How did I come across a FREE copy of Pinterest Savvy? It was time to share a “Wordless Wednesday” photo post for our weekly blog hop . This week it was about Google Plus Communities and there are some that are open to all and some that you have to ask to join.
Honestly, I really dislike asking to join because for a split second it puts me back in junior high, “Can I join your club?” lol – But I quickly remind myself that I’m a grown up now. It’s time to be ok with putting myself out there for rejection, all they can do is say no, right? One particular group that I did want to join was the Social Media Moms and Dads group. Love their tag line! “Moms and Dads who rock the cradle and rule the internet” yea, baby! That’s what I’m talking about.
I’m happy to report that I was accepted as a member which made me really happy because yesterday Barb Likos put the word out. Melissa Taylor’s book Pinterest Savvy: How I Got 1 Million+ Followers was FREE on Amazon. Come on! How could any of us refuse to download it, after all who wouldn’t want those kind of numbers.
I would classify myself as a ”Seasoned Pinterest” user. I set up an account as a “beta tester.” I love to test stuff out and if I like it of course I will use it. If I don’t like it, obviously I move on.
Make a profile? Sure! Keep it consistent for branding? You bet! Go through the steps to verify my url, did that too. Create boards and pin, repin, like, follow etc… Yes I know about the nuts and bolts. However, she reminded me of some really helpful and basic tips that I had forgotten. EEK! Like what? Well based on my own user experience here is what I forgot.
1.) Complete Your Board Information:
You know when you find something you like on a site and you Pin it from your toolbar? Then you find that it doesn’t really fit any of the boards you already made so you CREATE A BOARD? Yes well, I use that a lot. Well what I forgot was to go back in and fill in the category information and give you an explanation of what that board is going to be about! How is anyone suppose to find my boards?
I quickly went on a mission to fix that!
2.) Drilling Down Your Categories
I would create a board and name it something like “Caught My Eye” and there you would find yummy treats and shoes to name a few items. Well, why not just make a Sweet Treats board and a Shoe board? I could narrow down my Sweet Treats category further to make a board that is all cake pops, pies or cupcakes! Well that seems like common sense now doesn’t it? It is but I really hadn’t gone back and cleaned up my boards. I see a lot of organizing in my future.
3.) Group Boards
I have been invited to many boards but I don’t normally take people up on the invitation unless I know exactly who it is that is asking me to contribute. The last thing I want to do is share a spam board. No one wants the reputation of a spammer. Maybe I will just create a few group boards myself so I know who I’m inviting to pin. I really need to work on being more of a contributor to the boards that I am included in since I know the creator.
The book is a great blend of tips that I already know and some that caught my attention quickly enough for me to begin fixing. I don’t want to give all of her Pinterest Savvy tips away because even though it’s free today, it’s still a worthy purchase for $4.97 on Amazon.com. That price may change.
In the meantime I’m cleaning up and reorganizing. Now I have even MORE Pinterest boards because I’m making sure to classify my pins better. Come on by and check me out.
Some of my Pinterest boards include
- Inspiration/Motivation for the mind, body and soul
- Everything Crossfit: music, gear, articles, form, wods, bloggers, Paleo, images
- Fashion: Women’s, Men’s, Fitness
- Music: Favorite songs, Videos
- Tips: For Blogging, SEO, Social Media, Business and DIY, Photography
- Bloggers: Houston, Texas, Dads, Fitness, Food and more
- Food Recipes: Paleo, Clean Eating, Baked Goods, Crock Pot and more
Hopefully we have a few interests in common. If you aren’t on Pinterest yet what are you waiting for?
Editor’s Note: I was not compensated for this blog post about Pinterest Savvy. However, I would like to be compensated for my opinion because who doesn’t want to get paid for doing what they love? I love sharing things with my readers. Until next time on A Renaissance Woman.