I'd never heard of Pinterest until GlitterbirdGlamour sent me an invitation to join. Just over a year old, there seems to be a lot of positive buzz out there about this site! You can sign up all on your own, but you'll have to wait several days before being accepted.
I adore Pinterest!!! And I PIN pretty much anything that I would normally bookmark or save to my desktop. I've got quite a few BOARDS going, each with a different sort of theme.
Sound familiar? Maybe you had a board like mine, and maybe it was full of all the things you found interesting or just plain loved.
Well, that's what Pinterest is - a place to catalog the things you love. You could compare it to hearting items and shops or creating a Treasury on Etsy. But it's not just about one venue, it's about the entire Internet! Think of it as a virtual bulletin board — a place where you pin almost anything you find on the Internet to that board. You can create collections of things you love and 'follow' collections created by people whose great taste you admireღ
|Jill Q ~ Pinterest BOARDS|
And your PINS page . . .
|Jill Q ~ Pinterest PINS|
Can you PROMOTE your Etsy shop with Pinterest?
~ Pin Etiquette says to "Avoid Self Promotion. Pinterest is designed to curate and share things you love. If there is a photo or project you’re proud of, pin away! However, try not to use Pinterest purely as a tool for self-promotion."
Don’t think for one second that I’m suggesting you go on there and add every item in your shop…no way! That kind of in-your-face self promotion turns people off big time. But it's certainly fine to have your Etsy shop in your profile and sprinkle a few photos of your handcrafted goodness on your Boards (collections). And who knows how many times they could be re-pinned after that!!! Pinterest is blazin Hot right now, and getting hotter♨
If YOU have an Interest in Pinterest, these links may be useful ...
Getting Started http://pinterest.com/about/help
We all know the pitfalls that come with enjoying time on the Social Networks - often, we enjoy it too much . . .
Maybe William Penn saw it coming way back in 1700 when he said, "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst."
|Is YOUR time spiraling out of control?|
|I love Urban Dictionary and can spend too much time on it. I tell myself ... it's NOT a time suck, it's an education!|