What is Tailwind?
Tailwind is a scheduling app for Pinterest. It’s a great way to schedule all of your pins (at the best times) so that you don’t have to worry about pinning every day to promote your blog.
If you are new to Tailwind, feel free to use my Tailwind Affiliate Link. By using my link, you get a free Tailwind trial, and I get a credit. Win-win! (full details on Tailwinds site)
What is a Tailwind Tribe?
A Tailwind tribe is a group that you can join in Tailwind. Each person in the group adds their own pins in the queue. Once you see the pins in the queue, you can add them to your scheduled pins in Tailwind.
How do I promote my blog through Tailwind Tribes?
If you have a blog, you are most likely using Pinterest to create pins and promote them on Pinterest. (If not, I would recommend doing this NOW.) Tailwind Tribes is just one more place to pin your pins for exposure. The more eyes on your pin, the more potential re-pins and traffic to your blog.
How much does Tailwind Tribes cost?
The free plan of Tailwind Tribes allows access to 5 Tribes and the submission of 30 pieces of content a month. Members who want more than the free plan offers can add Tribes PowerUps starting at just $5 per month.
How do I join Tailwind Tribes?
To join, you can either give the person who started the tribe your email, and they can add you, or you can join through their link. Once you join Tailwind Tribes, you will see a Tribes section within your menu on the left side of the screen. Click on this and it will take you to your tribe.
*Tribes is now searchable NEW
Tribes are now searchable. This means that as long as the tribe is public, you can search by topic and find it. Once you find a tribe you’re interested in, you can request to join. You can request to join up to 5 tribes. Others are still private and you would need an invite for these tribes.
How do I join your Tribe?
I have opened up a new tribe that you are invited to. I started this tribe back when Tailwind started tribes and they just let me know that it is one of the top public groups on Tailwind. I would love to have you join!
Try Tailwind now and join my tribe: “Blogging Friends Pins“
How does it work?
My tribe is the first place that I pin from. It helps me pin several of my blogger friends pins before others. I know I appreciate help getting my pins out there and so I try to help other bloggers whenever I can. You do need to remember that since we are scheduling the pins from the tribe, it may take a week or two to see your pins being re-pinned. This is basically how your screen will look once you have joined a tribe:
You will find the tribe section in tailwind on the left side of Tailwind under your weekly summary.
Each tribe has their own rules that are set by the person who created the tribe. I’ve started a new tribe here for bloggers. Joining will allow you to practice using Tailwind Tribes while getting more exposure to your pins. My rules are:
- Only post high quality/vertical pins
- Re-pin at least 3 pins from others for each that you add to the tribe.
How do I add my pins to the tribe?
Use the “Add to Tribes” button. Example:
How do I communicate with tribe members?
You can chat with members of the group by clicking on the little speech bubble on the bottom right side of your screen.
Tailwind Tribe Tips
On each pin in your tribe, you will see a number next to the Tailwind logo. If you hover over this, you will see the popularity stats for that pin. Below are examples of popularity stats. (Pin by: Learning2Bloom)
On the upper left hand corner of the pin, you will see the person who contributed the pin to the group. You can also hover over this picture to see the account name and date/time added. You will also notice a blue banner under this picture if you have scheduled their pin already. If the banner is green, it means that you have already published their pin. (Examples below)
At the bottom of each pin, you will see how many times it has been repinned within the tribe and also shows who pinned it. You can also easily link to that person’s blog or directly to their Pinterest account. This makes it easy to follow other tribe members. The little clock on the very bottom left corner of each pin allows you to schedule a specific time that you want to re-pin this pin.
Am I required to re-pin every pin in the tribe?
If the tribe doesn’t require this in the rules, I wouldn’t worry about it. I prefer that everyone re-pin as much as they can in the tribe. If some of the pins don’t fit with your account, don’t worry about it. Tailwind also makes it easy to hide pins that you’re not interested in re-pinning. (Also, if you start your own tribe, you can delete pins from the tribe or kick people out if someone does happen to spam the group)
How do I start my own tribe?
Once you get the hang of it, you can start your own tribe. All you need to do is click the button “create new tribe” and fill out the info. for your tribe. The fun thing about tribes is that you can invite whomever you want. It can be for select bloggers only in your tribe. Or you can create the tribe based on topic. It’s a great place to basically ask others to help out and pin your pins (without having to actually ask).
How many tribes should I join?
You can join one tribe or several. I am only in a few currently. I don’t want to join too many because I only want to be in Tribes that I will be active in. The great thing is that it’s up to you.
More Information about Pinterest:
For more information on manual pinning, check out Pinteresting Strategies by Mommy On Purpose.
I would love for you to join my tribe. You can use my Tailwind Tribes link to join. If you have any questions or advice for others about Tailwind Tribes, please comment below.