Posts Tagged by pin boards
|July 12, 2012||Posted by nighlon under Social Networks|
I will admit to the world that my Pinterest boards are a mess!
I pin things and then think- “I’m pinning a lot of bathroom things, I need a new board”
So, I need some serious reorganization of my Pinterest boards. That’s one of my goals for this coming weekend.
I also want to start actually doing some of the things I pin.
To celebrate this realization, I am going to share a tip I discovered with you guys.
It may not look that bad, but trust me, it is horrendous!
First, go to your profile by clicking your name in the upper right hand corner.
When you hover over a board, a button that says “Edit Board Cover” will pop up. Just click it!
When you click that button, a window will pop up- that happens a lot on Pinterest!
Click the arrows until you find an image you are happy with. You can also show a different part of the picture by clicking on the photo and moving it around.
When you are happy with your selection, click “Set Cover.”
You now have the image of your choice as your board cover.
Note: You can do the same thing while browsing Pinterest.
Now, why would you want to do all this?
There are several reasons:
- You want to look at pretty boards
- You want to remember what you pinned on that board
- You want to see which project you wanted to complete first
Now for the marketing reasons:
You may want to promote an organizing product or post, so pin things to an organizing board and make your image the cover. People see these boards and will visit it because that image gets their attention.
You simply want to get attention on a particular board. Just pin an eye popping image, make it your cover photo, and let the visits start.
This is just the beginning of Pinterest fun!
|October 18, 2011||Posted by nighlon under Blog Bling, Blogging Tips, Branding, Other, Reviews, Social Networks|
I want to share with you my latest antipsycotic: PINTEREST!
It seems to be an overnight phenomena.
Note to whoever marketed Pinterest: I would really love to pick your brain!!!
I often enjoy going “brain dead” and browsing what others have pinned. I scroll through the pin boards (virtual idea boards) of those I follow, and see some of the most amazing things.
As I was browsing earlier today, a lightbulb came on:
Why not use pinterest to market my blog?
Its visual… Pinterest is visual.
Seems like a match made in heaven.
Adding a “pin this” button to my posts was pretty straightforward.
1. Of course, you have to have a Pinterest account first. GO HERE
2. In the ABOUT tab, click PIN IT BUTTON
3. Scroll down until you see the “Follow button for websites” area
Place the provided code on your website or blog where you wish
4. After where the follow button code is, you will find the
GREATEST THING EVER… “Pin It Buttons for Websites”
5. Follow the directions and place the provided code on your post…
6. Let the pinning begin!
I’m sure that as Pinterest ages a little, there will be more sharing tools with Pinterest buttons.
For now, however, this is the easiest way for WordPress(without using a plugin).
I then had another epiphany…
There has to be many more uses for Pinterest.
I was amazed at the things I thought of
Here are some uses for Pinterest:
1. Promote your blog
2. Gather ideas for event planning
3. Inspiration (gather pins that will encourage you or get you moving)
4. Home decorating ideas
5. Really cool products
6. collecting recipes
7. Organizing ideas
9. Plan a wedding
10. Gather craft ideas
11. Gift giving ideas
12. A visual to-do list
13. Gather ideas, no matter the project
Hop on over and glance at my pinboards, maybe something there will inspire you!
My absolute favorite thing about Pinterest,
besides that it makes life as a procrastinator so much easier:
Its so new that all of its potential has not yet been released!