Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Top 1% Kred Influencer: What is Kred?

On February 1st, I received this notice in my e-mail after being on Kred for about one two months.  I discovered Kred through my network at XeeMe, and I have been very impressed to learn about my level of influence.  Followers are also able to endorse their friends by giving Kred.

The Kred Story provides a snapshot of who you are influencing and who is influencing you surrounding a variety of topics.  You can keep track of the people you engage with and the number of interactions on posts. Check out my Kred Story here:  Saving Stories and sign in to see your own if you have not already  Be sure to connect you account to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

You can embed customized widgets that show off your Kred.

If you received the original Elite Influencers Badge Reward, check your inbox for the newly designed badge that can be embedded on your website or in your e-mail signature.  Kred is collecting screenshots of your blogs and web sites with the embedded badge.

The Kred score is based on two areas of performance:

Influence:  Your ability to inspire others to act based on responses in the form of tweets, replies, and mentions.  The highest score for influence is 1000 points.

Outreach:  Outreach is based on how well you tweet, reply, or mention other people.  The highest score at this time is 11.

To learn more, see the Kred Blog.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Yes, Pinterest boards can disappear

Heart drop! I logged onto Pinterest to upload a pin, and all my boards were missing except seven which are contributor boards.

It just so happens that the board I want to add my pin to has disappeared along with the rest.  I scooted over to Pinterest Support and am relieved to find they are aware of the problem even though they do not have an explanation for now other than:

"Some pinners are reporting that some of their boards are missing.
Our team is looking into this issue and hopes to have it resolved soon.  We will keep you updated in this help article!"
I subscribed to the thread so that I would receive e-mail updates as to any changes.  I am trying for seven more Pinterest followers to break 1000, but I guess that is not possible tonight with 7 boards and a pin that will not fit on either one.
I am a little relieved to see that the board (Free Genealogy Online) is accessible on my personal account:  Robin Foster.  I pinned my uploaded pin from that account, and I am able to view it using my business account along with my missing board.  My personal account is connected to the board that is missing on my business account. 

So, I try to repin the pin from the board that was missing.  Are you dizzy yet?

That's okay, because as I went to select a board that had not disappeared, I found all my 178 boards were there again!  

So Pinterest boards can disappear.  The issue occurred from 19:00 to 23:00 EST at least this evening. Are you interested in learning how to backup your boards?  See: