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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Increase blog readers immediately using Pinterest group boards.

I recently started training a few women entrepreneurs in Bangalore about using Pinterest to make their brand seen and aim for followers first and then explore the ways to increase the sales.

Most of my trainees are not even aware of Pinterest as a visual social media and it is the best place to market anything globally.

I completed already 9 sessions of training yesterday. The last session excited them as I showed them how Pinterest group boards help an entrepreneur/blogger.
Image is linked to the source.

A Pinterest group board is more like a blog party. The creator of a group board would invite other Pinners to share their blog post in his board laying a few conditions like sharing/saving/liking the posts of other board members.

As my trainees are craft makers I showed them a few Pinterest boards that focus on DYI ( Do It Yourself) crafts. Similarly, group boards may invite shares/posts of specific niches like recipes, blogging, Internet marketing etc.

Though there are group boards with no condition at all (it means a board member can just share any number of posts without reciprocating), I like the idea of sharing and caring. Else, it will be a huge SPAM Yard of blog posts.

In addition, by going through the PINs of other members, you derive a lot of ideas for your own business.

I did some research before coming up with 5 different Pinterest group boards that can serve the purpose of my trainees and allowed them to send a request to join the group boards.
I am sure their PINS will soon be exposed to more new targeted pinners across the various parts of the world.

A sample group board.
Here is a Pinterest group board by Suzie.

Here is how you can join the board.
I quote Suzie:

You can request an invitation by commenting on one of the pins, and you’re welcome to share posts from both your blog and others, but ensure that you aren’t spamming the group by sharing everything you’ve ever written all in one go.”

You can find Suzie’s other Pinterest boards here:

Group boards Directory.
Find a directory of Pinterest group boards here; where you can also enlist your group board free of cost.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Informative guide on buying guitar strings.

When I forwarded the excellent guide by musicians friend on the right types of guitar strings for different kinds of guitar, I thought I would be doing a big help to my son but never realized it is much more than a big help. He profusely thanked me for sending him the strings on guitar guide. It’s a great time saver too.

Generally, my son is a self learner. He has three different guitars (all are classic guitars) and he used to do an extensive research in the Internet to buy guitar accessories that include strings, bridges, picks and stands. He bought good, space saving stands for all his guitars.


He even fixes the strings on his guitar on his own without approaching any technical help. With the guide from musicians friend, he confessed to me that thus far, he had been buying the wrong strings and that explained the poor quality of sound.

 His preference for bass strings on guitar, irrespective of the songs he used to play is now transformed, thanks to the informative guide to buy guitar strings by the musicians friend.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

How to promote your art through blogs?

"Rangan, How do I promote my art work through blog?", a budding artist asked me having come to know that I have been blogging since 2005. I assured him that I will look it up and revert.

As usual, I browsed through a few of my favorite content curation sites and Scoop It obliged me almost immediately.

The title, "49 Amazing Examples of How Creative Artists Use Blogging to Promote Their Art" caught my eyes. I am a big list buff/  I quickly clicked on the title and landed on the content by Leanne Regalla.

Since, I am a novice when it comes to creative art, I knew I could not usefully extract from the content and hence, I scrolled down tp the 98 comments to draw something useful to my friend and which I can understand too.

This one comment below spoke of the usefulness of the content:
By Marsha Stopa

"Hot damn! What more solid, real-life inspiration could you want?
May this post forever banish all the questions about “What would I write?” and “Who would read it?” that artists ask. I can’t wait to get into discovering these artists, most of whom I’m not familiar with. Thanks for the road map!"

I forwarded the link to this blog post to my artist friend.