Pinster: Analytics for Pinterest

Pinster

Have you heard of Pinster? It’s an all-Pinterest analytics tool. It pulls information straight from your Pinterest account and displays it at an at-a-glance overview. Examples of metrics you can see include your best pins of the month, your worst boards, best times to post, and so on. Continue reading “Pinster: Analytics for Pinterest”

Awesome and Free Photo Editor for Social Marketing

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love editing photos. I was lucky enough to find an awesome and FREE photo editor, thanks to Melanie Duncan of Entrepreneuress Academy. She gave a webinar on using Pinterest for business, and gave a quick tutorial on PicMonkey.

Here are some basic things you can do on PicMonkey:

  • Crop
  • Rotate
  • Exposure
  • Change colors
  • Sharpen
  • Resize

And here are some of the more fun things you can do:

  • Photo editing effects, similar to Instagram
  • Enhancements such as teeth whitening, blemish-removal, makeup adding, etc.
  • Text (with cute fonts!)
  • Cute and fun clip art
  • Framing
  • Textures
  • Seasonal add-ons (like Halloween fonts)

This is great for creating dynamic photo content for Facebook, Pinterest, etc. Remember, photos are one of the best ways to drive engagement on your social profiles!

 

Pinterest, A Love/Hate Relationship

There are many things about Pinterest that I love, so I won’t list them here. It’s addicting, it’s fun, it’s hedonic. Whatever. There ARE a few things about Pinterest that drive me crazy! Of course, I know it is usually the fault of the posters, but I like focusing my blame on the social network itself.

  • Diet Hypocrites! Do you want to make me fat or make me skinny? First you show me hundreds of delicious recipes for extravagant desserts and dinners…and then turn around and tell me 100 ways to work my abs without crunches! What do you want from me?
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  • Teasing: You show me adorable outfits, and when I click on the link, it just takes me to a stupid blog with the photo. No way to purchase said outfit…just a blog with the photo.
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Hello. My name is adorable outfit. Ha ha ha, you will never find me!
  • Someecard Abuse: Those Someecards that are constantly being pinned. There’s a new create-your-own feature which allows un-funny people to take a hilarious concept, create inside jokes, and make someecards incredibly unfunny.

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  • Fitspiration/Thinspo: Okay this just makes my blood boil. Annoying fitness-inspiration quotes that usually make no sense, and usually feature disgustingly skinny models:
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I don’t deserve what? To look like I haven’t eaten in two weeks? Thanks, but no thanks.
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Oh really? I’ll be the judge of that.

Okay enough complaining. You know I love my Pinterest. These were just a few things that irk me about it and sometimes can drive me away. Do you have any Pinterest pet peeves?

Yes! Those Shoes I Pinned on Pinterest are on Sale!

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Want this feeling? Then you may be a frugalista AND a Pinterest addict…like me. A new feature on a website called Lyst allows you to find out when items you have pinned on Pinterest go on sale.

Lyst is a website similar to Pinterest, and you can connect it with the famous photo-sharing site. It allows you to follow brands and bloggers through their own network. If an item you have pinned (or is on your “lyst”) gets discounted, Lyst will notify you by email.

I sense this to be very dangerous for someone like who me who A) loves fashion and B) has a hard time ignoring great deals.