What NOT to Pin on Pinterest

This is a guest post from my good friend Noland Hoshino, who catapults nonprofits and small businesses into the social good space.

Have you gone to a buffet in Las Vegas? What did you see first? The delicious food or the menu? What catches your attention in an art gallery? The magnificent art or the biography of the painter?

Pinterest is like an Ambercombie and Fitch store. Display stimulating eye candy and people will stop and notice.

You Are What You Pin

The popularity of Pinterest these last couple of months has drawn newbies to the social platform that was once dominated by women – but this also brings more “meh”.

What you pin onto your boards tells a lot about your interests and personality. If you pin “meh” then people will think you’re boring. But, if you pin awesome creative art, deigns, photos, puppies that stirs an emotion then people will think of you as a dazzling person and will more than likely follow you.

Pinterest is about curating inspiration.

What Not to Pin on Pinterest

What Not to Pin on Pinterest

  • Company logos
  • Long paragraphs
  • Tweets from Twitter
  • Small images
  • Enormously long infographics. Instead, cut out sections that’s interesting
  • Anything that violates Pinterest’s terms of agreement

Pictures paint a thousand words. Seek your inner Martha Stewart or Picasso and inspire others. What types of photos or designs that inspire you?

How are you using Pinterest to show the awesomeness your organization?

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John Haydon