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If you’re reading this post, you probably have a little bit of an idea what Tailwind is. You know that it’s a great way to save time and optimize your Pinterest account. If you haven’t set up your Tailwind account yet, STOP and read this post first. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to create board lists in Tailwind and why they are important.

If you don’t know what Tailwind is yet, you’ll want to read more about what this Pinterest scheduling tool is and why it’s a useful tool for bloggers here.

What is a board list in Tailwind?

Board lists are a way of categorizing similar boards to make scheduling on Tailwind a breeze. This is a feature I WISH Pinterest had to make it easier to pin to group boards, but using Tailwind to do this spreads out your pins and makes scheduling pins efficient. What it does is allow you to add all of those boards to a pin with one single click! AMAZING right?

This is one of those features most people don’t really know about or utilize, but we’re here to show you how to make the most of it. Let’s learn about some different types of board lists you can make.

What board lists look like

What board lists to make in Tailwind

The whole purpose of Tailwind board lists is to group your most used boards and make them easily accessible. We like to break them up into the different topics of our blog. For instance, we have a Europe group board list which has all of our Europe content only group boards. We also have a generic travel group board list which is all of the boards that are for travel as a whole. So when we have a Europe pin, we can schedule it to 15 boards with 2 clicks instead of finding all 15 of those boards one by one.

Think about what boards/topics you pin the most and make board lists for them. Make sure it’s specific but not too specific so it covers any pin in that topic. For instance, you wouldn’t want to put a Germany group board in the Europe group board list unless ALL of your Europe pins are about Germany. You can add this specific group board to the list after you click the generic travel and Europe board lists.

How to make a board list in Tailwind

To make a board list on Tailwind, go to your Tailwind dashboard. On the left hand side, you’ll see a menu. Hover over the menu and click on Publisher. Then click on Board Lists. The next step will be to click create a board list.

Some things to keep in mind:

  1. Make sure the board lists are specific but still generic enough they work for all pins in that group
  2. Make your board list name very specific and different than a normal group board name. Otherwise, when you type in the board list name you won’t be able to tell what is a board and what is a list
  3. Don’t be afraid to make a bunch of them! We have around 10 of them that we use frequently


Using your board lists

How do I use board lists?

Okay! Now that you have your fancy new board lists, how the heck do you use them?! You’ll want to schedule pins like you usually do. When you click on the spot to select/type board names, STOP! Your board lists should be at the top in alphabetical order so it’s super easy to just click and go. How amazing is that?

With this quick 5 minute task, you just saved yourself HOURS of time and frustration using Tailwind. That sounds like a well deserved pat on the back to me girlfriend! Don’t forget that you can use these lists at the top of your screen when you schedule a bunch of pins at the same time! Go check out our post on Tailwind scheduling hacks for a refresher on what I’m talking about.

There you have it! A quick guide to setting up Tailwind lists. We hope this post saves you time and makes you fall in love with Tailwind a little bit more. Know someone who could use this guide? Send it their way! See you soon with more Pinterest tips 🙂

Jess Stom

Jess Stom

FTB Member

Jess is a cat loving, mountain climbing, cowgirl boot wearing travel blogger from Texas, USA.

She is a recent graduate from Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies. When not teaching the future of her country, Jess is usually on her laptop doing Pinterest Consultation for bloggers and small businesses, working on her blog, or sharing funny cat videos and memes.

Within the next 5-10 years, Jess hopes to be location independent so she can see as much of the world as possible. If you’re looking to talk cats, country music, mountains, wine, or Pinterest with, Jess is your gal.

Connect with Jess on her site Thrifty Traveler Tips.