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I love Pinterest, much more than Instagram. Not a fan of all the reels.

Thanks for the information, Victoria. Good reading and advice.

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Same here, CeCe. I find reels really intrusive and I'm not a big fan unless they're really well done. I'm still a fan of still photography.

Glad you enjoyed the post!

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Dec 5, 2022Liked by SFGirlByBay

So helpful Victoria! I've been on Pinterest since you introduced it to your readers back in 2010. Is there a number of pins per board that's suggested? I have boards all the way back to 2010 that I use and not sure whether to delete old pins or keep them for history or really just the nostalgia of looking back at what I used to like. Thanks for sharing all these tips!

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Thanks so much, Sarah. I don't think you can have 'too many' pins, but sometimes I do edit my pins down for a more current and cohesive look to the board. You can always move nostalgic pins to a private board if they're something you feel sentimental about.

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I love Pinterest! I scroll it and add pins to my boards at night to keep myself awake while I watch TV with my husband. 😂 I’m not a creator, but I am still going to use these tips like board names to clean up my account. Great series!

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Thanks so much, Torrie. I don't think you have to be a creator to have fun with Pinterest!

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Thanks for this! I keep telling myself I need to do more on Pinterest. I mostly use it to pin images from Instagram that I love. I also need to go back and use hashtags and better descriptions on my art pins - or maybe deleting/repinning would be better? 🤔

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You're most welcome! I don't think you have to delete and repin, because once you hashtag them and give them better descriptions, they'll show up in people's searches no matter what. Have fun!

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Dec 5, 2022Liked by SFGirlByBay

I’m so excited about this series and thank you for sharing this info! It’s been a goal of mine to improve my Pinterest strategy/content but I always feel like I don’t know where to start. Despite a few tries over the years I haven’t been successful at creating a sustainable long-term pinning strategy or process, so I’m very excited about this, especially as we move into the new year (when everything feels shiny and possible 🤣)

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Yay! I'm glad it's helpful for you, Robin. I'm not always tagging as I should be, but you're right - the new year is the perfect time to be more diligent about it. Have fun!

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Dec 6, 2022Liked by SFGirlByBay

Thank you for the Pinterest tips.

It’s my happy place too, but I’ve become a bit overwhelmed with all the new options.

Cheers, Moira

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I get that. I just take it one new project at a time! And most are really so easy if I just focus. 😅

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Thank you so much for this, Victoria! I was just thinking yesterday I need to work on Pinterest for my photography- and I’ll take this as a sign as yes! 😆

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yes! a perfect platform to share your photos!

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Dec 7, 2022Liked by SFGirlByBay

I love Pinterest, it’s my favourite rabbit hole! I really have no idea what I’m doing half the time so I’m really excited for this series, you are the right person at the right time! Thank you Victoria.

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My favorite rabbit hole too! I’m glad you found this helpful ☺️🤸🏼‍♀️

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Dec 7, 2022Liked by SFGirlByBay

omg omg omg.... I am so addicted to Pinterest! I love new pins, I love to review the pins I've pinned, I love to stalk people's pins, I even re-pin my faves. I have been pinning since the genesis, too! Long ago I had an addiction to magazines - any and all. Cooking, decorating, fashion, crafts, Nat Geo - I would rip out favorite pages and stick them in binders, folders, on the wall, in drawers. Pinterest is the epitome of all the ripped out favorite pages in one spot and organized. YAY!

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haha!! an enthusiast! i used to do that with magazines too! i had stacks of them and then on a rainy day i’d cut & paste into my journals. i still have them! but pinterest is much easier!

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Dec 8, 2022Liked by SFGirlByBay

Victoria - I have 2 binders from the 1980's that I cut and pasted my favorite fashions clothes etc.... Norma Kamali, Ralph Lauren etc... I still have them and still love the clothes.... Pinterest keeps everything organized and easy to find - Love that

Cheers to Pinterest

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Amazing!

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Hey beautiful, thanks for sharing with me this article earlier 😊 I was wondering if you have a Pinterest online course that I can buy? Or a guide maybe? I would love to learn from someone who clearly is very successful with Pinterest.

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Hi Paloma, I don't have an online course at this time, but I will be doing more posts here on best practices for Pinterest, so stay tuned. Thanks so much!

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Oka, no problem. Maybe you can take it to consideration for a near future 😉 I will certainly be interested.

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This is great, thank you for sharing.

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I never thought to use Pinterest like this. I could definitely share my film photography on there 📷

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Yes, for sure!!

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