Do Something Awesome! is off and running! But now there are a few housekeeping things that need to be done in order to keep the board AWESOME.
First, I've had several emails from people who just want to follow the board but not be added as contributors. So, the new way to get added is to comment on this post. Just following the board will no longer get you added as a contributor! You can follow the board and still get the awesome content, but I have to add you as a contributor if you want to participate in the community. I will also be starting a waiting list so that the contributor list doesn't get too huge, and winnowing the contributors to those people who regularly bring in quality content. But not yet. Right now it's still open, so:
- If you want to be added, comment here with your Pinterest name and I will add you as a contributor. Please also follow this blog and note in your comment if you're a follower (either here, through rss, Bloglovin', or Facebook). Not totally required, but it's nice, and when the waiting list starts up, I'll give priority to Scissors & Steam members.
If you find yourself deleted, it was probably not me who did it. Comment here that you were deleted, and I'll add you back. No big deal. :)
Now for the
party pooping Rules. I didn't want to impose a bunch of rules on people, but I think I have to so that the board can keep dishing out quality, original content! Otherwise it'll just turn into a big jumbled mess like the main DIY/Craft board is. So:
- Please don't delete or add people to the board. Leave that for me and designated board moderators. I have a master list of contributors so I can periodically check it to make sure it's all up to speed.
- Please add quality craft-related pins, preferably of your own projects or ideas. This is your chance to show off! If it's not yours, then please at least include in the description how you would go about making it if it's not a direct link to a tutorial or pattern. Inspiring is great, but useful is awesome!
- Sellers: You are welcome to join in, but please pin only one of your handcrafted products per day. I love Etsy/Indie sellers, and you should be proud of your work and get a chance to show off! But I don't want the board to get inundated with advertising. (also note that most of the followers are DIYers, so if you don't want people trying to figure out how you did something, don't pin it!)
That's it for now. Sorry for the rules, but they're meant to help this board stay awesome! This way we can have quality, focused content that we can really use.
Thanks everyone! I LOVE how enthusiastic everyone is about this!!! SO exciting! :)
Comment below with your Pinterest name to be added as a contributor: