In November, I posted that my Pinterest account had passed 500 followers, and in just three months, that number has doubled.
Even more stunning is that Pinterest reports that I’m getting over 212,900 views EVERY MONTH!
I’ll admit, I’m stunned at how rapidly my following has increased. It’s something I love doing every day, but I don’t always give a lot of thought to what I’m pinning.
I pin an item if:
- If it looks interesting,
- I want to follow up on it
- I think my followers might find it interesting
- There are potential stories behind the item
I’ve now got 55 boards, covering everything from topics I’m researching for my stories, to my personal interests. I’ve even started to split some of those boards down into topics, so don’t be surprised when you find my “Character Creation” board has a “Character Bank” topic (where I pin ideas/images that might become characters at some point).
With over 24,100 individual pins my followers can find everything from writing advice to writing prompts; from images of Seattle and the surrounding area to owls and wolves; from different kinds of magic to codes and languages.
You’ll even find a lot of my blog post images on there too, with links back to the original posts.
Here’s a sample of my top boards.
- Birds of Prey (4,470+ pins) – For those who know how much I love falconry, and getting up close with raptors, or love these amazing creatures themselves.
- Writing Prompts (5,470+ pins) – Looking for a story starter, or something to kick-start a scene? This is where you want to be looking.
- English Language (640+ pins) – Everything from spelling and grammar through to sayings and alternative words.
- Big Cats (1,120+ pins) – Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Cougars… If they’re larger than a house cat, they’re here…
- Bullet Journalling (1,570+ pins) – If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ve seen how I use my Bullet Journal to stay organized. This board covers everything from starting your own bullet journal to hacks that can help you really personalize it.
- Character Naming (170+ pins) – This covers everything from explanations behind people’s names to what names were popular in given years.
- Story Inspirations – Fantasy Art (990+ pins) – They say “a picture paints a thousand words”, and some of the images pinned to this board could inspire even more.
- Wolves (660+ pins) – Getting up close to wolves was an experience I’ll never forget. And as a writer who loves wolf-shifters, I’d be remiss in not giving these glorious creatures their own board.
- Creatures (200+ pins) – Creatures urban myth through to ancient gods and legendary beasts.
- All Things Writing (970+ pins) -Yeah, actually not sure how I ended up with multiple boards for writing tips…
Not only will you learn something about me personally, but you’ll be getting an insight into the kinds of research that I do for my stories… Who knows, you might just find clues to an upcoming plotline…