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We Heart It - The Other Pinterest & Instagram

December 22, 2014

A little while back I shared some links to photography sharing websites similar to Pinterest and Instagram, but more specialized in one subject like recipes, fashion or outdoor adventures. While these sites are absolutely gorgeous they can give a blogger a hard time to when it comes to image acceptance. Your photos have to be of a certain kind of quality before you are able to make it to their boards, while as with Pinterest and Instagram you can share any image.

I don't use Instagram myself, only Pinterest, and while I love scrolling through all the inspiring images on Pinterest, it's not a medium that brings in a lot of traffic for my blog. I know some of the big food blogs get a truck load of traffic through Pinterest, but for some reason it's pretty difficult to get to such a place when you're starting out.

One day I happened to stumble upon a Pinterest like site called We Heart It. To be honest: it's a lot smaller than Pinterest and a lot of the pictures shared on there are a bit too cheeky for my taste, but I decided to give it a try. And not without result I might say!

Because it's smaller than Pinterest I got noticed more easily and in the months that followed I got far more followers than I have on Pinterest, and my images were shared a lot more than on Pinterest. I can also see that every day at least a few people click through to my blog and my Etsy shops via We Heart It, while this only sporadically happens with Pinterest.

So if you're just starting out with a blog you might want to check out We Heart It. And if it isn't to share your own images, you'll probably get caught up in picture gazing for a while ;-)