I was very excited when the Influence Network approached me about teaching a class on Pinterest online. The class was monday night, and it went really well especially since my cats decided that was an ideal time to brawl & my husband wasn’t home to wrangle them.
A class AND a show!
So, in case you weren’t able to attend, but were curious about the layout of the class, I grabbed this photo from Jessi @ naptime diaries to show you what it looks like.
The only audio and video is of me, so “students” are only able to watch, listen and contribute to the chat box. I think that’s a great feature because you can log in from anywhere and it doesn’t matter what kind of noise is going on if you are attended the class. I saw a few women logged in from Starbucks, and it may have been suspicious if they began talking to their computer in a public setting.
Typically, the classes are an hour, with about 40-45 minutes of teaching and roughly 15 minutes of Q & A. Shockingly, I didn’t go over 40 minutes. When I spoke at Becoming Conference in September, I was a little frazzled during the first session and didn’t even get to finish. So, I learned from my past, backed off on coffee monday, and stayed on track.
In general, I covered topics to help bloggers increase their Pinterest activity strategically, how to prep your photos to be “pin-worthy”, and other tools to help you pin. I’m hoping to teach another class, so I’ll keep that content private for now, but I will answer a few remaining questions that I didn’t get to during the class right here.
*click here to find more info about classes
Q & A:
Shannon Schreiber: I changed my blog URL a few months ago, I updated the URL that all of my previously pinned pictures point to, but they are still showing up as my former blog URL – do you know of a way to fix this?
I think a good way to combat this issue (that I don’t think is fixable) is to add a watermark to your photos & include a link to the correct site in the caption. The pin should redirect to the right URL, even though it shows the old one.