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Title: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 18, 2012, 01:26:07 PM
UPDATE - Planned start date - 8/19.  I'll suggest we try a 2 week run at this and evaluate after that? 

If you are interested in setting off on the maiden voyage of the Pinterest Promotion Ring (first check out the "Pinterest Promotion" post for the details) and then come on back here and post a reply.

We'll need your HAF member name, Pinterest link, and a link to the site that you want to promote.

I guess I'll start.  ;)

1.  kmarie0218 (https://pinterest.com/kmarie0218/) - http://meylah.com/mylilcraftshoppe/store
2.  DianeShyJewelry (https://pinterest.com/dianashye/) - http://www.DianaShyeJewelry.etsy.com.
3.  Uniqlets - (https://pinterest.com/uniqlets/) - http://handmadeartists.com/shop/Uniqlets
4.  mkelleyart - (https://pinterest.com/mkelleyart/) http://handmadeartists.com/shop/MarilynKelleyArt
5.  RiverRockARts ( https://pinterest.com/riverrockarts/) - http://handmadeartists.com/shop/RiverRockArts
6.  FormedinFire - (https://pinterest.com/formedinfire/) - http://handmadeartists.com/shop/FormedInFire
7.  ArtbyNancyPace (https://pinterest.com/nancyswildwire/) http://artbynancypace.artistwebsites.com/
8.  Pickleberrylane ( https://pinterest.com/pickleberrylane/) - http://pickleberrylane.etsy.com
9.  Beadthing (https://pinterest.com/beadthing/) - http://handmadeartists.com/shop/beadthing
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Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: DianaShyeJewelry on August 19, 2012, 01:42:37 AM
I'm ready to give it a try!  I'm pretty new to Pinterest and I found the instructions for participating were a little confusing, but I hope I'll be able to figure it out.

I'm on Pinterest as DianaShyeJewelry and the site I'd like to promote is my Etsy store, which is at:  http://www.DianaShyeJewelry.etsy.com.

I'm not quite sure how to start out at this, so I hope you'll send some more instructions.

Looking forward to it.

Diana
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Uniqlets on August 19, 2012, 03:10:16 AM
I'm in, as I don't blog or tweet, glad to find something in which I do participate.
http://pinterest.com/uniqlets/
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: MarilynKelleyArt on August 19, 2012, 06:57:57 AM
Count me in.

mkelleyart    http://handmadeartists.com/shop/MarilynKelleyArt
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: RiverRockArts on August 19, 2012, 09:11:00 AM
I'm in.  Here's my link.

http://handmadeartists.com/shop/RiverRockArts
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: FormedInFire on August 19, 2012, 02:43:32 PM
OOps, posted this in the other thread.

I love pinterest.
Here is my link   http://pinterest.com/formedinfire/
Gonna go reread the rules/insturctions.

Thanks!

here is my shop link http://handmadeartists.com/shop/FormedInFire
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: NancysWildWireArt on August 19, 2012, 06:48:02 PM
ME too!
ArtbyNancyPace my pinterest id
http://pinterest.com/nancyswildwire/ (http://pinterest.com/nancyswildwire/)
and my shop to promote http://artbynancypace.artistwebsites.com/ (http://artbynancypace.artistwebsites.com/)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: chainmaille on August 19, 2012, 08:07:23 PM
I'm not in, but I thought I'd post the shops pinterest http://pinterest.com/hafshop/
I'm not sure if it can be of use to you guys for this, I think you would have to be given permission to post to my boards. I don't even know if that is helpful or not.

I'm not joining by the way because I pin the shop and forum items all the time. I don't even know if duplicate pins will be an issue as I see them on pinterest  all the time. I do think we should try to follow each others boards and repin where we can when time permits.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: beadthing on August 19, 2012, 08:48:26 PM
We are going to post our board links here, am I right?
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 19, 2012, 10:27:22 PM
We are going to post our board links here, am I right?

Pam, what you would do is post your HAF name, your Pinterest name (so we can follow you and invite you to the community board) and the website you want to promote.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 19, 2012, 10:29:10 PM
I'm not in, but I thought I'd post the shops pinterest http://pinterest.com/hafshop/
I'm not sure if it can be of use to you guys for this, I think you would have to be given permission to post to my boards. I don't even know if that is helpful or not.

I'm not joining by the way because I pin the shop and forum items all the time. I don't even know if duplicate pins will be an issue as I see them on pinterest  all the time. I do think we should try to follow each others boards and repin where we can when time permits.

Andrew, I was going to mention that it's a good idea for everyone to know about the HAF Shop board (I'm following now! :) ) and encourage people to repin the goodies you have been posting.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: gemlover on August 20, 2012, 01:25:40 AM
If I had an idea of how to use pinterest i would love to participate, but the only thing I ever see is my page, where i put up pictures.  I don't see anything about the people that I follow, don't know where to look anyway.  sorry, it is beyond my ability to use it.

john
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Momwithahook on August 20, 2012, 04:15:18 AM
Diana (and anyone else that needs help with Pinterest)- here are a couple of links that might be of help
http://michelleshaeffer.com/how-to-create-pinnable-image-quotes/2012/07/23/
http://michelleshaeffer.com/a-visual-pinterest-tutorial-infographics/2012/06/02/

She has more tutorials online just enter 'Pinterest' into her search bar which is on the upper right hand side.

She also has a free pinterest video training (opt in list) http://michelleshaeffer.com/pinterest/

btw I've known Michelle for about 10 years and she is one of the best - I actually met her on a mom board when my boys were still in diapers. She helps many people with handmade business. (no I am not paid in anyway to mention her - she just rocks)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Pickleberrylane on August 20, 2012, 08:37:55 AM
I would like to take part in this.  Thanks for doing this.  There are my links:
http://pinterest.com/pickleberrylane
http://pickleberrylane.etsy.com
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: RiverRockArts on August 20, 2012, 05:44:14 PM
Since you have to follow at least one board to add someone to a group board, I started following at least one board for everyone who posted their Pinterest link.  I have been able to add Karen and Nancy so far, but I need to know what name you are using in order to add you to the board.  It does not go by account name.  It goes by the name you choose for everyone to see. 

Karen and Nancy,
Let me know if you get an e-mail or message on Pinterest that invites you to the board.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 20, 2012, 10:31:24 PM
Since you have to follow at least one board to add someone to a group board, I started following at least one board for everyone who posted their Pinterest link.  I have been able to add Karen and Nancy so far, but I need to know what name you are using in order to add you to the board.  It does not go by account name.  It goes by the name you choose for everyone to see. 

Karen and Nancy,
Let me know if you get an e-mail or message on Pinterest that invites you to the board.

Yes, I got the invite and accepted it.  :)  I have been able to take the names and do seearches (search on people) and it finds the names....

Ok...since I'm on the board I'm able to add them now too...so I have us all accounted for on the list.  :)  Should be easier to do this going forward....getting a system down!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: RiverRockArts on August 21, 2012, 05:09:08 AM
I think anyone you add to the board can add others.  Now it will show up as a board for all of us, and we can see everything that was pinned.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: beadthing on August 21, 2012, 06:46:25 AM
Since you have to follow at least one board to add someone to a group board, I started following at least one board for everyone who posted their Pinterest link.  I have been able to add Karen and Nancy so far, but I need to know what name you are using in order to add you to the board.  It does not go by account name.  It goes by the name you choose for everyone to see. 

Karen and Nancy,
Let me know if you get an e-mail or message on Pinterest that invites you to the board.
I think I already follow boards of some people, even perhaps some on HAF, my name is abeadthing if you need mine.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 21, 2012, 07:21:50 PM

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I think I already follow boards of some people, even perhaps some on HAF, my name is abeadthing if you need mine.
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Pam - do you want in on the ring?
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Uniqlets on August 21, 2012, 08:46:26 PM
I forgot when I posted my Pinterest address to say that I want to promote http://www.uniqlets.com
Thanks.
I am not clear, have we started, is a list going to be posted like we do on other groups?
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 21, 2012, 09:09:57 PM
Uniqlets (Lisa),

I have you on the list and figured out the site you meant.  :)

Yes there is a list - it's in the first message in this "sign up" thread.

I was thinking we should give it a week for people to think about it and sign up.  So we could start this coming weekend?

I have posted pins for everyone who has signed up so far.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: DianaShyeJewelry on August 22, 2012, 06:16:51 AM
OK, I got started with participation in the Pinterest Ring.  Here's what I did:

1.  I created a board in my Pinterest account called Great Handmade Gifts.  I pinned some items from other participants on that Board.  If you want to spread the word, you can go to my account in Pinterest (dianashye), look for that board and "like", commnet, or Repin.

2.  I "followed all" for each of the current participants in the Ring.

3.  I went into the group "It's Better Handmade" and like and repinned some of the items there.

I will continue to do this on a regular basis.  Please let me know if there's something else/more that I should be doing.

Good luck to all of us!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: DianaShyeJewelry on August 22, 2012, 07:06:22 AM
I forgot to mention the 4th action I took today, which I will also repeat on a regular basis:  I went into several of the sites that particpants want to promote, picked an item and then pinned it to my own personal board entitled "Great Handmade Gifts".

I also put one of the items from my Etsy store (at http://www.DianaShyeJewelry.etsy.com) on the group "It's Better Handmade" board, since nothing of mine appeared yet.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: beadthing on August 22, 2012, 07:34:09 AM

I think I already follow boards of some people, even perhaps some on HAF, my name is abeadthing if you need mine.
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Pam - do you want in on the ring?
[/quote]

Yes I do
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: RiverRockArts on August 22, 2012, 06:02:15 PM
I have pinned something from everyone on the list so far.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 22, 2012, 07:05:37 PM
Quote
Pam - do you want in on the ring?

Yes I do

You're on!  You should have your invite to pin to the community It's Better Handmade board too.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 22, 2012, 07:12:45 PM
Diana -

Awesome!  Yes what you're doing is perfect. 

So far it's the 9 of us.  I've been pinning one item from everyone to one of my boards so far, with the plan that when we officially started I'd pin to the Community It's Better Handmade board in addition to my own.

If everyone is ready to start now we could just start now vs. waiting until the weekend?
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 22, 2012, 10:07:24 PM
Pam, just thought I'd let ya know that you've been repinned onto someone's board who saw the pin I did of your emerald bracelet.  :)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: DianaShyeJewelry on August 23, 2012, 01:42:28 AM
I'm ready to go.  I will try to pin/repin something every day but I probably won't manage, in which case I'll do "catch-up" pinning regularly.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: buddingcreations on August 23, 2012, 07:03:50 AM
I have just started using pinterest and still a bit new to it and i love it. I think this is a great idea and would love to take part.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: ArtbyNancyPace on August 23, 2012, 07:15:38 AM
the thing that would help so much is everyone add a link to your pinterest, we can simply link through, and not have to search out everyone, also add links to the shop you want to promote. That way we can go to the original list open a second window and work:)

Marie, I got the email and joined that board:)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: beadthing on August 23, 2012, 06:48:38 PM
Pam, just thought I'd let ya know that you've been repinned onto someone's board who saw the pin I did of your emerald bracelet.  :)
Thank you.  I get emails when folks repin my stuff.  I have been getting pinterest emails all day so I knew that something was happening.  I have not had a change to do much yet, but I will.  I have to make my self a schedule I think, an hour or so each day for different things to get done.  That way nothing gets left out and I still have time to create.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: beadthing on August 23, 2012, 06:49:45 PM
the thing that would help so much is everyone add a link to your pinterest, we can simply link through, and not have to search out everyone, also add links to the shop you want to promote. That way we can go to the original list open a second window and work:)

Marie, I got the email and joined that board:)

Not sure I understand exactly what you mean by links on pinterest.  I think I have it but not sure. Care to tap a line into an old brain and see if it's working properly.  LOL
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: RiverRockArts on August 23, 2012, 07:23:21 PM
the thing that would help so much is everyone add a link to your pinterest, we can simply link through, and not have to search out everyone, also add links to the shop you want to promote. That way we can go to the original list open a second window and work:)

Marie, I got the email and joined that board:)

Not sure I understand exactly what you mean by links on pinterest.  I think I have it but not sure. Care to tap a line into an old brain and see if it's working properly.  LOL

It means your profile link on Pinterest.  If you click on your name, it will go to where your boards are.  The link on that page is what you will need.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: RiverRockArts on August 23, 2012, 07:24:46 PM
When someone pins to a group board that you are a member of, you will get e-mails for that.  I have found that the other group board I am a member of gets a lot of pins.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 23, 2012, 08:40:13 PM
the thing that would help so much is everyone add a link to your pinterest, we can simply link through, and not have to search out everyone, also add links to the shop you want to promote. That way we can go to the original list open a second window and work:)

Marie, I got the email and joined that board:)

Check the first post in this thread.  That's got the links for what we all wanted to promote  :)  And I just went and added everyone's Pinterest links.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 23, 2012, 08:41:29 PM
I'm ready to go.  I will try to pin/repin something every day but I probably won't manage, in which case I'll do "catch-up" pinning regularly.

Same here - I may miss a day or two but will definitely go back and catch up.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 23, 2012, 08:45:35 PM
When someone pins to a group board that you are a member of, you will get e-mails for that.  I have found that the other group board I am a member of gets a lot of pins.

You can shut that off if it gets annoying.  I was added to a recipe board and OMG my inbox filled up in minutes with all the posts.  I couldn't handle that and shut of the notifications on that board.

What I do like is just the emails about what pins have been liked, commented on or repinned.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 23, 2012, 08:48:21 PM
I have just started using pinterest and still a bit new to it and i love it. I think this is a great idea and would love to take part.

I love it too.  Totally addictive.  It's where I'm planning most of my meals now, LOL.

If you want in, just reply with a link to your Pinterest page and the site you want to promote.  I'll add you to the list.  :)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: beadthing on August 23, 2012, 09:43:53 PM
When someone pins to a group board that you are a member of, you will get e-mails for that.  I have found that the other group board I am a member of gets a lot of pins.

You can shut that off if it gets annoying.  I was added to a recipe board and OMG my inbox filled up in minutes with all the posts.  I couldn't handle that and shut of the notifications on that board.

What I do like is just the emails about what pins have been liked, commented on or repinned.
Thanks that is good to know.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: designsbykatierose on August 26, 2012, 09:11:56 PM
I'd like to join!

My Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/designsbykatier/
My shop: http://designsbykatierose.com
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on August 26, 2012, 09:15:11 PM
I'd like to join!

My Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/designsbykatier/
My shop: http://designsbykatierose.com

Awesome!  Will get you added right away!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: NancysWildWireArt on August 27, 2012, 01:05:39 PM
I'd like to join!

My Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/designsbykatier/
My shop: http://designsbykatierose.com
I am not sure I am doing this right, I followed all your board Katie:) and did a pin for you:)
And one for you Marie:)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: buddingcreations on August 31, 2012, 09:05:28 AM
lol posted in the wrong place! okay, I am interested in joining

my pinterest-buddingcreation (no S) not enough space
my shop-www.buddingcreations.etsy.com
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: SilverGriffonDesigns on October 04, 2012, 02:59:42 PM
Can I join!! Although I am a little late to the party :D

My Pinterest is www.pinterest.com/silvergriffon (http://www.pinterest.com/silvergriffon)
My shop is www.silvergriffondesigns.artfire.com (http://www.silvergriffondesigns.artfire.com)

I love Pinterest and enjoy looking at all the cool stuff and following the boards!!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on October 04, 2012, 07:50:32 PM
Sure you can.  Glad to have another member on the list.  I'll get you added.

I see you also make jewelry - cool!

Since you love Pinterest too, check out this lady I just came across....omg I could get TOTALLY lost in her boards so I have to force myself to look away and go work on my own projects before I waste too much time doing a whole lot of nothing!  https://pinterest.com/nancygou/

Karen
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: beadthing on October 04, 2012, 08:39:42 PM
OMG, don't think I will ever be that good.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: SilverGriffonDesigns on October 05, 2012, 02:02:57 PM
Thanks for adding me to the list and thanks for the link to the new boards. She does amazing work!!



Sure you can.  Glad to have another member on the list.  I'll get you added.

I see you also make jewelry - cool!

Since you love Pinterest too, check out this lady I just came across....omg I could get TOTALLY lost in her boards so I have to force myself to look away and go work on my own projects before I waste too much time doing a whole lot of nothing!  https://pinterest.com/nancygou/

Karen
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on October 05, 2012, 11:15:34 PM
You're welcome!

Maybe the pinning has paid off....I just had my first sale from my shop!  Woohoo!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Uniqlets on October 06, 2012, 04:01:38 AM
Thanks for sharing the pinterest link.  She has some amazing bead boards.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on November 07, 2012, 07:52:31 PM
I'd love to join in


You're in!  Look for your invite on Pinterest to post to the board.  :)  And I've added you to the Official list.

Karen
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: liquorish on December 04, 2012, 11:36:09 AM
Hi there! I'm brand new to the website.....just signed up today! Love the handmade arena!!! Can't wait to get started shopping with other crafters! :-)
I would like to participate but not sure what I need to do. The site I would like to promote is: www.liquorishbakeshop.com (http://www.liquorishbakeshop.com)
Thank you in advance!
- Heidi (Liquorish)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on December 06, 2012, 09:34:18 PM
Claire2012 and Liquorish - you both have been added, along with TwoSweetMamas who expressed interest.

Claire - is there a shop you want to promote?

You should receive a Pinterest invite to post to group board "It's Better Handmade".  Accept it!  :)

Here is the list - http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php/topic,7856.msg87769.html#msg87769

These are the guidelines - http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php/topic,7855.0.html

However I will add that since we weren't getting new members we were starting to repost items and we didn't want to clutter the board with repeats or defeat its purpose of promoting our handmade.  So it's kinda lost steam.  The guidelines were to post daily.  I myself don't even do that.  But what I DO do is come in and post something from everyone once in a while. 

And I should also point out that what is supposed to be pinned on this board is handmade items from members of this ring only. 
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: RiverRockArts on January 12, 2013, 01:26:59 PM
I did a little more pinning today and will do more shortly.  I tend to pin in spurts. :) 

There was some gorgeous items at that link kmarie.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: twosweetmamas on January 13, 2013, 04:02:22 PM
Hi Everyone.  I have not been to active on the Pinterest board (or on anything else for that matter) but now that the holidays are over I hope to get busy.  I have to confess that I am very low tech and a lot of this is new to me.  Sometimes I'm not really sure I get or that I am doing the right thing,
Anyway, I was wondering if it would be a good idea to not only pin on the collaborative board but also to have everyone "follow" each other. 
Any thoughts?
Cynthia (TwoSweetMamas)
http://www.handmadeartists.com/shop/TwoSweetMamas
http://www.Etsy.com/shop/TwoSweetMamas
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: almano on January 21, 2013, 11:58:21 AM

I would like to join:))



http://pinterest.com/flzroka/ (http://pinterest.com/flzroka/)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on January 21, 2013, 02:06:07 PM
Almano - I've added you.  You should get an invite from Pinterest to pin to the board.  I added the shop you're promoting as your facebook page - if that's not the link you want to use just reply and I'll correct it.

Cynthia - Yes it'd be a good idea to follow the other members on Pinterest.  In order for me to get people added to the community board I have to follow you - so I am following everyone.  But by all means, go ahead and click the Pinterest links from the main list (http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php/topic,7856.msg87769.html#msg87769) and follow everyone.   :)

Oh and just a reminder - the purpose of the board is to promote members of this Pinterest Ring. 

Thanks!

Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: twosweetmamas on January 22, 2013, 09:46:36 AM
Thanks I'm going to start working on that.
Cynthia
Two Sweet Mamas
PS I think I accidentally pinned something onto that board by mistake (I was in a pinning frenzy!)  Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: twosweetmamas on January 23, 2013, 03:00:59 PM
Ok so I finally figured out the Pinterest thing and have started following everyone on the official list.  You guys have some great stuff on your boards!
Cynthia
Two Sweet Mamas
[size=78%]http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwoSweetMamas[/size]
[size=78%]www.Pinterest.com/TwoSweetMamas (http://www.pinterest.com/TwoSweetMamas)[/size]
[size=78%]https://twitter.com/twosweetmamas (https://twitter.com/twosweetmamas)[/size]
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on January 25, 2013, 07:46:02 PM
Ok so I finally figured out the Pinterest thing and have started following everyone on the official list.  You guys have some great stuff on your boards!
Cynthia
Two Sweet Mamas


 :D  Glad you're getting the hang of it.  Watch out - it's HIGHLY addictive!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: PinkGinger on February 09, 2013, 11:38:37 AM
I'd like to be added to the list.
Pinterst: http://pinterest.com/pinkgingerb/
Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PinkGingerBoutique?ref=si_shop
Instagram: PinkGingerB
Facebook: PinkGingerBoutique


I'll be adding items to my HA shop throughout the weekend.

Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on February 09, 2013, 09:39:48 PM
I have a pinterest account....but I'm not sure how this ring works...what do I need to do?
Debbi
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on February 18, 2013, 04:38:59 PM
I'd like to be added to the list.
Pinterst: http://pinterest.com/pinkgingerb/
Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PinkGingerBoutique?ref=si_shop
Instagram: PinkGingerB
Facebook: PinkGingerBoutique


I'll be adding items to my HA shop throughout the weekend.


You've been added!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on February 18, 2013, 04:44:03 PM
I have a pinterest account....but I'm not sure how this ring works...what do I need to do?
Debbi


Hi Debbie,

If you wanted to be added, post a link to your pinterest page, and the shop you want to promote.  I'll add you to the board so you can post to it.  The idea is to help promote each other's work.  All you need to do is visit the shops of the people on the list and pin an item you like.  The original thought was to do this daily, going down the list each day and posting someone different.  I don't think many people really do that, I know I haven't been lately and I see that some people have not understood this concept.  But what I do instead is once in a while I'll go through and post one thing from each person.  If they don't have a lot to pick from in their shops at the moment and it'd be too much duplication, I don't pin. 
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on February 18, 2013, 04:48:57 PM
ok, sounds easy enough...here are my links.
pinterest.... http://pinterest.com/yankeeburrow/ (http://pinterest.com/yankeeburrow/)
shop.... https://handmadeartists.com/shop/YankeeBurrowCreations (https://handmadeartists.com/shop/YankeeBurrowCreations)
Debbi
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on February 18, 2013, 04:57:40 PM
do I start with the names at the beginning of this thread?
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on February 18, 2013, 05:31:31 PM
Debbi, I've got you added now.

The starting point on the list is the name right below yours (top of the list if you are the last one)....so the next day you would go to the next person, and so on.  If you want to do them all at once then it doesn't matter.  I think there's at least one person on the list who closed their HA shop...the link just goes to the HA site.

Also - feel free to go and follow everyone on pinterest, too!

And by the way - the candies on your Thanksgiving board are TOO cute!  Gonna post them to a shared board with a friend of mine because she loves to make that kind of thing. 
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on March 01, 2013, 11:30:55 AM
I got up to Formed In Fire, but I don't think they have a shop here anymore...their shop link goes to the HA site, and when I search for them under vendors, nothing comes up.
Debbi
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on March 03, 2013, 09:17:38 PM
Ahhh...ok that's the one then.  I think I'll remove it from the list then.  I usually forget which one it was so I end up clicking on it every time!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on March 04, 2013, 04:49:59 PM
this is going a lot smoother than I thought, but I'm only doing one person a day, for now.  ;D
Debbi
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on March 18, 2013, 09:55:36 AM
I have a question...what do I do with Almano? I follow her on pinterest, and liked her facebook page, but what to I pin?  I don't see her shop.
Thanks,
Debbi
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on March 18, 2013, 10:01:53 PM
I have a question...what do I do with Almano? I follow her on pinterest, and liked her facebook page, but what to I pin?  I don't see her shop.
Thanks,
Debbi


I updated it with what I believe is her shop based on the links she has on facebook. 
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on March 19, 2013, 02:22:30 PM
thank you...I got it.  :)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: ErinsInspirations on April 02, 2013, 09:33:04 PM
I'd like to try this pinterest ring & thank you Debbi for asking all the questions I had :). Below is my info-


http://pinterest.com/InspirationsE/
[/size]https://handmadeartists.com/shop/ErinsInspirations
[/size]
[/size]Thanks!
[/size]Erin
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on April 03, 2013, 07:47:07 AM
Erin, you're in!  Look for your Pinterest invite to pin to the board.  I've added you to the official list.

And by the way - what a great idea to sell your spreadsheets!  Brilliant!  I've got sheets to track my own sales, etc. but they're not anywhere near as cool as yours. ;)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Beth on April 06, 2013, 07:48:18 PM
Hi,


I would like to join too.


My Pinterest link is:  [size=78%]http://pinterest.com/bethhanscom/ (http://pinterest.com/bethhanscom/)[/size]


My Handmade Shop is:  [size=78%]https://handmadeartists.com/shop/Beth (https://handmadeartists.com/shop/Beth)[/size]


Thank you,
Beth
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on April 06, 2013, 10:25:05 PM
OK!  Beth I have you on the list now and you should have your Pinterest invite to pin to the group board. Welcome!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: ErinsInspirations on April 10, 2013, 06:28:02 PM
Thanks Kmarie!  I'm realizing I need to get to work & post more than 5 listings here.. I have more in the etsy shop, but trying to re-write the descriptions so there isn't duplicate context to mess up my Seo!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on May 08, 2013, 01:46:05 PM
I was just looking thru the treads, and of course, I was doing it wrong...I had a board on my own pintrest page that I was pinning items to   ;)   which I thought was a good way to spread the links.  I've been doing it almost everyday since I joined.  Today I took the time to look thru everyone's pinterest page, and I see where I have been pinned only once on someone else s board.  So I checked the IBH board, and my items there have been pinned there...mostly by me.  :o  Now, I realize I did this wrong, but I simply don't have time to promote the members of the ring, without getting promoted myself, so please go ahead and take me off the ring.   :(
If the rules change, please let me know.
thanks,
Debbi


oh and Thank You Pam from beadthing for pinning me. :)
Debbi
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Uniqlets on May 11, 2013, 01:37:44 AM
Is there a Pinterest ring active now?
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on May 11, 2013, 09:36:16 AM
Is there a Pinterest ring active now?
it doesn't seem to be... :(
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on May 13, 2013, 10:05:29 PM
Hi guys...

I haven't been around much lately.  My first show is coming up next week and I've been cramming jewelry-making in wherever I can to get my inventory up.  Plus, I need to talk to the lady again tomorrow - but I think I've just landed my first boutique gig, so I was trying to make some pieces to go there too!  :D

I noticed myself that I hardly ever saw any of my own items being pinned either.  Once in a while I go through the list and pin from everyone.   I didn't want to keep repinning items that were already there tho, so if there weren't a lot if items to choose from then I did end up skipping some shops.

Yeah,  our little experiment has kind of petered out.  Any ideas to change the rules to revamp it?  (I didn't think they were that complicated) but I noticed pins showing up from people not in the ring, some overuse of self-pinning, etc. 

Debbi - cross-pinning on other boards works too...it does give some extra exposure.

I HAVE seen a few re-pins of items posted to the board from people that follow my boards....so some of them got a little action.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on May 14, 2013, 12:57:26 PM
Hi guys...

I haven't been around much lately.  My first show is coming up next week and I've been cramming jewelry-making in wherever I can to get my inventory up.  Plus, I need to talk to the lady again tomorrow - but I think I've just landed my first boutique gig, so I was trying to make some pieces to go there too!  :D

I noticed myself that I hardly ever saw any of my own items being pinned either.  Once in a while I go through the list and pin from everyone.   I didn't want to keep repinning items that were already there tho, so if there weren't a lot if items to choose from then I did end up skipping some shops.

Yeah,  our little experiment has kind of petered out.  Any ideas to change the rules to revamp it?  (I didn't think they were that complicated) but I noticed pins showing up from people not in the ring, some overuse of self-pinning, etc. 

Debbi - cross-pinning on other boards works too...it does give some extra exposure.

I HAVE seen a few re-pins of items posted to the board from people that follow my boards....so some of them got a little action.
well, I am the one that messed up...and pinned my own stuff on the IBH board...should I take them off?
I'm going to keep pinning stuff to my "special" handmade board.  ;)
I'm not sure what else to do...we're having the same non-participation problem on the other rings.  ;D
Debbi
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on May 14, 2013, 08:49:43 PM
LOL.  Don't feel bad Debbi.  If you check out the board you were not the only one.  :)  Be careful how much you self-promote on there.  They kinda frown upon using it to promote your own stuff.  That's why I came up with the idea to create a shared board to promote ourselves without it looking like we were PROMOTING ourselves.  ;)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: GlobeIn on June 14, 2013, 01:19:42 PM
I'd like to connect:
GlobeIn-
http://pinterest.com/globein - http://globein.com/]http://globein.com
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on June 15, 2013, 11:43:58 AM
I'd like to connect:
GlobeIn-
http://pinterest.com/globein - http://globein.com/]http://globein.com

Ok you should receive the invite to join the board.   Welcome!  I haven't heard of GlobeIn until now and I just went to check out the site.  Looks interesting.  I created an account to check it out. (Obviously you are looking to promote GlobeIn or products on it.) 


Since I'm adding a reply here I want to take the opportunity to reiterate to all members of the board that the Pinterest board was created as a way to gain exposure for our hand-made items and since over self promoting is frowned upon by the folks at Pinterest, I figured a way we could do this was by promoting each other and we would all benefit from some additional visibility on Pinterest.

I just checked in on the board and I see an awful lot of tu-tus posted and some travel photos posted by one particular person which is not the intent of this board.  The intent is to try to promote each other's products and not overrun it with one person's items.

The theory for posting is to go through the list of board members and pin an item from each shop so there is an eclectic selection and promotion of each other.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: InitialImpressions on June 04, 2014, 07:51:58 AM

I would like to participate.   I have been on pinterest a long time

http://www.pinterest.com/initialimpress/ (http://www.pinterest.com/initialimpress/)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: kmarie0218 on June 08, 2014, 01:48:42 PM

I would like to participate.   I have been on pinterest a long time

http://www.pinterest.com/initialimpress/ (http://www.pinterest.com/initialimpress/)

Hi sorry I've been a slacker lately.  I've added you but I wasn't sure if you had been added already.  Anyway, you should get an invite to the board....and if it's a duplicate then please just ignore.

I'm not sure if anyone has been adding to the board lately, but I kinda lost track of it. 

Karen
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: beadthing on June 08, 2014, 03:53:51 PM
Don't you need a handmade artists board for people to pin to?  I have people pinning to mine all the time, unfortunately, I have been a slacker recently, still trying to catch up on all my promo stuff.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Larissa on June 13, 2014, 11:03:49 AM
Don't you need a handmade artists board for people to pin to?  I have people pinning to mine all the time, unfortunately, I have been a slacker recently, still trying to catch up on all my promo stuff.

http://www.pinterest.com/hafshop/
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: InitialImpressions on June 13, 2014, 11:24:24 AM
I need to be invited to pin to the Handmade boards  in order to pin there.



Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Larissa on June 13, 2014, 11:28:45 AM
Ah, didn't realize.  Don't think I can invite you, but when they get back from Belize bug them to do it.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: InitialImpressions on June 13, 2014, 11:32:52 AM
Anyone who can currently pin there can add additional people.


When you say they -- who are you referring to?
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Larissa on June 13, 2014, 11:42:02 AM
I don't see where I can add you, but admittedly I'm not a big Pinterest maven.  Sorry.  Maybe someone else knows?

"They" is Andrew & Kimberly.  They're on vacation this week.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Larissa on June 13, 2014, 11:53:46 AM
I think I may have been able to email it to you.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: InitialImpressions on June 13, 2014, 11:56:43 AM
It is okay, but just so you and others know...


You go to the group board, then "edit"


There is a field called "who can pin" or something to that effect and you just type in the email address of the people who are okay.


mine is peg@initial-impressions.net
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Larissa on June 13, 2014, 12:00:21 PM
This is what I see...
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: InitialImpressions on June 13, 2014, 12:05:27 PM

That screen print is too small for me to see any detail - but...

When you go to your list of your own boards and you scroll down to the one for the group handmade one, under it, before you open it, there are the words "edit"


Click that and it gives you the option to add people (assuming you can pin to that board already)
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Larissa on June 13, 2014, 12:18:34 PM
It doesn't show up in my boards.  It shows up in boards I follow, but only gives me the option to unfollow.  It must be set up somehow to require admin status.  Or I'm a dolt.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: InitialImpressions on June 13, 2014, 12:27:53 PM
I think that means that it is not a group board yet.  If that is the case, people can see what is there and pinned by the person who set it up, but no one else can pin to it but the person who set it up.


I have set up several group boards so I am sort of familiar with the process.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: Larissa on June 13, 2014, 12:29:59 PM
Aha!  Glad to know it's not me.  Also, if you click on the attachment/photo I posted & you're on a computer, you should be able to see it nearly full size.  That's no help if you're on a phone, of course.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: InitialImpressions on June 13, 2014, 12:35:07 PM
yep - it is not a group board yet


I wonder who did all that pinning --- there are a lot of pins there!
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: InitialImpressions on June 13, 2014, 03:09:34 PM
I see what they have done. 


They have created a board for each shop that wanted one.  That will get the items there up to that point in time, but no way to add items to the board going forward unless permission is granted to pin to boards. 


Having one board there would not work for me without a permission to pin because I have various boards for the various kinds of items I embroider so there would not be one board I could choose to use.  I would need to pick and choose items from these various boards to upload onto one board that was designated for me - requiring permission.


I think they will have to decide how they want to handle Pinterest.  I will wait to see what they want to do.
Title: Re: Pinterest Promotion Ring Sign-Up List
Post by: beadthing on June 16, 2014, 01:19:30 PM
You are pinning to the IBH borad correct?