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Pinterest is sometimes criticized for not being very social. The communication tools on Pinterest are pretty limited. Currently, the only ways to communicate with a fellow pinner is to comment on a pin, @ tag them in the comment of a pin or send them a pin.
Blogger and fellow Pinterest fan, Heather Eatherton found a way to make Pinterest VERY social, offline.
Inspired by Pinterest, Heather planned and hosted her very first Pinterest party! Where she and a group of friends completed a Pinterest inspired project.
She reveals all of the details of her Pinterest party in this week’s episode of the podcast including:
- How she was inspired to host a Pinterest party
- How the project was decided on
- Her tips for choosing a project
- How she uses Pinterest in place of Google and why
Sure Pinterest has limited communication functions but Heather and I talk about ways we have made friends and built communities around a common interest on Pinterest.
Getting down to business
Sure parties are fun but how can bloggers and business owners could utilize the concept of a Pinterest party to attract readers or generate business? During our conversation, Heather and I chat about ways that you can do just that.
What is so intriguing about this Pinterest party is that is shows how far the influence of a Pinterest pin can really be:
- Space was rented
- Guests were invited
- Supplies were purchased
- Friends gathered and talked about the project
~All from a single pin on Pinterest.
Links mentioned in this episode
Connect with Heather:
On her blog – Mama Dish
Connect with Heather on Pinterest
Connect with Heather on Twitter
Here’s a peek at the Pin that inspired the project for the party:
Need proof that Pinterest can be social? Here’s a peek a some pictures from Heather’s Pinterest party:
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Thank you so much Cynthia! I loved sharing all the details of my Pinterest Party and am looking forward to my next one already.
The reason I so love Pinterest is, for one, it’s not so social. I hate Facebook and Twitter and the others. They’re TOO social. If Pinterest became like them, I’d be gone from there quick.
Brenda, thanks for you comment. I think you will be a fan of Pinterest for a while since it’s focus is on discovery and sharing interests. I agree those other networks can get too personal sometimes 😉
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I think the point of pinterest is to share cool things, and it accomplishes its goal amazingly. For chatting, there is twitter, facebook.