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Pinterest - How To Make Pins Great

Yes ! Some wonderful ideas from Pinterest on  how to make successful pins.

The major one for me is specifics on image sizes. I was pretty close in my own experiments in getting the proportions correct, so a pat on the back for me then. In case their post disappears some highlights are below, but head to pInterest if you can as there are some great sample images.

Things to consider
What’s your primary goal for this Pin? What does your brand value?
What is your brand’s persona? If it were a person, how would you describe it?
What makes your brand unique?
How do you want people to feel after interacting with your brand? What do you want people to remember about your brand?
Pins should be:
HELPFUL  Informative and useful to people
BEAUTIFUL  So compelling and creative you have to look closer ACTIONABLE  Helping people take action on their interests

Size and shape matter. I'll be referring back to this one when I am next on a Pinterest posting session.

Pins look best when they’re vertically oriented. We recommend an image aspect ratio of 2:3 to 1:3.5 and a minimum width of 600px.

Pins get cut off in feeds if the ratio is greater than 1:3.5 so make sure the image isn’t too tall. For example, an image that is 600px wide should be between 900px and 2100px tall.

There is a free Pinterest App if you do not already have it. I do most of my pinning on the train during my commute, so I find it particularly useful

I'm sure you have the Teachers Pay Teachers App by now too. It can be a bit creaky at times mind you. The cha-ching disappeared for a long time, and my income is displayed in pounds for some reason instead of dollars. Other than that it is really handy. The features on your admin page are all accessible including answering customer questions.

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Author: Hi, I’m Tim from The Magic Crayons. I am a GradDipT, CELTA, and CELTYL qualified Primary and Kindergarten Teacher from the UK working at a Tokyo International School as an English Language Support teacher (ELS/EFL). IT Integration Specialist, and Teacher Librarian. This blog reflects my Graduate Diploma in Teaching studies with the University of South Queensland, Australia, PD, and ICT in the classroom interests. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I have tried in my own classes.

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