Playing the Pinterest Game via ViralWoot

I’ve been slowly making my site a bit more Pinterest friendly since a lot of my traffic comes in on the Molding & Casting posts. I’d love to be pulling in more traffic from my other pins, but the main problem I have with Pinterest is that I’m just not a good pinner… I do enjoy browsing pins now and then, but it’s not something I spend my idle time doing. Thus when it comes to the golden rule of Pinterest (Pin Awesome Things Frequently), I’m not very good at it.

Time to fix that! 🙂

I tried out the free trial of Tailwind and while awesome, it costs $119 per year to use and that’s more than my budget will allow. Viralwoot is a little harder to use, but has a free tier that I think will work… which means it’s time for some planning. *does a small planning dance of glee*

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Old Plans, New Wars

I now have over thirty posts in the Draft folder again… and nothing has made it out of that event horizon save Saturday Story Prompts.

They are all still proto-posts, full of rough ideas and a few pictures, but nothing that’s ready to see the light of day. Which means it’s probably time to sit down and start getting serious about the blog again. *rolls up sleeves*

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Building a Posting Buffer

I’m almost back to my post-a-day schedule and in order to keep things solidly on track (not that it ever has been) I need to build up a buffer of posts that I can fall back on in case I go on vacation/get sick/get distracted/etc.

The problem with writing buffer posts is that they have to be ‘timeless’ so that readers won’t instantly know that I’m pulling out my sick-day stash. So how to I write something that is just as good tomorrow as it is six weeks from now?

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Da Plan

The influx of traffic from WoW Insider and the Sixth Meme seems to have tapered off again without leaving a lasting effect (not surprising considering the tiny niche of WoW-dom that my sub-blog covers) and I’m feeling less out-of-place posting non-WoW things.

Which is silly since 83.33% of the megablog is just that… but anywho.

Instead of trying to cram all of the posts that were meant for this week into the last three days, I’m going to push them out into next week—so things will still be a bit sparse until tomorrow. (more…)

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