WHAT IS PINTEREST ALL ABOUT?
Pinterest is an online pinboard app used for collecting visual pieces of multimedia. Users can interact with each other through liking, commenting, and ‘repinning’ each other’s stuff. Pinterest has become a highly visual medium that gives businesses a chance to engage customers with compelling images and attractive infographics that promote deals and new products.
The best part about Pinterest is that it is free to use and very versatile. It has emerged as an awesome tool for finding and organizing things to save them for later.
Now, I have used enough words like ‘pin’board and re’pin’ning, so what does the pin in ‘Pin’terest actually refers to?
A pin is nothing but a visual bookmark. So, Pinterest is a great app for “visual bookmarking”.
It was co-founded by Ben Silberman, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp who are relatively unknown mostly because of their press-shy nature. According to them, Pinterest is a visual discovery platform and NOT a social network.
HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR BLOG/ WEBSITE/ BUSINESS?
Pinterest offers a strong path to help you build your blog. You can use Pinterest to find content for your blog, grow your audience and increase your website traffic (Every traffic is not bad!).
You believe it or not, Pinterest has over 200 million active monthly users, performing 2 billion searches per month. Just have a look at these astounding facts that will make you believe there’s much more power behind using Pinterest than you think to drive traffic to your blog:
- A pin is 100 times more shareable than your average tweet.
- Each pin can get you up to 2 page visits and 6 page views.
- E-commerce sites are too benefitted from pinning as each pin can generate 78 cents.
- The life of a pin is one whole week while it is 24 minutes for Twitter and 90 minutes for Facebook.
WHEN IS EXACTLY AN IMAGE PINNABLE?
- It should be 600×900 or longer.
- It’s better if it is of professional quality.
- It must be easy to read even on mobiles.
- It should feature a text overlay which gives Pinners an idea of what the source article will give them.
- It’s better if it includes lifestyle images because it allows the person to see themselves in your Pin.
- It should be subtly branded with a small logo or website’s URL.
- It is generally warm in tone, moderately bright, and do not feature faces.
I hope this article was helpful. Let us know what do you feel in the comments section.
Do you know what’s doodling? Yes, it’s exactly what you scribble on a paper absent-mindedly in a boring lecture or during a phone call or basically whenever you are lost in your own world. Since doodling involves your sub-conscious mind, it can really tell a lot about your personality or mood or thought- process. So, without wasting any more time, let’s know about you more.
Do you doodle
SQUARES, DIAMONDS AND OTHER GEOMETRIC FIGURES ?
Well, you my dear like to be in control. You have an opinionative personality with clearly defined goals and beliefs. You are stubborn but persistent and determinant. The only thing you need to worry about is you are very cautious and can become suspicious very easily so start taking things a little lightly.
If doodling butterflies is your second nature, let me tell you, you are a carefree child who doesn’t enjoy staying in one place. You also don’t like to be tied to difficult problems or responsibilities.
HOUSES AND BOXES ?
If you have a habit of doodling a neat and sophisticated house, you probably have a happy home life. If you tend to draw a clumsy looking house, you may have issues at home.
Generally, a person who likes to draw houses and boxes wants everything to be neat and in order. (I think my Mom doodles a lot of houses and boxes!)
FIGURES OF PEOPLE ?
If doodling people is your past time even the stick ones, you might have insecurity issues. You lack communication skills and always try to run away from some of your responsibilities.
Now, each kind of eye has a different meaning. If you doodle big eyes, chances are high that you have an outgoing personality. Closed eyes may point towards your refusal to look and appreciate what’s inside you. (Deep shit!)
FLOWERS, CLOUDS, and SUN ?
Well, drawing a cheerful scenery including flowers and sun indicate your content towards your life and how optimistic you are when it comes to your future. You probably are in good spirits while drawing this.
Particularly, people who draw flowers tend to be more sensitive and traditionalists at heart.
If you are finding yourself drawing chessboards here and there, then you must be stuck in a little unpleasant or simply an uncomfortable situation. You might be trying to find yourself or your mission in this life and must be doubtful regarding your future.
Generally, people who draw chessboards are also prone to mood swings. (Well, that’s me!)
BEEHIVE PATTERNS ?
You are a simple person who just wants peace and harmony from his/her life. You are a family person and wants to get settled.
You are a kind of person who lacks attention of friends or people around. You crave for a collective group or being part of a team or maybe you are just an introvert who mostly stays within himself.
Well congratulations, you are a hopeless optimistic. You naturally have a ‘Never give up’ attitude and want to be the center of attraction wherever you go. (Not bad!)
DOTTED LINES ?
You fall into that category of insecure and shy people but in spite of these issues, you are still very quiet and relaxed.