If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you already know that my friend Katie Ganshert and I are embroiled in a hard-fought ‘Fall Pinterest War’. We’re currently 3 weeks into a 4 week long war. Each Monday, we find an enticing pin on Pinterest. (Typically either a craft, a photo, a beauty tip, or a recipe.) Then we both attempt the challenge. We post our results on Fridays and invite readers to vote on my Facebook page and Katie’s to let us know who they think did it best. On Sundays, we tally the votes and announce the winner of the challenge.
Between you and me, I usually win. Which is only fair since, in my opinion, I’m usually most deserving. 😉 On Sundays, we also select one winner from among all the women who voted and award her a prize.
Katie and I have been holding our Pinterest Wars biannually since the spring of 2013. New this year: Facebook Live ‘Behind the Scenes of the Pinterest Wars’ videos that give readers a look at what it really takes to make the wars happen.
Of all the things I do on social media, readers seem to enjoy the Pinterest Wars most. I think they like seeing regular (not especially crafty) people try to mimic what talented people have accomplished. And I think they like voting for a chance to win a prize. When I attend conferences or reader events it’s not uncommon for someone to spot me, blink, and say, “Oh! You’re the one who does the Pinterest Wars!”
Here’s a peek at what we’ve tackled so far in our Fall War…
For our first challenge, we took on a Cheesecloth Ghost:
Here were our results:
In the above graphic, the fuzzy beige #1 ghost belongs to me. Katie beat me with bright, white ghost #2. Rightly so. I didn’t do justice to my ghost with that picture. What can I say? I had to rush out the door for a parade that morning at my daughter’s school. It was dark outside and dim inside and I didn’t spend as much time as I should have on photography.
For our second challenge, we convinced our friend, author Nicole Deese, to partake in the
embarrassment fun. We tried to imitate this family photo:
Here were our results:
Some of us [not named Katie] have big kids who are surprisingly difficult to lift! Nicole and I muscled through on mom power and I’m happy to report that I brought home the win.
This past week, Katie and I attempted a Mad for Plaid fingernail decoration:
Who did it best? I encourage you to swing by my Facebook Page and vote for a chance to win a B&N gift card! Voting will continue until Sunday afternoon.
What do you use Pinterest for? Have you failed or nailed something you discovered there lately?
p.s. Before I go, I wanted to let you know that Love in the Details, my e-novella, is currently on sale for just 99 cents. Click the below graphic to be taken to links to the story. TGIF! Happy weekend, everyone.