This is the video version of the Pinning Power webinar that 6 of us Rochester Artisans attended online last Tuesday. It was presented by Nicolette Tallmadge of Crafted Webmaster – and she did a wonderful job, I found it very worthwhile. And it’s free!
There were two things I learned and implemented immediately. One is using hashtags in the description, namely #rochesterartisans.
Secondly – I was thrilled to learn one can invite other pinners to pin to a specific board. I’d long wanted to have a Rochester Artisans Pinterest account but found it ridiculously annoying because my smartypants computer kept recognizing me. I couldn’t even send an invitation to join, to myself, not even to another email address. So I had my niece send me an invitation which I used to sign up using my gmail address. But it soon became apparent it was more work than worth it, to remember to log out of one account so I could log into another, blah, blah, blah.
So right after the webinar was over, I immediately went to the Rochester Artisans board I’d started a while back, “edit board” and “add another pinner” – and sent invitations to every follower I knew was a Rochester Artist. Now we can all pin Rochester Artisan work to the board. I’ve glanced through my repin notifications and am super-thrilled to see one of the artists’ pieces has been repinned. Hope it ends up in sales for them!
I’ve already been pretty conscious of pinning from outside sources, not just repinning what’s already in Pinterest. And I like to make sure, as much as possible, that the original resource is credited. But I’ve stepped up my game even more on that.
And here I thought it was impossible for me to love Pinterest more than I already did!