Pinterest New Feature
Yes, I realize this email below did not just come to me, there are currently over 20 million Pinterest members – whew! That translates into a HUGE number of eyes that could have read this information… but honestly did you see and read your message from Ben at Pinterest?
Did you think of any fantastic ideas you could do with a secret board? Christmas ideas, Birthday gifts, secret suprise parties, small and large event planning those are the easy ideas to come up with. Don’t forget you can still share these boards between people which means some of your friends can be “in” on the planning of secret events!!
I had two thoughts driving home from the hospital with my wife, Divya. The first was, “I can’t believe I’m a Dad.” The second was, “I hope I can get our new baby, Max, out of that new car seat when we get home.”
During the first couple weeks, we started to figure out all the little things that are second nature for experienced parents: changing diapers, swaddling a wriggly infant, and doing every household task with one arm. As usual, Divya was a few steps ahead of me. When our doctor suggested we buy a humidifier she said, “Oh, I already have one!” When I was getting Max ready for his first bath, she pulled out a neat homemade bath kit, complete with a tiny towel, comb and toothbrush. I felt like I’d forgotten to read a secret New Baby Instruction Manual. In an exasperated moment, I remember asking Divya, “How did you figure all this stuff out already?!” She looked at me and and cheerfully replied, “I just follow other parents on Pinterest!”
Over the last year, there have been so many ways, big and small, that the Pinterest community has made my life better. I’m happy to say that I’m not alone. We’ve heard from teachers who use Pinterest to plan lessons, chefs who share recipes, and museums that pin their archives. We’ve also heard from millions of people who’ve been inspired to pick up an old hobby or try something new. It’s honestly more than we ever expected when we started Pinterest. We’re humbled to be part of such a positive, warm and creative community.
Today, we’re excited to continue this tradition with a new feature we hope will make Pinterest even better—secret boards. Secret boards give you a place for things you’re not quite ready to share yet, like a surprise party, special gift ideas, or even planning for a new baby. We’re testing out the feature by giving everyone 3 secret boards. You’ll find them at the bottom of your profile. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
On behalf of our team here at Pinterest, thanks so much for pinning, inviting your friends, and sending us ideas for how we can improve. Most of all, thanks for sharing your inspirations. With your help, we’ll make Pinterest a little better every day.
—Ben & the Pinterest Team
If you would like some more reading material on this topic, here’s a great article from Technorati.
Here’s my best idea so far… secret boards between my marketing clients and myself! These will let us share pieces I have created for them and ideas that I have for upcoming marketing. It will also allow us to collaborate and then effectively plan out marketing campaigns! I’m off to create one right now for one of my clients (hope I don’t get lost in the Pinterest world all afternoon).
If you need a marketing assistant who will help to inspire you to use the next level of social media in your business, I am your gal! Just call us at Madsen Avenue Promotions so we can give you some specific ideas for your independent business.
Yours to Count On,
Madsen Avenue Promotions
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