Thursday, 26 January 2012

Forthcoming Attractions...{aswell as an article on using Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog}

I have a new layout to share...but not yet!  
Sorry!!  For now here is a little sneak peek!

Lots of last season's Crate goodies in there...trying 
to finish it all off before the new releases reach me.

While I'm snowed under creating for both my
kit club DTs until the end of the month I thought
I'd share a recent blogpost I did yesterday
(every Wednesday is my blog day) over @
3 Scrappy Boys about How to Drive
Traffic to you Blog using PINTEREST.

I have copied and pasted it here for you too!


Hi there!  Helen here!!  I've been absent from the boards for a
few days because we took a roadtrip to another State to celebrate
my uncle's 60th birthday with him, and take lots of photos at the HIPPY party!!
I haven't been 100% well lately so the other day I was browsing PINTEREST
on my laptop from my bed.  As I was re-arranging my boards I had a
light-bulb moment!!

Before I continue let me explain what PINTEREST is...
It's a site where you register (by invitation only so if anyone
would like an invitation please leave a comment here with your e mail
address and I will invite you).  Once registered you create virtual
pin-boards which you use to keep track of images AND the short-cut
to them - for example if you look here you will see all the different
categories I have to keep track of all the things that interest me...

Altogether I have 37 boards and I am NOT an avid Pinterest user.
It's basically it's own little social network as you can follow other
people, they can follow you, and you can "repin" from each other 
aswell as "like" their pins.  The most vital part of the process is
that you drag the PIN IT button to your bookmarks bar so that 
you are able to pin ANYTHING from ANYWHERE just by clicking
that, selecting the image, then selecting the board you want it on.

So simple!!  Now back to my brainwave!  I realised that I might 
find myself a few new blog followers by starting up a new board
entitled "2012 PAGES Helen Tilbury"  and adding all my scrapbooking
pages as and when I do them, directly off my blog once they are
posted, so that when people click on the images they will be
taken straight back to my blog!  I don't know why I didn't
think of this before but I got TEN REPINS IN MINUTES!!

It's also great as a yearly gallery - where to find all your work
IN ONE PLACE and where you can link to from your blog sidebar,
etc, so that other's can see an overview of your work all in
one place - where storage is free!!  I hope you try it out!!
Do you use Pinterest?  Have you ever thought of using it this way??

Nearly Friday!!  Hope you get to do what you LOVE ♥♥♥ this weekend!!


Lea said...

Great idea Helen!

Erin Blegen said...

Oh, Helen- you tease!! Can't wait to see the rest of your layout!!
I love the Pinterest idea- I'm not on there much, but I love the iodea of having a place to keep my LOs separated into folders by year...thanx for the tip :).

Bellaidea said...

Oh Helen, show some more, the other corner mayby, I can not wait:)

Kerryn said...

The sneak looks gorgeous. Look forward to seeing the full page.

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! LA! LA! Sooooooo Lovin that Sneaky peek..... ♥

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the sneak and great idea about PINTEREST!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Great idea Helen... and I'm loving the sneak ...cant wait to see too... hugs...xoxo

Evgenia Petzer said...

LOVE the sneak peak!

Mitra Pratt said...

I thought about posting my own work, but then thought it might be braggy, but if you are doing what you are suggesting, it's a dual purpose thing, that rocks! For the record, I have some of your stuff pinned!!!

I think I will make a 2012 album of me, thanks for the suggestion!