Penned by Judith
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Judy Belmont, MS, LPC who has recently co-authored “The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life.”
Pinterest has a way of making just about any picture, no matter how mundane, look eye catching. Colors and images are so nicely organized into categories that it’s easy to find your own special interest category. It’s so enticing that Pinterest has quickly become the third most popular social media site in the world!
The beautiful pictures that accompany a thought, idea, blog, or even something for sale, are so easily swapped and shared. For those who are creative, there are so many options, especially with infographics. These elongated graphics are a great way to give information by compiling several pictures to tell a story, give a demonstration, or visual instructions.
With so much flexibility, Pinterest rewards creativity and innovation. It’s a vibrant place to store not only your pictures, article links, and blog posts, but YouTube videos, handouts, and flyers. You can even pin your giveaways and sweepstakes.
For me, Pinterest could not have come at a better time. As a psychotherapist and wellness author and speaker, Pinterest is the perfect forum to put all the various aspects of what I do under one roof – or should I say “board.”
I started Pinterest only a few weeks ago but have already had stellar results. In this screenshot from my Facebook page you can see a major spike in traffic. The only thing I have done differently is to create Daily Positive Inspirations, which I have posted on my web site, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
As you can see in this snippet of my Facebook analytics, in a 2 week period from April 6th to April 17th, traffic has more than doubled. My traffic starting April 6th was at 1091 visits, by the end of April 17th my traffic had more than doubled to 2240 visits.
Since my Daily Positive Inspirations are pictorial inspirations, they are a perfect fit for Pinterest. I also enjoy repinning other inspirational pictures and sayings I find. In addition I’m making some special connections through Pinterest. I’ve found several like-minded people who are also interested in wellness and personal development.
With Pinterest I can combine my work and display elements in one place. I’ve pinned content from my three websites and from my books. At the same time I’m promoting my brand through visualizations of emotional wellness.
Since I just started, I cannot say I’ve sold more books. At this stage I am just happy to promote my passion for emotional wellness and provide useful content in a creative way. Pinterest is perfect for that.
Judy Belmont, MS, LPC is a licensed psychotherapist and wellness speaker with over 30 year of experience. She has also co-authored the recently released “The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life.” Judy’s website, JudyBelmont.com, has Daily Positive Inspirations, which she regularly posts onto Pinterest. You can connect with Judy on both Facebook and Twitter.