09 1 / 2013
Pinterest board organization
As I was pinning last night, I realized my board categorization was much too vague and my boards were getting a bit unruly and decided to reorganize. I’ve known this would have to happen for quite some time now, but after two sick days and an intense Shameless marathon, I finally spent some time with it.
First-time Pinterest users note: be specific with your boards when you first create them. If only I knew back then what I know now! I split my clothing wants into shoes, bags, accessories and clothing. I split my recipes into sweet and savory. This is something that I probably should have done right from the start. However, having too many boards to start may leave them sparsely populated. It’s a fine line.
I probably should have gone even more specific into coats, tops, bottoms, appetizers, mains, desserts, etc. But we’ll leave that for the next time I feel my boards are getting out of hand.
Now… doesn’t this look better?
06 11 / 2012
How to win at Pinterest
The Uniqlo Dry Mesh board is one of the only series of Pinterest boards that has ever seriously impressed me. A beautiful interactive scrolling experience using 5 long pinned images. Nicely done.
Click any of the boards then scroll, scroll, scroll and watch the magic happen. Not sure how good this is in terms of repin-ibility, but it is pretty and innovative, which I like.
I think I’ve finally warmed up to Pinterest.
(spotted in Strategy mag)
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23 10 / 2012
Holy crap, Pinterest is fun
Signed up months ago, but am just starting to use Pinterest now.
I’m into it.
Definitely won’t be my preferred social network, but I can see why people are still buzzing about it and I don’t think it’s going away anytime soon. Excited to try it out for some brands for work.
(oh yeah, here I am.. http://pinterest.com/seagell/)
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20 3 / 2012
Why my dad is proof Pinterest is here to stay
What am I talking about? Men aren’t supposed to like Pinterest, right? ESPECIALLY not 50 year old men who live on farms and can barely use computers. Well…
At first I was worried Pinterest was just a fad and that it would pass, but then I went to Nova Scotia to visit my parents. They haven’t even had high speed internet for a year and my mom is already on Facebook, Twitter and now Pinterest. This doesn’t surprise me much because she’s pretty good with computers and typing from her days as a secretary in the 80s. My dad, however, has never really gotten the hang of computers. He often refers to typing as a regression and says we are ‘reverting back to Morse code.’
But, I think we might have had a breakthrough. Pinterest.
You see, my parents live in an old farmhouse full of stuff. Pinterest is great for DIY-inclined people like my dad to go on, type in “cow skulls” or “bullet shells” and see what comes up. Recently, my dad made his first Pinterest project. He cut a glass bottle to make a vase.
Maybe now my dad will finally stop razzing me for communicating via Morse code for a living and will start to understand the value of the internet. Or maybe he’ll just be content with browsing Pinterest for DIY inspiration.
So, I believe if Pinterest can engage people who would otherwise have no use for a computer, it must be doing something right. My dad is now compelled to sit down and browse pin boards, and that tells me that it might just stick around. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.