Before I get to what unfolded after unfollowing everyone, I should probably explain why I did it. I lost interest in seeing what was being posted by those I was following, it seemed to be very much same same but slightly different or things that were no longer of interest to me. I was going to the search section rather than seeing what the people I was following were pinning. I also found that the reasons I started on Pinterest were not being fulfilled, such as:
- Discovering new things that inspire me.
- Finding new blogs to read.
- Sharing my own content from my blog, CURVY and other social media accounts.
- Expressing who I am through sharing great content.
- Finding new things to lust after.
After I unfollowed everyone I refollowed some key accounts I like to follow and then went and found about 100 others who were pinning relevant content and had similar interests to me.
So what happened? Well... I'll be honest I expected that I would have a mass unfollowing of followers and a huge reduction in people liking and repinning my pins. That was not the case, in fact I had an increase in followers of about 40 people in the 24 hours that followed and an influx of people liking and repinning my pins. I also have found new things that inspire me, I've started following some new blogs, I discovered new things to lust after and am feeling that I'm expressing who I'am through sharing great content. I've also found I have a new found love for Pinterest and am now taking the time to see what those I'm following have pinned.