Sunday, October 5, 2014

Why I don't put my photos on Pinterest

Many bloggers have links to other social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook and Pinterest, and this makes sense if a blogger is looking to increase her visibility, with the thought of possibly making money from blogging.

I have an instagram account and I post my pictures there, but so far I don't have any followers other than a few family members.  I'd like more followers.  I know I will have to make more posts and just keep putting myself out there.

One platform I won't be using is Pinterest.   A major investor in Pinterest is Rakuten, a Japanese company which invested over $100,000,000 in the site.  This kind of financial input makes it hard to say that Rakuten is a minor player in Pinterest.   Rakuten is the world's largest retailer of whale meat and elephant ivory.  I'm a vegan for ethical reasons.  I do not want to be associated in any way with whale killers and ivory poachers, and I imagine most vegan bloggers are not aware of Rakuten's interest in Pinterest because if they did, they would likely not want to use the service.

2 comments:

  1. Hello,

    I'd like to get in touch with you but couldn't find your email address.

    My name is Margaret. I'm working with a bunch of other Vegan bloggers to beta test a community chat tool for blogs called Typepath. Vegansaurus, Red Hot Vegans and others are participating and I thought you'd be interested. You have a great blog with some very detailed recipes.

    In short, Typepath lets readers from across the greater vegan community chat in realtime on your blog with readers from dozens or even hundreds of other blogs that share a common interest.

    Please email me and I'll send you more information as well as links to the list of blogs that are currently hosting Typepath.


    You can email me at Margaret [at] typepath.com

    Thanks!

    PS. I did not know that about Rakuten, but I always had a lurking sense of unease about Pinterest. Now I know why! Thanks for spreading that information.

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  2. Hi!
    Thank you for your kind words about my blog! I really appreciate it! I would like to participate in the beta test of your vegan community chat.

    My email is lisaturnerca@yahoo.ca or lrluciani@gmail.com both are me, both work, both are checked daily

    Thanks!!

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