If you haven’t joined the Blog Party with us yet, you should! After all, it’s lit AF. Today we are discussing the latest and greatest social marketing tool: Tailwind Tribes. By far, it might be my newest favorite time waster. Why do we do it you may ask? Well, this may be a surprise, but not everybody knows us yet. We do the social media thing because our family members are not a source of income. So, we have to find other, non-blood related people to buy into our ideas. Here’s what I learned after getting it on with the tailwind tribes this weekend.
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Setting the Scene: It All Started With A Weekend Pinterest Party Of One:
Most of you may have been partying last night. However, Mr. DS and I were hunkered down. Freezing our keesters off. Waiting for travel conditions to get better. And thanking Al Gore for inventing the internet (is that line still funny or did I just age myself?).
To keep ourselves productive, Mr. DS overhauled our website with a new logo (like it?!). And I played with Pinterest. I’ve been manually pinning for a couple of months now. I don’t mind manually pinning. It’s my time to read the content out there and get to know other bloggers/pinners. Yes, I make it a point to physically click through the pin to each person’s website for a few reasons:
1. Make sure the person isn’t spam.
Hey, I don’t want any STD’s pinned to my board. I made a mistake one time thinking, “oh, I’m sure that person is legit so I’ll just pin it.” Hello to a whole bunch of new Cinnemax after 10pm followers. Whoa. Uggh. OK. Careful what I pin. Got it.
2. It gives bloggers traffic to their blog.
I’m all about building up others, that’s a part of our mission here. So, I like to think that if I’m giving you a click from me on Pinterest, it’s a virtual high five. If it’s a new blogger I’m not familiar with, I’ll stay a lil’ bit and figure out what they are all about. And darn right – I’m gonna deep creep yo’ stuff.
3. Establishing a network, building a base.
I’m not sure if there’s a lot of people out there like me, or if I’m like a lot of people out there. But, we are all trying to do the same thing basically. And guess what? The people that are out there are cooler and more interesting than the people I deal with on a daily basis in person! So yeah, the virtual world is refreshing. And I treat it like I’m working with coworkers on a team. Let’s all help each other in our similar quests for financial independence and make the world a better place.
Getting Tribal On Tailwind
I signed up for a free trial with tailwind about a month ago, and got a 100 free pins. I watched the tutorials, and videos for creating group boards to easily pin to, which I didn’t use because I honestly don’t mind manual pinning.
However, I wanted to see more analytics of how my current pins were doing. But, ran into a super discouraging road block that made me toss tailwind aside for a couple weeks. Confirming my website on Pinterest. Sounds easy right? It wasn’t. Don’t worry, I trouble shooted the road block, with screen shots, but have that saved in another article as I’m trying to maintain your attention and keep this post under
800 1,000 words. And no one wants to go down the trouble shooting rabbit hole today I am assuming!
For some reason, the tribes kept perking my interest and I went back to Tailwind. Confirming your website on Pinterest doesn’t prohibit your use in Tailwind, you just won’t see as much domain analytics. But it will let you see some referral analytics…yasssssss.
In the tribal world, there are not a lot of financial/money saving/FIRE tribes out there yet. Remember – tribes have only been around a little over a year. So, I ended up joining a few parenting, DIY and inspirational boards. What I learned: if you share your pins at the right time on the board, someone may choose to schedule them (by their tailwind account) to pin later to their own Pinterest board. Here’s me when we I saw a pin of mine was scheduled a in a tribe, “holy crapola hun! we went viral! People are scheduling our pin!” ~ yeah, that’s not really viral. But it is in my books.
It wasn’t even a great pin. It was this pin. Click on it and see what I mean…not that great, but hey – it got saved and a few click backs to the website from Pinterest. Can you imagine if I actually had super pretty pins out there?!
Join the Blog Party on Tailwind!
I concluded there are not a lot of finance tribes out there because we are all still trying to figure out Pinterest. However, you don’t have to do the whole Tailwind thing in order to figure out a tribe. Just join one, schedule some of your own. And Others. FYI don’t do small, short pins or someone may vote you out of the tribe.
Yes, I’ll be honest, the girly, pink pins are flooding the market. I crave seeing some more, how do I say it without being offensive to someone, ah heck – whatever, there’s probably only 5 people reading after partying on New Year’s Eve….masculine pins? So, until then I’ll try and do a mix of both. Maybe more finance & professionals will jump on board and start a movement. Let’s get some green, blues and plain text out there!
Overall, I do think Tailwind Tribes is going to be a big deal in the future. Do you want to be figuring that out later, or be one of the first wave in? If I managed to figured it out enough to start a tribe, you can too!
Speaking of which, you can join the Tailwind by clicking right here <– click on the word here (disclaimer: this is my affiliate link. If you sign up, I get a small commission. #NoPressure #NoWorries).
If you are already using Tailwind or in tribes, I’d love to here how that’s going. And also join your tribe! I hope to see the rest of you later – let’s get on the Tailwind Tribes bandwagon!