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TAILWIND APP

HOW TO USE TAILWIND FOR BLOGGING SUCCESS

Are you a blogger or thinking about becoming one?

If you answered ‘no’, then you may want to browse the blog for other topics that may interest you more!

If you answered ‘yes’ then yey! Put your feet up and keep on reading! (glass of wine is optional!)

Why Bloggers need to use Tailwind for blogging success! #blogging #bloggingtips #tailwind

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Blogging resources: Tailwind. The benefits of pre-scheduling pins with Tailwind

 

WHAT IS TAILWIND?

In a nutshell, Tailwind is a a social media marketing app created to assist bloggers in streamlining their workflow as well as with the promotion of their blog and it’s posts.

IS TAILWIND FREE?

Yes and no!

The trial version is free and it allows you to schedule 100 pins to your Pinterest account. I used the free version at the beginning of my blogging journey and I definitely saw the benefits. I’m sure you will too.

The beauty of the trial version is that you do not automatically move to a paid account after one month. With so many other ‘trials’ you sign up and forget about them, only to find a charge on your credit card the next month for the full version.

Tailwind will not do that! You only pay for the full version when you decide you want to upgrade! The upgraded version is $14.99 (apx £11)

If you’re a person that likes to score a discount, you can sign up for their annual plan for $119 which converts to $9.99 a month, saving you a whopping $5 a month over the course of the year! Thanks Tailwind!

Blogging resources: Tailwind. The benefits of pre-scheduling pins with Tailwind

WHY SHOULD I USE TAILWIND?

If you don’t know by now, plain and simply, Pinterest can push huge traffic to your blog…for free. Personally it is my biggest source of traffic. It’s important for me to pin consistently but sometimes, I just need a little helping hand. That’s where Tailwind come in.

Tailwind takes the pain out of pinning!

Ok, maybe that’s not quite the right thing to say but it sounded good when I wrote it! Pinning on Pinterest in not painful…it’s awesome (and one of my favourite things to do!)

But sometimes we just don’t have the time.

Tailwind allows you to sit down and schedule multiple pins to go out at optimal times over however many days you choose.

For example, sit down on a Sunday afternoon and schedule all your pins for the next week, or even the next month. Job done.

My personal preference is to schedule all pins from my blog for 1-2 weeks (choosing the ‘optimised time’ option) via Tailwind, and then post other peoples pins manually. I’ve found this works very well for me and it still allows me to get my personal fix of pinning while having peace of mind that my own blog posts are being shared too.

Blogging resources: Tailwind. The benefits of pre-scheduling pins with Tailwind

Also, the optimised option means my pins will be pinned to Pinterest at the time when Pinterest traffic is at it’s highest…which is usually when I’m fast asleep (as I’m in South Africa and most of my Pinterest traffic is from the USA…there’s a rather big time difference between us!) This is a much better option than setting my alarm for stupid o’clock just to promote my blog posts! Ha! (As you can see from the screenshot…it’s time to plan my new pins!)

Blogging resources: Tailwind. The benefits of pre-scheduling pins with Tailwind

If you schedule from a computer or laptop, you can use the Tailwind icon that appears when you hover over a blog post image, much like the Pinterest icon does. Click on the icon and it will take you to your Tailwind. Pick the boards you want to pin to. If you choose more than one board, you can set the interval you want the pins to go out at. 1 day, 2 days, 7 days etc, and this is where the optimised option comes up too.

If you schedule from your smartphone, you can choose to share a pic from the blog post to Tailwind, much like you would share to email or as a message.

Easy, hey!

IS TAILWIND JUST FOR PINTEREST SCHEDULING?

No!

Tailwind can also be used for scheduling your post to your Instagram feed. However, as I haven’t done that yet, I can’t give you my opinion or instructions on how to do it. I shall update this post accordingly once I’ve done it!

HOW DO I GET TAILWIND?

You click here!

Happy scheduling!

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