Looking for some inspiration? A few years ago browsing Pinterest was just a little hobby, the year I got married it became an obsession and now, it’s a fun and effective way to generate blog traffic and my favourite place to escape to when I’m in need of little inspiration and creativity. I am also just a huge dork that loves to organise pretty pins into different categories; I find it oddly satisfying! Of all my social media channels Pinterest is the one with the most daily growth and I now have over 26K followers. I recently wrote an advice post about how to grow your following which can be found here, and of course, you can visit my account here for a nosey.
My number one tip to grow your following? Follow the right accounts. If you don’t fill your feed with easy-to-pin, popular, high-quality images, you’re going to waste a lot of time searching for relevant pins. I simply went online and searched ‘Best Beauty/Craft/Decor/Travel Pinterest Accounts’ and chose my favourites. I also then took a browse at what accounts they follow too. I also tracked down the accounts of my favourite bloggers, stores and brands with similar interests (i.e. Sephora, MAC, Urban Decay and Cath Kidston). I use Pinterest analytics to keep track of my most popular boards and make sure I update them regularly. I get a lot of traffic from my Nails board so this is the one I focus on most of the time. Not sure who to follow? Here’s a rundown of my favourite accounts…
Most of the food boards I follow have one thing in common – cake. For sweet treats, pretty pastries and delicious doughnuts you can’t go wrong with Love and Olive Oil, Half Baked Harvest, The Sugar Hit, Something Swanky, Pink Piccadilly Pastries, Minimalist Baker and Displaced Housewife.
Obviously, when it comes to fashion everyone’s opinions and tastes are different and unique. My favourite accounts are from two fashion bloggers who couldn’t be more different but are both passionate about fashion and have flawless personal style – The Lovecat Inc and Lynsey Loves. I also follow Twigs & Honey, Alice + Olivia, Love From Kat, Jessica Quirk | What I Wore, J’Adore Lexie Couture, eat/sleep/wear and Betsey Johnson.
Interior Design/Home Decor
Whether you love clean minimalist furniture, kitsch accessories or creative workspaces Emma Harris, Monica Beatrice Welburn, Anthropologie Europe, Alyson | Bash Studio and Homey Oh My will be sure to fulfil your dreams of becoming an interior decorator.
Beauty, Hair & Nails
As I mentioned before, my Nails board is one of my most popular so following the queen of nail art pins Gemma Ect is a must, as well as So Nailicious and Talonted Lex. I also follow all my favourite brands such a Too Faced, Urban Decay and MAC to stay up to date with all the newest releases as well as following Thumbelina Lillie, Tales of a Pale Face and The Beauty Department.
Craft Candy is my favourite account for bright and fun DIY projects. Whether you’re interested in photography, pottery, tattoos or beading, there’s something to inspire everyone. Other colourful accounts that are sure to ignite your creative spark include Glitter Guide, Sarah Hearts, Stephanie | DIY and Craft Blogger, Kelly Mindell | Studio DIY, Lovely Indeed, Oh Happy Day and Luloveshandmade.
And finally, we have the accounts that are just full of fun, colour and random loveliness: HelloGiggles, Mai Spy, Glitter & Bubbles, Dorkface, Sugar & Cloth, Oh Joy!, Hello Bee Studio, A Subtle Revelry, Kastles, A Beautiful Mess and Sam Ushiro | Aww Sam.
I’d love to know what accounts are your favourites in the comments section down below.