#StyleChallenge – Pinterest for Business

Finding a Pinterest best practice guide led me to a lot of different “Pinterest for Business” guides. The best one that I found was put out by the company themselves and can be found here.

After getting through the basics of Pinterest (what it is, how it works, etc.) I found a few helpful hints. The first one that I thought about using was adding a Pin It button to the site sponsoring the boards. I hadn’t thought about this, but I think when I edit my Re-Purposing project I will add this to the site so that my Re-Purposing and my Re-Mediating sites are linked.

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The rest of the style guide just included a bunch of helpful hints. I’ve created some goals that I think will make my page more popular and will enhance my project.

1. Pin to at least three boards each day (this will remind my followers each day about my boards and help them explore the rest of my page).

2. Add pins from others (so many people pin about internship opportunities and tips, something that I discovered after reading this practice guide).

3. Add thoughtful descriptions (instead of just listing the organization where internships are available, I am writing a bit about what interns can expect to do if they participate in that internship).

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To all of my fellow Pinterest pals, happy pinning!

“But Pinterest is My Homework!”

During class I had an idea. A brilliant one, if you ask me.

I struggle to pay attention in class just like anyone else. Flip the laptop open in Econ lecture and I’m gone, lost in a world of tweets and tumbls and OH MY GOSH how cute are those shoes from J. Crew! Before I know it class has ended and I’m glancing up at the final slide, probably looking something like this:

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When I get to the library, I make a promise that I won’t, will not, absolutely can’t go on Netflix or Hulu or Facebook. And then I get frustrated with a paper and say that I just need a little bit of inspiration and suddenly I have 8 tabs open and not one, not a one, holds any relevance for whatever project I’m struggling to complete.

So what was my brilliant idea, you ask? Well, I made one of my most distracting non-homework occupations into an incredibly addicting homework project! For my re-mediating project I am making a Pinterest page. Boom. Win.

I’ll keep you posted on how it’s coming along. A little worried about all my other homework now, considering that I’ve been spending so much time on Pinterest…


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