add or remove time slots as necessary.
Tribes are another favorite feature that I utilize a lot. Tribes are groups of pinners that allow you to join forces to share content and maximize your reach. I currently manage two of my own Tribes — Crafts, Recipes, DIY and Education/Homeschool — and am a member of two dozen more. With the Tribes feature, I can add my own pins to my Tribes and then share the pins of other members, all in one convenient location. I have discovered a lot of awesome pins from my fellow bloggers using Tailwind Tribes, and I have had a lot of my pins reshared by my peers as well.
Because I started blogging before Pinterest was big, most of my early posts do not have optimized images ideal for pinning. I have thus been going back through all my posts one by one to create a pinnable image. As I create new pins, instead of flooding the feeds of my followers, I have been using Tailwind to schedule my pins to various appropriate Pinterest boards. Scheduling pins with Tailwind is ridiculously easy and saves me a ton of time in the long run. After creating an awesome pin, I click on the Tailwind Schedule button, which pulls up the Tailwind scheduler. I can then add the pin to my Tribes and/or schedule the pin to publish to one or more boards in the future. I can choose a specific time for a pin, or I can click on Use Interval to add pins to my publishing schedule with a set amount of time between each pin. I usually use the interval feature, especially when I am pinning to more than one board.
I have been using Tailwind for a year now, and my Pinterest referrals increased significantly once I switched from manual pinning and repining. Pricing for Tailwind is currently $9.99 a month, billed annually, for bloggers and small businesses. However, if you use my referral link to sign up, you can try Tailwind for free for up to 100 pins on Pinterest and 30 posts on Instagram. You may cancel your account at any time, but I knew that I wanted to continue using Tailwind even before I reached my free 100 pin maximum!
If you too use Pinterest to promote your website, why wait another day to make using Pinterest easier, more efficient, and more effective? Sign up for your free trial of Tailwind today!
How Tailwind Makes Pinterest Easier for Bloggers
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Your Weekly Pinning Schedule Screen Shot
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Tailwind Set Interval Screen Shot