The 144 Plan to Social Media Smarts continues and today I have the privilege of interviewing Melissa Taylor, the author of Pinterest Savvy. With nearly 1.5 million followers on Pinterest, she is definitely a social media guru and one to not only follow but learn from!
Speaking of which, if you haven’t entered to win her book in this month’s Goody Bag, then hop over there right now to enter before you continue. Pinterest Savvy is currently the most popular book exclusively about Pinterest on Amazon and a read well worth your time if your desire is to become a smarter Pinterest user. That said, on with the interview…
1. Tell us a little about yourself, your family, how you got started in social media, etc.
I started as a freelance writer and blogger. My social media skills grew from the need to promote my own blog, Imagination Soup. I pretty much attended Google University – learning so much online and from other bloggers.
2. Approximately how many hours a week do you spend on social media networks?
Oh, I should really count! I don’t know. Maybe 6 – 10 hours? And that’s down from a few years ago when I lived on Twitter.
3. Do you have any time saving tips for being more efficient on social media networks?
I like to batch my time. I find images and links to post for the entire week. Then I can slowly drip out that content in quick 1-2 minute bursts on Pinterest or Facebook. I schedule everything on Twitter using Hootsuite and check once a day to respond to any replies or retweets.
4. What is your favorite social media and why?
I love Pinterest for the usefulness and beauty of the pins. However I do love Twitter for the solid networking and friendships I’ve built over the years. Pinterest doesn’t do that.
5. What are your favorite resources for social media tips and information?
6. What are your favorite social media tools, apps, or programs?
7. With so many social media networks demanding we interact with them, which ones would you recommend we start developing first and why?
You must start where you audience is. If you don’t know, find out. Then, build up that profile first.
8. What is the best social media advice you have received and/or could give?
You have to live your life so you have something to write about. Don’t forget to get off line!
Have any social media questions for Melissa?
Feel free to ask away in the comments below and/or connect with her on her blog, Imagination Soup, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. By the way, Melissa has a new updated version of Pinterest Savvy coming out in April so be on the lookout! I can’t wait!
Take it to the next level with these resources:
- 5 Tips to Take Pinterest to the Next Level
- Pinterest Savvy by Melissa Taylor
- My Social Media Pinterest Board which includes tips for everything from Pinterest to G+ and more.
This post is the 7th of 12 in the 144 Plan to Social Media Smarts. To learn more about the 144 Plan or catch up on a missed post, check out the complete 144 Plan Training Log.
May the wise hear and increase learning, and the one who understands gain direction, (Proverbs 1:5)