February 25, 2012

pinterest is amazing

...and so is Tatertots & Jello!

Thank you for featuring my Four-Leaf Clover Wreath this morning on your weekend wrap-up party!

Now back to Pinterest and it's wide reaching capabilities. Not that most of you don't already know that Pinterest is amazing but I thought I'd say it again. It is a wealth of fabulous ideas from men and women across the globe. I checked the stats on what had been pinned from this very blog and was pleasantly surprised! It's also a great way to see what others are saying about your projects and glean some good feedback as to what your readers are enjoying!

What I'm gathering from the pins is that the Blue Sky Confections wreaths have been a big hit as well as porch decor.

I've been blogging off and on for a couple years now and am just now starting to get the hang of social networking from reading others blogging tips and utilizing things like Facebook and Pinterest. I thought I could just share interesting projects and build a good following that way and I have built up a following with that. But if blog readers do not know your blog even exists it can be tough. I have also heard the word "tribe" used twice now on recent blogs posts from Gussy Sews & Oh Amanda. Oh Amanda is also sharing how to use Pinterest. I haven't had a chance to read it yet but I'm sure it's great! This is actually the first I've heard the word tribe. I now know I should be looking for my tribe.

Kudo's to the bloggers who understand all of this and are using it right out of the gate.

Back to what I see is working for me—I think I focus a lot on my porch and door because it's fairly inexpensive to change out seasonally and it's also the first thing someone sees when visiting your home. I also really enjoy plants and flowers and the best place to enjoy them is outdoors.

How about you? What do you tend toward changing up seasonally?

Based on Pinterest feedback what types of posts drive traffic to your blog? What are your readers really responding too? It can be a great tool if you decide to use it. Thank you so very much for pinning projects and ideas from this site. Come follow me on Pinterest!

Thanks for stopping by Blue Sky Confections!


  1. Stopping by and following via the Linky Followers Blog Hop at Its So Very Cheri!!! Be great to have you follow back. Have a great day!! :)

    1. Hi Nikki, Just did. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Hi Jenny,

    I just this minute read this article and thought it was relevant to share. I follow your blog and I love Pinterest too, but the information I have read is very scary from a liability standpoint. http://ddkportraits.com/2012/02/why-i-tearfully-deleted-my-pinterest-inspiration-boards/

    1. Hi Chrissy, Boy that is concerning. I would think the danger would come in if you were trying to pass work off as your own and/or printing or selling someone else's goods. Pinterest seems like a brochure advertising someone's work. I guess we all need to be careful and read the fine print. Since there are millions pinning you'd think there would be some kind of safety net. Not only that but we need to make sure and link back to the original source. Thank you so much for sharing this info. I follow your blog as well.

  3. Pinterest is amazing! So many amazing ideas out there and such a great place to showcase your work. Your wreaths and pictures are beautiful I can see why they have been pinned so often! As a newbie blogger I totally get what you are saying about people have to actually know you have a blog before they can follow you. :) I am looking forward to checking out the other blogs you mentioned above and following your blog! xo

  4. I love your wreaths! And your porch pics. So pretty! You are so creative and have lots to share...great tutorials and advice for the newbies like me. I look forward to exploring your blog to learn and be inspired.

    I found you through the blog hop and am following you on Linky Followers. Hope you will visit and follow back. Thanks!


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