Pinterest is good...but...there are so many wonderful things to see that there is a danger of slipping into a timeless space! I would suggest setting the kitchen pinger for the amount of time you want to spend there before you start to browse.
Thanks for the reminder Marilyn, I have become very slack lately about posting my work to Pinterest, but Lyn is so right, it's like entering a timewarp whenever I click on the red and white P, half a day can vanish in what feels like a moment.
& not only it there a black hole for time inside Pinterest, it also very rapidly skews our brains' idea bank. So, I have a 'quick look' for say, a quilted table runner design, & before you know it I'm trying to work out how a lacy crocheted frog was made, then just a 'moment' later I realise I *need* to make a 50's floral cirle skirt
I do agree with jwugg but at the same time I'm a complete Pinterest addict. My guess would be not that useful for sales as most people are there to get inspiration for their projects, not to buy ... Although I did pin a load of batts and then buy one of them, so it does happen! If you use Google analytics or similar you can see who comes to your shop from Pinterest, and whether they purchase, which might help a bit.
Penguin, I agree that creatives like us use it primarily for insipiration, but I know lots of less creative Pinterest addicts that use it to plan their interior design and garden projects. I suspect it is this group who are generating sales via Pinterest. I doubt that many (any?) of my visitor traffic from Pinterest results in sales but that is because my social network presence is entirely focussed towards other fibre addicts, I really should target fashion and interiors more but am not sure where to start
Interesting - I jointed Pinterest why I do not know - I have gone on it a few times looking for something but all I ever get are photos and no directions. I have never posted anything on it. I have gotten notices that some people "follow" me whatever that is. Guess I do not know how to use - I get enough info from google searches and u-tube.
Post by luvswool and dyestuff on Jul 12, 2015 13:15:51 GMT
I joined Pinterest several years ago and use it mainly for inspiration. In the beginning, I set up a few boards and I do have followers. But I found it very addictive--you get caught in the web and end up pinning, checking out other pins, following links…So now I just look now and then, mainly to see what’s happening in the world of fiber sculpture.
P.S. You won’t find me there as I used an anonymous name. Not on Facebook either.
Hi Frances, I think the easiest analogy of pinterest is to think of it like you might use a pin board in your kitchen, pinning interesting articles or recipes to it so you can find them again later. You can do the same with pinterest but for things found on the web, typically you pin an image from the site you are on with a short description (you can search these), then when you want to go back to that site you just click on the photo you saved.
If you are looking for instructions you might want to try searches including the word tutorial, eg felt tutorial, this will generate lots of pins and if you click on the pictures, with a little luck you will be taken to an actual tutorial.