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Title: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 26, 2012, 03:28:07 PM
Thinking of joining the Pinterset Promotion Ring?  We would love to have you!

All you need to do is visit the sign-up post and reply with your name, Pinterest link and a link to the shop you want to promote.  You will be add to the list.  You will also receive an invite to post on our community board, It's Better Handmade (which I'm going to refer to as IBH from here on).

How it works:

This is a daily ring.  The requirement is to pin one item from one person on the list to the IBH board.  Your starting point will be as follows: 

Once you have been added to the list (which I'm going to break off and start in a new topic so it's easier to find) and have accepted the invite to the IBH board, start with the person on the list that is immediately below your name (if you're at the bottom, then start at the top of the list).  Visit that person's shop and post 1 item to the IBH board.  You can also post to your own personal boards on Pinterest, but please be sure to at least post to the IBH board.

The next day, go to the next person on the list and do the same thing.

Note:  this is a daily commitment, however we're all busy and missing a day here and there is to be expected.  When this happens, just catch up.   I'm not going to hound you if you miss, so no worries.  ;)

Here are some pointers to help make this a success:
Thanks and we'd be really happy to have you join in on this ring that offers yet another way to promote you and your handmade!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: beadthing on August 26, 2012, 03:34:49 PM
Sorry, having trouble finding the list.  Where is it now.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 26, 2012, 03:36:50 PM
Sorry, having trouble finding the list.  Where is it now.

check out the new topic, "The Official List"  :)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: NancysWildWireArt on August 27, 2012, 01:41:54 PM
I seem to be having a problem doing this correctly, must be a senior week for me:)

I have followed everyone on our list and have pinned several things from each shop on my board at this link http://pinterest.com/nancyswildwire/pins-from-haf-friends/ (http://pinterest.com/nancyswildwire/pins-from-haf-friends/)
Is there a link for the IBH board I am missing?
I don't mind playing catch up, so fun to shop for things I love:)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: ArtbyNancyPace on August 27, 2012, 03:11:48 PM
I seem to be having a problem doing this correctly, must be a senior week for me:)

I have followed everyone on our list and have pinned several things from each shop on my board at this link http://pinterest.com/nancyswildwire/pins-from-haf-friends/ (http://pinterest.com/nancyswildwire/pins-from-haf-friends/)
Is there a link for the IBH board I am missing?
I don't mind playing catch up, so fun to shop for things I love:)
I figured it out and I think I am on track now:)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: ArtbyNancyPace on August 29, 2012, 04:40:47 PM
I have pinned everyone I have to slow down, I just remembered it is 1 pin a day to the person below us.
I have to confess...... I Nancy Pace am an over pinner :-X
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 29, 2012, 06:26:45 PM
I have pinned everyone I have to slow down, I just remembered it is 1 pin a day to the person below us.
I have to confess...... I Nancy Pace am an over pinner :-X

LOL Nancy.  Pinterest is addicting.  :)

PS - the next day you go to the next person on the list and so on, so all of us are constantly pinning each other in a "ring".
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: ArtbyNancyPace on August 30, 2012, 07:36:37 AM
I have to do only 1 day, and get out, I tend to start looking and forget I have other things to attend to:) This is so fun:)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: beadthing on August 30, 2012, 11:59:54 AM
I know exactly what you mean Nancy, I get stuck looking at all the pins.  But I did the same, I pinned all of the names on the list, now I get to go back and pin another item from them.  But it is getting harder to keep there from being duplicates.

We need more to join the list.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: ArtbyNancyPace on August 30, 2012, 12:58:38 PM
Pam, Pinterest is new to some folks and can  be hard to figure out. I joined a long time ago and had a chance to play with it, or I would be lost.
I don't know how to get more joiners,maybe someone else has an idea.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: beadthing on August 30, 2012, 02:45:24 PM
I agree, I have been on it for a while and am still learning things. 

Happy pinning.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 30, 2012, 09:48:37 PM
It's super easy to get lost looking through all the pins.  I go on there thinking ok I'm just gonna check recipes....and hours later I'm still looking.  :P

I tried promoting the ring on the general board.  It didn't really seem to get more.  :(
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: ArtbyNancyPace on August 31, 2012, 08:39:37 AM
I know it seems like a core group joins in and the rest well, not sure why they don't see the value of promoting each other.
Maybe we could try facebook?
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: kmarie0218 on September 02, 2012, 12:28:48 AM
I know it seems like a core group joins in and the rest well, not sure why they don't see the value of promoting each other.
Maybe we could try facebook?

What do you mean about trying facebook?
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Guidelines
Post by: beadthing on September 02, 2012, 10:45:37 AM
Just an FYI here.  For every pin that I do, I also tweet it, so we can get some double exposure hopefully.