Pinterest Round-up: Getting started

Hello and welcome to my first BritMums round-up post for Pinterest.

As a blogger who is trying to grow Pinterest, I am very excited to share hints and tips with you. I will also be picking out my favourite pins for the month! Hopefully, we can grow our Pinterest together.

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

How to get set up with Pinterest

If you have not set up your Pinterest account yet, or have one but it is underused, this is a great post from Nikki at View from In Here.  She explains what to do to set your account up properly and what to do next.

Debbie from My Random Musings also has a great post on this, where she gives some hints and tips on what to do with your Pinterest account, including explaining different approaches to tackling this platform.  She talks us through her ‘gentle’ and ‘ruthless’ approach to Pinterest.

I love this post by Naomi at Life by Naomi.  She gives some pinning techniques, but importantly she also educates on how to think of Pinterest. I have heard from many sources that Pinterest isn’t about networking like other social networks.  I think Naomi explains it perfectly in this post: “Pinners almost use Pinterest before Google”.  What she means is that Pinterest is more of a search engine than a traditional social network and people use it to look for ideas and inspiration.  Think of it as a visual google.

Jen at Love Chic Living is a huge Pinterest champion.  If you are a blogger and you are unsure how to use Pinterest to help grow your blog, then this is the post for you.  Jen gets over 50% traffic for her blog from Pinterest.  She explains in this post how you can make Pinterest work for your blog too.

I hope these have helped anyone that is still on the fence about starting / growing a Pinterest account.  Next month, we will be looking at the next step: how to create that perfect vertical pin.

Top Easter Pins

For now, though, I want to leave you with my favourite pins for this month.  As it is Easter next week, they are all Easter-themed. Don’t forget to follow the BritMums Easter Ideas You Will Love board for more inspiration.

This week, my featured pins are:

Little Paper Swans 

Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

The Culinary Jumble 

Little Hearts Big Love

I hope you have a lovely Easter holiday.  See you next month.

If you have any posts on Pinterest that you think would work well with this round-up, I would love to see them.  You can contact me here:


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About Yvonne Neely

Yvonne is a married mum of young twin boys. A freelance reporting and sub-editor by day, she blogs about family life at by night. Always looking for innovative and interesting ways to entertain her children, she loves to share her ideas with her readers – whether crafts, baking or reading. She is the co-creator of #capturingtheday Instagram community, which invites people to share photos that capture their favourite moments. You can find her on Pinterest (DoubleMonkeyBus), Twitter (@von_nee), Instagram (doublethemonkeybusiness) and Facebook (doublethemonkeybusiness).


  1. 07 April 2017 / 15:16

    Thanks for the mention Yvonne. Some fab posts here to get anyone started on Pinterest. And wow to Elizabeth’s cake!

  2. 11 April 2017 / 23:17

    Thanks for the help, I’m new to Pinterest and struggling to know how to go about it