While Pinterest is not really a social network, but rather a library of interests, or as I like to say a “visual discovery tool”, there is a place for like-minded travellers to hang out, chat and share their best pins and Pinterest tips.
It’s the Mappin Monday Pinterest travel community, an initiative founded in 2014 by myself and fellow entrepreneur Katja Presnal of Skimbaco Lifestyle.
stand out from the pinterest crowd
I was at the Pinterest office a couple weeks back and they shared that Pinterest currently has over 100 million active users globally. In total, they have already uploaded more than 75 billion pins on the platform.
In the UK, there are 10 million unique visitors each month who save over 3 million pins saved EACH DAY alone!
You can see why it’s getting harder and harder to not just stand out from the crowd, but also to find the quality content that helps you to plan your next trip or can be used as curated content in your own Pinterest boards.
That’s where Mappin Monday comes in.
We run a group board on Pinterest where pre-selected pinners have access to pin their best travel content to and we have a Facebook Group where quality content can be shared and pinners can gather to talk about the latest changes on Pinterest, pinning strategies and interesting articles they have found on the internet.
While unfortunately Pinterest has disabled their map-feature, which allowed our community to share the best location-based content on a map within our group board (hence the name Mappin Monday), we have changed our focus slightly and are also allowing general travel tips to be shared.
our Mappin Monday group board
Weekly top travel content
At the moment, we have over 850 users in our Facebook group and over 335 participants in our board with over 507.000 followers and more than 21.000 travel pins!
Because the Mappin Monday community is sharing so much great travel content, from now on I will be sharing my favourite pins and boards from our tribe on the Dream.Pin.Go. blog every Monday.
Let’s make the Monday THE day of the week to shift our focus to Pinterest and find the most inspiring, well-designed and quality travel content from around the world together.