Category Archives: Pinterest

Give Others a Visual Glimpse into Your World on Social Media

Chelsea Wellies

Shared visual content is huge online at the moment and perfect for social media. Providing glimpses inside your day-to-day life helps to express your individuality and personality online as well as forge like-minded connections.

Welcome to My World

Social sites like Pinterest and Instagram are growing in popularity and people are drawn towards each other with shared interests, hobbies and business values.

The visual content you share says a lot about your personality as well as your working approach and creating and sharing something of your own is crucial to social success. It’s easy to follow the crowd and retweet other’s material and views. But with your own images it’s very difficult to replicate. You can give your social community an insightful and deliberate look into your world.

For Your Eyes Only

So, if you want to shake up your social content a little, start giving others a glimpse into your life and share sneak peeks behind the scenes photos of what you’re working on right now, who you are working with or wherever you happen to be in the world. Your image can be uploaded in minutes and out there for your community to see. Continue reading

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Get Pinning on Pinterest

Pinterest ScreenShotWhat is it?

Pinterest is a creative tool for collecting and organising things you love. You can share visual content that allows members to “pin” images, videos and other objects to their pinboard.

Pinterest also includes standard social networking features so you can connect and follow other users, and they can follow you.

Who uses it?

There are more than 200,000 active Pinterest users in the UK and the average user spends 98 minutes per month on the site. You can use Pinterest to plan a project, find inspiration, share ideas and visual images, make wish-list boards and connect with other creative people. Continue reading

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Pin Just For Fun on Pinterest

Scarletta Pinterest

Have you got the Pinterest bug yet?

Pinterest’s social popularity has been phenomenal this year in the UK. If you are not sure what Pinterest is all about check out this introduction.

You’ll either love it or hate it

Pinterest seems to be like Marmite, you’ll either love it or hate it.

And for small businesses it could be a great opportunity or just another social network that wastes time and effort. Especially if you don’t create products or have something visual to share to generate pins and exposure.

Some of the bigger brands are now using Pinterest and I have just read this post via Econsultancy Which of the top ten US online retailers are on Pinterest and those that aren’t yet. In the US Pinterest is now the 3rd largest social media networking site, which is incredible considering it hasn’t been around that long.

If I like it I’ll pin it

I am a fan of Pinterest but not really to promote Scarletta Media, for me it is a great creative source.

On a personal level I love images and seeing pictures, illustrations of words and designs which all give me loads of ideas and inspiration. I am not using Pinterest to try and generate a following, I pin just because I like to.

My boards are not deliberately created with my followers in mind, I have created them for me to refer back to and for things l like, ideas for my work and sometimes just because I want to pin something.

Find like minds

Sharing something so simple as an image or a poster can spark like minded conversation, and re-pins from others, which connects you with people who share similar interests globally and provides an insight into another persons personality. That is the fun and social part of Pinterest.

If you start to use Pinterest for fun first, then I am sure you are more likely to love it, than hate it. And then see if and where it fits into your business social media strategy.

And if you do want to check out my Pinterest boards you will find insight into the things I genuinely like, find amusing, random stuff and a little of what I like to share.

Happy pinning!

*Word of caution it is addictive

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