When most people think about Pinterest they think of fashion, recipes or DIY projects but one of Pinterest’s most popular categories is quotes.
In this episode of the podcast I chat with author and mental health expert Judy Belmont, MS, LPC.
We take a look at some of the mental health aspects of Pinterest, both negative and positive. We also discuss how she was able to quadruple her traffic from Pinterest, grow an audience of over 7500 Pinterst followers to promote her message and her book.
Quotes on Pinterest
The pin below has been repinned 37,988 times! This number doesn’t even include the times this image has been pinned by other pinners directly from the site.
The pin links back to a product on Etsy that has been viewed 59,634 times. It is probably safe to assume that this Etsy shop owner has made a couple of sales from Pinterest traffic.
Pinterest and Mental Health
For some people there is a dark side to Pinterest. Images of extremely thin women have become known as “thinspiration” or “thinspo”. For many people this can contribute to eating disorders and a distorted body image.
In Pinterest’s Accceptiable Use Policy, it states that users agree not to post content that:
“creates a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to yourself, to any other person, or to any animal.“
When thinspo or thinspiration is searched for on Pinterest, this message appears.
On the positive side the inspirational quotes found Pinterest and the beautiful images can serve as a way to take a break from the stress of daily life.
A while back I wrote about taking the ultimate staycation aka a virtual vacation with the help of Pinterest. Here’s a peek at some of the images on my Places and Spaces board that can help you get away from it all virtually.
In this episode:
- Thispiration on Pinterest
- Pressure to live up to the ideal images found on Pinterest
- Tips for professionals getting started on Pinterest
- How to use the links available in Pinterest to your advantage
- How to stay true to your message
- Group board tactics
-Judy Belmont, MS, LPC is a national speaker/author promoting mental and emotional wellness. She is a member of The National Speakers Association and American Society for Journalists and Authors. Judy is a media source on psychological and personal development issues, and has written practical, “therapeutic toolbox” books for mental health practitioners and trainers. She is the co-author of the self-help book, “The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life .” Judy’s Emotional Wellness For Positive Living Facebook page and Website offer wellness blog posts and resources, as well as Daily Positive Inspirations. Join her Community boards on Pinterest which focus on mental health and wellness. (Affilate link)
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