I’ve been using Pinterest Boards for a long time now, but never got real traction until a few months ago, when I synchronised my blogs (this one & the African Music Forum) via RSS. Why? Because I think IMHO, that I’m taking great care of choosing quality pictures and featured images. The visual content makes people interested, as usual on Social Networks.
This blog on Pinterest Boards
African Music Forum in Pinterest
(last 90 days as of 05-11-2021)
PS: been trying Instagram too…
PS2: AFAIK, there’s no ethical alternative to Pinterest, although there is one for Instagram in the Fediverse (Pixelfed). Check switching.software for ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious solutions vs proprietary well-know platforms.