Last Updated on June 9, 2022 by Scott Charleboix
I wrote this post, what I wish I knew 2 months ago about Tailwind (TW) because although it’s an incredible program that saves considerable time by automatically adding pins to Pinterest instead of me to manually add them, it does have one major drawback.
What I wish I knew 2 months ago about Tailwind
That drawback is that for imagine if you will that you just created that perfect blog post, along with the perfect pins that you can’t wait to publish to the world to start bringing traffic to your website.
You used to be able to go to TW and you could instantly publish your pins to Tailwind. With one of the latest updates you now have to wait for your pin to be added which I’m not even sure how the process goes. The thing is that it’s a lot harder to find a pin that you want to TW that it ever has been before.
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People have different suggestions for the number of pins to pin per day which fluctuates on a very broad basis. Having too many can lead your Pinterest account in being suspended so you don’t want to pin too many pins per day. My personal experience is that I only pin 4 pins per day in TW and that way I have an ample amount of pins to pin per day that I get from various TW Communities. I usually average where I can schedule enough pins to go out for at least 30 days or so.
You publish your post, you create the pins on Pinterest and you open your TW account because now you want to share this perfect post with the rest of your TW Tribe mates. You open the board where you’ve just placed the pins and then you wait. You wait some more, and then you wait. It’s like being in the military where there’s a slogan “Hurry up and wait”.
I’m usually pretty patient but when it comes to the blog I’m just like anybody else that the ultimate goal is to bring traffic to your website. How can you bring that traffic to your website if you have to wait a day or two, or three to then upload those pins (if you rely solely on Tailwind)?
Update: At the time that I wrote this post, TW didn’t have a program called Tailwind Create. Tailwind Create will allow you to make a whole bunch of pins from images that are on your website or from stock photos. In a manner of minutes, you can create five new pins (it only allows you to make batches of five pins at a time, anymore than five requires you to get out, and get back into the design to add five more pins).
For more information about Tailwind Create please visit my post called: Designing beautiful pins with Tailwind Create.
Well, I’ve given this some considerable thought. As of this moment, a “majority” of my pins have been uploaded to Tailwind and there’s probably five or so pins that haven’t reached Tailwind yet (for whatever reason, I won’t go into detail why they aren’t showing up, that would only be speculation on my part).
So I have created some Pinterest / Tailwind bookmark pins. It’s easily enough to take a pin and move it in your board from one place to another. The bookmark pins that I have created below are used as markers so I can easily distinguish the last pin that I uploaded to Tailwind. All that needs to be done is to move the bookmark pin to one pin over to the left and then I know that every pin after that spot still needs to be uploaded to Tailwind.
I don’t know if anyone would want to go to this extreme and is having the same problem or not. I’d like to hear your comments and let me know what you think of this. Maybe I’m missing an important setting in Tailwind that’s been overlooked.
Update 6/9/2022: At one time, I heavily relied on Tailwind and used it quite often. However, with the fact that Pinterest now wants fresh new pins I don’t use it often as I used to and now I just use the free version of Tailwind and periodically look for opportunities to add new pins from the Pinterest home feed to some of my other Pinterest boards.
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