New Pinterest board for bloggers over 40 launches – come join us

Forty plus bloggers Pinterest boardIf you’ve read my book Social Media for Writers, you’ll know that I am very much Team Instagram rather than Team Pinterest. Personally, I find Instagram to be way more creative. Pinterest is more about collating things which have already been created. Of course, it can also be a great source of inspiration for creativity, so it’s not just about moving tiny pins around a screen.

Then with the reboot of this blog I decided that it was time to take a fresh look at Pinterest. So I pinned a few images and ~whoosh~ immediately saw a big influx of traffic. And since site hits are like catnip to bloggers, suddenly I am ALL ABOUT THE PINTEREST.

Generally I’ve found that I prefer group boards that lots of people pin to. That way you get to explore lots of other stuff pinned by other board contributors, plus you get many more eyeballs on the pins you place.

I looked around for a shared Pinterest board for bloggers over 40 but couldn’t find one. As so often in life when you think I wish some guy would create this, eventually you realise that you’re the guy. So I did.

The Forty Plus Bloggers supporting each other Pinterest board is now live and everyone is welcome to follow and/or contribute. I’d love to see you there.

Where to find it

You can find the Forty Plus Bloggers Pinterest board by clicking on the image above, or directly at this link:

Read the instructions at the top which will tell you how to join and contribute to the board, or drop me a line with your email address and I will send you an invitation. All bloggers over 40 are welcome, no matter what you write about.

Please don’t use the board as a link drop; think of it as a community. As a rough guide, aim to engage with as many pins as you add. So if you add 3 pins, also heart, repin or click through to three others. It’s like all of social media – if you approach it with both arms open to embrace, instead of just one hand out to take, then you will receive twice as much.


Happy Pinning!

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday
  • Louise

    This is such a good idea, my mum would have loved this as she was a total Pinterest addict. My sister is too, and she’s nearing 40 so I might have to let her know about this! x

    • Great idea Louise. Your sister is very welcome to join us if she’s within sniffing distance of 40.

  • Sam Bresnahan

    This is a great idea, my Mum would love this. She says she finds it hard at times to find anything over 40/50’s. Will let her know

  • Sonia

    Fab idea- I’m just working out Pintrest myself being a fairly new blogger so this seems as good a place to start as any! Thanks xx #KCACOLS

    • As a new blogger, you need to have some sort of social media attached to your blog but don’t feel like you have to be everywhere at once. It’s far better to have a couple of platforms and really do them well rather than spread yourself too thinly.

  • Bridget

    This is a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing! Pinterest is the one platform I have really got my teeth into and there’s this niggling feeling that I should…Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday xx

    • I’m sort of coming back to Pinterest and re-exploring it. There are some really good blogging boards and resources in there. The only problem is, you could lose hours to it!

  • Carol Cliffe

    This is a great idea, I’ll definitely take a look. Thanks xx #KCACOLS

  • That’s very kind of you Tori, thank you so much.

  • Geraldine Walsh

    Great idea – I’m following! #KCACOLS

  • One Messy Mama

    Looking forward to having a look.. Even though i’m not 40.. yet 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • You’ll catch up with us eventually! The fun all starts at 40.

  • Arthurwears

    I have seen this popping up around the place this week, and i really neeed to improve my pinterest skills, but alas, I am 31 – so i shall see you in 9 years time! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  • Nortonmum

    Being over 40 I like this idea, I will follow instructions and join in. Thanks.

    • Great Lorraine, I look forward to seeing your pins on the board