Monday, August 6, 2012

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Pinning for Creatives

Pinterest is still all the rage in the social media world. It has 20 million registered users, is the 3rd most popular social network in the U.S. in terms of traffic and generates 27% more revenue per click than Facebook.

Have you tried Pinterest? It’s mesmerizing, all those beautiful pictures. They should have named it Delicious…guess someone took that name first. This mainly visual social network is a great place for authors and even better place for artists. It’s all about the image. Let me repeat: It’s all about the image.

The most important thing to remember when using Pinterest is to post amazing images and leave out the pictures of yourself. For example, no pictures of you at your last show just pictures of your work from your last show. The only picture of you should be in your profile bio. Unless you are famous people aren’t likely to share/repin a picture of you, but they will share a picture of your beautiful art or a book they love. People will get to know who you are through what you create and what you like.

Think of Pinterst as an art gallery not a photo album. It’s a place to collect the things you love and if you want others to enjoy them too make sure they are beautiful and meaningful. Once you get that you’ll stand out.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some ideas about how to best use Pinterest. I’ll cover topics of interest to both authors and artists.

If you have any questions please leave them here and I will address them in the next post.

One more thing, here is a link to Pinterest’s Pin Etiquette.

Happy Pinning…as they say.

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