@ADrizzleOfDelicious I browsed through your pins and you seem to be experimenting with the different formats, which is great! Keep putting up story pins, video and static pins.
As far as the pins themselves my first thought is to edit your photos to “pop” more, both with color and contrast. Pinterest is ALL about the visuals, so making sure you have something that is going to grab people’s attention within a second or two is really important. Scrolling through your pins, a few of them grabbed me: the heart egg toast and the pumpkin cupcakes. The bagel cheese, too, because I’m obsessed with cheese pulls and drips.
I would recommend playing in Lightroom A LOT and teaching yourself how to create images that really stand out. Play with vibrance and contrast. Pull the slider way over to the right and then pull back until it starts to look natural.
Also, consider taking photography classes to keep upping your photography game. You’re on the right track, but you have a lot of competition! I always tell food bloggers that NAILING eye-catching images is step 1 for getting Pinterest traction.
You can also try experimenting with fonts and colors you overlay on your pins. I experiment A LOT with styles, fonts and colors to see what people actually click. Eventually you’ll start to see trends with what people are liking from you. Try writing catchy text overlays, too! Instead of “egg toast” you could say something like “love toast” or “breakfast love” or something else to stir up emotion and create a little intrigue.
I know Pinterest is tough right now, but don’t give up! There’s so much potential for food bloggers to rake in an insane amount of traffic from the platform. Visit Pinterest accounts that have crazy amounts of followers and note what their images look like. Obviously you don’t want to stray from your unique style, but you can incorporate elements from the successful Pinterest accounts into your style.
I hope that helps! I love Pinterest and I’m always willing to dig deeper to help bloggers find the traction they want. I’m hosting a clubhouse room with Kate Ahl from Simple Pin Media next week, so if you’re on CH join us!
Maybe you’ve already listened to these episodes, but I’ll paste them here anyway. You’ve got this!