Disclaimer: This is a super long post with lots of juicy content. I thought about splitting this post up into a few little posts, but then I figured I would give it to you just like Alt itself : a lottttttt of helpful info crammed into a very short period of time. Enjoy!
Takeaway #1: Pinterest can be an extremely effective tool to capture inspiration and promote content, but it’s not for the faint of heart.
Most popular types of pins:
What do people like to repin?
- vertical photos
- beautiful photos
- style shots
- photos that are easy to see & read at small size
- eye catching descriptions
- orange, pink, red colored images pin best
Key Pinning Etiquette:
- keep in mind a 15/ 85 pinning ratio (your site / other sites)
- make sure to write a description (and use keywords)
- don’t flood a feed (only do six pins in a theme). tip: use your likes and then go back and pin later
- repin a pin and then comment with an @person
- give credit to the original site (be respectful to the original image)
- watch out for tumblr pins (which often don’t credit the source)
– It’s ok to pin your own content more than once.
Takeaway #2: Even though it’s really easy to focus on what your weakness and the things that are going wrong. Stop it. You’ll be much better off investing energy into the things that are already awesome.
Takeaway #3: Follow your emotions. Trust your instincts. Believe in yourself.
Takeaway #4: Throw more online parties.
Takeaway #5: Tell a bigger story.
Takeaway #6: GET ON GOOGLE PLUS. What are you waiting for?
Takeaway #8: When in doubt, Speakeasy.
Takeaway #9: Every Mother Counts.
Takeaway #10: You are exactly where you need to be.
All images (with the exception of the few obvious iPhone shots or Photobooth pics) are by Justin Hackworth or Brooke Dennis for Altitude Summit with captions added by me.