This post is prompted by a blog I read via a Sunday Blog Share link a couple of weekends ago, whereby the writer suggested that if you don’t have Pinterest you’re losing out on potential readers who are not bloggers. I’m not gonna lie, I’d like to grow my readership, who doesn’t want a few more views on that post we worked really hard on, but do I really need Pinterest and Instagram in my life?
On a daily basis I struggle to keep up with Twitter and rarely check out my blog’s page on Facebook for different posts and ideas. I have a Bloglovin account, that again, I automatically post my blog posts to, but rarely go and have a nose about because there just aren’t enough hours in the day.
I am aware that the majority of my readers and commenters tend to be other bloggers, which don’t get me wrong, that’s great, I appreciate every view, like, and comment. According to Hosting Facts, there are over 2 million blog posts every day, so competition is pretty fierce, so I ask myself, and you, this question am I missing out on new readers, finding new blogs and inspiration because I don’t currently have either of these apps.
Would it become another platform that I’d eventually neglect?
What are your thoughts, as fellow bloggers, readers, human beings with lives to live – do I really need Pinterest and Instagram in my life?